Melanie Peterson trio at Relish Friday night, singing the songs that make us proud!

I’ll be performing with my incredible trio Friday, January 12 at Relish Bar and Grill on the Danforth in Toronto. It’s an early show (7pm-9pm)! We will be performing songs from my debut album, sophomore album and recent EPs as well as new material we are proud to share! My trio consists of this tsunami of talent: hunky Peter Collins on bass and Mitch Girio on guitar. Don’t miss it! I’ll be using the rest of January to continue writing, so this will be my last Toronto date in January. It’s a PWYC show so RSVP ASAP here.

Till we meet again!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

Saturday, please come sooner!

My first show of 2018!  Castro’s Lounge is an intimate bar in the Beach area of East Toronto.  There isn’t a bad seat in the house and the beer/wine selection is excellent! Joined by my good friend and guitarist Neil Murchison and hunky Peter Collins on bass I will be singing a selection of songs from my debut, sophomore album and EP such as….

-Cinema Girl

-Just The Right Amount of Wrong


-Been So Long

-Fallback Plan

-A Path Laid Out Like Gold

and more!!

It’s a PWYC show, so you wont have to trash your New Year’s resolution to spend less money going out! More details and RSVP HERE.

And if you are not able to make it to this special show, make sure to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel for video updates!

And/or consider hosting a house concert with me:

Happy New Year!!! I sincerely hope all your dreams for 2018 come true!!!

Until we meet again, hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

Holiday single out now and final concert of 2017!

“When You Were Here” my new holiday single, is now available exclusively on Bandcamp! I’m so excited to share this song with you, written by me and produced by the ever brilliant Mitch Girio! The song is about the determination to enjoy the holiday season, even after a loved one has passed on (not your typical holiday song, agreed).  HERE is the link where you can hear the song and/or buy the track for $1.

BTW, thanks to Bandcamp,  you can buy my entire digital discography (8 releases-phew!) for $21.45 (35%off) which includes includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Refresher Vol. 1TwoSunshineSanta’s Sleigh,Anywhere From HereRead It On The Radio, and Unbreakable.

ALSO, I have my last show of 2017 coming up this December 20th at the Painted Lady! Neil Murchison will be accompanying me on guitar. I’m sharing the bill with my good friend Angela Saini and the talented Pale Criminal! Doors open at 9pm. I’m on at 9:30 sharp. If you are Toronto based (or there abouts) I hope you’ll come celebrate the holiday season with us after work Wednesday evening!

ON ANOTHER NOTE (pun intended), I’m currently in booking mode for house concerts! Please email me (address on above flyer) for details if you want to get a little closer to the music and impress your friends with a concert in your home!

Finally, I do have t-shirts in the works, and hope to share them with you in the new year! So exciting!

Love you lots.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

New EP and LAST Monday night at The Cameron House!

I am so excited to announce the release of my new EP! It is a remix of four of your favorite Melanie Peterson tunes, remixed with care by Mitch Girio. Here is the link to listen/download: REFRESHER VOL. 1 

Hope your November has been wonderful. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to play every Monday in November from 6pm-8pm with the full band at the legendary Cameron House. Our last show of this residency is this Monday Nov. 27.  Doors at 6pm, show starts at 6:15pm, but arrive early if you want to be sure to get a table.

We will be playing some of your favorite Melanie Peterson songs (yes, including Unbreakable) and many of the new songs I have written since my last Cameron House residency two year ago.

Stay tuned for news on my upcoming holiday single.  I’ve laid down the ghost track and will be in the studio this week to lay down a vocal track. Can’t wait for you to hear it!

Thanks so much for being a friend and a fan and, if you are Toronto based, or close by,  hope to see you at The Cameron House on Monday.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

The CLOCK is TICKING! Only two Mondays left!



Dear Friends,

I have only two more Monday night full band performances at the legendary Cameron House where we will be playing two sets of songs from Unbreakable, Anywhere From Here, Two and also a handful of brand new songs.

The doors will be open at 6pm THIS Monday Nov 20 and Monday Nov 27 with the show starting at 6:15pm.  Do feel free to come by early for realistically priced adult beverages and to mingle with  fellow live music lovers, myself and the band.

Kindly remember to RSVP at the link below. You can also find out more info about the event at the link and comment to your heart’s content 🙂


If you have any further queries, please feel free to get in touch with me at

I look forward to seeing you there!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

James Dean Photography

James Dean Photography



Tonight! Opening Night at The Cameron House!

I’m excited to announce and remind you that tonight is the opening night of my month long, every Monday in November, residency at The Cameron House!


The band and I will be playing two 45 minute sets with hunky Peter Collins on bass, Mitch Girio on guitar and Lucky Pete Lambert will be playing the suitcase. Come check it out and start your week off right! It’s a pass the hat show, so no advance tickets necessary!

Stay tuned for news about a remix EP release of some of my earlier songs coming soon!

Thanks for being a friend and a fan, and I’ll look forward to seeing you at the Cameron House.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

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Upcoming east AND west end shows!

Dear friends,

Three different venues to catch my show for Toronto folks (and those willing to travel to Toronto) in November!

  1. Every Monday in November (6pm-8pm) my band and I, who have been performing together since 2012, will be performing songs from my 2 full length albums & 2 EPs, as well as auditioning brand new songs for you at this weekly showcase taking place every Monday in November in the front room of the legendary Cameron House. Here are all the details:

Who: Melanie Peterson

What: An intimate two set performance with hunky Peter Collins (bass), Mitchell Girio (guitar) and Lucky Pete Lambert (suitcase).

Why: An opportunity to get the band back together on a weekly basis, and get back into the swing of playing together, in a casual way.

When: Monday November 6, 13, 20, 27! Doors 5:45  pm, show at 6 pm

Where: The Cameron House 408 Queen Street W @ Spadina

How Much: PWYC aka Pass The Hat


(poster by Neil Murchison)

2) Saturday, November 11, I’ll be returning to my favorite Queen east venue Castro’s, a cute bar on the Queen 501 Streetcar line.

It’s for all you east end folks who prefer not to go to the west end of the city for your live music needs.

It’ll be the same two sets I’ll be doing at the Cameron House, and you can expect a cover or two throughout the evening in honor of Remembrance Day. Get your requests in now!

When: Friday, November 11. Doors at 8:30 pm, show at 9 pm.

Where: Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. East, Toronto

How much: PWYC aka Pass The Hat

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(Photo by James Dean Photography)

3) Norm Tumak in conjunction with The Painted Lady has been running a series of “I Love Wednesday’s” events. The next on is on Wednesday November 22, and is a cool way to catch a set from me and other strong solo/duo/acoustic musical acts.

In addition to myself,  accomplished artist and singer/songwriter Arthur Renwick will take the stage.

Who: Yours truly, Arthur Renwick with another guest TBA

Where: The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave @ Dundas St. W, Toronto

When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  9 pm -12:30 pm (my set 9:30 pm)

What: Great musical performances. Accompanied by realistically priced adult beverages. It doesn’t get any better.

How much: $10.00 at the door.


(Pickering photo shoot with James Dean)

COMING SOONish (first shows of the new year – gasp!)

Saturday January 6: Castro’s Lounge 9 pm – 11 pm

Friday January 12:  Relish Bar and Grill  7 pm – 9 pm

Thanks for being a friend and a fan. Hope to see you at the shows!

Hugs and mushy stuff,


High Res

(Photo credit: James Dean Photography)

What She Said ~ Interview and Live Performance!

I’m excited to share an interview/live performance where I talk new music with Christine Bentley and Kate Wheeler on What She Said (The Jewel Radio Network). Hunky Peter Collins joins me in the studio and, after being peppered with pertinent questions, we played a live, stripped down version of “Been So Long”. Listen in HERE.Live at The BeachHouseSAVE THE DATE! I’m excited to be invited back to The Beach House in Toronto to perform on Saturday, September 30th. I will be playing two 45 minute sets of my original music with Mitch Girio on guitar. We’ll be playing songs from Unbreakable, Anywhere From Here, Read It On The Radio and from my latest EP “Two”.  Haven’t heard it yet? Listen here on SPOTIFY.


I am thrilled to announce my upcoming residency at The Cameron House (408 Queen Street West). I’ll be playing, with the full band, every Monday from 6-8pm in November… so swing by for some live music after work 🙂

Thanks for being a friend and a fan. I can’t wait to share my new tunes with you. Enjoy the beautiful weather and remember: you have to slow down to catch up.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson


So far, so good

james dean lying in grass shot
It has been a great summer so far! And man, has it even been flying by! Now that “Two” has been released and is working its way to radio stations across Canada and beyond, I’ve had an opportunity to write again and it feels so good! **happy dance**

james dean 7 I have a few shows coming up this August, which I am excited about… I’ll be playing a mix of brand new tunes, tunes I’ve released on albums/ EPs and a few covers thrown in for good measure. **pun intended** Tonight (Thursday) hunky Peter Collins and I’ll be at Zaza Espresso Bar in Etobicoke (324 Scarlette Rd) from 8pm-11pm.  On August 18th I’ll be at the Avant Garde in Ottawa (135 1/2 Besserer St) Then I’ll be back at Castro’s here in Toronto (2116 Queen East) on Wednesday August 23rd (8-11pm).


Lots of other exciting news, but you’ll have to come to a show and let me fill you in in person. It’s past my bedtime, so that’s all for now.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson




New EP & Show Dates

TwoNew EP!

My latest EP “Two” drops today.

“Two” is about two of the many sides of love. “Been So Long”: I’m falling in love, after so long without it.   And “Kiss Me Like You Mean It”: the honeymoon is over and I’m feeling neglected. Click HERE to watch the “Been So Long” video.

You can download/listen to the EP  today on your favorite digital platform.

You can also download/listen HERE on Bandcamp.

FREETIMESShow dates!

I’ve got three shows this month and I’m super pumped about all three! I will be playing the new songs from “Two” and selling signed copies of the EP at each of these dates.

TONIGHT! July 14th at The Free Times Cafe 9pm show. I’ll be accompanied by Mitch Girio on guitar/bass and sharing the bill with my talented friends- see poster above for deets.

THIS JUST IN! July 21st at Coco Espresso Bar 9pm show. No cover. 29 Bellair Street Toronto. I’ll be accompanied by the hunky Peter Collins on bass.

JULY 26TH! My EP release party! Come help up celebrate the release of my new EP at this gorgeous outdoor, all ages venue! Advanced tickets HERE. Doors at 7pm. Show 7:30-9:30 with hunky Pete on bass and Mitch on guitar.

If you are Toronto based, I hope to see you at one of these shows! If you are not Toronto based, and you’d like me to mail you a signed copy of the new EP, please be in touch 🙂

Hugs and mushy stuff!

Melanie Peterson