Folk \ Pop \ Rock
Imagine a team of scientists spliced the DNA of Dolly Parton and Brandi Carlisle and created a dramatic fiery haired chanteuse who could make you laugh and cry all in the same song. That would be Melanie O’Brien.
The St. John’s singer, songwriter and theatre performer trained at Sheridan College in Ontario where she studied performance and became a triple treat. In just her second year at the school Melanie was awarded the Prime time radio scholarship for outstanding achievement in commercial performance.
After graduating with Honours, Melanie returned home to St. John’s and quickly cemented herself in the local music and theatre scenes regularly performing in musical theatre productions and performing club gigs both solo and as part of her stylized duo group, The Duds with Philip Goodridge. In 2015 she was awarded the Artist Development grant from MusicNL to record her debut album of original music. Melanie released her first record; “Shining in the Blue” (produced by award-winning musician and producer Ian Foster) this past November.