Christmas Gifts and Flying Beavers

Hello!

In November I got some publicity photo’s done. I’m thrilled with how they turned out. Especially this one. Thank you Bobby Singh of Front Of House Photography.

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I’m excited to play my last “official” show of 2014 at the intimate Flying Beaver Pubaret this Saturday, December 6th. I’m opening for the amazing songwriter and performer Blair Packham at 7pm sharp and playing with the trio. Woot!

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Looking for he perfect gift? Until December 19th,  all copies of UNBREAKABLE purchased on my website will be signed, gift-wrapped and sent by me to any music lover of your choice in Canada.  No shipping charges. Giving is it’s own reward.

I’ll be in touch soon regarding my upcoming Indiegogo campaign.  Meantime, enjoy the season!

Hugs and mush,

 

Melanie Peterson

Secret’s out! I LOVE being on the same bill as Blair Packham!

Hi all! I hope you are enjoying the return of warm weather. Isn’t it nice to put the heavy sweaters back on the shelve for another week?

I wanted to let you all know about my next show and my last official show of 2014. It will be at The Flying Beaver Pubaret (488 Parliament St, Toronto). It is a cozy cabaret space, and I will be appearing there on Saturday December 6 at 7pm followed by an appearance from the terrifically talented and charming singer/songwriter Blair Packham. It’s an early show at which I promise to play at least one Christmas song, along with some of your favorite songs from Unbreakable and a few new songs I’ve written over the past year in preparation for my sophomore album. Blair promises to play his sole Christmas song, along with some Jitters favorites and some new songs he wrote while in Ireland in October.

Tix: $10advance/$15door ALL AGES WELCOME
Available at the Pubaret or online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/961864

Dinner is available before, during and after the show and dinner patrons get priority seating! First come, first serve~ so reserve your table now by e-mailing heather@pubaret.com or call 647.347.6567
www.pubaret.com

Blair and I will look forward to seeing you there and to helping to start your weekend off on the right note. (see what I did there?)

Please RSVP here and feel free to share this event with those who you think might be up for an early evening of excellent live music. https://www.facebook.com/events/583006955161643/

Hugs and mushy stuff!

Melanie Peterson

 

**READ THIS – Melanie Peterson – NEWS

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you well.

It’s been a fall full of good album reviews, music and lyric video shoots and releases, high octane gigs and writing songs for the new album!

I am happy to have the opportunity to release my first official lyrics video! I shot the footage with my iPhone on the way home (via ferry) from a performance on Toronto Island. Man, my arm got tired holding that iPhone still for 4 minutes, but it was worth it! Nick Lim created the playful typography and captured the mood of “Lucky Me” perfectly. Click here to check it out.

I am currently creating my Indie Go Go sophomore album fundraising campaign and look forward to sharing it with you all in the near future.

Meantime, for my Toronto friends and fans, I have a show coming up this Saturday Nov 22nd at the delightful Humble Beginnings. The address is 3109 Dundas Street West and the show will take place at 12:30-2:30 in the afternoon. I will be in duo mode with Mitch Girio. We will be playing new material and also many of your favorite songs from Unbreakable and Read It On The Radio. I hope you can join us for some delicious and inventive food AND music. There is no cover, but there will be a tip jar for those who are feeling generous and of course I will have copies of my CD Unbreakable for signing and selling.

Wishing you all a wonderful week and hoping to see you THIS Saturday afternoon!

Hugs and Mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

Check out my New Video

Hi friends,

Nick Lim and I hit the streets here in the Beach (or Beaches depending on how you roll) and shot this hybrid music/lyric video. I hope you enjoy it!

Please like/share!!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie

An Excellent Review of Unbreakable

Hi all,

I hope you are enjoying your fall so far. I know I am. I got an excellent review of my album Unbreakable on the AltRockChick website I thought I would share with you all:

http://t.co/ZjlfhCF2l3

Please enjoy, share and let me know what you think!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

 

Melanie Peterson

Melanie Peterson live Tuesday Sept. 23rd!

7-04+Mel@PL+304Thanks to everyone who came out to the Cameron House show earlier this month and helped make it the success it was!

My next show will be a full band showcase on Tuesday Sept. 23rd at The Painted Lady (218 Ossington Ave) 10pm

aBabe music, a group of artists dedicated to helping other artists, have organized this monthly live music night and have called it: “Viva Tuesdays!” There will be other acts before and after my 10pm set.

This is a $5.00 at the door event and if you mention you have come to hear Melanie Peterson your money will go directly to the band and I.

Space is somewhat limited so please RSVP on the event page and let us know you’re coming. https://www.facebook.com/events/546586015474239/

Hope to see you there!

 

Melanie Peterson xo

 

Melanie Peterson in duo mode at the Toronto Island Marina !

Hey Mellies! Some of you may know that from time to time over the summer I’ve been hosting the open stage at the Toronto Island Marina filling in for the astonishing Prince Perry. I’ve been asked to host again and so I will be hitting the stage this SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH at 9pm sharp. Of course, I will gladly give up the stage for other interested folks (YOU??) to play songs (covers or originals), but ultimately I’ll have the opportunity to play as much of my own material as you want to hear and will be taking requests! Best part is, it’s a FREE show! I’ll be accompanied by Peter Collins on bass and backing vocals.  See you there!

Melanie xo

Friday night at IMBIBE in Kitchener!

Hey all,

I’ll be playing at IMBIBE food/drink (www.imbibefooddrink.ca) in Kitchener Waterloo this Friday night (Sept 5th) 9pm till midnight. Mitch, Peter and I will be doing 3 sets of original and cover tunes and are excited to be heading back for our 3rd show at this hip Kitchener venue.

If you are in the neighborhood, I hope you’ll drop by for a little food, drink and music!

Cheers!

 

Melanie Peterson

BS Friday’s Artist Showcase

BS Friday’s is a Toronto networking group of singer-songwriters, bands, music managers, producers, booking agents and more who get together on a bi-weekly basis to brainstorm (BS) music related questions and concerns.

This Wednesday Sept 3rd 9pm in the back room of the Cameron House (408 Queen Street W) we will be holding a BS Friday’s showcase night  focusing on the singer-songwriters of the group. $6.00 gets you in to see 6 including me. I’ll be performing with my trio. (Peter Collins on bass and Mitch Girio on guitar)

Great music and good times are always guaranteed when we have a BS Friday’s showcase night.

Please feel to reach out to me if you need more details about the showcase.

 

Cameron House-8.5x11 Please RSVP so we can get an idea of how many people are coming to the showcase!

 

I’ll look forward to see you there,

Melanie Peterson

I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours

This Friday August 22nd I’ll be performing at AND hosting the Toronto Island Marina’s open MIC. This will be a fun event for you to attend for these 5 reasons:

1-NO COVER CHARGE (tho you do have to pay for the ferry ride over to the island)

2-THE FERRY RIDE OVER TO THE ISLAND

3-THE BEAUTIUFL SETTING IN WHICH YOU WILL ENJOY LIVE MUSIC, REALISTICALLY PRICED FOOD AND DRINK

4-I’LL BE PERFORMING AS MANY SONGS AND WHICHEVER SONGS OF MINE YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR AND I’LL HAVE HUNKY PETER COLLINS ON BASS

5-YOU ARE WELCOME, NO ENCOURAGED, TO DO A FEW TUNES YOURSELF.  COVERS OR ORIGINALS.

Take the 8pm ferry across,  then enjoy a meal. The show starts at 9pm and goes until 11pm so you can easily catch the last ferry back to Toronto before midnight. After that you have to rely on the water taxi which is a bit more pricey.

Hope to see/hear (!) you there.

Hugs and mushy stuff!

 

Melanie Peterson xo