No Lovely Thing featuring Melissa Jones, Hobo Paradise at Ivy Room
No Lovely Thing featuring Melissa Jones No Lovely Thing is a seven piece funk & soul band from Oakland, CA. Led by singer Melissa Jones' percussive melodies, the band brings elements of blues, ska, reggae & jazz into the mix, leaving room for improvisation, giving each song the chance to blow up. The band has been compared to Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Sly & The Family Stone, The White Stripes and Alabama Shakes. Hobo Paradise Imagine stepping back in time to the 1920?s when ragtime-based traditional jazz was the thing, fresh and original, rollicking, funny, tragic and, in essence, a party waiting to happen, and you got Hobo Paradise, a super band of the Bay Area's finest horn players and rhythm section.