Dog Days of Summer


Hey! I made a realization today that I need to be better about making these posts. So there’s THAT.

That said, it’s been a busy summer but I did find some time to sneak in trips with family and friends. It’s so important even amidst our busy lives to make time for the important things. I had the chance to drive out to Pennsylvania to my old summertime stomping grounds to a wonderful place called Knoeble’s Amusement Park. It’s a place that not a lot of people outside of a 100 mile radius have ever heard of, but it is where I have some my most fond childhood memories. I met with my cousin and her family, and seeing this park with kids made me feel a bit like a kid. Only thing missing was some sensible rose in a sippy cup I suppose. We went on our most favorite ride, The Phoenix and it was better than therapy. I also took time to go see my family in Florida as well as DC, and spent time out east in Montauk for a couple of days.

But other than that, I’ve been working away with my new(ish) job at Element Music which is almost finished with renovations. There are so many exciting things happening with this job and there is going to a huge launch this fall with so much exciting  stuff to see. I can’t wait to share it all with you because it’s been a long process, but it will certainly be worth it!

So stay tuned for the exciting things I have to share with everyone regarding this job! And don’t forget to take time to stop and smell the roses.

The Metropolitan Room


Hey guys! First of all, Happy Spring! I’ve got a lot of exciting things coming up, and having shows to look forward to is partly what gets me through the long and seemingly never-ending winter. A huge highlight is a show I’ve got at The Metropolitan Room on June 18th at 7pm. I’ve got an incredible lineup of musicians and a really fun show planned. Go to the link below to book your tickets in advance! Hope to see you there!

Spring is almost upon us…


I know for everyone in NYC this has felt like the never-ending winter. It was kind of like a Freddie Kruger movie where just when you think it’s dead, it comes back to life. But today, as I was out and about in Astoria and Midtown, I noticed a general lift in morale and I even saw a few people jogging in shorts. Then I saw a girl in a tank top, and another girl with open toed shoes. My fur collar suddenly felt like a little much, but anyone who knows me knows that fur is always a sensible decision, especially if it’s vintage.

Anyway, I’m so excited for spring and can’t wait to see some familiar faces at our gigs now that we can all dig ourselves out the snow!!  My band The Bianco Martinis has a lot of exciting things in store and I can’t wait to see you all soon! Here’s to spring and more gigs!



June 18th at The Metropolitan Room

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Hey hey hey!

I’m so excited to announce that my band The Bianco Martinis will be back at The Metropolitan Room on June 18th! We have played there a couple times now and always have the best time. It’s a beautiful cabaret style venue with excellent sound and lighting (which is always refreshing) and we are glad to be back!

Get your tickets in advance at

Mondays with Melanie

Hey guys!

As some of you may or may not know, I’ve been posting a weekly video called “Mondays with Melanie”. Sometimes it’s serious, sometimes it’s silly, but I always try to make it fun. This week YouTube blocked my video because I guess Taylor Swift has a strong hold on anything being posted with her music… so I posted it on Vimeo instead! Check it out here!

Element Music

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Hey everyone!

As some of you may or may not know, I have recently had some exciting things happening for my career lately. The most exciting part is that I have become an official band leader at the most prestigious event agency in New York City, Element Music. (  I am joining a team of the most incredible musicians and am humbled and honored. This means I will have the opportunity to perform at the top venues in the NYC area and I’m super pumped about the upcoming opportunities in 2015.

I’ll do my best to do more posts about exciting news! Ciao for now!

New Shows!

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Hey guys!

I’m so excited to make some new announcements for 2015! As usual, I’ve got a lot of fun and fresh ideas up my vintage sleeves and hope to see you at some upcoming shows. We will be playing all our regular gigs around NYC but I’ve got an especially fun show planned for June 18th at 7pm at The Metropolitan Room. I hope to see all your smiling and beautiful faces there! There are going to be a lot of shows between now and then so stay tuned for the latest news!