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 ( 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!



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)





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

Melanie Peterson Pamenar August 16th

I hope you have been enjoying this mild and beautiful summer. I know I have!

I am excited about a couple things. First off, this Saturday August 16th I’ll be playing at the best coffee shop in Kensington Market: CAFE PAMENAR (307 Augusta Ave). I’ll be part of a stellar line up of female singer-songwriters and will be joined on stage by the hunky Peter Collins. We will be trying out some new material AND playing some of the old favorites. This is a show you wont want to miss. You can find out all the details and please RSVP here:

Secondly, another one of the songs from my cover EP got a spin on the BBC last weekend thanks to Monica Winfield. You can have a listen to the song and Monica’s fabulous intro here:

I’ll look forward to seeing you on Saturday night. Have a great week and thank you for your support!7-04+Mel@PL+340

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie xo


Hear Me HOWL

I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. I know I am!

I wanted to let you know host Nik Beat of the CIUT radio show HOWL who recently  played a cut from my EP Read It On The Radio  has invited me to come be ON the show LIVE this Tuesday July 22nd. We’ll be talking about what has been happening with me musically, and what is next.  I hope you will listen in and feel free to message me with comments. I’d love to hear from you.

So listen live THIS TUESDAY NIGHT at 10pm~ just go to 89.5 FM. When you hear the opening track, Mike Myers from I Married An Axe Murderer, you’ll know you’re on the right channel!  And/or you can check it out at on internet station live stream and rogers cable channel 946 and Star Satellite channel 826 10 pm til 11 pm EST.

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement!




Melanie Petersonat the beach







Melanie Peterson in Niagara Falls

Happy Canada Day!

I have the honor of having been invited to play in Niagara Falls this month. Peter Collins (bass), Mitch Girio (guitar) and I plan to put together a hugely entertaining show. I love the adventure of playing outside of Toronto with these talented musicians at my side. If you are near Niagara Falls and have a chance to come hear us at the Dunn Street Grill (6095 Dunn Street) on Saturday July 26th, 9pm you wont be disappointed. It’ll be a fascinating trip through past, present and future material at this comfortable family restaurant with a bit of a pub feel.

Read about the gig here.

June News

at the beach

Happy June to you and I hope your month will be filled with music. Here’s what’s going on with me:

As many of you know I have been dubbed by press & radio as “Mary Poppins with a broken heart.” In honor of that title, the final track of my six song digital cover EP READ IT ON THE RADIO is: STAY AWAKE from Disney’s classic movie Mary Poppins. You can listen/download here:

Listen to Stay Awake on SoundCloud.

Now that all the tracks are up, you can consider downloading the entire album!

By downloading the complete album you are receiving the full vision of the recording.

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New Track: Lost Cause


I’m so excited about this week’s song release: LOST CAUSE. I was never a huge BECK fan, but when producer Mitch Girio introduced me to this song, I just had to sing it. I felt it was incredibly relatable. Hunky Peter Collins is busy on this song with piano, organ, bass and backing vocals. Pete Lambert is playing the suitcase (yup). And Mitch added some guitar to the song, not to mention produced, mixed and mastered. Listen and/or download here:

Listen on SoundCloud.

My website is up and running at Thanks to the talented Paul Virostek, you can watch my videos, find gig listings, listen to tracks from my albums, buy my albums and look at pictures all in one place!

Lastly, I have a show coming up at the Cameron House on June 4th at 8pm in Toronto to help support and fund our friends at Ovarian Cancer Canada… An amazing cause and an amazing line-up of female indie talent!!! Read more on the Facebook Page. $10 or PWYC Come say hi! You can pick up a CD at the merch table and some of Peter’s famous hummus!

Cameron House Gig Poster

A lot of HEART


It’s all about HEART these days, and I’m loving it!

I’ve released song number four of my 6 song cover EP this week. It’s called HEART and it is unique in the sense that the song writer (Nick Lowe) is having a heart to heart with his heart. Have a listen to my rendition here and hear what I mean. As usual this tune was produced by the talented Mitch Girio.

Download it here at bandcamp.

I’m also excited to have been invited to perform a few songs with the hunky Peter Collins at my dear friend Ritchie Sinclair’s art opening. I met him around the same time I met Peter and he has been a great friend and supporter of our music ever since. It is a real honor to be invited to support him in return.

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