Born in New Orleans on New Year's Day to a family of artists, Melanie Taylor's rich musical heritage has helped guide and define her own artistry ever since.
As one of Bette Midler's infamous and legendary Harlettes for nearly a decade, Melanie has been seen twirling and singing on the Emmy Award-Winning HBO Special Experience the Divine, as well as a 6-week sold-out engagement at Radio City Music Hall, and in a millennium photo essay in Rolling Stone magazine.
Her notable television credits as a vocalist and/or actor include: MTV, VH1, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Oprah, American Bandstand, Bette, Ally McBeal, and Jag.
She has been a featured vocalist on tours and TV with such artists as Donna Summer, Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Ronnie Spector, Jeffrey Osborne, Brian Wilson, Jim Belushi, Sheena Easton, Paula Abdul, Jon Secada, and Willie Nelson.
As a recording artist for Capitol Records, her duo group Bardeux landed a Top Five single I Love To Bass on the Billboard Dance charts.
Recently released is Melanie's Holiday CD, This Christmas that weaves an artfully unique tapestry of her favorite Christmas songs.
Melanie also sings jingles (Toyota and Sir Speedy nationals) and does voice-overs and cartoon voices for a number of music houses.
Film credits include One From the Heart, Antitrust, Get Bruce, and featured vocals in Labor Pains (starring Kyra Sedgwick) and ABC's When Billie Beat Bobby (starring Holly Hunter.)
Favorite stage roles include Nickie in Sweet Charity, and featured roles in Godspell, West Side Story, and Finian's Rainbow (for Reprise!).
As a singer/songwriter, Melanie is currently in the studio completing her second CD of original pop/jazz/trip hop compositions to be released next year.