There are 4 bands with the name Mel, and the music of Mel (Dr. Ian D Mellish) who is a solo artist : A jazz band from Chemnitz, Germany, a rock band from Finland and a Pop Rock band from Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona. Mel is also a creative pseudonym of Japanese musician Aogu Yoshida. For the catalan band see http://www.myspace.com/musicamel Mel (Dr. Ian D Mellish): Born in 1952 and brought-up in a London suburb, Ian D Mellish (Mel) initially trained as an artist. Although he had earlier studied the violin for eight years, his interest in music was only later rekindled, leading to a first class hons. BA in electronic music from North East London Polytechnic in 1983 and a Doctorate in composition from York University in 1989. His music and graphic scores have been widely performed and exhibited throughout Europe, Canada and the USA. He has been a member of the new music ensemble Icebreaker, as production assistant, since 1989 and his works can be heard as introdutory music to most of Icebreaker's concerts. October 1999 saw the debut of his live group Merkin Zimmer, at the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna. Mel has lived in Pyhra, Austria since 1997. Mel was a short lived grunge band from Washington State USA, that formed in the early 90's.