“If you can’t be safe, be spectacular” is a phrase that sets the musical tone for Mel Monaco, a Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist born in Northern, Ontario. Influenced by her rhythmic dancing mother, and soulful singing and drumming father there is no doubt this broad mixture of creativity aided in the foundation of her musical fate.
Having started out young on the stage, Mel was led to her artistic home and greatest passion- singing and song writing. Mel travels to find inspiration within the people and experiences she encounters. Continuing to develop her talents, Mel travels to find inspiration within the people and experiences she encounters. Also heavily inspired by the dark brassy notes of Amy Winehouse, the inspiring jazz of Nina Simone, and many more vocally powerful women, Mel produces a contemporary blues pop rock sound enhanced by her unique alto voice that resonates from the depths of her soul; which can be heard through her diverse and unique compilations.
Mel takes on the world and learns from every experience she has turning it into lyrical memories In 2010 Mel entered into the Moosetrax MooseFM Writers Competition, stealing the show with her original song “Heartache”. She then went on to play for the grand opening of MooseFM105.5, playing her music to devoted listeners of the Muskoka region. Determined to write her music, it was in July of 2012 when Mel released her first EP entitled “Anything Goes”.
Continuing with its success, Mel released her first unplugged music video for the spine-tingling track “Like an Ocean” in January of 2014. And it was in July of 2014 when Mel released the single “And Baby” accompanied by a full-length music video. Growing and expanding her horizons, Mel takes on the world and learns from every experience she has turning it into lyrical memories…her latest album “These Are Just Suggestions” released on April 26, 2015. Thus bringing her to her latest endeavour in the music industry. The annuel Pin Up Calendars which support yearly music video projects- like "Single Again" which most recently received an award for "Music Video Of The Year" at the Niagara Music Awards in Septmeber 2016. Developing it's success, Mel set forth for the 2017 Pin Up Calendar, which will support the next single and video "Hold Me Back" releasing November 20th...setting the tone, Mel goes into studio Fall of 2016, to record her first full length feature album. Just you wait! :)