Your September Update From Melanie Peterson

L to R: Frank Koren, Lucky Pete Lambert, moi, James McKie, Hunky Peter Collins

It was nice to see so many friendly faces at my EP release party at Dakota Tavern earlier this month. I was joined by Frank Koren on lead guitar, Lucky Pete Lambert on drums, James McKie on fiddle and Hunky Peter Collins on bass. It was a thrill to play through my new EP ‘We Got this – Side Two’ accompanied by these talented musicians.

We also had The Beresfords as our opening act. I can’t thank this brother and sister duo from Aurora enough for playing such a sweet opening set. I look forward to sharing the bill with them again in the future.

My new EP is available now on all digital platforms, so have a listen if you have not had a chance to check out the new songs yet. I appreciate your support and love hearing your feedback, so bring it on!

Mark your calendars because we are returning to Sauce on the Danforth on Sunday, October 9th 4-7pm. More details to come soon, I hope to see you there.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

Join me this week and beyond!

Happy Monday! I’ve got 2 shows this week!! And I can’t wait to see you there!

LIVE on ZOOM this TUESDAY!

So excited to be one of three guests on Music My Mother Would Not Like THIS Tuesday, 8-11pm ET with hunky Peter Collins on bass!! Don’t miss this one, I’ll be playing songs from the We Got This, We Got This – Side Two and a brand new song, hot off the presses! TUESDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 8-11PM ET, ZOOM CONCERT – tips welcome. More info and register HERE

LIVE at the Indie Distributor!

Thrilled to be playing LIVE at the 400 Market! I’ll be playing this Sunday, August 7th, 1pm as part of the Indie Distributor showcase series. Enjoy folked up tunes and heaps of vendors- there is something for everyone! Just 5 minutes South of Barrie off Highway 400 at exit 85 Innisfil Beach road. More info HERE

And, I hope to see you at my EP release party Thursday Sept 1st! So excited!! Full band and SUPER talented opening act. SAVE THE DATE and SAVE SOME CASH by buying your tickets in advance HERE

Till we meet again!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie

Music My Mother Would Not Like

Dear friends,

I hope this note finds you well and enjoying the delicious summer so far!

I’m reaching out because, thanks to Veronica Kutt, my fabulous booking agent, I will be appearing on Music My Mother Would Not Like, a weekly singer-songwriter live stream showcase series that takes place on Zoom. The series features three internationally or nationally touring artists each week. It’s not an “in the round” format, each artist gets a 25 minute set. The show I will be part of will take place August 2nd and Zoom doors will open at 7:30pmEST. The show starts at 8pmEST.

For my set I will be joined by hunky Peter Collins on bass and with any luck Audrey, our fur baby (lol) will jump on the couch and sleep through the set looking cute for ya’all. She always konks out as soon as we start playing.

We will be playing songs from “We Got This” and “We Got This – Side Two” as well as one BRAND NEW SONG (as in, never played it live, hot off the presses, that sort of thing) that I’m super excited to share with you all! And it’s NOT a love song, imagine that!

You have to register in advance for this show. There are no tickets to pay for, though tipping is encouraged 🙂 You can register HERE as soon as today, and I hope you do, because I would love to see you there! What could be better than to enjoy excellent live music on a Tuesday evening, from home, and in your PJ’s if you feel so inclined! Leave the getting dressed up to me!

And do feel free to forward this email to people who might be interested in tuning in. I would, as always, be grateful to you for helping spread the word. And if you have any questions about the show, feel free to respond to this message or email me at melanieacts@hotmail.com

Hugs and mushy stuff!

Melanie xo

“Somebody’s Somebody” Live at The Sound Of Music Festival!

Toronto Patio Show Next Saturday!

Well, next Saturday June 11th my first patio gig of 2022 is happening at The Free Times Cafe (link will open in a new tab). Join me if you are in and around Toronto.

You can find more info and rsvp HERE (link will open in a new tab)

Please note it is advisable you reserve your table/seat in advance. You can reserve your table here: (416)967-1078.

Music starts with an opening set by the talented David Storey who is not only a musician but award winning writer, director and producer of Corner Gas as well.

I’ll hit the stage with the trio at around 8:45pm.

The show is being presented by Brian Gladstone who will headline with a set around 9:30.

In other show news, the trio and I will be performing at the 2022 Sound Of Music Festival in Burlington happening at the end of the month. I’ll hit the Civic Square stage at 3:45pm on Saturday June 18th and be joined by hunky Peter Collins on bass/vocals and Lucky Pete Lambert on percussion/vocals. More festival deets HERE (link will open in another tab)

September 1st – save the date for “We Got This – Side Two” EP release party! Details TBA 🙂

WATCH music video for my latest single “Somebody”s Somebody”, ICYMI!

More from me:

Listen & follow on Bandcamp to be the first to hear “We Got This – Side Two”!

Watch the acoustic version of “We Got This” the title track from my last EP.

Listen to my top songs and albums on Apple Music

Listen and follow me on Spotify

That’s all for now my lovlies!

I’ll look forward to seeing you soon and celebrating my new EP with you in the fall.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

Somebody’s Somebody out Friday!

Somebody’s Somebody, the first single from my upcoming EP ‘We Got This – Side Two’ will be officially released and available on all digital platforms THIS Friday, May 6th!

To celebrate, the band and I are playing live THIS Thursday May 5th, at The Dakota Tavern with opening act The Alter Kakers!!! RSVP HERE!

And for even more good news, The Dakota Tavern has recently installed two surgical quality air purifiers to keep the air free of small pathogens such as viruses. We can all literally breath easier. Yay!

Last little thing. If you’d like to help spread the word about the show, that would be amazing! If you share the event/poster via Facebook/Instagram be sure to tag me and Ill send you a DM with an advanced digital download of the new song!

I’d love to have you at the show!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie xo

Upcoming Toronto Single Release Party! – DAKOTA TAVERN

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all doing great end enjoying the springing of spring! Today I packed up my long john’s and put them in a box in the basement until next winter, with a smile.

I’ll be releasing the first single “Somebody’s Somebody” from ‘We Got This – Side Two’ this May and celebrating with a single release party on May 5th 7pm-9pm at the Dakota Tavern! It will be a special show because I will have a full band, including a keyboard player, joining me on stage and we will be playing through the 6 songs from ‘We Got This’ and the 6 songs from ‘We Got This – Side Two’ in order, so you can get a feel for the flow of the songs on both EPs. Not to mention it will be my first time playing with a full band since 2020! This is a night not to be missed!

I have put together a poster with all the info on it for you. Please feel free to share!

Ticket link: HERE

RSVP to the FB event and help me show the world that the Dakota Tavern is the place to be May 5th: HERE

Check out the music video for “Somebody’s Somebody”, featuring many of you(!): HERE

If you are in town early May and want to check out some great live music, come down & hear us, and our fabulous opening act The Alter Kakers!

It’ll be great to see some familiar faces and share a drink after the show.

Hugs and so much mushy stuff,

Melanie

Melanie Peterson’s March Newsletter!

Photo by Jen Squires

Dear Friends!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I hope you have had an awesome March so far! Can you believe Spring is almost sprung? Yay!

Thought I’d share some exciting news for 2022 & new(ish) merch, ICYMI!!

First off: don’t miss my FREE solo live stream performance Tuesday APRIL 26th at 7pm EST from my FACEBOOK MUSIC PAGE where I will play the songs from my soon to be released EP “We Got This – Side Two”, share the stories behind the songs and more! There is good chance my fur baby Audrey will pop in to say hello! So excited to see you there, virtually speaking! And so grateful to the Music Performance Trust Fund and VK Artists Promotions for sponsoring this show! It’s gonna be a good one!!

Photo by Jen Squires

AND if you are itching to see the full band and I LIVE, save this date: Thursday May 5th when we will be live at The Dakota Tavern to celebrate the release of “We Got This” (finally!!) by playing all the songs from that EP and also the songs from “We Got This – Side Two”. It will be a great night of live music and also an opportunity for you to unwind and be social with friends you haven’t seen in person for some time, including me! Can’t wait.

I feel like the pandemic and it’s variants have consistently messed up my best laid plans, and still are, to some extent, as we will not have Mitch Girio joining us on guitar at the show May 5th, but we do have the superstar guitar player Frank Koren filling in, and I know you won’t be disappointed by his performance of the songs! I have so many exciting things to look forward to but most of all I’m looking forward to sharing my new music with you!

Hugs and mushy stuff!

Melanie Peterson

Photo by Jen Squires

PS- MERCH ALERT! Do you have your very own Melanie Peterson mug yet? If not, why not grab one HERE? Go ahead, make my day and brighten up your mornings with your very own Melanie Peterson mug!!

February Live Stream!

I hope you have had an awesome February so far! If you are stuck in the February blahs, why not tune into my live stream this Thursday Feb 17th at 8pm EST? I’ll be live on my Facebook Music Page playing new songs, a few requests, will have two special guests (one of them will be wearing fur) and be joined by hunky Peter Collins on bass. It’s going to be a fun hour of live music, straight from my living room to yours, just for you. GET THE DEETS

Hope to see you at the show, virtually speaking!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

PS- for those of you who are keeping track, my EP release party at The Dakota Tavern has been moved to May 5th. We’ll be playing all the songs from the EPs We Got This and We Got This- Side 2. It’ll be the perfect show to attend if you want to socialize with friends and unwind after work!

Photo by James Dean Photography

Recording Update & Upcoming Livestream

Friends! The new EP is coming along swimmingly. I am SO excited. It is going to be Part Two of “We Got This”, the EP I released in Nov 2020. We had a bit of a slow down in the recording process due to the Omicron variant, but soon the Pete’s will be boostered up and able to go into the studio with Mitch to record their backing vocal parts which are so essential to the new songs, especially “Somebody’s Somebody“.

For a sneak peak at a few of the new songs from the EP and how you can help a girl continue to make music during these difficult times and be part of the journey, click here

For those of you who have already supported me on this EP at IndieGoGo and to my Executive Producer angel Paul T, THANK YOU. I am planning an update in the next week and can’t wait to share all the goings-on.

Photo by James Dean Photography

LIVE STREAM ALERT: THURSDAY, Feb 17th 8pm EST I am going to live stream with hunky Peter Collins here at our humble abode. Please join us, bring your Tequila, wear your most comfy cloths. We will dress up for you and introduce you to the new addition to our family, Audrey.

Making herself at home 🙂

Finally, THANK YOU for being on my mailing list. Know that I love and appreciate you and look forward to sharing exciting news with you throughout 2022 and getting back to playing live for you when the stars align! Meantime, I’ll keep writing up a storm, which I consider the best use of my time during these trying times.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie xoxox

Ho ho ho! New holiday tune!

For years I’ve been writing Christmas songs that talk about snow, mistletoe and numerous other things that define the holiday season for most of us.

This year, I thought, why not change it up and write a New Year’s Eve song instead?…and so I did.

Here is my very first New Year’s Eve song “May I Have Your Midnight?”

My extremely talented friend and producer Derek Downham recorded it for me, added all the instrumentation and the shimmer.

It would mean the world to me if you would please play it, save it, add it to your holiday playlists and share it! The song is available on all digital platforms including:

Here: SPOTIFY

Here: APPLE MUSIC

And if you’d like to buy the track and perhaps a few of my other holiday singles, you can do so HERE ON BANDCAMP (it is Bandcamp Friday until midnight tonight in which 100% of the proceeds go directly to the artist aka moi)

And if you’d like to watch, share and like the stunning lyric video you can do so HERE

Wishing you a stress free holiday season and here’s to 2022…let’s hope it’s a good one!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie

Photo by James Dean