Biography

Melanie Ruth Blatt is an English female singer, born 25 March 1975 at University College Hospital in the London Borough of Camden and is named after Melanie Safka. Melanie is a solo singer and a member of All Saints. Melanie is 1. 62m (5’ 3”), has a French Jewish mother and a Jewish father whose ancestors were from Poland and Russia [1] and a younger sister called Jasmine Blatt whose name was chosen by Melanie. She was raised in both England and France. Melanie has one daughter, Lilyella, with former partner Stuart Zender, one-time bassist with Jamiroquai.


Melanie made her name as part of top UK girl group All
Saints.


When Melanie met Shaznay Lewis at the Metamorphisis recording studio in All Saints Road, London and they proceeded to record together. Together with Simone Rainford they formed the band All Saints 1.9.7.5 which was later renamed to All Saints when Simone left and Nicole and Natalie Appleton joined Melanie and Shaznay.

Her solo releases have been of variable success; her most successful release being “TwentyFourSeven”, a collaboration with The Artful Dodger, peaking at #6 in September 2001. Her new album was being written and recorded with Matt Hales from Aqualung and featured “See Me”, which was included on the Robots soundtrack (2005) and released on a single with matching video featuring footage from the movie and Melanie with her face covered in diamonds.

During 2005 Melanie played small venues in the UK which featured songs from the album she was working on at the time and included unreleased songs like “In Your Arms,” “I Don’t Mind,” “Now You’re Gone,” “No Lullaby” and “Love Sweet Love.” [7]

On January 24, 2006 it was announced that All Saints had reformed with a new record contract and subsequently released a new album, Studio 1 on November 13, 2006. Blatt’s solo record was shelved in favour of the reunion.

November 2008 : A promo was bought on ebay and the songs from Melanie leaked on the internet. (http://allsaints.freeforums.org/mel-blatt-s-rare-songs-t451.html#3781)

Edited by distarction7 on 14 Nov 2008, 10:23

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