Melvin, an avid singer, started his musical career in the church choir at the tender age of 7. He quickly developed the immense passion for singing and knew that he will be singing for the rest of his life. He joined the renowned Coastal Youth Choir (now Mascato Youth Choir) under the leadership of Mrs Ena Venter from 1998 – 2009. With Mascato Youth Choir he travelled to Germany, France, Spain and Portugal numerous times. Annual tours to South Africa to participate in music festivals and competitions were always a highlight.
Melvin then joined the Nedbank Singers under the leadership of the late maestro Mr Ernst Van Biljon and shortly after that in 2010 continued to the Voices of Namibia under the same leadership. Voices of Namibia took part in the World Choir games in Shaoxing,China and in 2012 they also took part in Cincinnati, USA under the leadership of Mr Rayno Burger.
“I see Collective travelling the world, touching the souls with our harmonic sounds.” – Melvin April
Melvin is a founding member of Collective and sings bass in the group. One of the highlights while singing with in Collective was when His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, summoned the group in December 2015 to accompany his Christmas message.