“If you can’t be safe, be spectacular”, a phrase setting the musical tone for Mel Monaco, Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist from Muskoka, Ontario.
Influenced by her musical and creative family, there is no doubt this broad mixture of inspiration aided in the foundation of Monaco’s musical fate. Starting out on the stage, Monaco was led to her artistic home and greatest passion- singing and song writing. It was at the age of 18, an ambitious Mel set the bar high, desiring to write and release 5 records before the age of 30. Mission accomplished! Having now released 6 records, Monaco’s recent record “Better Not Bitter” 2021 turned heads.
With a rising maturity and development from previous album releases such as, “Catching Ladybugs” 2019, Waiting Floating” 2018 and “ Falling For the Third Time” 2017, Monaco explored influences of RnB, Jazz, Soul, and Funk defining her now notable ‘Groovy Pop’.
In addition to every albums different and notable success, Monaco was recognized by her local arts and culture community, winning St. Catharines Arts Awards, Emerging Artist.
While Monaco has graced the stages such as Canal Days, opening for Blue Rodeo, the timeless Horseshoe Tavern, and the reoccuring Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, there is no doubt that Monaco lives for the performance punching adrenaline.
Always traveling to find inspiration, Monaco takes on the world and learns from every experience turning them into lyrical memories.
Keep an eye and ear on Mel Monaco in 2023 as she continues to be UNTAMEBLE.