“At 6:15pm, Singer-Songwriter Melanie Dekker is described as a mix of Sheryl Crow and Jewel. A young, blonde-braided, long haired beautiful woman appears on stage greeted by a fan yelling “Melanie, You Rock!”.
The crowd was excited as she cheerfully entertained us with her strong guitar rhythmic fingers. The acoustics sounded great as she played solo on stage. Her high energy got my feet stomping, and she was clearly “happy to be here”.
I liked her mix of funky, soulful, & pop sounding style. I felt a strong yet gentle singing voice in all her songs. While the last song “Speechless” was performed, all the clouds were clearing to show a beautiful blue night sky…”
....... by: Colette Pilon, The Tiger’s Eye. Review of her show with superstar Faith Hill.
Melanie has performed before President William J. Clinton; toured and played 12 shows in two days for the troops in Afghanistan; Melanie received an LA MUSIC AWARD nomination for 'Humanitarian Artist of the Year' and 'Video of the Year', "Wounded Soldier"; performed at the Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010; and shared the stage with many stars including Diana Krall, Chaka Khan, Faith Hill & Bryan Adams.
Ms. Dekker has released six successful albums in her sixteen year career and her single, ‘I Said I’, off the ‘Just Because’ album reached the top 10 singles charts in Canada and the album hit the top 50 albums for over 13 weeks. She is currently recording her 7th album to be released in the fall of 2013.
David Kershenbaum (producer for Tracy Chapman, Tori Amos, Joan Baez, Joe Jackson, among other household artist names). Kershenbaum launched Tracy Chapman with her self-titled album which sold 20 million copies and garnered six Grammy nominations, winning three including Album of the Year.
According to Kershenbaum, “Discovering and working with Melanie Dekker matches the excitement and enthusiasm I experienced with other ‘new’ female artists including Tracy Chapman and Tori Amos. I strongly feel that Melanie’s originality and uniqueness at writing and performing will quickly launch her into celebrity status. She is definitely an artist to pay attention to.”