“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 most recent release “Love Tides” 2023 is turning heads. 

With a rising maturity and developments from previous album releases such as 

“Better Not Bitter” 2021, “Catching Ladybugs” 2019, “Wishing Waiting Floating” 2019 and “Falling for the Third Time” 2017, Monaco continues to explore influences of RnB, Jazz, Soul and Funk defining her now notable genre, ‘Yacht Pop’!

In addition to every albums different and unique success, Monaco has earned accolades in her community, receiving recognition from the Arts and Culture committee in 2019, winning the St. Catharines Emerging Artist Award. 

Monaco has graced the stages such as Canal Days, opening for Blue Rodeo, the timeless Horseshoe Tavern, as well as selling out New Years Eve at the The First Ontario Performing Arts Centre… 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 2024 as she takes to the water and continues to be UNTAMEABLE!  

Better Not Bitter