Melissa van der Spuy
Songwriting, Keys, Accordion, Vocals & Producing
Melissa is a pianist, freelance composer, performer and arranger working in Stellenbosch. She is educated in jazz composition and orchestration at UCT, as well as music production at the London School of Sound. In 2012 she released a solo album, 'Upright'. Using the name Ousus, she released an album of Afrikaans songs titled 'Boeretroos'. In 2013 she composed a 24-minute score for the short film 'Last Man Standing'. She was commissioned by The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls to compose songs for the musicals 'The Little Prince' (2013) and 'The Witches' (2014). She has been involved in numerous TV advertisements and productions over the years and is currently part of Marcus Wyatt's jazz collective Language 12.