Detroit native and 'Soulspirational' Singer/ Songwriter, Melody aka (The Soul Butterfly) is not your average vocalist, she's also a 2009 Stellar Music Award Nominee for New Artist of the Year and the 2008 WAMMIE (Washington Area Music Association) Winner for Best Female Gospel/Inspirational Recording for her multi-genre debut project, "The Reason" which she wrote and co-produced! A multi-talented performer, she also majored in Theater Arts which later opened doors for her to perform in several Gospel Musical Productions and Stage Plays in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.
As a startup solo artist and during college, Melody performed session work to gain studio experience and pay the bills! She never imagined that one day, her first recording project would allow her to become one of the first Independent New Artists to perform and be televised from the Landmark Grand Ole Opry stage! Melody's remarkable gifting has also afforded her opportunity to perform before and share the stage with such notable entertainers as the legendary Dionne Warwick, comedian Sinbad, Regina Belle, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Gospel Great, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, The Clark Sisters, Heather Headley and a host of others! Melody has also performed at many notable venues such as the Washington National Mall, The John F. Kennedy Center, The Lincoln Theater, The Maryland Publick Playhouse, The Carlyle Club, and more! One of her most notable honors was the opportunity to perform at the The All-American Inaugural Ball for former President Barack Obama in Washington, DC.
Affectionately known as "The Voice" by many of her followers and musical peers, Melody is equally known for her uncanny versatility in mastering each musical genre effortlessly! Offering a musical ambrosia of Soul, Jazz, Gospel & R&B; and taking you from the jazz stylings of Ella & Billie, the soul of Motown and Diana Ross to the powerhouse vocals of Stephanie Mills & Chaka Khan for a sound, style and flow that is all her own! Inspiring the heart & soul one song at a time... that is Melody (the Soul Butterfly)!