At just 5 years old, Melissa took great pleasure in singing into her karaoke machine and freestyling lyrics based on her activities that day, there is probably still a recorded cassette lurking about somewhere...
She began to take singing seriously from the age of 10, after being commended for her performance in music by her teacher who later encouraged her to join the school and chamber choir.
Melissa then went onto participate in many competitions and showcases across England and further her skills in Performing Arts by studying at Cambridge Regional College. During her studies, an assisting job at a local stage school opened up the opportunity for her to perform in a function band for the first time.
It was from there that she became well connected, and has since performed at many of England and Scotland's most prestigious venues alongside wonderful and talented function bands all around the UK and Europe. She also performed with Stardust - a musical touring show, visiting some of UK's grandest theatres.
Melissa has incredible support from family and friends and therefore has gained many a solo gig around her hometown in Hertfordshire.
With an impressive range, performances can vary in genre to suit any type of event and we are confident her bubbly charisma will not disappoint you or your guests!
Andres was born and raised in Aruba before moving to England in 2015 when he was just 18 years old. Initially picking up and learning the guitar at the age of 12, he then started singing and playing piano at 15 years old.
With a passion for music but new to the country, Andres attended countless jam nights and open mic events before going on to study music at Hertfordshire College of Music.
Starting with pub gigs and honing his skills, Andres has been compared vocally to the likes of Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars, and has since gone on to perform touring shows all over the United Kingdom as well as Europe.
He has had the honour of being in shows such as "The Get Ready Motown Tribute Show", "The 24K Bruno Show", "The Magnets", as well as many weddings and corporate events in the time that he has been a professional musician.
Andres also enjoys writing his own original music which he often slips into his solo & duo performances...
Ollie started playing guitar at the age of 12, listening to Classic Rock and Metal throughout his teenage years which heavily influenced his performance abilities.
Quickly discovering the talent he was naturally gifted, Ollie became a formidable player by the time he started studying Popular Music Performance at North Herts College in Hertfordshire. Here he learned how to play well with others, play a range of genres and how to successfully prepare and execute a live show...
At 32, he has been playing professionally for over a decade now, encompassing anything from solo acoustic performances, through to full 10 piece band productions for both original and function acts.
You will often find Ollie ripping Michael Jacksons Beat It solo, note perfect or more commonly any number of Nile Rogers "groovilicious" guitar parts.
Alongside Jamie, Ollie is a founding member of Sink The Beat and his passion for the band and their performances remains strong to this day!
Sophie is a classically trained Alto Saxophonist and Clarinetist player based in London but originally from Scotland. Beginning her studies in music at a young age, firstly gaining invaluable training at the City of Edinburgh Music School before most recently studying at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama gaining an Artist Masters degree in Jazz Saxophone.
Since then, Sophie has performed professionally and worked as an educator in music for 9 years across London as well as performing Ronnie Scotts, The Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms, The Barbican Hall, Vortex Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Southbank Centre, The London Jazz Festival and Bestival (just to name a few).
Sophie is the newest member to Sink The Beat and brings yet another dynamic which the band can offer...
Although he did not come from a musical background, Jamie got into music from a young age when a stand out cousin would turn up to every family event with his trusty guitar and a mixtape in hand, shaping his taste in music for the years to come...
Jamie learned piano and general music theory from the age of 5 before picking up the bass guitar at 11 and running with it until this day.
Playing in array of original acts from his early teens, Jamie has played a vast array of genres, moulding his abilities to the musician he is today. From studio work to touring across the United Kingdom with a variety acts, Jamie is a real party pleaser when it comes to bringing enthusiasm to the band!
Starting the band over 10 years ago and getting it to where it is today has been no mean feat, whilst still striving to improve in every way possible, Jamie takes this pride into running the band and ensuring that your event is just as important as the last.
Pete is a full time professional drummer, drum teacher and educator. He first picked up a set of sticks at the age of 3 and by the time he was 10, had his first London residency.
At 15, he was gigging regularly and now has a professional playing career of over 20 years! He has played with a wide variety of artists and performed countless gigs and shows all over the UK and Europe.
During this time he has shared stages with the likes of Eric Clapton, Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse as well as many other amazing acts and artists.
Most recent performances have been touring venues and theatres in the UK with "Forever Jackson" (the UK’s no 1 Michael Jackson tribute), up and coming country show “Made in Tennessee” and all out epic rock spectacular “The History Of Rock”.
A versatile and professional player, Pete lays it down and is guaranteed to get you wanting to move!