Melissa Lee & Company is a four-piece band offering a unique blend of blues, classic rock, country and dance music, but with an original twist. The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Melissa Lee on keyboard and vocals, and features Jeff Harrison on bass, David Wein on drums, and Joel Cartier on harmonica. This talented, seasoned group of musicians brings over 40 years of performing experience to the stage. Melissa Lee has had a strong following as a solo artist as she commits her passion for the music in each of her performances, and always brings an element of surprise to her set list by using her creative arrangement style on old classics and giving them new life. Jeff Harrison has been playing bass since age 15, and was a founding member of the band “Slick Monkey” along with his father, guitarist Bill Harrison. David Wein started playing drums and percussion in his teen years, and his playing style lends itself to a wide variety of musical genres including rock, blues, country, and folk/Americana. Joel Cartier has been playing harmonica for over four decades and has become one of the most sought out harpists in the Fox Valley.
Individually, each of the players has established themselves in the local music network with a standard of excellence. Together, the band’s talent and genuine chemistry makes them dedicated to creating premier entertainment and a high energy show for all occasions. And with state of the art production, the band can also provide quality and superior sound and lighting to each show, in venues large or small. Melissa Lee & Company may be new to the local music scene, but they are definitely worth checking out.