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Biography

of Melanie Joy Fontana...

Melanie Joy Fontana is an award winning, multi-talented singer/songwriter/actress originally from Newington, CT.

After living in New York City, she has relocated to Los Angeles to work as a songwriter, voice over actor and to continue her own music project. Melanie has a five octave vocal range and a bold, soulful voice.

Although her main genre is considered Pop/R & B, Melanie can sing with ease (and write in) all genres of music; from Rock to Country to Broadway/Show/Movie tunes to easy listening and jazz selections, as well as, children's and teen tunes.

Melanie has received awards and accolades for both her vocal abilities and songwriting skills. She's been featured in press articles and radio station performances and interviews. Melanie was acclaimed for a trio of parody songs she wrote for DJ Gary Craig of WTIC-FM Hartford’s 96.5 “Craig and Company” morning show over the past few years in which all received airtime at internet and mainstream radio stations coast to coast.

Performance locations over the years include the World Famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, Camden Yards in Baltimore for the Baltimore Orioles, as well as, New York hot spots: CBGB's, The Bitter End and B.B. Kings.  More recently, she performed at Club Eleven, House of Blues and The Paladium in Los Angeles, CA as well as D'Jais Beach Club in Belmar, NJ. She's been the National Anthem vocalist for dozens of minor league ball teams and both public and private charity events.

FOX TV and WTIC-FM 96.5 Hartford, CT named Melanie the first “Connecticut Idol” in October of 2002. Melanie completed two contracts as the show band vocalist aboard two Carnival cruise liners: the Carnival Conquest and the Carnival Victory.

Melanie has some acting credits under her belt too; the most memorable being a featured-extra on CBS/Sony (then VH-1’s) “Love Monkey."

Melanie has 16 years recording studio experience.

She has done both song demo work and songwriting for many production groups, both large and small, from coast to coast, Canada, Sweden, Finland, UK, Denmark, Germany and Norway. She was a songwriting consultant to the front-runners of “Idol Norge” 2013 (Norwegian Idol) and was a consultant and songwriter to 2014 Eurovision Nordic contestant "Charlie". Inn 2016 she was both songwriter and music production assistant for Korea's MNET "Produce 101" TV show.

Her songwriting credits include cuts on Justin Bieber’s “Under the Mistletoe” and K-pop’s Girls Generation “Girls and Peace”, Japan's F(x), as well as singles/album cuts released by DJ TyDi in which she is the featured vocalist as well as co-writer; just to name a few.

Melanie is also a songwriter, session vocalist and voice-over actor for Nickleodeon.

Melanie is a member of SAG-AFTRA and ASCAP and The Recording Academy.

Aside from the entertainment field, Melanie interests include fitness and health and animal welfare organizations.

Melanie is currently a signed songwriter with Universal Music.