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MELISSA GIGES

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“Melissa Giges is already doing what she wants to do—singing the songs she writes . . . deeply personal songs.”
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—Roberta Hershenson

Native New Yorker Melissa Giges is no stranger to success. Her music has become a staple on national radio and television, with multiple songs appearing regularly on shows like MTV’s Real World, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Bad Girls Club, and Kourtney And Chloe Take Miami.

In addition, the critical acclaim and commercial success of her debut album, Evident, has won her a loyal following with her mesmerizing performances and strikingly beautiful voice.

Now, the singer-songwriter is set to return to the national spotlight with the release of her new album, slated for an early 2014 release. “This new album has a unique intimacy to it, but also a unique confidence and power to it as well. My lyric writing has become more personal than ever, while the music has become more focused and direct than ever. This record is loud, it’s bold, but I feel it also has a smart sophistication to it—a vulnerability—that I’ve wanted. I can’t wait for my audience to hear it early in the new year.”

Intelligence and sophistication are not surprising given Giges’ musical background. A classically trained pianist since age four, she discovered her love of singing by humming melodies of the works she was learning for the piano. Giges continued her musical studies, later majoring in classical voice as a Presidential Arts Scholar at George Washington University. Her stand-out gifts led to performances at the White House and the Kennedy Center, as well as a European concert series.

Melissa Giges’ new album will be released in early 2014 on ECR Music Group.