Jeff James/Director of A&R – Sony Music Entertainment Review…


Hello Alexandra and Mee And The Band!

First, thank you for submitting your song and seeking my opinion.

“Legacy Of Love!” It’s a little slow for me but it does showcase your vocals. You are talented.

I checked your website and I really enjoyed your visual direction and creativity.

You’re acapella music is very cool – “Feather up There”

Your branding and logo looks great.

Other artists I think about when I listen (I don’t like comparing artists to other artists) are Portishead, Imogen Heap, Sia, and Dido.

Your voice could do anything.

Good Luck!



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Thanks to Simon Gogerly who worked tirelessly on mixing and co producing the first 2 songs to be promoted, TO DO LIST and LEGACY OF LOVE, we were now ready to polish the tracks and have them mastered.

Where else no less than ABBEY RD STUDIOS!

It was an honour to have these favourite tracks polished and treated with great skill and care by Miles Showell, who’s recent artists include: Underworld, Jessie J, Andy Burrows, Disclosure, Eric Clapton, Faithless, The Staves, Tracey Thorn, CeeLo Green, Marcus Miller, The Who, Lana Del Rey, Doves, Andrew Bayer, The Sugababes and Ed Harcourt.

What an honour to be added to his extensive list.

All in all it was a lovely day out, with a first rate tour – ‘Thank you Lucy’ it made the visit extra special.

I have to say the canteen food was pretty decent too, better than my own cooking, although, after my spinach and couscous salad, you’d think Simon and Miles would mention the bit of withered Spinach leaf stuck to the corner of my mouth!  But Oh No… (I think they secretly enjoyed a giggle)! 😉  Note to self after eating in professional lovely company, go to loo and check in mirror and [never tell them if they have a bogie on their cheek Mwah ha ha! >:) ]

I’m such a lucky putz.  Leaving the studios that day, I had the biggest grin on my face, I enjoyed the traffic and daydreamed about my next visit, when we will master the next 2 songs that Simon is currently working on, SUPER POWER and FEATHER UP THERE.

Thanks guys for a fabulous day, end result, so worth the effort.

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Exciting and promising start to 2015!

Mr S G himself!Mee And The Band are now working with Simon Gogerly,

Hot shot Producer Mixing Engineer extraordinaire!

Simon is mixing our new album ‘Mind Matters’ which is coming soon…

Check out this link to see his mind blowingly impressive discography then you’ll understand why we’re so excited!

In the meantime watch us closely for gig dates in 2015, as Mee Music delivers it’s songs through Gypsy Jazz!

There are new members to the band, this means a new sound – same songs, same Mee, new and exciting fusion!

Watch our youtube page for video footage of the new mixing pot of musicians.


This January will deliver a few visual treats as we work creatively with Mr Gani Naylor, master of feel good films!

See for yourselves why we are so honoured and inspired to work with Gani, by following these links for an amuse bouche.


The Detail - Laura SawyerMee And The Band are also very lucky to have the keen,

well trained eye of Laura of…… http://www.the-detail.co.uk

who will be advising us on style for these projects!

So expect some swanky new looks as she dresses and blesses with her magic touch!

All in all you can imagine how thrilled we are to deliver this news to you!

If this is only January, imagine what the rest of the year has in store for us!

Magic Moments, and jazzy bubbles…


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BBC Introducing to play Jump Ship on the radio


Oh my goodness!!! We’re so excited, we recently heard that BBC Introducing is going to play Jump Ship on tonight’s show!!!

Please tell all of your friends and share the word, the love and the social media madness!!!

BBC Introducing: The South, 8-9pm Saturday 23rd August
BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey & BBC Radio Solent

  • Listen in Brighton on 95.3 FM
  • Listen in Sussex & Surrey 104-104.8 FM
  • Listen in Solent & Hampshire on 96.1 FM
  • Listen in Dorset on 103.8 FM

Listen on-line:

  • www.bbc.co.uk/sussex
  • www.bbc.co.uk/surrey
  • www.bbc.co.uk/hampshire
  • www.bbc.co.uk/dorset

Text in during the show (you need to start texts with the word ‘radio’) on
81333 (normal rates apply)
Email the show at unsigned@bbc.co.uk
Twitter: @BBCIntroSouth / hashtag BBCIntroducing

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The Big Bash

Captain’s Blog: Stardate T Minus 4 Weeks

Well Jiminy Cricket if it’s not 4 weeks to go and we’re all sold out! So
well done to those who made the cut (brownie points all round for personal
organisation) and commiserations to those who didn’t manage to hit their
buzzers before the song ended.

It’s been another hectic period of gig-going for the BB committee – with the
team splitting up and travelling into the deepest bowels of the known
universe (Crawley) to uncover this year’s hidden gems and scorching talents.
And a cracking line-up we have for you too. In the main tent – the
astonishing E2 boasts an unrivalled array of horns (as well as a slightly
pants name) and includes some of this country’s leading session musicians
(having played with the likes of Van Morrison, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kula
Shaker, Jimmy Page, Amy Winehouse and Sting).

Meanwhile if throwing shapes and twerking are not quite your thing, over in
the Camel Shed our hottest-ever line-up includes: a return visit for the
wonderful Britschool chanteuse Natalie Burgess and jazz guitar virtuoso Al
Wreaves (guitar and vocal); Distal Keys – the best thing to come out of
Leatherhead since the 10:16 to Horsham – an outrageously young and
ridiculously talented trio with hints of Jon Newman or even an early
stripped-down Elbow (acoustic guitar, drums, vocal) ; BB favourites
Daddyfall with another crafted mix of pop covers and their own indie
material (acoustic guitar and bass); Mee and The Band – she’s played the O2
as one of the finalists in the UK Live and Unsigned Music Competition and
has been likened to Paloma Faith, Eddie Reeder (Fairgound Attraction) or
even Kate Bush. Expect beautiful music and a good dose of drama (guitar,
bass, keys, fiddle, flute and fluffy clouds); and topping off the night The
New Hawleans Jug Band. They may be headlining the acoustic stage at Guilfest
this year. but for one night only these crazy jug sorts will be ripping it
up and slapping it down with their rocked-up, jazzed up and messed up
Jugabilly music. So prepare to jug it up, stomp yo feet and slap yo thigh
(blues harp, guitar, doghouse bass, mandolin, washboard and kazoo).

And on a final note I’d like to take the opportunity to put out an APB on
our very own Chief Bar Minion – ‘Huffey’ – who, faithful to the last, was
last seen heading out to one of Gatwick’s most upmarket nightclubs to check
out the bands at one of their infamous LGW nights (apparently local code for
‘Let’s Get Wasted’). As I understand it, they played ‘Jump’ and he jumped.
They played ‘The Twist’ and he twisted. And it was only when they played
‘Come on Eileen’ that he got thrown out. So if anyone spots a handsome but
rather dishevelled barman wearing a Big Bash T shirt and answering to the
name of Huffey, please spare him a fiver for a decaf soya latte and pass on
the message from Zoe that he’s late for his tea.

4 weeks and counting – we’re nearly there!


Nick Russell
The Big Bash

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