The Melody Angel Experience
All she needs is her DJ, her guitar, her microphone, and crowd and you are Guaranteed to have the time of your life.
Melody Angel is a one stop shop she writes, produces, and performs all her original work.
Melody Angel Experience (Recent Performances)
House of Blues Chicago
Metro (Chicago, IL)
The Elbo Room (Chicago, IL)
The Double Door (Chicago, IL)
The Abbey Pub (Chicago, IL)
The Cubby Bar (Chicago, IL)
The Viper Room (L.A.)
Whisky A Go (L.A.)
Vans Warped Tour (Battle of the Bands)
Sugar Bar (NYC)
Taste of Chicago
The Life Ball (Vienna Austria)
Melody Angel - Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals
Chuck Lacy - Drums
Mendell Benford - Bass
The Outsider EP iTunes
Melody Angel LP iTunes
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Not many 7-year-olds were fascinated with Prince's Purple Rain movie when it came out, but Chicago n...Not many 7-year-olds were fascinated with Prince's Purple Rain movie when it came out, but Chicago native Melody Angel was clearly an exception. With a little help from her mother (and a lot of patience!), she learned to play acoustic guitar by watching music videos around the clock
Melody Angel performs at House of Blues
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Melody Angel satisfied the House of Blues audience in Chicago recently with her rich and electrifyin...Melody Angel satisfied the House of Blues audience in Chicago recently with her rich and electrifying guitar playing and soulful voice.
Angel was an opening act at Lupe Fiasco’s album release celebration.
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She said growing up many people thought she was strange because not only was she was a Black girl who sang and listened to Rock, but she also skateboarded.
“I skateboard and my whole life people used to dog me, like ‘what are you doing with that skateboard, black people don’t skateboard,’ then ‘Kick, Push’ (by Lupe) came out and suddenly skateboarding was cool,” Angel told the Defender.
Angel said the song apparently became her “anthem.”
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Melody Angel of MTV’s ‘StarMaker’ Brings Her Folk-Rock-Soul Fusion from the Sidewalks to the Stage
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What would you do to be heard? Shout at the top of your lungs in the middle of a crowded, noisy roo...What would you do to be heard? Shout at the top of your lungs in the middle of a crowded, noisy room? Would you stand on a busy city sidewalk, guitar in hand, bucket out for donations, a stack of your CDs for sale, singing and playing for anyone who will listen?
Singing on a busy city sidewalk on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue is exactly what Melody Angel, a contestant on P. Diddy’s StarMaker (MTV, Sundays, 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific) did. It was on those sidewalks where Melody fine tuned her craft, playing for an “audience” who wasn’t really “audience” in the most traditional sense. At times, she took song requests from those passerbys. Some she knew well. Others she didn’t. Not wanting to disappoint her “audience,” Melody played what she knew, putting her own spin on the songs in the process.
What she did for survival developed into a unique style which she described to The Ride as “folky, with rock and funk mixed in.” Television audiences got their first taste of Melody’s style when she performed Pink’s “So What?” on the premiere episode of StarMaker. Record producer and judge Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins applauded her effort and hailed it as a new genre of rock laced with soul.
For her next performance, she took on the Kelly Clarkson hit, “Because of You.” This time Melody brought out her guitar and as well constructed a completely different arrangement of the song. The judges’ responses were mixed. In fact, it got a little heated at the judges’ table. Rodney acknowledged that the song was barely recognizable but liked Melody’s version nonetheless.Tamara Conniff, on the other hand, felt that Melody wasn’t showing proper respect to the original songwriter, arrogantly believing the she could create a better song. And LaurieAnn “Boom Kack” Gibson fiercely defended Melody’s right to do her own thing.
Melody Angel Meets Michael Jackson
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After listening to this vocally gifted artist, it is clear that Melody Angel has the perfect name t...After listening to this vocally gifted artist, it is clear that Melody Angel has the perfect name to describe her sound and her soul.
I stumbled upon her video when I was looking for a really good Michael Jackson cover on youtube, and ended up listening to her videos for an hour. This cover of “Dirty Diana,” was EVERYTHING I needed that day, feeding a fix I needed to take care of when goin through my periodical “I miss MJ” momentsLittle did I know, she has had a moment in the spotlight on Diddy’s MTV show, Star-maker. A fan favorite, despite the fact that she did not win, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy Fame hinted that if Diddy missed the bus, He would be the 1st one ready to snatch Melody up for his Team!
Keep your eye on this one, we’re working on more details of what she has brewing in 2011…STAY TUNED!
Melody Angel "The Death Of Me"
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Singer/songwriter Melody Angel is a Chicago native, who was featured on P. Diddy's Starmaker series,...Singer/songwriter Melody Angel is a Chicago native, who was featured on P. Diddy's Starmaker series, making it all the way to the series finale. Here she earns her first Gowhere feature with a touching song called "The Death Of Me", inspired by the fight against HIV/AIDS amongst young women. One can't help but appreciate the message and feel the soul from which Melody Angel sings with on "The Death Of Me". Her unique voice also reminds me a little bit of Leona Lewis on this one, which is always a good thing. The studio version, available for download above, is definitely one to vibe with, while below, you can check out the natural transition of "The Death Of Me" to a live acoustic performance, wherein Melody strums the guitar herself.
Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/gowhere-hip-hop/2011/03/melody-angel-the-death-of-me.html#ixzz1K1EUPPQi
Set list will include original music and covers. Or all covers and no originals, or vice versa depending on the gig.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.