Atlanta native Melanie Massell has been charming audiences since childhood with her powerful voice and charisma. After majoring in theater and performing arts (Atlanta’s Northside High School of Performing Arts and Florida State University’s School of Theatre), she began her extensive and successful entertainment career by touring nationally and internationally as a vocalist with bands of many genres. After years of touring Melanie returned to Atlanta where she formed her own personal business entity, MMMusic Entertainment.
As band leader and vocalist, Melanie has consistently delighted audiences at clubs, weddings, special events, festivals and premier hotel venues throughout the Southeast, appearing with combos ranging from duos and trios to eight-piece bands with a horn section. A seasoned, professional vocalist with a broad range and unique interpretive style, she has opened for artists such as Chris Botti and David Sanborn and was a backup singer for Oleta Adams. She has also performed for public figures such as Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Georgia Governors Roy Barnes and Sonny Perdue, Vice President Al Gore, and Britain’s Princess Anne.
Melanie was chosen to perform for the first official 1996 Atlanta Olympics event (Chefs de Mission) and was booked nightly during the Olympics for private parties. She also provided musical entertainment for Anheuser-Busch corporate clients during Bud Bowl 2000 and performed for the Coca-Cola Atlanta Music Awards at the Fox Theater where she was nominated as “Outstanding Artist” and “Best Jazz Act”.
”Songs performed the way they’re supposed to be sung...Melanie’s show is two thumbs up” -
Tom Houck, Creative Loafing
“Now, here’s a wonderful jazz singer” - Atlanta Nights
“The little lady with the big voice” - Ron Hudspeth
“Melanie’s range is so broad she can handle almost any style” - Atlanta Daily World
“Belts out a song as if she were 7 feet tall...Melanie has the gift to entrance and enchant you” -
Atlanta’s Restaurant Guide
“The most comically lascivious wink I’ve ever seen” - Colin Campbell