Melissa Neels
A St. Louis Blues Queen
Melissa's bio
Matt McCauley
Matt's bio
Stu Massey
Stu's bio
Bud Rager
Bud's bio

part bonnie raitt

part susan tedeschi

ALL melissa neels!

Melissa Neels

"Catch her live....Melissa's energetic live performances are really her strength and every show brings something new!" - Jeremy Segel-Moss

Meet the Melissa Neels Band

Melissa Neels

Lead Guitar and Vocals

Matt McCauley


Stu Massey


Bud Rager


Howard Young


The CD's of the Melissa Neels Band

Some Melissa Neels Band reviews

Don Lanier
Don Lanier
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"Melissa Neels is a dynamic blues woman! She has the presence and style to be the next big thing in blues. She has excellent presence on stage and her ability to bring the audience into her world. I highly recommend Melissa for anyone wanting a blues show. Her original material is excellent and I hear at least two songs on the new album that radio needs to hook into. Melissa Neels is THE REAL DEAL."
Jeremy Segel-Moss
Jeremy Segel-MossProducer Baby Blues Showcase
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"Melissa is one of St. Louis' up and coming blues musicians. A damn good guitar player too! Her styles range from Bonnie Raitt to B.B. King mixed with a strong dose of St. Louis. Catch her live....Melissa's energetic live performances are really her strength and every show brings something new!"
Dave Beardsley
Dave BeardsleyPublisher,
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"The sizzling sounds of The Melissa Neels Band are always a pleasure. Great blues women of the 20's helped launch this genre, and Melissa carries the baton today!"
East Side Slim ( Lee Howland)
East Side Slim ( Lee Howland)DJ at KDHX Radio 88.1 FM
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Melissa Neels’ music is uplifting, positive rock ‘n’ blues, a sure-cure for whatever ails you! Melissa broadcasts a message of inclusion & acceptance for EVERYONE, everywhere she appears. Experience the love with the Melissa Neels Band – get on out and see/hear them performing for YOU throughout the St. Louis region!
Tim Albert & Lisa Campbell
Tim Albert & Lisa CampbellUncle Albert Band
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We have known Melissa since the beginning of her career. With each album she has solidified her mark on the St.Louis music scene. Melissa has a Bonnie Raitt attitude, but with her own distinct voice and musicality.
John Johnson
John JohnsonFormer Owner and Talent Buyer at Broadway Oyster Bar
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“We have booked Melissa Neels and her band for a number of years to entertain our guests who join us in large numbers after Cardinal baseball games. Not only do they consistently do a great job and keep our guests involved by listening and dancing but they are also very professional and easy to work with. We recommend them highly for your musical needs."
Tim Woestendiek
Tim WoestendiekTower Music
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The Melissa Neels band has become one of my favorite bands to see in St. Louis. Their solid rhythm section, the tasteful guitar riffs, and Melissa’s great stage presence is always the perfect recipe for an unforgettable show. Their deep repertoire of songs makes every show feel like something new instead of a cookie cutter show with the same 30 songs every night. The Melissa Neels band has a great blues foundation but is always diverse with elements of rock, jazz, and country sprinkled in on the top, creating a sound all their own, even when covering other bands’ music. If you’re looking for a fun night out, Melissa’s shows are a sure-fire solution!"

Some Melissa Neels Band events:

The Whitaker Music Festival in the Missouri Botanical Gardens
The Pageant, Opening for Little Feat
Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival
Carondelet Concert Series
Lindenwood Concert Series
Maplewood Concert Series
Chase Park Plaza​
The Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Concert at The Pageant
St. Louis Art Fair Clayton, Mo
St. Louis Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede’s Landing
Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair
Sparta Blues Festival Opening for Little Milton
Sparta Blues Festival Opening for Ike Turner
Lafayette Park Concert Series
Carondelet Concert Series
The Taste of St. Louis
Opening for Chuck Berry at the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
Ballwin Days
Wabash Days in Wentzville, Mo
Soulard Market Park Concert Series
Blues on the Mississippi in Jefferson Barracks Park
Soulard Mardi Gras in St. Louis at Hammerstone’s
The International Blues Challenge Memphis, TN playing guitar for Kim Massie
Dyer Park Concert Series Warrington, Mo
Soulard Blues Festival Pub Crawl
Penny Moon’s Old Fashion Christmas Show
Opening for Anthony Gomes at Generations
The Becky Thatcher Riverboat Blues Cruise
Missouri Wildlife Rescue Benefit
“The Lady Can Sing”, a benefit for breast cancer Featuring Renee Smith and Patti Thomas
“Play it Forward” Samantha Fisher’s foundation to purchase musical instruments for under privileged kids
“Jingle Jam” Samantha Fisher’s foundation to purchase musical instruments for under privileged kids
“Concert For The Cure” Dave Beardsley’s Benefit For Cancer
Performing on Channel 2 “Fox in the Morning”

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