About Us

Melonnee has over 35 years of experience playing professionally.  Her band's extensive SONG LIST (which gets updated and added to, frequently) and wide variety of styles and genres of music that includes: Classic Rock Motown Funk & Soul R&B 1950s Rock & Roll Country Smooth Jazz Swing Jazz Funk Oldies Music from the 1940s, 50s, 60s and through the decades to the present.

Melonnee and her band of highly experienced and seasoned profs musicians, are an excellent "5 Star" variety, dance, cover, wedding and tribute band that is very entertaining, versatile, with fabulous stage presence and energy tribute band - perfect for any event, occasion, or venue, such as:

Weddings Corporate & Company Events & Partys Casinos Wineries Night Clubs Fairs Private Parties Festivals Concerts Holiday, Birthday, Anniversary & other themed Parties ●Dances Car Shows Campaign Events Rotary Club/Elks/Moose Lodges Shriner's and other organizational events.

Melonnee received the 2010; 2012 & 2014 "Best Blues & R&B Performer" award, and the 2012-2013 "Best Cover and Dance Band" award by the Northern California Music Critics Assn.  Critics, reviewers, and clients describe Melonnee and her band: "...Melonnee and her band, provide excellent, high-end music, entertainment, energy, versatility, ability to interact with the crowd, with great stage presence, that captivates and entertains their audiences.  Whether the event calls for energetic dance music or mellower background music (and everything in between), this band fills the bill and keeps their audiences wanting more..." 

Melonnee and her band of seasoned pros, perform with passion and high energy that moves and engages her audiences wherever they are performing, keeping the crowd dancing, entertained, and wanting more. Their audiences can't get enough of their great music, style, performance, sound, and energy!  

A long-time vocalist and musician, which includes bass guitar, rhythm guitar, lead and back-up vocals, Melonnee has played for many years throughout Northern and Central California, the Bay Area, and Nevada for hundreds of venues, including: night clubs, wineries, company, private and corporate events; fairs; festivals; weddings; and more, bringing her dynamic music, energy, versatility, and stage performance to each event and venue.


“…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, 

"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, SacramentoCA

"If you are looking for an excellent, professional, high-energy and hard working band that keeps the dance floor packed, the party going and everyone entertained, then Melonnee’s band is the band you should hire.  They are amazing and they play a wide variety of styles of music and can just about play for any type of engagement, event, function, or party.  Plus their fees are very reasonable.  If their 3 hours of contracted performance time is up, but the crowd is still having a good time and wants to continue dancing, Melonnee and her band will play an extra set (and they’ve even played two extra sets for us), at no additional cost to us – this band just loves to play!  It’s not unusual for them to play a full two hours, non-stop, just to satisfy the crowd and keep them dancing; they are one of the hardest working bands we’ve had or seen.  Our clientele and guests love them.  This could make much more money than they charge; and we know we are getting a great deal and so much from this band, at a very reasonable price.” --David Rawlins, Silver Legacy Casino

"Melonnee and her band, are superb. They played for two of our New Year’s dinner/dances, a St. Patrick’s Day dinner/dance, and our organization’s 40th anniversary - and were excellent!   --J. Strickland, President, Forest Springs Residents Association

“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