bio

Saint Mela is a hybrid indie-pop three-piece based in NYC. Created in 2014 by Steven Dewey (production, keys) and Wolf Weston (lead vocals, lyrics), Saint Mela's experimental live set and style-bending sound has drawn comparisons to artists across genres. Saint Mela has cultivated a raw and striking live performance that swings their audience through every emotion possible, only made stronger with the addition and energy of drummer Jason MacDermott. Well-known for utilizing sets to test things out on an audience, (be it new music, images, spoken word, etc), they always offer a viewer something different and exciting. With a penchant for innovative found-sounds, inventive melodies and harmonies, and a wide range of influences between the three core members, Saint Mela aims to keep listeners dancing, feeling, and engaged while working on their debut release for 2018. 

press

"One look at any point of the night tells you that... knows how to have fun on stage while playing their hearts out, experimenting with new sounds, and blending melodies and samples that any ordinary person wouldn't ever think to put over barebones hi-hat or gospel-style sound. But these aren't ordinary people. Collectively, they are a force of music to reckon with, that command your attention and make you forget that you're in a sweltering sweatbox of a venue until all dancing ceases." - Cory Healy, blackonthecanvas

"I frantically Googled their name. Who are they?? What is this sound?? The three member team comprised up of Wolf Weston on vocals, Steven Dewey on production and sampling, and Jason MacDermott on drums immediately had me- they're creating something super exciting and it resonates... The energy in that room was so warm, so familial. Friends packed in together, singing and dancing along. You can just feel the good radiating off of each one of them. "- Liz Maney, DMNDR

"one moment you're thinking tUnE-yArDs and Alabama Shakes, the next you're at a Whitney Houston dance party. You hear Carribean influences, you hear rock, hear hip-hop. I even found myself thinking of Vince Staples and Tyler, the Creator. You can hear the artists that have influenced... but more importantly, you can feel how organically they arrived at their own sound." - Drew Allen, SounDigest

 

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