Melody Federer
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Melody Federer

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Jun
07
Melody Federer @ Lobby Bar at the Renaissance Hotel Hollywood

Hollywood, California, USA

Hollywood, California, USA

Jun
06
Melody Federer @ The Hotel Cafe

Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

May
25
Melody Federer @ Creme de la Crepe - Pasadena

Pasadena, California, USA

Pasadena, California, USA

Music

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Melody Federer's voice is a hip throwback to the 1930s, with a touch of Alicia Bridges (I Love the Nightlife) thrown in for good measure. But what makes An Americaine in Paris work is Federer's musical intelligence, sly romanticism and originality. As you listen, you realize that Federer's quirky voice isn't a Silly Putty gag but a serious study. There's determination behind the neo-croon. Many of her originals are nifty, unorthodox packages with melody lines and lyrics that unwrap just right. And that's what makes this CD compelling and different from the flood of Songbook me-toos. - Jazzwax


Imagine if Amélie had a sassy, red-headed American cousin who played the piano and crooned a bouncy tune and you’re halfway there. - The Daily Find


Joyful or tender jazz tunes from the thirties. Melody Federer looks GRRREAT and sings even better... you'll be amazed, I am ready to bet on that!!! Her jazz companion Jean-Baptiste Franc has learnt a lot about stride piano from Fats Waller and other masters of Harlem jazz piano. Bring your friends!!! You won't get bored!!! - Gilles Berthenel


Already the buzz has started, “There’s a new Melody in town!” - MovieGuide


Deux remarquables jeunes talents de la chanson jazzy et du piano stride typiques des années 20 et 30. Elle chante des chansons joyeuses ou tendres des Années Folles, ou de leur propre composition. Il a le piano stride et le swing dans la peau, ses maîtres sont Fats Waller et autres géants du piano stride de Harlem.
- Paristribu.com


CHANEL 2003 Model of The Year Finals Slated on May 21 - [ Traduire cette page ] Melody Federer, www.fashionwindows.com/.../chanel02.asp - Fashion Windows and Seventeen Magazine


Festival de Boogie Woogie La RoquebrouMELODY FEDERER, Blues vocal, ÉTATS-UNIS. & JEAN-BAPTISTE FRANC, Piano boogie, FRANCE. STEFAN ULBRICHT, Piano boogie, ALLEMAGNE. SUE MORENO, Vocal, HOLLANDE ...
- www.boogie-laroquebrou.com


Melody and JB at La Remise (Paris, Montmartre) on Flickr - Photo ... - [ Traduire cette page ]Melody Federer and Jean-Baptiste Franc are two young stars, it's truly exciting to discover their musical talent. - www.flickr.com


Le Poisson Rouge | Fri. February 20, 2009 - JC Hopkins Biggish ... - [ Traduire cette page ]Other Information. Featuring: JC Hopkins Biggish Band. Special Guests: Queen Esther, plus DeWitt Fleming Jr. and Melody Federer. Event Information - lepoissonrouge.inticketing.com/evinfo.pho?eventid=32273


WOS BAR HOME - [ Traduire cette page ]Wednesday 11 November : Great Jazz Concert with J.B. Millet and Melody Federer, all the way from New York! "NOT TO BE MISSED!!!" Friday 13 November : - WOS BAR


Discography

An Americaine In Paris
(2011)

1. Leadbelly
2. The Way They Danced
3. An Americaine In Paris
4. Plenty Of Reasons
5. Better If I Go
6. Our Very First December
7. Standing Still
8. Text Song
9. Sweet Dreams
10. High On Wi-Fi

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Bio

Melody Federer was born in Texas- the daughter of a pastor. The family uprooted to St. Louis, where Melody spent most of her childhood, when she was just a girl. At the age of 18, she ran to New York to begin her life as an artist. While pursuing music, she moonlighted as a journalist in Washington D.C., an English teacher in Thailand, and even attempted flight attendant school. But when she heard the sounds of French pianist on a freezing New York winter night, she knew her life would change forever.

Melody Federer spent the next three years singing 1930s French jazz in the streets and cafes of Paris. Soon after, she and her troupe of French musicians were asked to play clubs and festivals throughout Europe. It was during these nomadic years that Melody began writing songs in a style all her own, which she rightly named ‘Stride-Pop’. Stride-Pop combines the 1930s stride piano of Montmartre and Harlem with the more contemporary, fresh, bouncy sound of today.

On a visit to Los Angeles in 2009, Melody had a chance run-in with legendary artist Pat Boone. She decided to sing him “La Vie En Rose” on the spot. One week later he offered to produce her first studio album- An Americaine In Paris.

Upon release of An Americaine In Paris in 2011, Melody made the move to Los Angeles. She returned to her roots- playing the streets of the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, only to realize that a redhead will not last long in the Southern California sun.

After months of busking, she started work on her second studio album, recording with the kind of high-caliber producers that can only be found in Los Angeles. The new album represents her transition from an adventurous young gypsy into a woman who can stand on her own two feet in one of the toughest cities in the world.