Melanie Peterson

Melanie Peterson, a Toronto based, Saskatoon born, singer-songwriter and actor continues as one of the bright lights, on the Toronto folk/pop music scene. With her aching vibrato and exceptional song writing, her music has been consistently praised by listeners and music critics alike.  Melanie was awarded the outstanding achievement in song writing, from The Great American Song Writing Competition. Melanie has also played some of Toronto’s most coveted music festivals including Sound of Music – Burlington, NXNE, Canadian Music Week and Winterfolk.  

Melanie has performed and showcased her music across Canada more than once, thanks to the VIA Rail Artist On Board Program, performing at the likes of Black Sheep (Quebec), Blackbird Cafe (Edmonton) Tree Organic Cafe (Vancouver), Avant-Garde (Ottawa) and Petite Riviere Vineyards, Crousetown, Nova Scotia.

Her latest EP, We Got This Side Two – released Sept 2nd, 2022, has received wonderful advanced critical praise. Bob Mersereau of Top 100 Canadian blog deemed it, “her best songwriting to date”. –  Click here to read review

Highlights 

2022 – Crucial Music accepted into catalogue with Rendition of Harry Nilsson’s “Everybody’s Talkin”
2022 – Opened for Pursuit of Happiness at The Sound of Music Festival, in Burlington, ON
2021 – The Great American Song Contest – Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting – “What You’re Selling
2019 – Holiday Single – “Christmas Breaks My Heart”, produced by multiple Juno Award and Polaris Prize-winning Canadian producer Michael Wojewoda
2017 – Renowned SKA artist Susan Cadogan recorded, “Truth Talking”, released as a single
2017 – “Been So Long”, runner up for Colleen Peterson Award, Folk Music Ontario
2016 – Holiday Single – “Santa’s Sleigh”, produced by legendary Chris Birkett (Sinead O’Connor, Buffy Sainte-Marie)

  1. 01 No More Mr Nice Girl (Dave Shaw Remix) Melanie Peterson
  2. 02 Lillian Melanie Peterson
  3. 03 Kiss Me Like You Mean It Melanie Peterson
  4. 04 What You're Selling Melanie Peterson
  5. 05 Been So Long Melanie Peterson

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