Melissa Sullivan with Hope Levy
Singer-songwriter, Melissa Sullivan is based in Los Angeles. Her debut album, Late Last Night, Daring Sparrow Ent., recorded at Sir Tiger Studios in Culver City, CA., is a hypnotic blend of pop, jazz and blues. “Her voice evokes memories – yours sometimes, imaginary ones at other times, even cinematic memories of scenes in movies that have stuck with you and defined your vision of love. Late Last Night is smooth, sweet, mature, ranging from cocktail bar smokey to clear as an evening sunset. It gets under your skin and into your gut.” Patrick O'Heffernan, Vent Magazine.
Album Late Last Night was a team effort with co-producer credits shared by Sullivan herself, Will Golden, Edward Maxwell (also upright bass) and Peter Adams who played piano and arranged the music. Sylvain Carton (Bb and bass clarinet, baritone sax), Blair Sinta (drums), Chris Steele (drums, percussion), Noah Hoffeld (cello), Leah Paul (flute), Felipe Frago (cucia), Raelon Bolton and Rafael Saliba (back-up vocals) added to the lush intimacy of this album.
Sullivan grew up on Air Force bases around the world from Wichita Falls, Texas to Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Through her travels one thing remained consistent, music. In L. A. Sullivan has played Room 5, El Cid and Largo.
Baby Sue Magazine says, “For us, the mark of a truly great singer is one who can sound incredible while making it all sound sooooooooo easy. Peggy Lee had this quality…Sullivan has that same cool and collected aura.”
Sullivan is also an accomplished actress. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatrical studies at the California Institute of the Arts and is a lifetime member of the ACTOR’S STUDIO. Her film & television credits include ROOMATE WANTED, FINDING REDCLOUD, S.F.W, and the award-winning comedy FOLLOW THE BITCH as well as stints on SHAMELESS, HAWTHORNE, DRAGNET, E.R., and M.T.V. In 2019 she appeared on the Odyssey Theater mainstage as Stella in STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, winning Los Angeles Ticket Holders Best Supporting Actress.
About The Hotel Cafe
From a close-knit family of local singer songwriters, to well known icons opting for a more intimate setting, the Hotel Cafe has been celebrating the live music experience for over 20 years.
With early career performances from names like Adele, Katy Perry, The Lumineers, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Sara Bareilles, Leon Bridges, Haim, Mumford and Sons, Lord Huron and many others, the venue has been labeled a break-out room for independent and burgeoning artists.
The venue itself is located in the Cahuenga Corridor in the center of Hollywood, CA. With a total capacity of 300 over performance rooms, the vibe is intimate, yet bustles with the artistic community that survives by it as much contributes to it. It is a genuine listening room, where the performance on stage takes precedent.
The Hotel Cafe is also more than just a music venue, however. It is an internationally-known entity whose name has top-lined tours and music festivals from coast to coast in the US, UK and Europe. But most importantly, the Hotel Cafe is a community of discovery. Whether musicians or music fans, all realize this carefully curated roster of talent is no aberration; it is consistent, cultured and begs attention. Everyone who sets foot in Hotel Cafe is part of something special.