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...]

Ring in the New Year with Melissa at Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael

2022-06-11T12:28:40-07:00December 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Join Melissa Manchester as she rings in the new year at Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael! Feinstein's is pleased to host the New Years' Eve Celebration Friday, December 31. First show: 7:30 p.m. Second show: 10:45 p.m. Book your tickets here: feinsteinshc.com. [read more...]

So happy for my pal Bette Midler, one of the 2021 Kennedy Center Honorees

2022-01-04T19:19:46-08:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: News|

It was thrilling to honor my dear, longtime friend Bette Midler at The Kennedy Center Honors. You can see the whole event on DEC 22 on CBS! The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is proud to celebrate the 44th Honorees for lifetime artistic achievements: operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz, Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler, and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

Happy Gratitude Day! Enjoy my latest music video “Come In From The Rain”

2021-11-25T08:49:12-08:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: News|

Enjoy my latest music video from my forthcoming album, RE:VIEW. “Come In From The Rain” is a most special song that I wrote with my friend, the wonderful and deeply talented Carole Bayer Sager. I am forever grateful for our years of collaboration, for the many wonderful songs we brought to life, and for this song in particular – as well as the many grand artists who’ve recorded it through the years.

Songbook Foundation To Honor Melissa Manchester on November 13, 2021

2021-11-10T05:42:02-08:00November 9th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

On November 13, legendary singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester, lyricist Sammy Cahn, and composer-arranger Billy Strayhorn will be honored in an upcoming online event as the 2021 inductees to the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame. Premiering at 8 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 13, on the Great American Songbook Foundation's Facebook and YouTube channels. [read more...]

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