Mel Fine is an award-winning, non-binary, singer-songwriter and producer who fuses soulful vibes with folky acoustic pop. Their honest storytelling and lush musical delivery make Mel a standout.
Originally from Sharon, MA, Mel grew up singing jazz standards and admiring Etta James’ soulful vocals. Later, they fell in love with the storytelling lyrical stylings of folk singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell, while being obsessed with pop musicians such as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. In their music, Mel pairs a soulful vocal approach with vivid folk-inspired lyrics in their catchy and dynamic pop tunes. 23, Mel uses their music to discuss gender identity, mental health, loss, growing up, and love.
Mel has played over 100 stages, including the Red Room, American Idol, and many more. In 2021, Mel shared the stage with Ru Paul's Drag Race alum Nina West, Roxanne Gay, and Dr. Anthony Fauci at Fenway Health's 50th Anniversary Gala. For consideration for the 64th Grammy Awards, Mel's up-and-coming presence continues to grow. They were awarded the 2021 Performance Division Voice Award by the Berklee College of Music Voice Department, as well as a Songwriting Scholarship Award from Berklee's Songwriting Department. Mel was also granted second place in Berklee's Songs For Social Change contest with their single, "In Between," a raw and heartfelt tale of their experience growing up non-binary. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Mel has a dual degree in Songwriting and Music Production & Engineering.
Mel's goal is to create music for the feelings that are hard to put into words—they use music as an emotional vessel, and hope to help listeners feel less alone. While Mel writes from a queer perspective, they strive to show that emotions can be universal—Mel Fine's music is for anyone and everyone.
Mel can be found at @melfinemusic on all social media.