“If you can’t be safe, be spectacular”, a phrase setting the musical tone for Mel Monaco, Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist from Niagara, Ontario. Mel Monaco‘s hyper-catchy new single “Love Tides” serves as a gentle reminder to let go of our stresses and embrace the ever-present beauty of life. Mel’s creative approach is both playful and charismatic.
Mel was the recipient of the 2019 St. Catherines Emerging Artist Award. Monaco has also graced the stages such as Canal Days, opening for Blue Rodeo, the timeless Horseshoe Tavern, as well as selling out New Years Eve at The First Ontario Performing Arts Centre. An original artist for over a decade, she fondly refers to her breezy signature sound as ‘yacht pop’, a unique fusion of RnB, Jazz, Soul and Funk.
“Love Tides is all about embracing the summer sunshine and celebrating love! With so much going on in the world, it can sometimes be difficult to remember that life is beautiful and we have so much to rejoice in, especially when you’re on a boat! We’ve been digging our sound lately, and we like to call it yacht pop! If you aren’t on a boat, music stylings from Mel Monaco sure make you groove like you are. Love Tides is a reflection of where Mel Monaco is right now, living in the moment and showing gratitude for every opportunity and experience in life”.
Mel Monaco‘s light and uplifting energy is nothing short of contagious. “Love Tides” is some type of earworm, beckoning the listener to welcome the incoming waves of joy and radiance. Fans of artists like Dua Lipa and Jamiroquai should feel right at home with the tropical, danceable sounds. “Love Tides” comes with an accompanying video, which, as you may have guessed, was filmed on a boat.
Lead Vocal/ Harmonies Arrangement + Performance | Mel Monaco
Keyboards/Percussion Arrangement + Performance | Brent Setterington
Drum Arrangement + Performance | Marcus Gazzellone
Guitar Arrangement + Performance | Mike Cecchini
Bass Performance | Joe Cool
Flute Performance | Dave Watson of Chops Horns
Violin Performance | Cynthia Konopka
Producer Name(s): Brent Setterington
Official Website: www.melmonaco.com
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/melmonaco
“If you can’t be safe, be spectacular”, a phrase setting the musical tone for Mel Monaco, Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist from Muskoka, Ontario.
Inﬂuenced by her musical and creative family, there is no doubt this broad mixture of inspiration aided in the foundation of Monaco’s musical fate. Starting out on the stage, Monaco was led to her artistic home and greatest passion- singing and song writing.
It was at the age of 18, an ambitious Mel set the bar high, desiring to write and release 5 records before the age of 30. Mission accomplished! Having now released 6 records, Monaco’s most recent release “Love Tides” 2023 is turning heads.
With a rising maturity and developments from previous album releases such as
“Better Not Bitter” 2021, “Catching Ladybugs” 2019, “Wishing Waiting Floating” 2019 and “Falling for the Third Time” 2017, Monaco continues to explore influences of RnB, Jazz, Soul and Funk defining her now notable genre, ‘Yacht Pop’!
In addition to every album’s different and unique success, Monaco has earned accolades in her community, receiving recognition from the Arts and Culture committee in 2019, winning the St. Catherines Emerging Artist Award.
Monaco has graced the stages such as Canal Days, opening for Blue Rodeo, the timeless Horseshoe Tavern, as well as selling out New Years Eve at The First Ontario Performing Arts Centre… there is no doubt that Monaco lives for the performance punching adrenaline.
Always traveling to find inspiration, Monaco takes on the world and learns from every experience, turning them into lyrical memories.
Keep an eye and ear on Mel Monaco in 2024 as she takes to the water and continues to be UNTAMEABLE!