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Melissa Forbes
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Ever woken up on a Monday morning with that sinking feeling about the work week ahead? Former commercial lawyer Melissa Forbes felt it so strongly she decided to become a singer. In March 2005 she released her debut album "No More Mondays" on her own label, Kitten Kong Records. An outstanding vocalist capable of singing anything from Aretha Franklin to Ella Fitzgerald, Melissa seamlessly integrates her conservatorium jazz training with R&B grooves. Featuring a dynamic band including jazz legend John Hoffman on trumpet (Buddy Rich, Woody Herman), "No More Mondays" contains originals, standards and jazzified takes on popular tunes from Michael Jackson, D'Angelo and even Metallica. It is available in Australia through major music retailers (eg HMV)and internationally through the online store, CD Baby. 1. Shhh (Intro) 2. Black Coffee/Brown Sugar (jazz standard/cover - D'Angelo) 3. Broken Wings 4. Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (cover - Michael Jackson) 5. Thinking You Over 6. The Weekday Sun 7. Rising Up? 8. Shadows of Love 9. You're My Alter Ego/Nothing Else Matters (jazz standard/cover - Metallica) 10. Still 11. Blackheart Blues 12. As I Sing
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You can read Melissa's full bio at her Official Website: www.melissaforbes.com
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Prince, Sade, Teena Marie, Rick James, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Cassandra Wilson, Ledisi, Kitty Margolis, Rachelle Ferrell
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