Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Melissa D

Your hiatus from the hustle & bustle. A perfect addition for your fundraiser or nonprofit event. 

Experience a coffeehouse vibe with Americana/folk-rock artist Melissa D! The New England vocalist has been described as having "the style of Karen Carpenter with whisperings of Melissa Etheridge."  Her music is relaxing with reflective lyrics, a hiatus from the hustle and bustle. She is also passionate about animal rescue and humanitarian causes.

Melissa D Moorhouse is from the green rolling hills of rustic Vermont,USA. She is a classically trained vocalist and former rock front-woman for The Alley Katz where she shared the stage with many talented musicians including Joe Moore(Pork Tornado -John Fishman's{Phish} band) and Benjamin Orr(The Cars).  Melissa was also in a folk-rock collaboration called CHILL. She is currently a solo artist and releases music under the name Melissa D. Her song Little Girl (the title track off her recent EP release) was nominated by the InterContinental Music Awards as Best Song of America in the American Roots genre for 2021. 

Reviews

"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

"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

"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 has got it all!! You name it and she can sing it with heart and passion." - George Guinness, owner of Good Dog, dog training business

"Her voice is just amazing. It is truly like a song bird!! A treat I guarantee. I recently bought her new CD and just love it! My son and I listen to it during our down time. She is a talented and creative musician and a person of heart." - Roxanna Emilo, Realtor, Ziggy Comeau Real Estate

"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

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Melissa D
Job Title/Position: 
Singer/songwriter - performing and recording artist
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 386
East Middlebury, VT 05740
Physical Address: 
East Middlebury, VT 05740
Last Name: 
Moorhouse
Phone: 
802-342-1046

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Pop / Rock
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - General
Music - Composition
Music - Country
Music - Folk
Year Founded: 
2015
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Virtual Events
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Events Per Year: 
15
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
BMI, Soundexchange, CD baby, AMUSE, Female Musician Academy member
Education: 
Martin Sutton's Songwriting Bootcamp thru The Songwriting Academy, Bethersden, UK - completed in October 2020(virtual week long event - Monday thru Friday - 6 hours a day group sessions)
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Songwriting Online Course -Syracuse, New York, Completed 4 weekly 2 hour group sessions in April 2020.
Awards: 
Featured on "Women of Substance"radio in 2016, 2018,2020
Little Girl (the title track off recent EP release) was nominated by the InterContinental Music Awards as Best Song of America in the American Roots genre for 2021.