A versatile songwriter, pianist and guitarist, Melissa has released three albums, including The Other Side (2008), Just Like That (2010) and To Memi Lou (2013). One listen and you are hooked--part velvet, part grit, Melissa's voice has a quality to it that penetrates. Featured musicians on her latest EP include drummer Jimmy Paxson (Stevie Nicks, Ben Harper), bassist Lige Curry (George Clinton and P-Funk), Jason Orme (Sarah McLachlan), Will Gramling (Colbie Caillat) and Jason Kanakis (Ingrid Michaelson).

Born and raised in Hawaii, Melissa graduated from Stanford then began performing and songwriting professionally. In 2011, she was cast as one of 12 talented songwriters for Bravo TV's show "Platinum Hit," hosted by Jewel and Kara DioGuardi. Audiences received an inside look at the songwriting process, with star guest judges like Donna Summer, Leona Lewis, Ryan Tedder and Rodney Jerkins sitting in.

Melissa has toured nationally, sharing the stage with artists like Sara Bareilles, Josh Ritter, and ALO. She has showcased at SXSW and been featured on tastemaker radio stations like San Francisco's KFOG 104.5 FM. She is currently writing and recording for her next project.

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