08/24/16 Melanie Taylor – Vocalist with Bette Midler, John Mayer, Barry Manilow, Aerosmith

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Born in New Orleans on New Year’s Day to a classical pianist mother and a family of artists, Melanie Taylor’s rich, eclectic musical heritage has helped guide and define her own artistry ever since. As a recording artist for Capitol Records, with the dance music duo, Bardeux, Melanie landed a Top Five single on the Billboard Dance charts. Melanie’s holiday CD, This Christmas, weaves an artfully unique tapestry of her favorite Christmas songs and her latest CD, entitled “The Road I’m On”, is an inspired combination of originals and covers of fresh arrangements with her own unique spin. As one of Bette Midler’s infamous and legendary Harlettes for nearly a decade, Melanie Taylor has been seen twirling and singing on the Emmy Award winning, “Diva Las Vegas”, and with Barry Manilow on his Emmy Award winning special, Manilow: Music and Passion. Melanie has been an in-demand featured vocalist on major world tours, film and television, and shared the stage with such artists as David Foster, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Barry Manilow, Chaka Khan, Ashford and Simpson, Billy Preston, Chris Botti, Barbara Streisand, Ray Charles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Michael McDonald, Jackson Browne, Sarah McLachlan, Tears for Fears, Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Ronnie Spector, Jeffrey Osborne, Brian Wilson, Jim Belushi, Sheena Easton, Paula Abdul, Jeff Barry, Dionne Warwick, Melissa Manchester, Carole Bayer Sager, Dave Koz, Willie Nelson, Deepak Chopra, Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, and as the first female vocalist to sing with the legendary rock band Aerosmith on their Music From Another Dimension album and tour in 2012.

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