Mel Monaco

Mel Monaco

 St. Catharines, Ontario, CAN
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Mel Monaco is a 27 year old singer/songwriter from St. Catharines Ontario. Mel enjoys putting a twist on contemporary pop rock with soulful blues vocals.Mel loves a strong female vocalist who commands the stage and showcases their inner power through the use of their voice. From Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga to the soulfulness of Nina Simone and Janis Joplin there is no stopping the wild and vibrant sounds of a woman's musical styling.

Biography

"If you can’t be safe, be spectacular" is a phrase that sets the musical tone for Mel Monaco, a Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist born in Northern, Ontario. Influenced by her rhythmic dancing mother, and soulful singing and drumming father there is no doubt this broad mixture of creativity aided in the foundation of her musical fate. Having started out young on the stage, Mel was led to her artistic home and greatest passion- singing and song writing.Mel travels to find inspiration within the people and experiences she encounters.

Continuing to develop her talents, Mel travels to find inspiration within the people and experiences she encounters. Inspired by the dark brassy notes of Amy Winehouse, the legendary jazz of Nina Simone, and many more vocally powerful women, Mel produces a contemporary blues pop rock sound enhanced by her unique alto voice that resonates from the depths of her soul; which can be heard through her diverse and unique compilations.

In 2010 Mel entered into the Moosetrax MooseFM Writers Competition, with her original song "Heartache". Determined to write her music,  in July of 2012 Mel released her first EP entitled "Anything Goes". Continuing with its success, Mel released her first unplugged music video for "Like an Ocean" in January of 2014. Later, in July of 2014 Mel released the single "And Baby" accompanied by a full-length music video

Mel takes on the world and learns from every experience she has turning it into lyrical memories… "These Are Just Suggestions"  released April 2015, has the NMA winning track "Single Again”- “Music Video Of The Year”. The project funded by the 2016 Mel Monaco Pin Up Calendar. With a successful year of shows and releases, Mel is now recording a brand new full length album. The first track to drop in November of 2016 “Hold Me Back" accompanied by a full length music video, this time- funded by the 2017 Mel Monaco Pin Up Calendar. She is truly just getting started…Just wait until the full length album, releasing August 2017.

Lyrics

Single Again

Written By: Mel Monaco

Single Again
Mel Monaco (2013)

Verse 1)

Don’t you lie to me
Cause I can see
Everything you’re trying to be
While I sit here patiently
It’s obvious
The exteriors rough
But everything inside your soul
Seemingly resembles the earths black hole

Chorus)

You’re wicked
Sweet dick head
So round up all your boys and then,
Cause’ you bout to be single again
Whoa...Whoa
Whoa...whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

Verse 2)

Baby after all we’ve seen
You are clearly not
The one for me
So don’t try to
Take up this space
Cause’ and real man bout’ to come and take your place

Chorus)

You’re wicked
Sweet dick head
So round up all your boys and then,
Cause’ now you be single again
Whoa...Whoa
Whoa...whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

Verse 3)

You heard me right,
This ain’t no fight
I’m too tired of bluffing this shit
And calling it a pretty bit

I’m a strong woman
Who wants a man..
With a moral attitude like MLK. King
And a body like Beckham eh?

Chorus)

You’re wicked
Sweet dick head
So round up all your boys and then,
Cause’ this babe’s now single again
Whoa...Whoa
Whoa...whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Whoa, yeah, yeah, oh, whoa.

Hold Me Back - Mel Monaco

Written By: Mel Monaco

Hold Me Back
Mel Monaco (2016)

Verse 1)
Putting my brush to its test
Placing the mixture of the color which is best Futile memories hold me back
It’s obvious when you enter the crowd
While emotions run ragged
I’m nicking my sweater while you stagger
I consume knowing you’ll never leave my mind Is it fair to say I’m just use to this life

Chorus)
Hold me Back Hold me Back! And Make it Known
I got a new perspective
I got a new beau
Whoa!
Hold me Back Hold Me Back
Make is seen!
I won’t give you such credit
For being the muse to my final credit yeah!

Verse 2)
I’m tired of these thoughts
Oh I’m just tired of thinking a lot!
When did it become more about you and less about the music? Oh it’s just 123
Snap an image of me
Because to get over me,
You gotta see to believe!

Chorus)
Hold me Back Hold me Back! And Make it Known
I got a new perspective
I got a new beau
Whoa!
Hold me Back Hold Me Back
Make is seen!
I won’t give you such credit
For being the muse to my final credit yeah!

Instrumental Solo)

Bridge)
Hold Me Back, Hold Me Back Hold Me Back, Hold Me Back Hold Me Back, Hold Me Back Hold Me Back, Hold Me Back

Instrumental Breakdown)

Chorus/Ending)
Hold me Back Hold me Back! And Make it Known
I got a new perspective
I got a new beau
Whoa!
Hold me Back Hold Me Back
Make is seen!
I won’t give you such credit
For being the muse to my final credit yeah! Yeah yeah yeah yeah (x3)

Discography

EP: Anything Goes- Mel Monaco (July 2012)
Like and Ocean (unplugged) Music Video- (January 2014)
And Baby (Radio Edit) Single/Music Video- (July 2014)
And Baby (Explicit) Single- (July 2014)
Album: These Are Just Suggestions- Mel Monaco (April 2015)
Mel Monaco 2016 Pin Up Calendar (October 2015)
"You're Mine" (Single) - Song/Video (August 2016)
"Hold Me Back" (Single)- Song/Video (November 2016)

Set List

Mel Monaco and Company
Original
Covers
Sampler Set List

1.Money


2. Jackson


3. Nashville Life


4. Give Me One Reason 


5. Misperception 


6. Evil Ways


7. Single Again


8. Valerie


9. Mr Big Stuff 


10. Waiting


11. Short Skirt