Melanie Edwards is an award-winning American Singer-songwriter, pianist, vocalist, violinist,composer and therapeutic music practitioner.Her music is best described as a hybrid of pop, folk, singer/songwriter, and jazz. “Crammed with melodies and lush harmonies like fans Damien Rice, Tori Amos, will delight for, and echoing the brilliance of Alanis Morrisette and Adele, too.” Her music is driven by her strong vocals typically accompanied with Piano. She has traveled extensively performing both domestically and internationally including, France,Russia, Finland, Spain, Denmark, Thailand, Costa Rica, Peru, and Italy.
The majority of Melanie’s music career took place in Manhattan’s vibrant indie scene, playing in the same venues and times of now famous musicians such as Stefani Germanotta aka: Lada Gaga and Regina Spektor. She has recorded, produced and self- released 11 albums through Melanie Edwards Laboratories. Melanie Edwards Laboratories is a hybrid mix of her early education in nuclear science, bridging music and science; thus inspiring the title of her initial EP “Between the Binary”. Ernie Edwards has been with the company since its inception.
In 2013, Melanie was nominated for “Best Singer/Songwriter” and “Best Original Songwriting” for the Independent Artist Network for the Music Arts in New York City. In 2016 she reached the number one spot on Washington DC’s regional charts by the Deli Magazine and her single “What Happened” was in Top 40 Charts for Best Singer/Songwriter Releases on iTunes .In 2017, she was number one on the local charts in her category of singer/songwriter for Reverbnation. “Daniel’s Lane,” won Ourstage’s “New Music Revolution Achievement Award,” three times, as well as being voted “Best Single” in her genre by “Mashable,” which catapulted her into The Deli’s “Top 100 Best Songwriters of NYC.”