Melonnee Desireé
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Melonnee Desireé

Grass Valley, California, United States

Grass Valley, California, United States
Band Blues Rock


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"Melonnee Desiree is Fantastic and We Love Her!"

“Melonnee’s voice, musicianship, energy, and stage presence, as well as her ability to captivate, entertain and interact with her audience, is incredible. Her funky and soulful Blues/R&B style is great. She keeps the crowd wanting more. Melonnee has performed for several of our big events, concerts and festivals. Whether for listening or dance music, she’s is fantastic and we love her!” - Stephen Dinen, The Bay Area Chambers of Commerce Events Coordinator, San Francisco, CA
- Stephen Dinen

"Melonnee Desiree is Back - Don't Miss Her Show!"

Melonnee is a major talent…her energy, music, voice and guitar and bass player, as well as her connection to the audience, is amazing. Our customers love her and her band and they always come back for more. I never have seen a performer work as hard as she does, especially when she and her band play a two-hour set and keep the audience dancing, entertained and engaged as Melonnee does. She is great and that’s why we have her play at our venue frequently!
-Big Mac Daddy, The Elk Grove Brewery (Elk Grove, CA)
- -Big Mac Daddy, The Elk Grove Brewery

"At All Our Events!"

“We saw and heard Melonnee perform a few years ago, and liked her so much that we hired her for our daughter’s wedding. And then had her 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 her to perform for their events, both private and company parties and events, where they wanted professional and high quality music. We highly recommend Melonnee!”
- Carol and Jake Morrison (Sacramento, CA)
- Carol and Jake Morrison

"Melonnee Desiree at The Copper Top in Grass Valley"

“…As a singer/songwriter, guitarist and bass player, Melonnee performs with intense, raw emotion and energy, interacting and connecting with her audiences, affecting them to such a degree that they continue to go to her performances and buy her CDs...” -The Grass Valley Union, Grass Valley, CA - The Union (Grass Valley Newspaper)


Also go to Melonnee's website ( to hear her latest CD, released in 2010, entitled - "CAUZIN' A RUCKUS".

Other CDs by Melonnee:
-"The Promises"
-"Divine Source"
-"Sweet Fire Woman"



MELONNEE DESIREÉ - is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, bass player, producer, performing and recording artist, having performed professionally throughout California and the West Coast for over 35 years. She performs with incredible emotion and energy that moves and engages her audiences wherever she is performing.

Melonnee grew up in Sacramento and moved to Grass Valley last year. She comes from a family of musicians where her mother sang professionally “big band” tunes of the 1940’s, and her uncle played the club circuit throughout the United States. Melonnee started singing and playing music at the age of 9 when she sang with her mother, and also learned how to play guitar. Melonnee later learned how to play bass guitar and keyboards.

Winner of the 2008-2009 Best Blues/R&B Performer by the Northern California Music Critics Association, critics have described Melonnee’s singing, guitar and bass playing, stage and musical performance as “powerful, passionate, energizing and soulful”, as she weaves and works it all into her own blend of soulful funky Blues/R&B music. Whether she is performing her own original music from one of her CDs, or cover songs from other well-known artists, she interacts and connects with her audience, making for an extremely enjoyable event for who ever comes out to either watch, dance or just listen to her. Melonnee’s musical influences are diverse and include: Bonnie Raitt, Francine Reed, Eric Clapton, James Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Etta James, and others.

Melonnee has recorded and produced several CDs of her own original material, and just released her most recent Blues/R&B CD entitled - Cauzin’ A Ruckus. Go to her website: to hear all of the songs on her new CD.

Melonnee has a great band of musicians behind her, featuring a roster of excellent, seasoned pros that include: Rick Cartwright on guitar and vocals; Dorothy Sills on sax, harmonica and vocals; Tommy Rizzi on keyboards; and last but not least - holding down the groove of the band - are Vinnie Pantaleoni on bass, and Charlie McGimsey on drums. Both Vinnie and Charlie were original members of the well-known 1980’s band - Steel Breeze, who recorded the Top-40 hit song -“You Don’t Want Me Anymore”. Charlie also performed in the well-known band, Stoneground, and has opened for the bands Huey Lewis and the News, REO Speedwagon, Sammy Hagar, Peter Frampton, Edgar Winter, Loverboy, Eddie Money, Elvin Bishop, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others. Charlie is also endorsed by D.W. Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Silverfox and HipTrix drumsticks.

Melonnee is performing for private and corporate events throughout the year. Contact her directly, and/or refer back to the CALENDAR page of this website, for a complete current and updated list of her performances that are open to the public. If you would like to book her for an event, go to her CONTACT page.