THE MELANIE LEWIS-MCDONALD, HISTORY:
Melanie Lewis-McDonald born 1968, she is a Vocalist - Vocal Coach - Vocal Arranger - Choir Leader.
Melanie Lewis-McDonald is an experienced performer and vocal coach. For the past ten years, whilst still working as a singer, she has been teaching singing both in 1:1 lessons and to vocal groups.
Most recently she sang backing vocals in Jeff Lynne's ELO, at the Radio 2 Live at Hyde Park concert in September.
Following this, she also performed in the house band for The Ryder Cup Gala concert in Glasgow, singing backing vocals for artists including Nile Rogers' & Chic, Texas, Midge Ure, Danny Wilson, Nina Nesbitt and Amy MacDonald.
In July 2014, she performed in the House Band backing vocal section for the BBC 1 Live from Edinburgh Castle concert, singing for artists including Smokey Robinson, Jessie J, One Republic, Ella Henderson and John Miles.
In November 2013 she was honoured to be asked to lead the vocal section in the house band for Gary Barlow’s Children In Need Rocks, singing with artists such as Gary Barlow & Abba’s Agnetha Faltskog, Robbie Williams, Barry Manilow, Tom Odell, Nicole Scherzinger, Ellie Goulding, Little Mix and ELO’s Jeff Lynne which included working alongside Gareth Malone’s ‘Voices’ choir on Mr Blue Sky.
Melanie has just finished UK and USA promo for the new Jeff Lynne's ELO Album ‘Alone In The Universe’. The band played shows in London, New York and Los Angeles as well as TV appearances on TFI Friday, BBC Radio 2 In Concert, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS This Morning.
Melanie played with Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Live in Hyde Park 14 sep. 2014.
The BBC Concert Orchestra
Melanie did the backing vocals on the Jeff Lynne's ELO "Alone in the universe" tour 2016.