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"Melissa is a prolific young songwriter....the band's gorgeous slowed-down take on the Police tune "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" is a highlight."
Cathy Riches, Wholenote Magazine
""Your Mess" shows (Melissa's) development as a Songwriter...a jazz-pop chanteuse with eclectic taste..the results have a playful feel."
Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music
Your Mess. Life is a mystery that keeps unfolding, sometimes before you can catch up. A beautiful mess of chaos, heartbreak, love, joy, anger, pride, upheaval, surprise. There is a fascinating human instinct that causes us to shy away sometimes from what ignites us the most.
Music ignites me. It is such a part of my life in which other aspects get completely engulfed, and I am drawn to beings, places, situations, with which it can coincide, from which it is fuelled.
I would like to thank the musicians: Mark Cashion, Nathan Hiltz, Eric St-Laurent, Sly Juhas, Kelsey McNulty, Michel DeQuevado. I am honoured to have worked with all of you, and truly understand the magic of being part of a band.
"Escape art" - a tribute to some of music's most influential refugees
A few months back, while grappling with my political stance on the Syrian refugee crisis, I found myself wondering how these issues influence the arts. So I've been working on a bit of a project, which pays tribute to some of music's influential refugees. I'll be featuring some of these tunes Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 at the Rex in April, covering Bob Marley, Irving Berlin, Marlena Dietrich, Wyclef, Vernon Duke and more. Here is my favourite, Freddie Mercury, who flew from the sultanate of Zanzibar with his family during the revolution, where they started a new life in the UK. Below is my take on Queen's "Somebody to love." (A very epic tune, hard to touch, but I love it..) share if you like!
MELISSA'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GARLIC HARLOT:
By far the most fun interview I've done to date. Dana Rogers from the Garlic Harlot chatted with me about music AND food and created this amazing recipe for me..
Savoury and Sweet, Niagara Falls
An intimate 3 course dinner jazz series. With Nathan Hiltz on guitar.
For reservations, call: (905) 295-2000