From the soul of Philly, Mel Alston Jr was raised on Mt Airy's 1000 Block of Dorset St when the music industry had greats: Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, BabyFace, Luther Vandross, Boys II Men, Jodeci just to name a few. Young Mel had a love for music that would grow into a passion for song writing. Mel loved to imitate "The King" Michael Jackson as a kid and was inspired by his mother, Renee Alston, to play piano, which led to him learning to play trombone and trumpet. Mel played with his school bands from middle school all the way to The Showtime Marching band at Howard University.
Mel began to write as a member of Stage Right ministry of New Covenant Church of God in Philadelphia. He acted in several musical plays as a member. Waking Up Vol # 1 is his first project and he is looking to bring the soul of music back with a style that has been dormant for years. Waking Up Vol #1 describes his awakening to his ability and the need for good music.
Mel Alston Jr, has performed at over 25 different venues throughout the tri state area. He is a song writter, vocalist, and vocal arranger. He has recorded over 50 songs and has been featured on projects with 15 different artist. Im Currently working on an Lp with Terrence Anderson and Thorn of O.N.A.T. Titled "F.O.O.L" to be released in spring on 2012.
Music Video: Let's Get Away!!