About Mel Monaco
“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. Inspired by the dark brassy notes of Amy Winehouse, the legendary stylings of Nina Simone, and talented songwriting of Paul Simon, Mel produces a contemporary bluesy pop soul 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, with her original song “Heartache”. Determined to write her music, in July of 2012 Mel released her first EP entitled “Anything Goes”. Continuing with its success, Mel released her first unplugged music video for “Like an Ocean” in January of 2014. Later, in July of that year- Mel released the single “And Baby” accompanied by a full-length music video.
Mel takes on the world and learns from every experience she has turning them into lyrical memories… which led her to “These Are Just Suggestions” the second CD released April 2015. The release hosts “Single Again”- 2016 Niagara Music Award “Music Video Of The Year”. As an independent artist, Mel captured her fans by releasing the 2016 Mel Monaco Pin Up Calendar, the funding project for the music video. And now back with popular demand, the 2017 Mel Monaco Pin Up Calendar launches November 20th, 2017, in support of her up next single…
Continuing on with a successful 2016 of shows and releases, Mel has started recording on her brand new full length album, “Falling For The Third Time” set to release August 19, 2017. And you guessed it, the first single/accompanying music video “Hold Me Back” released November 20, 2016 alongside the 2017 Mel Monaco Pin Up Calendar.
While it may be “Falling For the Third Time” for Mel, take your time and Fall For the First Time WITH Mel.