About Michele Mele... Michele Mele is from a family of professional musicians, and has been writing songs for over twenty years. She was something of a prodigy, and began playing piano as a small child. Her talent was quickly obvious, and before she actually entered High School she had already completed all of the necessary music credits necessary for graduation. Michele graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1982, and in 1984 she graduated from the Faculty of Education. That same year, she directed an original musical production written by the Music Department of the Faculty of Education for presentation to local public schools. With a keen interest in live theatre, she also directed productions of Tennessee Williams' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' and 'The Glass Menagerie'. As a music educator, she has conducted numerous song writing and active listening workshops at schools and other Toronto area venues. In 1989, Michele Mele wrote, 'That's All I Know', which was recorded and performed by Neil Donnell. The recording subsequently went 'gold' in Canada. Michele has also composed and arranged choral works for large choirs, and in 1991 she composed a Christmas-themed work for the Toronto Philharmonic, which they performed in concert. Michele Mele has been a favourite performer at a number of Toronto's jazz boites, including the now defunct 'Sax On Yonge', 'The Top O' The Senator', 'Gate 403' and 'The Lemon Drop Martini'. Michele's debut CD, 'Like This' (which also contained exclusively original material), was released in 2003, and was warmly received by critics and fans alike. She is a diverse artist who (in addition to songwriting and performing) has a number of specialized skills. She is the Mother of four beautiful children, and is also a certified scuba diver, an accomplished flying trapeze artist and slalom water-skier. She also speaks fluent French and Italian, and is a gourmet cook (much to the delight of her husband Luciano, and a crowd of her family and friends!). Michele is thrilled to be presenting her second solo CD, 'Laugh!', and looks forward to many more projects produced in collaboration with an array of fine musical artists. -30-.
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