Melanie Edwards – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – May 31st, 2017

Melanie Edwards

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Melanie Edwards

Nicole Belanus

Wed, May 31, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Advance $18/ Day of Show $20 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

Melanie Edwards
Melanie Edwards
Melanie Edwards is an award-winning singer, songwriter, pianist, violinist and essayist, best known for her hit singles, "What Happened" and “Daniel’s Lane.” Melanie started singing at 3 and playing piano and violin at 9 - she won a talent show for her original composition on violin at 15 years-old and has been a professional composer/singer/songwriter/musician ever since. Melanie brought her career to New York City where her music thrived from 2005-2015. She now resides in Washington, DC where she was recently named DCs #1 singer/songwriter by The Deli Magazine. Melanie is coming off her ninth studio album anchored by hit single “What Happened” (Produced by Louis Schwadron (David Bowie, Elton John, Rufus Wainwright); engineer Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Phish, The Ramones); and assistant engineer Adam Sachs. Mastered by Grammy nominated engineer Joe LaPorta (Imagine Dragons, FooFighters, The Killers). Edwards bears all for her ninth album release with the gut wrenching, post-breakup single, In the same vein as melancholic artists like Damien Rice, Tori Amos, Alanis Morrisette and Adele, the words are poetic, but rich with darkness. “What Happened” gradually builds, blending Sweet, delicate music with sorrowful lyrics to resonate with the heartbroken of the world. Melanie’s vocals are heavy with grief and despair; the heartbreak is deeper than anger.
Nicole Belanus
Nicole Belanus
Nicole Belanus is a singer/songwriter whose eclectic musical taste is apparent in her songwriting. Using her guitar and voice, she delivers a blend of folk, rock and a bit of gospel/soul.

In the classic singer/songwriter tradition, her lyrics are raw and honest, telling stories from personal experiences, yet undisguised, creating accessible language and images meaningful to diverse audiences. She writes about her feelings, faith, relationships, and her experiences of growing up with raw emotion, maturity and sincerity. Her voice and style have been compared to such artists as Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow and Dar Williams.

Growing up in a very musical household, where her mother taught piano in the family living room, Nicole has always had a passion for music. Picking out instruments during the summer months and teaching herself how to play them, she has succeeded in becoming a multi-instrumentalist.

Though Nicole began to write songs in her early childhood, it was not until October 2009 when she released her self-released solo debut CD entitled "Notes on Paper", an eclectic album that demonstrates her unique style and dynamic abilities. Also in 2009, Nicole won a local songwriting contest sponsored by the Tidewater Arts Outreach, which helped give her the motivation needed to record her first album.

She followed her debut release in 2011 with a faith-based album called "Tune My Heart", garnering her continued praise and support from the local music scene. Nicole was selected as "Best Vocalist" in March 2012 by SingerUniverse magazine, an online publication based out of Los Angeles, CA.

In June of 2012 she started work on her latest album, "Build Things, Break Things" from her apartment in Williamsburg. Working feverishly all summer long, the album was complete by August and was officially released in September of 2012. "Build Things, Break Things" is Belanus' biggest undertaking in recording to date, as she recorded all instruments, produced and engineered the release totally by herself. With this latest release, Belanus feels that she has indeed earned her stripes as a true "independent artist", and her latest release is by far the most "organic" sounding of all 3 of her albums.

Nicole has performed in a variety of settings including coffeehouses, churches, outdoor music festivals, cultural arts centers, national conferences, restaurants, bars, and on live radio and television. She has been a resident of the Williamsburg, Virginia area since 2007.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007