Chris Melville is one of the top jazz vocalists in NZ, with a warm, velvet vocal delivery he sings classic jazz songs from an era of style and sophisication, reminiscent of Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick.
With 20 years of performance experience at weddings, corporate functions and cocktail parties, Chris has performed for a stellar client list worldwide, including:
BMW, American Express, Karcher, NBC/Universal, AA, Skycity Auckland, Buddle Findlay, Coca-Cola Amatil, Guardian Trust, Bartercard, ING, Sovereign Insurance, Hewlett Packard, Adidas, The All Blacks, Zeacom, Nelson Jazz Festival, The Hong Kong Country Club, APRA Silver Scroll Awards, Vanuatu Jazz Festival, Montana Waiheke Jazz Festival, Montana Tauranga Jazz Festival, Montana Mission Bay Jazz Festival, Queenstown Winter Festival, Auckland City Council, Waitakere City Council, North Shore City Council, Bridgewater Estate, The Edge, Butterfly Creek, The Hootchy Kootchy Girls, Massey University, BFM, AUSM Students Association, Devonport Wine and Food Festival.
“Chris was an absolute class act. Not only was his performance top notch, he was also such a pleasure to deal with 100% of the time. He was most accommodating with every request and just wanted to make sure the event ran smoothly. A big thanks Chris, you made the night!” - Manasvi Narula, Wedding, 2014
“Chris was AMAZING and please pass on our thanks again to him. He was such a nice guy too. Everyone commented on how fantastic he was” - Sarah and Paul, Waiheke, 2015
“I’ve had a lot of good feedback from your gig and the way you handled everything was perfect, relaxed and user-friendly - thanks again for such a great job keeping everyone’s spirits in just the right place.” - Regards, Rob & Vanessa, Pauanui, 2014
“Chris, it was such a pleasure to meet you. Everyone raved about you, it was just such a treat to have you at our wedding “ - Janine and Nick, Wellington, 2014
“Chris was amazing, all night people kept saying how wonderful he was and how beautiful and soothing his voice was, I think he was very smart and professional and he really made our night most enjoyable. Thanks so much.” - Konnect Net, 2014
“Chris really set the right tone and was just what we needed for the pre-drinks and dinner. I had to apologise to him that he wasn’t exactly in the limelight and was singing more in the background as he was so good and truly deserved a stage all to himself!” - Flooring Xtra, August 2014
“Chris Melville is a master with the microphone, a superb singer and an exceptional voice”. -Hong Kong Country Club
“Melville has a likeable, flexible voice - his smooth jazz-blues delivery is a highlight and he does lovers-rock well” -Graham Reid, NZ Herald
“So easy to deal with, and a fantastic musician” - National Jazz Festival
“We absolutely loved it. There’s no doubt about it - you were exactly what we were looking for” -Linda & Steve James, Wedding 2013
“Michael Buble watch out, this guy is amazing. If you want entertainment for a ceremony or reception he comes with my full endorsement.” - Lisa Hill, Beautiful Events, Eagle’s Nest, Russell
“Your music was great, it was an awesome day, everyone had a good time, thank you so much, hopefully our paths will cross another time.” Harcourts xmas party, 2014