Melonnee Desireé: Singer; Songwriter; Musician - Bass & Guitar Player; Performer;
and Leader of the band: Melonnee Desireé & Sassback
(Funky Blues; Classic Rock & Soul; Pop; Blues; Funk; Motown)
►Melonnee is a long-time experienced artist, in singing Lead Vocals and fronting bands, as well as playing Rhythm Guitar, and Bass. Melonnee comes from a family of musical artists – her mother singing Big Band Era songs, jazz and country; her grandfather playing jazz trumpet; her step-father playing piano and saxophone and leader of The Dick James Orchestra in the 1940s-1970s; to her uncle who sang, played drums, and performed in the 1960s pop rock band – The Spiral Staircase. With so many influences of music, Melonnee has embraced and performs a diverse blend and mix of genres that includes Classic Rock; Pop; Americana; Alternative; Folk Rock; Blues; Ambient; World Beat; Standards from the 1940s, 50s and 60s; Funk; and Jazz.
This range of styles and genres, has allowed Melonnee to perform for a wide range and demographic of audiences, in and for various venues, events and occasions, from night clubs, wineries, restaurants, brew pubs, coffee houses, house parties, to fairs, festivals, concerts; private and corporate events, and more.
As a songwriter, Melonnee has written, recorded and produced several albums/cds of her own original music. She also enjoys performing cover songs by well-known artists, giving the song, her own “twist" and interpretation.
Melonnee says: "Bottom line is - no matter who is playing it, music should evoke emotion in people. My philosophy is that when people come to see and hear me, or me and my band, our intension is to have them FEEL the music in their gut, heart and soul and be moved by it. And dance too, if it feels right and is appropriate for the event or occasion. Music, rhythm and harmony are Universal, and can bring and connect people together like nothing else can…”
►ComeTrueMusic Artist Management
►Mail/Address: P.O. Box 2201, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
►Website URL: www.melonneedesiree.com ►EPK: www.niceandloud.com/melonneedesiree
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►“…Melonnee and her band are an excellent dance band, as well as being very entertaining, versatile, with fabulous stage presence and energy. They captivate their audiences, and are perfect for any event, occasion, or venue, including: *Weddings *Corporate and Company Events *Private parties *Holiday parties *Birthday parties *Private home parties *Anniversary parties *Wineries *Dances *Casinos *Car shows *Fairs *Festivals *Concerts *Rotary Club/Elks Lodge/Moose Lodge/Shriner's, and other organizational events. And their fee(s) to perform, are very reasonable… We have hired them numerous time to play for various functions – and they always ‘fill the bill’ and then some…” --Shannon Danizon, Entertainment Coordinator, Lake Tahoe, CA
►"A great band; we love having Melonnee here" --D. Sallas, Red Hawk Casino
►"Melonnee and her band, are a major talent. Their energy, music, voices and musicianship, as well as their connection to the audience, is great. Our customers love them and they always come back for more. I never have seen performers work as hard as they do, especially when they play a two-hour set and keep the audience dancing, entertained and totally engaged. They are fantastic and that's why we have them play at our venue regularly.” --Lee Lansing, The Silver Legacy Casino, Reno, NV
►"Melonnee's voice, as well as her and her band's musicianship, energy, and stage presence, along with their ability to captivate, entertain and interact with their audience, is incredible. Their versatile / large repertoire of music is great. They keep the crowd wanting more. Melonnee and her band have performed for several of our big events, concerts and festivals. They are fabulous and we love them!" --S. Dinen, Event Coordinator, Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
►"We saw and heard Melonnee and her band, perform awhile back, and liked them so much that we hired them for our daughter's wedding. And then had them back for our parents' 50th wedding anniversary, my 50th birthday party, as well as for a large family reunion party. Many of our friends and colleagues have hired them to perform for their events, both private and company parties and events, where they wanted professional and high quality music. We highly recommend them!" --Carol and Jake Morrison, Sacramento, CA
►“I wanted to say thank you so much for playing for my mom’s birthday party; I couldn't of asked for a better band. You guys are absolutely amazing and made the whole party so much fun. Above and beyond!" --Michelle Pedersen Seitz