“Riveting to the ears.” – Singersroom.com
“A really talented lead vocalist who creates a lush mixture of poetry and melody.” – Producer, Jim Greer
No Lovely Thing is a seven-piece soul & funk band based in Oakland, CA.
Led by singer Melissa Jones’ percussive melodies and captivating voice, the band weaves elements of blues, ska, reggae and jazz into their modern R&B mix. Always leaving room for improvisation and giving each song the chance to blow up, the band’s natural bond and instinctive interactions are flawless, exploding with ease.
Known for their electrifying live sets and enthusiastic crowds at legendary Bay Area clubs including The Independent, The Chapel, Brick & Mortar Music Hall, The Boom Boom Room, and The New Parish, No Lovely Thing thrives on performing, feeding off the energy to make each show unique. They’ve been compared to Alabama Shakes, Vulfpeck, The Internet and Erykah Badu, and have recently opened up for Trombone Shorty, The Soul Rebels and Royal Jelly Jive.
Stay tuned for SHE BE, the band’s first LP, due out on vinyl in May 2019.