I have been singing since far before I can remember and have been fortunate to share the stage with great performers such as Wynonna Judd and Marie Osmond among others.
I also apply my branding and identity services through artist development empowering other people pursue their passion for singing, too. On ILoveToSing.com, I blog about the people I meet–singers and those in supporting roles in the industry–as well as promote contests, talk about what’s trending, and provide resources and products for personal or professional use. I am fortunate to have a great website name and have loved applying my graphic design skills to create a visually appealing brand for ILoveToSing.com.
Check out some of the design work I’ve done to create and maintain a consistently strong visual brand.
Melanie, McKenzie, and Madelyn Merchant are the oldest of 7 musical siblings from Gilbert, Arizona entertaining audiences from Arizona to New York. By 2006, Melanie had become a featured singer-songwriter and opened with an original song for a benefit event honoring the legendary Wynonna Judd. In the Summer of 2007, they formed their country-bluegrass band Melanie and Firefly to perform during Writer’s Night at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. They went on to share the stage with The Gin Blossoms, Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband, and Benton Paul later that year.
I haven’t put my own singing out in the world because I’ve been putting myself in the background developing other artists. Well, I LOVE TO SING so am going to work on posting more recordings (and because I know there are at lease a few people who would like me to). A recent visit to my friend Ryan Black’s 88’s Cabaret inspired me to get back on the piano bench and get singing again.