MELANIE DEKKER performs the song "GINNED UP 'N EXTRA PRETTY" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY BERNHARD GEISLER
MICROPHONES BY RODE
Canadian born Dekker's got a 'voice like chocolate', and that could indeed be from the concerts she's been singing since she was a teenager. She grew up in the artsy and musical community of Deep Cove, BC and she was especially drawn to live performers. Musically her favourites then were The Police and Joni Mitchell. She was influenced by her parents music as well, which is likely what gives her that hint of a country sound; they would blast Leon Redbone, Emmylou Harris, & Willy Nelson on route to ski trips & road trips. Now she pens her own hits, accompanied by her world-class strumming style, and she hits the road often.
She's performed for President William J. Clinton and opened for Diana Krall, Faith Hill & Chaka Khan. Notably Dekker was up for humanitarian artist & video of the year at the LA Music Awards as has worked with Tracy Chapman's producer, David Kershenbaum. Over Christmas 2009 Dekker sang in Afghanistan for troops and her fast pace extensive tours also have her playing concerts in Finland, USA, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Estonia, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, The Czech Republic and Canada. She's inspired by writers such as Gordon Lightfoot and John Mayer and she likes to undress the obvious with a mischievous smile and a song. She's moved to make music because people's lives 'move her'.
“It feels great to be on the edge of wonder and even better to capture it...I'm so lucky you're all listening!" Melanie
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