Author Melonie Bayl-Smith

Architect, musician and all-round music nerd. Believes that live music can save the world. Aspiring jazz drummer, classical pianist and accompanist by trade, sometimes a bassist and singer. Early music education (thx Mum and Dad) involved Sixties folk/protest icons, the classical canon, flamenco guitar, jazz, and Neil Diamond... ensuing musical preoccupations have included synth pop, rock, be-bop, fusion, goth, post-punk and new wave, prog jazz, electronica, dub, reggae, shoegazers, lo-fi, house in its many varieties, industrial, rap, hip-hop, noise rock, ambient, electro-acoustic, minimalism, found-sounds, glitch, post-rock, metal in its many varieties, contemporary art music, funk, soul, blues guitar... and on and on and on it goes. Inherited the vinyl collecting gene, have passed this on to my children (proud mum moment). profile - Blackaxe2000. Instagram @melkbayl.