With a foundation in church and school choirs, Melody has been performing for 20 years in styles ranging from jazz and blues to funk, acid jazz, soul, country, reggae and Hawaiian. Melody is a former member of the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble and has sung with various bands in Hawaii, Idaho, Vermont, China, the Philippines, South Korea, and the Western Caribbean.
Melody’s love for music began as a toddler. Born on vacation and raised in Kailua, she was influenced early on by her parents’ musical passion and wanderlust. Through singing, Melody found both personal expression and a deeper connection with other people and cultures. She enjoys the emotive, creative process of improvising and harmonizing with other voices and instruments; finding the mood of the music and matching it vocally.