Bobby Brown, Karyn White, Johnny Gill & Brick
Melly Baldwin is one of the most sought after musicians in the business. He has been on hundreds of recordings but is probably more recognized for his touring credits: Dionne Farris, the S.O.S. Band, New Edition, Justin Bieber, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Brick, Bell Biv Devoe and has most recently named the musical director for R & B superwoman Karyn White. His feel and approach to the music is his trademark. The pocket means everything to him!
Most memorable Next-Level Performance1995 Munich, Germany on the Dionne Farris "Wildseed Wildflower" Tour and this was my first show after having just one or two rehearsals. It was surreal when we took the stage. I remember saying to myself "This is what I was born to do!"
What Drives Your Creativity?Everything! ...music, other drummers, other musicians, artists, everything! I am inspired everyday by great music and other talented musicians and artists. I'm constantly driven to stay on my game to stay relevant in the business I love.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Definitely the American Classic X55As are my favorite right now! I feel like I can play anything with these sticks and the durability is excellent!