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Melvin Baldwin
Justin Bieber - United States

Overview

There is definitely something to be said about “honoring the song”. This is exactly what Melvin “Melly” Baldwin does. Melly is and has always been adamant about learning an artist’s music first and then adding the live feel to it without stepping over the lines. He is truly an artist’s drummer. 

 
Melly began studying the snare drum at the age of nine in his hometown of Waukegan, IL. A few years later he began playing set after relocating to Alabama with his family. Later, Melly obtained a full music scholarship to the University of North Alabama (U.N.A) where he obtained dual degrees in Management and Marketing. While at U.N.A., Melly participated in the marching band, concert band, percussion ensemble and most importantly jazz ensemble. This is when he became serious about set playing. Since graduating from U.N.A., Melly has worked nonstop to become the rocksolid time keeper that he is today.
 
Now making his home in the metro Atlanta area, Melly is currently touring with pop sensation Justin Bieber: but his resume doesn’t stop there. He has toured extensively with the following artists: New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Bobby Brown, Heads of State, the S.O.S. Band, EnVogue, Dionne Farris, Keith Sweat, The Indigo Girls, as well as the rock band Three5human. 
 
Melly’s resume also includes appearances on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, as well as The Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Mo’Nique shows. He has appeared in several music videos and can be heard on a host of recording and music soundtracks.
 
 
Network Shows
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Justin Bieber
  • The View Justin Bieber
  • The X Factor – UK Justin Bieber
  • The X Factor – US Justin Bieber
  • The X Factor – Europe Justin Bieber
  • This Is Justin Bieber Justin Bieber
  • Dancing With The Stars Justin Bieber
  • Essence Music Festival New Edition

Movies
  • Justin Bieber - Never Say Never Paramount Pictures
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion Tyler Perry Studios
  • Trois
Music Videos
  • “I Know” Dionne Farris
  • “Passion” Dionne Farris
  • “New Edition Live in Columbia, SC” New Edition
  • “My World Tour 3D Movie” Justin Bieber
Touring/Live Performances
  • 112
  • After 7
  • Alexander O’Neal
  • Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD)
  • Bobby Brown
  • Boys II Men
  • Brian McKnight
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Cherrelle
  • David Ryan Harris
  • Dionne Farris
  • Eric Benet
  • EnVogue
  • Eric Essix
  • Fred Hammond
  • Fantasia
  • Gerald Albright
  • Heads Of State
  • The Indigo Girls
  • Ike Stubblefield
  • Jaden Smith
  • Jeff Kashiwa
  • Joey Summerfield
  • Johnny Gill
  • Justin Bieber
  • Keith Sweat
  • Kirk Whalum
  • Lalah Hathaway
  • Lil' G
  • Ludacris
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Maysa Leak
  • Melanie Fiona
  • Meli'sa Morgan
  • Michael Lington
  • Mylie Cyrus
  • New Edition
  • Peabo Bryson
  • Ralph Tresvant
  • Ronnie Laws
  • Roy Wyers
  • Three5Human (Stereo Popsicle)
  • SS.O.S Band
  • Tamia
  • Tinie Tempah
  • Toni Braxton
  • Usher
  • Van Hunt
  • Will Downing
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Alex Bugnon
  • Tom Browne
  • Carley Rae Jepsen
  • Chaka Khan
  • Edwin Hawkins
  • Jennifer Holliday
  • Melba Moore

Links

Melvin Baldwin.com

Equipment Configuration

Reference Series
Piano Black w/ Gold Hardware
8x7 tom
10x8 tom
12x8 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
22x18 bass drum
20x16 bass drum
14x5 Reference Series snare drum
14x6.5 Steve Ferrrone Signature snare drum
10x6 Popcorn snare drum

 

2011-2012
Reference Series
Granite Sparkle
8x8 tom
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
22x18 bass drum
14x6.5 snare drum
13x6.5 snare drum

ICON Drum Rack
RJ50 Rack Joint
S2000 snare stand
H1000 hi-hat stand
RH2000 remote hi-hat stand
D2000 throne
TH1000S tom holder x 3
P3002 Demon Drive Double Pedal
CH1000 cymbal holder x 10


BRP Masters Series
Vintage Sunburst
22x18 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
14x5.5 snare drum


MMP Masters Series
Liquid Amber
22x18 bass drum
8x8 tom
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x12 tom
16x14 tom
14x5.5 snare drum
10x6 snare drum

Videos