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Melody
MELODY MENDIS IS AN INSPIRED AND VERSATILE VOCALIST WHO CAN MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’VE ENTERED ANOTHER ERA. ONE WITH LOW LIGHTING, SMOKY AIR, AND RED LIPS…ORIGINALLY FROM DETROIT, MICHIGAN, MELODY NOW CALLS MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA HOME. 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.
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