MELISSA’S BIO

DATE OF BIRTH: 26.04.79

INSTRUMENT: Vox, Voice, Voce

EQUIPMENT USED: Shure Beta 58A Wireless Microphone

JOINED VISIONS OF ATLANTIS: Fall 2005

MUSICAL BACKGROUND: Mostly classical and opera. She has two degrees in music performance. For four years, she was the singer for Aesma Daeva, which generated a love for this genre of music!

MUSICAL INSPIRATIONS: It depends on what she is singing, but usually the text of the song is her main inspiration. The best lyrics create vivid images in her head, so much so that she can feel exactly as the ‘character’ singing feels. That is one reason why she loves VoA’s music, the lyrics are filled with vibrant imagery.

BEST GIG BY OTHER ARTIST/BAND: Marilyn Manson—Rock is Dead Tour, 1999

FAVOURITE ARTISTS/BANDS: Trail of Tears, Tyr, Dead Can Dance, Rasputina, Dresden Dolls, After Forever, Indigo Girls, Within Temptation, Melechesh, Schelmish, Xandria.

BEST SONG: Gorecki’s 3 rd Symphony with Susan Gritton singing.

FAV. VOCALIST: Elizabeth Schwartzkopf or Renee Fleming

FAV. ACTOR/ACTRESS: Marlene Dietrich

FAV. AUTHOR & BOOK: Starhawk’s A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilbur

FAV. ANIMAL: Snake

HOBBIES: Ethnic dance, figure skating, sewing, studying theology (specifically Paganism) and ethnomusicology, culinary arts, writing, camping, collecting indiginous instruments, and of course, singing.

LIFE PHILOSOPHY: “When you look at obstacles as opportunities, the world becomes a limitless place.”

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