Mary Poppins Returns

Dear friends!

I’ve got a new video to share with you! Remember when I release my first album “Unbreakable” the BBC dubbed me “Mary Poppins with a broken heart?” Well I ran with it for this new video! I hope you like my Mary Poppins inspired lyric video for “Tailspin” from my recent EP ‘We Got This’. I hope will be kind enough to like it and share it. It’s my goal to get to 1000 views by the end of the month. With your help, I’m sure I can do it! Watch the video, which will be officially released on Tuesday, in advance HERE and feel free to share the private link with those you think might enjoy the video/song. And if you haven’t already, please subscribe to my YouTube channell, I’ve lots

“Everything is possible, even the impossible” – Mary Poppins

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie xo

FRIDAY: Live-stream and Live Show!

Hey there,

Don’t forget to join me THIS Friday, July 23rd at 8pm EST for my first ever live-streamed live concert!

In case you missed the Facebook/Instagram/Twitter announcements:

  • We will be playing an hour long set of mostly original songs, one brand new song(!) and one cover song with two surprise guests joining us for said song
  • The show will be streamed from my Facebook music page
  • The concert will take place in Toronto, at Annette Studios(566 Annette Street): a recording studio/music venue/chapel (yes, you read that right)

RSVP and more info HERE

If coming to the in-person show, be sure to let me know so I can save your spot!

Can’t make it in person? CLICK HERE to watch from the comfort of your own home and I’ll look forward to responding to your comments either during the show or after the fact.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Hugs and mushy stuff,



Dear friends,

I recently had the distinct pleasure of writing and recording a song for the podcast “Streams and Variations” an anthology series of original songs and monologues, blending different genres and styles to create a new experience for fans of short fiction and storytelling through music. For each episode, a new monologue is given to a songwriter. That songwriter then writes a song inspired by the monologue. That song is then given to a different writer, who writes a new monologue. Which is given to a songwriter. And so on. Like a game of broken telephone, each artist has only seen the work that immediately precedes and inspires their own. And each artist only has one week (gasp!) to create their work before passing it on. I’m very pleased to report that Episode Nine of Streams & Variations includes my new song “On The Corner Of Your Street” and is now available for download through the major platforms. You can listen online HERE

Can’t wait to hear what you think.

Hugs and mushy stuff,


Thank you!

It’s been over a week since our May live-stream concert and I just wanted to say thank you so much for your continued support and for tuning in to the show. Above is a behind the scenes clip of Peter and I playing Log Cabin during the show as Nick Lim, our camera man, was moving around catching different angles with his iPhone. It was a pretty epic show, especially as I played all three of my guitars, played the bass live for the first time with Peter Collins on the geetar live for the first time! Not to mention we debuted a BRAND NEW TUNE (Pedestal), and Lucky Pete played the violin on We Got This for the first time EVER. Pretty epic for a living room concert.

Here is the LINK TO WATCH, in case you missed the show.

In other news – I have six new tunes on the way!

My Patrons will be among the first to hear the new music, getting access early, as membership has its privileges. I love being able to give my Patrons exclusive access to unreleased songs and photos! If you are not already a Patron you can check out how to become one HERE.

The official release wont be until the fall. These next six tunes are Chapter Two of “We Got This”, or as Peter likes to say: We Still Got This. I can’t wait to share them with you!

Meantime, we have shows in the works for July! Pencil in July 23rd for a potential live show that will also be live streamed! ALSO I will be doing my first YouTube performance in July so if you’d like to be notified about that, please subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE.

Take good care out there, stay safe and see you soon!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie xo

I’m live on line again Friday May 21 at 8pm!

A friendly reminder that Friday May 21st at 8pm EST I’m once again hitting the live stream stage (read: my living room) for an hour of incredible music with hunky Peter Collins on bass and lucky Pete Lambert on drums.

WATCH HERE, and please help me spread the word!

Hugs and mushy stuff,


P.S. – have you checked out my PATREON page? Lots of exclusive opportunities to connect, stay in touch and be among the first to hear the new music I am creating! I’d love to see you there.

You Are Invited – Melanie Peterson Live on Line!

It’s a day away from May! Yay! We’ve had our fair share of April showers here in Toronto. I am looking forward to those May flowers! I am also looking forward to my next live stream concert which is why I am sending you this little note hoping you will save the date!

You are cordially invited to a live online concert! Friday, May 21st I will be performing a live concert HERE on my Facebook music page at 8pm EST, accompanied by hunky Peter Collins on bass and lucky Pete Lambert on percussion. Enjoy some tunes, chat in the chat box with us and each other, and (optionally) enjoy your favorite adult beverage!  I will be sharing a new song, some fabulous co-written tunes and other surprises and would love to “SEE” you there. Really. I miss you.

Hugs and mushy stuff,


New SHOP on my website and March Dates!

Photo by James Dean

Have you seen the new shop on my website?

Happy spring equinox, the merch shop on my website is up and runnin’!!! I will be filling all orders myself, so chances are good you’ll get what you ordered. I will happily sign cds and eps, just leave a note when you get to the “checkout” page and I’ll see it. And if you’ve been wanting your very own virtual concert, the option is there! Click HERE to check out the shop!

Tomorrow Sunday March 21 at 4pm EST hunky Peter Collins and I will play our first Zoom concert ever (!) for the Townsend Smith Hospice Foundation. It is a free show and we will be playing mostly covers *gasp* but we will also slip a few originals in here and there. All you have to do to watch the show is register HERE We hope to see a few of your shinning faces there!

Saturday March 27th hunky Peter Collins, Lucky Pete Lambert and I will be live streaming from my facebook music page at 8pm EST. We will be playing some of your favs from my previous releases, as well as a brand new tune and we will be bringing back the “out of the box” segment where we do one of the songs in the set a little different than we usually do. In other words, good times will be had! I hope you will tune in for this show! Just jump on my page HERE at 8pm EST.

I have lots in the cooker these days and life feels like its starting to open up. Its hard to only play for you on line as my favorite thing to do is play for you live. Perhaps it wont be long until we see each other face to face. Sending you love as we move into longer days and more sunshine! Make sure to take time to get out in nature. It is especially powerful to do so during the spring Equinox.

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Let’s Get Virtually Folked-Up This Winter!

Hello there!

I hope this note finds you well! I am writing to inform you of my next live stream concert! This is an exciting one as I am one of the select few chosen to perform at Winterfolk 2021 virtual edition! My set is Sat Feb 20th at 7pm sharp. It’s pre-recorded on my fancy new iPhone12. Hunky Peter Collins will join me on bass. Good times will be had! I hope you will tune in to the show. It’s free! All you have to do is register HERE

HERE is a link to RSVP to the FACEBOOK event to let me know to expect you.

HERE is an interview I did with Cashbox Canada about the upcoming performance if you’d like some more in depth, behind the scenes details.

And below is the poster showing all the folks who will be performing Feb 19-20th.

See what I mean? It’s a great line up!

That’s all for now. I hope you are well and staying safe out there!

Hugs and mushy stuff,


New music video!

I hope you are well and enjoying the days that are gradually getting longer. It’s the little things. And having the time to enjoy them! I’ve really embraced the “do less, accomplish more” attitude, which was at first a challenge for the hard working Virgo that I am!

Still, that wont stop me from alerting you to a new music video and live-stream concert coming your way this week! After a year in the making “Damaged Goods”, the video for the third track from my “We Got This” EP, directed by Mihaly Szabados is locked and loaded for release! I’m excited to share the video privately with you here, before the official release on Friday. I hope you have as much fun watching it as we had making it!

I’m also excited about my upcoming live-stream concert to celebrate the release of the new video and to sing you a few songs and connect with you guys! It’s been so long!  I’ll sing you some songs from the new EP, including Damaged Goods and many of your favs from past releases accompanied by hunky Peter Collins on bass! Here is the link to click at 8pm EST THIS Friday night to tune into the show.

And in other news, I’m one of a select few performers invited to play at Winterfolk 2021, a Toronto music festival taking place virtually Feb 20-21st this year. My pre-recorded set is at 7pm EST Sat Feb 20th, so save the date! And stay tuned for more deets!.

The days are getting longer and there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we are going to come out of said tunnel stronger and clearer about who we are and what we love. And that is GOOD NEWS! Meantime, take care of yourselves and others and I’ll see you Friday night!

Hugs and mushy stuff,