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 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:



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,


Photo by James Dean

Two shows are better than one!

Photo by James Dean Photography

Dear friends,

I know you are busy so I’ll keep it quick today!

Above is a sneaky peak photo from my recent photo shoot with the fabulous James Dean at Annette Studios. The plan was to shoot a photo for the cover of my new, soon to be released New Year’s Eve single (!!) “May I Have Your Midnight?” And I’m happy to report we got a TON of great shots, including the one above.

The lyric video for “May I Have Your Midnight?” is currently under construction and I’ll be super excited to share that with you, along with the new single, in December.

On another note (see what I did there?) Peter and I are playing live at Sauce On The Danforth THIS SATURDAY! There is no cover for this show, but tips are welcome. It is a 4pm matinee show. Hope to see a few of your gorgeous faces there.

Lastly, I’m excited to share that I’ll be doing a live ONLINE concert this Monday Nov 22nd as part of Signe Miranda’s Time Equity Mondays. I’ll be doing a set as her special guest at 7:30pm EST. Click “Live TV” at THIS LINK to watch the show. I hope to see you there, virtually speaking, wink wink.

Until we meet again, take good care.

Hugs and mushy stuff.

Melanie xo

Campaign Success!

Hi friends!

THANK YOU to all the Melanie Peterson newsletter community who responded to my request for support raising funds to record a new EP during a challenging second pandemic year.

I’m thrilled to share that we raised $6,680.00 during the early fall campaign which was generously topped up another $1000.00 to bring it to $7,680.00 thanks to the kind generosity of Paul Therrian.

This was the first step to my goal of releasing “We Got This -Side 2” in March 2022 which we will celebrate with a release party at the Dakota Tavern on March 5th! Time TBA. Save the date!

Your donations enabled producer Mitch Girio and I to return to Revolution Recording, one of the top recording studios in Toronto, to record bass, drum and string tracks for the six new songs in their excellent sounding studio B.

I can’t thank you enough!

If you have any questions about your donation, please email me at


I will be playing at Scarboro Music this Saturday Nov 6th at 7:30 pm with hunky Peter Collins joining me on bass. For more details about the show, and to pick up your tickets click HERE

I will return to Sauce on the Danforth Sat Nov 20th for a 4pm matinee show. It’s free, but tips are welcome!

I also have a potential pop up show in the works as a part of a pre-Winterfolk showcase, Fri Nov 12, stayed tuned to my FB Music Page HERE for more info regarding that show.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson

Indiegogo Campaign – Final Day!

It’s your last chance to get involved in my Indeogogo new album fundraising campaign!

I’m 50% funded on my new album fundraising campaign. And though that may sound like failure, to me it is not. I know times are tough and you folks reached into your pockets and contributed despite this and now, at the very least, I can get this new EP recorded!

If you’d like to contribute on the very last day, and help me get to 60% funded, I will be forever in your debt! That will enable me to hire a publicist to get the word out there in March when the album drops. And in return you will be among the first to own the 6 best songs I have written and recorded thus far. HERE is the link for your consideration.

Thanks you SO MUCH for being a friend and a fan. Can’t wait to share these new songs with you!

Hugs and mushy stuff always,


32% funded and Save The Date!

Dear friends,

For those of you who have contributed to my ‘We Got This – Side 2’ fundraising campaign, I can’t thank you enough. I am 32% funded with 5 days left in the campaign. This means the studio is paid for AND the musicians. Now I am hoping to raise enough funding to pay my talented producer Mitch Girio.

Here Mitch and I discuss ideas at Revolution Recording while engineer Luke Schindler keeps an eye on things in the live room.

For those of you who don’t know Mitch Girio, he is a Montreal born music producer/composer who, as he puts it, “works in the bowels of Scarborough, Ontario” at his home studio The Slow Cooker. He also plays guitar for me live and on almost all my albums/singles. That really cool guitar riff at the top of “Back To You” the lead track on’We Got This’? That’s Mitch. Anywhere you hear a cool guitar part on one of my songs, that’s Mitch. For the last two decades Mitch has worked on over 150 albums. Along the way he has worked with Emma Lee, Jose Contreras (By Divine Right), Tamara Williamson, Barzon and Morgan Doctor, just to name a few. I am especially thrilled to be working with him again on this EP as he always goes way above and beyond the call of duty for his artists and he isn’t about the money. Most producers will tell you they charge $700-$1000.00 per song. Mitch charges just a little over that for a whole EP! It’s about the art for him. He is a true artist.

Here’s Mitch joining us live at The Dakota Tavern. He is just about to do something super tasty on the electric guitar.

I know many of you still hope to contribute in the remaining days of my campaign, and it would mean so much if you do. The sooner the better so I can rest assured my talented producer will get paid his very reasonable rate. You can check out my funding campaign and all the rewards HERE. Also, if you have any questions, or substitution ideas for perks, feel free to email me at

IN OTHER NEWS I will be releasing a new music video later this month. Can’t wait to share it with you!

AND Save The Date: Saturday Nov 20th I will be back at Sauce on the Danforth and for those of you based here in Toronto, I hope you’ll join me!

Thanks so much for being a friend and fan.

Hugs and mushy stuff,


Photo by Nick Lim