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Melvin 'Melly' Baldwin
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PERFORMS WITH:
Justin Bieber

www.melly-mel.com  
 


PROFILE
Melly began playing drums at the age of nine in his hometown of Waukegan, IL. His first group performances were achieved in public school music programs in both Illinois and after relocating with his parents, Alabama.

After graduating high school, he attended The University of North Alabama on a music scholarship. While at the university, he participated in the marching band, concert band, percussion ensemble, and most importantly the jazz band; in which, he began to really hoan his drumset skills. After graduating with degrees in management and marketing, Melly worked in corporate America for seven years before deciding to make music his sole career.

Melly now makes his home in the metro Atlanta area. In his illustrious career, he has had the honor of working with the following artists: After 7, Alexander Oneal, Bell Biv DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Boys 2 Men, Busta Rhymes, Charlie Wilson, Cherrelle, David Ryan-Harris, Dionne Farris, En Vogue, Fantasia, Gerald Albright, Gerald Levert, Johnny Gill, Justin Bieber, Keith Sweat, Kirk Whalum, Lalah Hathaway, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus, New Edition, Peabo Bryson, Ralph Tresvant, Sean Kingston, Selena Gomez, Tinie Tempah, The Indigo Girls, The S.O.S Band, Toni Braxton, Usher, Van Hunt and Will Downing.

His resume lists appearances on The Tonight Show, The David Letterman Show, Saturday Night Live as well as many others. He has appeared in several music videos and a can be heard on a host of recordings and movie soundtracks. He also performs and records with his own band, Three5Human and has toured extensively with the legendary S.O.S. Band and dynamic R&B group New Edition.

Along with playing drums, Melly is a noted producer and engineer. He has co-engineered and co-produced three projects within the past few years, “Music 4 Life” by William Green, "N the Key of Redd" by Toni Redd, and the soon-to-be released "Faith" by Chazz Reese. Melly can be heard playing on these projects as well as Justin Bieber’s smash record “Never Say Never – The Remixes”.

You can find Melly backing Pop Superstar Justin Bieber as he tours continuously around the world!

INFLUENCES
Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan, Omar Hakim, Vinnie Colaiuta, Lil’ John Roberts, as well as many others

ADVICE TO ASPIRING MUSICIANS
Listen, Learn, Practice and above all treat the business as a business