MELIA
  • Female
  • Rochester, NY
  • United States
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I am an:
Indie Artist
Artist's or Band's Name
MELIA
Age
24
City & State
Rochester, NY
Country
USA
Music Genre(s):
Alternative Rock
Bio:
Melia has become known as one of the top female indie rock artists on the music scene today. This musical prodigy is considered one of the top female lead guitarists of this generation, being compared to the likes of Joan Jett, Bonnie Raitt and other female guitar legends. Winner of 3 awards, including "Best Female Rock Artist", as well as "Best Rock Song" and "Song of the Year" ("Just a Bride") at the 2012 Indie Music Channel Awards and 2013 "Best Female Rock Artist" held at House of Blues in Hollywood, Melia's EP, "Soundproof Walls" is receiving rave reviews.

Melia began her music career as a guitarist at the age of 16. She had been trying to get her parents to let her take guitar lessons after going to her first Green Day show during it’s “American Idiot “ tour two years earlier. They made her wait two years before taking up lessons, which she feels propelled her motivation. She excelled at guitar very quickly, practicing 6-8 hours a day and within eight months of taking up the instrument had formed her first band with a couple of high school friends. Although she had always written poems and lyrics, while with her first band she also began writing her own music and lyrics and started playing some of that original music at shows.

After graduation she became serious about pursuing her musical career. During that summer after graduation she had the experience of a lifetime when she attended another Green Day concert and was chosen by lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, to play guitar for the song “Jesus of Suburbia”.

She is still splitting her practice each day between guitar and vocals, in addition to becoming a guitar teacher at the school where she began her lessons. The music is a guitar-driven alternative rock style with message laden lyrics that come from her personal experiences or of those close to her.

She just completed working on her new EP "Skeletal Remains" with Grammy winning engineer/producer/mixer Kevin Killen (Peter Gabriel, Shakira). It was recorded in NYC at The Magic Shop and was released in December 2015.

Melia has played with The Offspring, Eve 6, Gaslight Anthem, Our Lady Peace, Walk The Moon, Oberhofer, The Tea Party, Thousand Foot Krutch, Love and Death, Big Wreck, Steve Vai, Twenty One Pilots, New Politics, Fuel, Sick Puppies, Black Star Riders, Lacuna Coil, Asia, Theory of A Deadman, The Misfits, Buckcherry and Halestorm.

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melia@meliarocks.com

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NEW MUSIC!

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 2:06pm 0 Comments

Its been awhile everyone.  Hope you all are creating music and following your dreams.  I just wanted to inform you that my new EP is now out!  Its called Skeletal Remains and is available on all sites as well as my website Meliarocks.com  I also have recorded a bonus track Deep Waters thats only available vis DL  Im very excited about the new songs and hope you all get a chance to listen to them.  Wishing you all good luck in your careers as well as the IMC Awards coming up as well.  Thank…

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2014 IMC AWARDS

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

Wishing everyone a successful and wonderful experience at the 2014 IMC Awards  It looks like this is going to be another amazing event.  I just wanted to wish you all the best, from the friends Ive known on here to the new members I have not met yet.  Take it all in and enjoy every moment.  This was a remarkable experience for me back in 2012.  Not only being nominated and winning awards but just the recognition and networking with such great artists.

I had hoped to…

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New Full Length CD

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 9:44pm 0 Comments

Hello all, sorry I missed this years awards show. I heard it was amazing! It's been a very busy year with touring and writing my first full length CD. It almost finished. Just making final selections and putting the finishing touches to all the writing,arranging and composing. I do it all myself so it gets lengthy but in the end I will be happy! I hope everyone is doing well and hopefully when this Cd I'd finished I will make the countdown again...stay tuned for the new tracks and new videos in… Continue

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At 2:01pm on February 25, 2016, MELIA said…

Looking forward to hearing and seeing all the nominees and their creative works!

At 12:57pm on July 6, 2015, The Flowered Gnomes said…

We're brand new to the site and saying hello to everyone!!!

At 1:43pm on September 3, 2013, MELIA said…

new songs are written, getting ready to record.  I can't wait for you all to hear them.  I will have a new live video of a new song posted soon.  

At 3:23pm on March 22, 2013, Rich Nakatsu said…

You WROCKED me with Just a Bride!  Wow! Sonic Candy my friend!   \m/

At 10:43am on March 12, 2013, MELIA said…

Thanks to everyone at IMC and to Christopher to showcase my music.  i am very proud to say that my 2012 Song of the Year "JUST A BRIDE" was in the Top 10 Countdown for an entire year!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to EVERYONE!!!!   XOXOXO MELIA

At 3:40pm on March 10, 2013, Annabella Wood said…

Great stuff, Melia. You go, girl!

At 10:33am on December 7, 2012, MELIA said…
Hey guys thanks for all the support. IMC has informed me that the overloading of voters has been the issue with the limited voting on my song Just A Bride for the Radio Cafe Top 10 Countdown. I guess this is happening for everyone. Please don't let this stop your very much needed votes! We have been in the Top Ten for 10 Months straight and at #1 for Five weeks in a row! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
xoxoxo Melia
At 11:34pm on November 27, 2012, MELIA said…
I've had a lot of fans message me and complaining about the voting on the weekly top 10! They are saying that they can only vote THREE times when they vote for me. This has been happening for the last week. Just wondering if this is a new format or change in the voting?
Is anyone else having this problem?
At 8:25pm on September 10, 2012, Jamie Alimorad said…

Do you ever come down towards New York City?  We should do a show together!

At 1:33pm on September 10, 2012, Jamie Alimorad said…

Hey Melia!  Just wanted to say hi and that I really dig your music.  Good rock sound.  Are you a fan of Halestorm by any chance?

 
 
 

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