Musician | Author | Educator

Mel Brown

Mel is a Grammy Award-winning bassist, accomplished Bandleader, Talent Contractor, Author, Educator, and business owner based in Phoenix, AZ. His extensive experience includes world tours, recording, television, movies, and musical theatre. Mel is also an industry-recognized thought leader in the personal branding and video interviewing space. Thanks for coming by, and we hope you find the information you’re looking for!

From Zero to Sideman3 to Get Ready...The Definitve Guide

What Does Mel Do?


Electric Bass

Mel’s available for live performances, on-location and internet recording, corporate events, and worship services in the Phoenix metro area. Travel dates are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Live Shows

See & hear Mel’s live performances with local artists and superstars.


On-Location and remote/internet recording available. Here’s a selected discography.


Mel has excellent references. Feel free to ask around or just start here.


Mel has global influence. Feel free to contact him directly about affiliate marketing.

Live Bands

Mel founded and leads several world-class, Award-Winning bands in the Phoenix metro area. Available to provide live music for your corporate events, weddings, celebrations, and more! Auxillary entertainment booking on request.

Mel Brown & Friends

Grammy Award-Winning Pop Instrumentals

Yacht Rock Superstar

A Tribute to the Adult Contemporary Music of the 70’s & 80s.

Sanctuary Worship

Modern Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) for worship and events.

Author | Educator

Workshops & Online Masterclasses

Mel Brown is available to facilitate live workshops for the three masterclasses below. Workshops are available in 1 hour, 1/2 day, or full-day events. Group rates and bulk purchases are available on request. Purchase and delivery of these products is at,  a site owned and operated by Mel Brown.

From Zero to Sideman

in 5 Steps

(Online Masterclass For All Musicians)

For years, millions of musicians have aspired to a career performing professionally as Sidemen. They’ve dreamed of going on the road, recording hit records, and playing sold-out shows. It seems like only a precious few get to live the dream, while the vast majority fail at getting started in the music industry. From Zero To Sideman is a no-nonsense masterclass that keeps it real and takes the mystery out of making it happen. Everything from deciding to go pro, buying gear, getting educated, making a demo, to self-promotion is covered here in easy to understand language. Launch date is March 1, 2023 and some folks will get free, click the button below to get on the mailing list!

3 To Get Ready

(Online Masterclass For Non-Musicians & Job Seekers)

Are you frustrated with how long it takes to get a job? Mel used to feel the same way until he decided to try submitting video interviews with his resume. Problem solved! 3 To Get Ready is a proven strategy for supporting your resume, job search, and networking with video. This solution is particularly effective for providing recruiters with screening information in advance of an in-person interview or phone screen, and speeding up the hiring process. Click the button below to learn how easy it is to get the job you want in Mel’s new online masterclass! 

Badass Bass Lessons

(Online Masterclass Series For Bassists)

From beginning improvisation to advanced bebop scales and approaches, Mel’s on-demand series of masterclasses covers it all. If you don’t know what to do when it’s your turn to take a solo, these masterclasses are for you!