|Birth name||Melvyn Paul Pritchard|
|Born||20 January 1948|
|Origin||Oldham, Lancashire, England|
|Died||28 January 2004(aged 56)|
|Associated acts||Barclay James Harvest|
Melvyn Paul Pritchard (usually credited as Mel) was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He played with Barclay James Harvest throughout their career and following the band's split, worked with Les Holroyd in his spin-off band, 'Barclay James Harvest featuring Les Holroyd'.
Pritchard died of a heart attack in 2004, at the age of 56.