Mel Monaco

Mel Monaco

 St. Catharines, Ontario, CAN
BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

Mel Monaco, singer/songwriter from St. Catharines Ontario, enjoys putting a twist on soul infused jazz pop with big band 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” a phrase setting the tone for Mel Monaco, a Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. 


Starting with Monaco's early releases, it began with EP “Anything Goes” where the thought of songwriting and performance became a regular thing.  Mel and her guitar. Whilst recording the second record “These Are Just Suggestions” released April 2015, Mel found herself writing the likes of “Single Again” which received 2016 Niagara Music Award “Music Video Of The Year” all the while leading Monaco into a whole new direction! Monaco wanted to perform, not just with her guitar. 


Moving ahead as an independent artist, Mel captured her fans by releasing annual calendars helping to fund projects for Monaco’s music videos, “Single Again”, "Hold Me Back” and, "UNTAMEABLE". 


Continuously going against any tide washing up her way, it wasn't until Monaco released her first full length album “Falling For The Third Time”  on August 19, 2017 that some ears bent, and Monaco actually started truly seeing the name in lights...Monaco wanted performance to be fun and exhilarating, costumes and glitter. First major break to share this vision was when Monaco opened for Blue Rodeo in August of 2018- Canal Days Port Colborne. 


Never slowing her role… it was only later in 2018 that the music video for “UNTAMEABLE” caught some attention, Monaco successfully took home "Music Video of the Year" at the Niagara Music Awards in 2018 for "UNTAMEABLE", as well as "Original Group of the Year". 


Wanting to test what might be next- Monaco returned to the studio in 2018 to launch a follow up EP "Wishing Waiting Floating" released on November 3rd 2018,  as well as her annual calendar, with a new twist for 2019! This EP spun Mel towards her Italian roots, doing her first bilingual track. Looking ahead, Mel intends to release another album in 2019 currently untitled,  alongside another music video. Monaco wants people to dance. 


Needless to say, keep an eye and ear out for Mel Monaco in 2019. There ain’t no rest for Mel Monaco. 




LINKS:


Website: www.melmonaco.com


FB/ IG/ Twitter: @melmomacomusic 


Email: mel@melmonaco.com 


Youtube: YouTube.com/MelMonaco 



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)
Album: Falling For The Third Time (August 2017)
"UNTAMEABLE" - Video (February 2018)
EP: "Wishing Waiting Floating" (November 2018)

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