ABOUT MELODY

Posted on November 11, 2009
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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.
MELODY HAD JUST RELEASED ANOTHER SOLO ALBUM ENTITLED, “LOVE & MADNESS,”  IT FEATURES CREATIVE COVERS OF NEW WAVE, DARK WAVE AND POP.  IT VIBES ON THE CABARET WITH A JAZZY FEEL MIXED WITH A FEW DIFFERENT STYLES TO GIVE IT A GREAT TWIST AND TURN! 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.

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