Country Vocals - Tennessee Flat Top Box (Johnny Cash)
Country Vocals - Jackson (Johnny Cash)
Country Vocals - You Oughta Be Here (Roger Miller)
Studio Singing Demo
Jazz Vocals Demo
Soul / Gospel / R&B Demo
Legit / Power Ballad Demo
Broadway / Legit / Ingenue Demo - High Society (Brett Ryback)
"... sings with a pretty countrified twang"
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
"... an exceptionally eloquent, moving performance by Melissa van der Schyff."
"... an endearing Melissa van der Schyff"
"... likable and sincere"
Melissa has been compared to Dolly Parton by THE NEW YORK TIMES, DAILY VARIETY and THE WASHINGTON POST!
"Melissa van der Schyff has a Dolly Parton-ish honeyed nasality that is ideally suited to the funeral lament 'You Oughta Be Here With Me,' ......... a charming bluegrass pastiche..."
—NEW YORK TIMES
"... singers such as Melissa Van Der Schyff (from the Broadway cast), ... have just the right country and gospel sounds to put it across..."
—L.A. TIMES regarding the music of BIG RIVER
General Motors Award for Outstanding Vocalist (Jazz), Canadian National Jazz Festival
"Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre" along with cast of the 2003 revival of BIG RIVER
"DIVINE" Composed by Melissa van der Schyff & Eric Monsanty
Performed by Melissa van der Schyff
Directed by Barrett Sanders
Original Song Currently Playing in the Feature Film "The Tillamook Treasure"
"..... if you're looking for something different, van der Schyff's new twist on pop is a winner on every front." —SHOW BUSINESS MAGAZINE (New York)
As a studio singer Melissa can be heard on dozens of promo spots, most notably the jingle for PAY PER VIEW television. Melissa is also an accomplished songwriter and is available to write in any genre from jingles, to pop.
Her critically acclaimed debut pop album URBAN PEASANT is available at:
Melissa was voted "Artist of The Year" by fans across the world on Femmusic.com (Women in Music) and her single DIVINE was featured in the Showtime Original Movie THE GREAT COMMISSION for which she received an Independent Music Award Nomination for "Best Song featured in Film or Television". Her singles DIVINE and I'M ALREADY GONE have received Triple A radio play and are both currently featured in the upcoming Independent Feature TILLAMOOK TREASURE which won "Best Family Film" at The Newport Film Festival.
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Melissa van der Schyff © 2015