Los Angeles, CA
Not many singers rock. And with a voice that is truly unmistakable, blending blues and rock while remaining beautiful and raw at the same time, Melinda does just that. Growing up in the steel city of Pittsburgh, Melinda first started performing with notable local musicians at the early age of 15. They recognized her natural talent and innate knowledge of rock and blues music that was rare in someone so young. She quickly became a staple throughout Pittsburgh’s hidden and diverse blues jams where her roots were established.
Soon a voice told her it was time to take the next step. She moved to Boston, MA after receiving the World Scholarship at Berklee College of Music. There she was selected by the voice department to perform in the prestigious Singers Showcase and was the recipient of The Aerosmith Endowment Award. While in Boston, Melinda was also a member of the all girl rock band Mass Ave, which received major interest from Epic Records.
Now, Melinda is making a mark with her own name and sound. Her latest EP titled "Don't Be Sweet," is scheduled for release summer 2010. In her music you can hear elements of the great artists that inspired her along the way such as The Rolling Stones, Heart, Sheryl Crow, and Aerosmith.
“I view singing not as hitting all the right notes but as hitting the audiences heart with honesty and passion that comes straight from the soul.”