Pieces of the Puzzle
Melissa is originally from the Midwest, growing up in Iowa. She wrote her first song at the age of four - it was about a cowboy. Years later that song would become the touching introduction to the song 'Now That I Know'. There were many years of formal music training on piano, guitar, clarinet as well as musical theatre. Melissa's influences have always been artists like Karen Carpenter, Carole King, Billy Joel, Elton John and Melissa Manchester. Her style of song writing is what gives her songs depth and passion as her voice invites you into her world. After being on the East Coast for years Melissa has settled back in the Midwest. An accomplished singer, pianist and songwriter Melissa brings a fresh original style to all of her songs while adding a little 70's flavor. This is Melissa's first solo album project. Each song has it's own unique message and personality. Her smile, charm and sense of humor will draw you to her, but her warm and gentle vocals will make you want to stay.