Meeshelle Newell, flame haired Highlander from Inverness is a singer and performer of high quality now developing a reputation as an emerging solo artist of some repute. Stunning of face and beautiful of voice, Meeshelle sits comfortably within the pop,soul, jazz and funk arena and Craig Charles of BBC6 Music after watching Meeshelle live recently remarked "what a singer we've got there." This was backed up by dance music DJ phenomenon Carl Cox who invited Meeshelle and her band to perform at a private function for him and his guests.
It seems Meeshelle has always been in music and has been a consistent performer on the Highland music scene over recent years, she has had spells in a range of bands including Inverness favourites Low Tide Revelry and she currently fronts the impressive 8 piece funk and soul outfit The Leonard Jones Potential who are making a splash across Scotland and beyond attracting attention from aforementioned Craig Charles amongst others.
Now this charismatic twenty something is working closely with a local dynamic group of songwriters and producers. Meeshelle was currently the first artist to be signed to the new Inverness based talent development outfit Magic Soul Productions. She is busy recording her first album, doing photoshoots and working hard on promotion.
Some of Meesh's solo material has been showcased on recent 'stripped back acoustic' live sets to great applause. Most recently guesting as support artist to soul legend Candi Staton on the Highland leg of her world tour. Her debut single ‘Take The Time’ was released in September 2013 and anticipation from fans is building for more. Followed shortly after by an album that will capture the power and purity of an exceptional singing talent.
This Highland export, building on the success of the film 'Brave' seeks to put Inverness and the wider Highlands on the musical map. Just like Adele who enchanted audiences far and wide, Meeshelle will bring her unique Highland style and charisma to a wider audience in this country and beyond and will surely capture hearts with her soulful and beautiful voice. Backed by the Magic Soul Productions team, anything is possible.