MÉLANIE GUAY has been passionate about music her whole life.
She took her very first piano lesson at the age of 5 and went on to complete a bachelor degree in popular music. Today, she is living her dream as a singer-songwriter. She received a grant from the ‘Conseil des arts du Québec’ to write her first album and released ‘Palais d’hélium’ in 2011 under the Passeport label to much critical acclaim. Competing with her original material, Mélanie won the grand prize at the Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée in 2008.
Mélanie’s eagerness to take on creative challenges led to a ‘Prix Gémeaux’ nomination for best music documentary for her work on Yin-Yang. She has collaborated on albums with Québec artists Diane Dufresne, Annie Brocoli, Renée Martel, Richard Séguin and Jonas. She has appeared as a singer-pianist on radio and television, including appearances on the Broco Show à Radio-Canada and in a number of commercials for Espace Musique.
Mélanie has a growing list of TV credits, conducting orchestras and creating theme music for well-known series in Québec and abroad. She has also worked on reality shows, commercials and short films.
Mélanie has performed extensively in Québec and abroad (Singapore). She has been featured at a number of festivals (Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Festival Rythmes Tremblant, La ChantEauFête, Vue sur la Relève) and indoor venues (Club soda, Le Petit Champlain, Casino Lac Leamy).
Mélanie shows no signs of slowing down. She continues to share her unique perspective on life, her quest for happiness and self-affirmation with audiences and the press. She received a grant from ‘Conseil des arts du Quebec’ for research & creation and in addition to writing for a new artist signed to Universal Music France, she has just released her new single in English titled ‘Don't know where’ with accompanying video.
Melanie is currently working on her second album, which is due for release this year under the artist name ‘FIGHT FLOWERS’.
Spécialisations :Music, songwriting, composer, piano, arrangement, singing, musician.