“Melissa D has a distinct voice that, from her very first note, immediately sets her apart from the pack. She has a lilting quality tinged with pleasingly edgy rasp, reminiscent of standouts like Suzanna Hoffs and Meredith Brooks. She sings with an openness and vulnerability that is both inviting and infectious. Her songs are familiar, like favorite childhood memories you fondly conjure up over and over, but not predictable or routine. One listen and you'll surely be back for more.”
— Bree Noble, CEO Women of Substance Radio & Podcast
Experience a coffeehouse vibe with americana folk/rock artist Melissa D! The New England singer has been described as having "the style of Karen Carpenter with whisperings of Melissa Etheridge."
Melissa D is a New England singer-songwriter from the green rolling hills of rustic Vermont, USA. Her music is relaxing with reflective lyrics. She is a classically trained vocalist and former rock front-woman for The Alley Katz and previous member of CHILL, an acoustic act. She is currently a solo artist. She donates a portion of her income to animal rescue causes. Melissa D does covers and originals. In our frenetic, overproduced world, Melissa D's live acoustic act is refreshingly simple and consists of vocals, hand percussion and a guitar.
"Genuine, beautifully transcended melodies which touch the soul of the listener and captures his/her feelings deep within." - Lou Lombardi, Guitarist/Songwriter, Music Business Educator and Host of The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus Podcast
"Chilled, personal and generally gorgeous; music to make your day." - Kerry JK, Musician/Producer
"Melissa D is a combination of talent! Her songs/music are like a soothing bath caressing the soul after a hard day, intelligently written with catchy phrasings that are refreshingly unique. Her voice and style reminds me of the great Karen Carpenter and the whisperings of Melissa Ethridge. Well done." - Dionne Bidois, Club Owner/Songwriter
"A hidden jewel, Melissa, initially a classically trained vocalist, belts out ballads, blues and rock." -Sam's Good News Newspaper/Weekly Shopping Guide, Rutland, VT
"Melissa D is a highly talented Singer/Songwriter from New England. She was the opening musical performance at the Second Saturday Comedy Show in Rutland, Vermont and received rave reviews from those who attended"- Michael Kingsbury, Co-Producer Second Saturday Comedy show, Comedian and Speaker