They say a McKnight performance is something to behold. With an uncanny knack to make a cover his own and his originals familiar, Melvin C McKnight aka Blaqmel is a stage/studio singer, songwriter, band leader, and musician who plays like Jimi Hendrix, jumps around the stage like Lynn Swann, yet, is soulful and passionate as he delivers intimate one-on-one experiences with his audience. His catchy originals are woven seamlessly into the fabric of classic material from Prince, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Donny Hathaway. His lyrics are accessible and his arrangements textured.
A resident artist at Makedas Restaurant in New Brunswick, NJ aka Hub City, Blaqmel has been dubbed by the local media as the “Godfather of the New Brunswick Music Scene.” His career has included him touring with TM Stevens’ touring band, the Trammps, and John Legend as well as having recently opened for Schoolly D, Jazmine Sullivan, Will Downing, Leela James, Miki Howard and Jean Carne.
This video consist of cover songs for events. I am looking forward to one day filming Melvin singing his originals.