Fraser performs with numerous bands including...
The Fraser Melvin Band plays high energy Blues, Roots, and R&B that will get you moving and shaking. From their countryfied covers of Jimi Hendrix, to their funk interpretations of Bob Dylan, to their own soulful originals, the FMB draws on a wide variety of influences throughout their set. With a powerful lead singer who doubles as guitar slinger, a honkin’ sax man, and a rhythm section that grooves, the exciting and entertaining Fraser Melvin Band will get you out of your seat, shaking a hip, and singing along. Formed in 2008 by accomplished frontman Fraser Melvin (Guitar & Vocals) and rounded out with Alex Furlott (Bass), Jonathan Hyde (Drums), and Andrew Moljgun (Saxes & Tambourine), this tight group quickly earned its popularity with crowds across Ontario and Quebec with their energetic live performances and musicianship displayed through a diversified repertoire of tunes.
Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes are a Toronto based Blues/R&B band, reviving some obscure and forgotten tunes by sassy ladies of the 50’s and 60's, such as Big Maybelle, Little Sylvia, Dolly Cooper, Carmen Taylor, and Ella Johnson, as well keeping alive classics by icons like Ray Charles, Etta James, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Rogers. Their dynamic stage presence and ruthless energy keeps the audiences dancing all night. The band was formed in 2015 by front-woman, lead vocalist and bass player Raha Javanfar. In its current formation, she is backed by lead guitarist Fraser Melvin, saxophonist Andrew Moljgun, and drummer Jonathan Hyde.
Forming Sam Polley and The Old Tomorrows in downtown Toronto in 2017, Sam Polley surrounded himself with local musicians he knew had similar musical interests, recruiting brothers Tally and Gianni Ferraro (bass and drums), and veteran players, Fraser Melvin (Electric Guitar) and Jeff Giles (Piano/Keyboard). Sam Polley and The Old Tomorrows have finished their debut album, Time Forgot, drawing their sound from 50’s and 60’s rockabilly licks, old country twang, and Motown swing, blending genres to create an upbeat boogie with groovy hooks.
Fraser met Jenie in April 2015 at a gig in Toronto where they were both showcasing. When Jenie moved to Toronto later that year, Fraser quickly joined her band and has been playing with her ever since. Mixing her Blues piano chops, R&B vocals, and her folk-like songwriting sensabilities, Jenie Thai is an unstoppable force in the Canadian music scene.
Robert Davis is harmonica player, singer, and guitar player in Toronto. Fraser has been performing with Robert as a duo and trio (with a revolving door of upright bass players) as well as with a band. Mr. Davis plays a mixture of acoustic and amplified blues, switching easily between harmonica and guitar. In 2018, Robert and Fraser travelled to Santa Clara, Cuba to record an album which bridged Blues music with Cuban rhythms, titled "Yuca Con Mojo - Cuban Blues".
Lead by Fraser Melvin (guitar/vocals) and Adam Beer-Colacino (guitar/vocals), this 8-piece band draws influences from Blues, Roots, R&B and Soul. Anchored by a tight rhythm section and layered with dirty keys and 3 horns, this band puts on a show that will get you up out of your seat and make you dance.
Sweet Derrick has been performing in and around Toronto since 2000. In 2012, Fraser joined as lead guitarist and has been playing with them at bars, festivals, and weddings. Comprised of Sweet Derrick (Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar), Bruce Griffin (Bass, Vocals), Ian McKinnon (Drums), and Fraser Melvin (Lead Guitar, Vocals), the Sweet Derrick Blues Band plays a mixture of Chicago Blues, Jump Blues, and R&B.