MELI LEVI

Represented by Penelope Grzebik and Grez Music 

Based in San Francisco, Meli Levi (Mehl-Lee Lee-Vigh, she/they) is carving out an unforgettable name for herself. Having shared stages with the likes of Brandi Carlile, Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Bitch and Eric McFadden, Meli's ability to enchant and engage a live audience is undeniable. Unconfined by genre, driven by the underlying emotions of each song, Meli’s catalogue depicts subtle traits from Pop and Americana in line with those of Jazz, Soul, Blues, Rock and Folk. Skillfully uniting boldness and delicacy across a rapidly expanding repertoire, singer/songwriter and guitarist Meli Levi is a gifted artist who has overcome adversity as a queer person and risen as one of the most exciting up and coming musical artists of our time.

Meli's songwriting and performing have gained significant recognition; winning 2nd place in the Alternative Category of the West Coast Songwriters International Songwriting Contest, and being awarded 4th place at the Seattle Wave Radio Contest. Meli’s recent entry for the globally renowned Tiny Desk Contest was named a KALW 91.7 FM San Francisco's local favorite. However, amidst these growing accolades, Meli’s inner voice ultimately drew her to take some years away from touring to study meditation techniques in the high mountain deserts of Eastern California. Her time spent diving into the depths of meditation ignited an unprecedented fire of creativity, pushing forth brazenly honest writing and melodically euphoric progressions.

Meli’s re-entry into the scene as a solo artist was marked by her debut album EP ‘Crowned’, which was released in 2023 to critical acclaim. Meli quickly asserted herself as a naturally captivating modern artist — the magnitude of her writing and the faultless soul of her sound united across four uniquely poetic and memorable songs. Full-band arrangements elevate the singer-songwriter purity and soul-kissed versatility of Meli’s voice and writing in an addictively bold, bright, and beautiful way. The title-track guides listeners into a full-band groove that brings both movement and contemplation. The following track ‘Until her’ showcases her unique guitar stylings and dexterous voice that have a "prairie- dog cuteness of Brandi Carlile...but can crescendo like Jeff Buckley...” - Seattle Sound Magazine.

 

Meli's next album is set for release on May 31 2024. The first single off the album,  "Echo in a Valley", drops on February 29 2024. 

PRESS

"Levi's erratic vocal style has the prairie-dog cuteness of Brandi Carlile...but can crescendo like Jeff Buckley..."”

— Seattle Sound Magazine

Songwriter-vocalist-guitarist Meli Levi is the genius behind this jazz/rock/folk fusion, using alternate keys and tunings to produce songs of amazing complexity. ” - Nusi Dekker

— Local Music Vibe San Francisco

“A distinctive frontperson, singer Meli Levi ranges from a throaty purr to a soaring trill and back again.””

— Music Connection Magazine

Meli Levi’s steady, polished voice is reminiscent of 90s singer-songwriters...so her song carries with it a sense of nostalgia while still feeling new.” - Tshego Letsoalo

KALW Radio 91.7FM, San Francisco