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Melissa Manchester Celebrates Her Remarkable Fifty-Year Career

2023-04-14T05:57:04-07:00April 14th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

As she celebrates a remarkable 50-year career in show business, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester is looking back on some of her stunning achievements while she pursues new adventures on the concert stage, in the recording studio, and as a mentor to up-and-coming artists. Recently, Manchester attended the final preview of Bob Fosse's Dancin' at the Music Box Theatre in New York City ahead of the [read more...]

Melissa Manchester brings her legendary vocals to Marsha Malamet’s “Lessons to be Learned”

2023-04-02T09:03:31-07:00March 2nd, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

This is the first song Melissa has recorded of Marsha's after a recording career spanning 50 years of classics: "Come In From the Rain," "Midnight Blue," "Through the Eyes of Love (Theme from Ice Castles,)" "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Just Too Many People," "Just You and I," "If This is Love," and her GRAMMY-winning hit, "You Should Hear How She Talks About You."

Let There Be More Light!

2022-12-18T08:40:13-08:00December 18th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I am delighted to share this version of my song "Let There Be More Light" performed with members of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and Choir, under the direction of Noreen Green. It’s today and for the next eight nights! Happy Hanukkah!

Star-studded holiday release of “This Christmas” including Melissa Manchester, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald and more

2022-12-18T08:46:54-08:00November 29th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This holiday season, The Tribe, a collective of Los Angeles-based professional musicians, has joined together with an all-star cast including Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Melissa Manchester, Lamont Dozier, Jr., Freda Payne, Frank McComb, Florence LaRue, and more to pay tribute to one of the greatest Christmas songs of all time and to legendary soul singer, Donny Hathaway, who made it famous. The Tribe’s [read more...]

New single “Through the Eyes of Love” available now

2022-11-18T20:58:23-08:00November 18th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

“Through The Eyes Of Love” is the latest single from Manchester’s forthcoming album, RE:VIEW, her 25th, a collection of several of her nineteen Billboard® charted hits, re-envisioned and re-recorded. For the “Through The Eyes Of Love” music video, Manchester “wanted to share with my fans some of the dear people, my ‘Beloveds,’ who have enriched my life’s journey.” She adds, “I wanted to convey, as [read more...]

Melissa arrange and translates the Ukrainian national anthem to benefit Ukrainian musician refugees

2022-07-07T05:24:15-07:00July 2nd, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Support and listen to Melissa's translation and arrangement of the Ukrainian national anthem. The English version of the Ukrainian national anthem is released to benefit relief efforts for Ukrainian musician refugees. The ongoing war in Ukraine is personal to Melissa. Her own “Bubi” came from Ukraine.  “My maternal grandmother, Jennie Lechinsky, was born - and lived with her family - in Rzhyshchiv, a part of [read more...]

“Whenever I Call You Friend,” one of Melissa’s great songs co-written with Kenny Loggins

2022-06-30T10:05:34-07:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

"Whenever I Call You 'Friend'" is a song written by Kenny Loggins and Melissa Manchester, which Loggins recorded as a duet with Stevie Nicks for his 1978 album Nightwatch.  "Kenny and I kept meeting each other at award shows, and he asked if I wanted to write with him, and we met up and we knocked it out. It was great. As a writer, he [read more...]

Melissa Manchester’s Live ’77 review

2022-06-30T07:21:36-07:00May 6th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Melissa Manchester's Live '77 is the renowned singer-songwriter's first and only live album, recorded by Arista Records in October 1977 at Gainesville, Florida's Great Southern Music Hall but unreleased until now! Forty-five years ago, it just wasn’t in the cards for Melissa Manchester’s live album to be released. Recorded over two shows at Gainesville, Florida’s Great Southern Music Hall in September of 1977, the album was to [read more...]

“You Can’t Hide the Light” Best Original Song

2022-03-12T13:56:45-08:00February 8th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

"You Can't Hide the Light", my duet with Johnny Schaefer was the winner of the "Best Original Song" this year in partnership with the UK Songwriting Contest. With a Greek Chorus and double melody, the song is a unique world of layers weaving 55 vocal tracks in a dazzling array of sounds. It’s a modern dance music video with the vocalists’ spirits or, alter-egos represented in [read more...]