Melisa Kelly and the Smokin’ Crows have built a reputation as a powerful, soulful live act. The band are as tight or loose as required at any given moment and the vocals are a force of nature. Melisa doesn’t approach a song and try and bend it to her will, instead she is the song, a conduit for a torrent of raw emotion to spill out. This is music as it should exist, with no artifice, and no barriers.
Playing with the likes of Alabama 3 and Jools Holland’s R’n’B Orchestra, and now with the pending release of their album ‘Devil’s Luck’, mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios, the band are set to further cement their reputation as one of the best new soul acts to come out of Scotland in recent times.