Dynamic Vocalist, Voice Instructor & Voice-Over Artist
Melody has such a rich voice. She has the ability to take you to Paris and then reach the emotions of your soul in just a few songs. She is a joy to hear-Patty Peterson
Melody’s voice is intimate yet mysterious. I love the color and warmth of her voice! Melody’s eclectic musical journey has resulted in the creation of a sound all her own. Melody sounds like Melody!-Bruce Henry
Melody sings with an energy and style all her own. She pours herself into every song, every verse, every phrase…and every note. Her musicians are always on fire and she inspires them with her energy and believability.-Jeff Carver
Good song! You’ve got a beautiful voice Melody! I really like Metro
Alejandra – Jango Radio
Beautiful-Da Judge – Jango Radio
Thank you Thank you!…. It was great seeing you on Saturday night at the Dakota!… Great job to you and the Dramatics!-John Maday – Facebook
Melody has a unique style and performs with such passion and flair. She gives her all to each performance. There is a reason her groups name is Melody and the Dramatics!-Connie Wolke – Facebook
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MELODY MENDIS IS AN INSPIRED AND VERSATILE VOCALIST, VOICE INSTRUCTOR AND VOICE OVER ACTRESS WHO ORIGINALLY HAILS FROM DETROIT, MICHIGAN AND NOW CALLS MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA HOME. SHE PERFORMS A TREMENDOUS RANGE OF MUSIC INCLUDING, JAZZ, R&B, POP, BLUES, INTERNATIONAL SONGS AND EFFORTLESSLY SOARS THROUGH HER ENTIRE RANGE AND BELTS WITH EXTREME ATHLETICISM. WHEN SHE ISN’T WORKING ON HER OWN CREATIVE PROJECTS, HER CHAMELEON-LIKE VERSATILITY ALLOWS HER TO PERFORM IN TWIN CITIES REVERED COVER BANDS, HIGH AND MIGHTY, BOOGIE WONDERLAND, R-FACTOR AND SEVERAL MORE.
SHE BEGAN SINGING AT A VERY YOUNG AGE, AS MOST VOCALISTS DO, BUT FOR HER IT WAS MORE THAN JUST A HOBBY. MELODY TOOK EVERY CLASS POSSIBLE, LEARNING EVERYTHING ABOUT THE THEORY OF MUSIC AND VOICE, AND CAME OUT WITH A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE THAT WOULD INTIMIDATE EVEN THE BEST MUSICIANS. AND SHE’S BEEN USING HER TRAINING EVER SINCE, BOTH AS AN INSTRUCTOR AND PERFORMER. SHE HAS EVEN PERFORMED AND WRITTEN HER OWN CABARET INSPIRED ”ONE WOMAN SHOWS. ”
SOME NOTABLE PAST PERFORMANCES INCLUDE A CABARET DEBUT AT THE L’AUPIN AGILE CABARET IN PARIS, TOURING ENGLAND AND COMPETING AT THE EISTEFFODD MUSIC FESTIVAL IN WALES, AND A TOUR THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA. MELODY WAS HONORED WITH A NOMINATION TO ATTEND THE PRESTIGIOUS YALE CABARET CONFERENCE WHERE SHE WORKED WITH CABARET LEGEND JULIE WILSON AND MANHATTAN TRANSFER VOCAL ENSEMBLE FOUNDER LAUREL MASSE. MELODY MAINTAINS A FULL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE WITH HER OWN BAND MELODY AND THE DRAMATICS.
AFTER YEARS OF SINGING IN BANDS, WITH OTHER ARTISTS AND DOING SOLO SHOWS, MELODY PUT OUT A SOLO ALBUM, ”WANDERLUST” AND IT HAS BEEN GETTING VERY GOOD REVIEWS NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. YOU CAN EXPECT IT TO BE MORE OF WHAT SHE DOES SO WELL- SMOOTH AND VELVETY JAZZY POP, BUT WITH THAT SPECIAL MELODY TWIST, ADDING AN EXTRA EDGE WHICH MAKES THE MUSIC A LITTLE MORE THAN JUST CLASSIC. IT MAKES IT FUN. THE ALBUM IS A CARNIVAL RIDE OF HIGHS AND LOWS, TAKING YOU ON A JOURNEY OF LOVE, LUST, AND HEARTACHE. AND ONCE IT’S OVER, YOU’LL WANT TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN. AND IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING, NO, MELODY IS NOT HER STAGE NAME. IT’S REAL. SOME THINGS ARE JUST MEANT TO BE.