Melissa is 24 years old and a graduate of Fredonia State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Business. She began writing songs about five years ago when she started to learn guitar, but has been practicing and performing music of all kinds her whole life.
Clarinet is her strongest instrument which she has been playing since the age of eight. Currently, she performs clarinet with a dixieland band and a small New Orleans blues/jazz/rock group. Performing her own music is a goal she is working towards, but has yet to find the right people to form a band.
Melissa has a wide range of influences, both musical and non-musical with nature being at the top of the list. Musical influences range from melodic and progressive metal bands to alternative rock, jazz, blues, folk and spiritual music. “There isn’t anyone that I TRY to sound like. I just write what comes out.”
The song “Vigin Ground” was recorded at Fredonia State University with help from several musicians in the studio. All other songs on her myspace page were written and recorded at home by herself.
more to come….