A STARR IS BORN
Melina resides in New York City ... born in Toronto/Canada, to a Canadian mother who worked as a copywriter advertising, and a German/Norwegian father, who also worked in advertising. Both were/are avid singers and creative souls from different worlds ... kindred spirits.
Melina has one older sister. Her soulmate and best friend.
MELINA's artist BIO
singer-songwriter, actress, voice over
to view BIO please CLICK on IMAGE, on right -------->
comments & reviews
Melina, as our fellow euro american citizen chanteur and #1 NY fan, let me just express my vision: embrace Melina, a true lady Amerika and international woman of charm. Glamorous looks, a soulful voice, charismatic presence, multicultural repertoire and a beautiful soul. You are a triple threat (singer/actress/dancer). I don't think I know anybody else who could celebrate JFK's transatlantic entente by quoting his signature statement "Ich bin ein Berliner" in flawless German while rocking and hitting all the high notes of "The Star Spangled Banner" better than any American Idol royalty. Keep Making Melina Great. Du bist Prima! Viele liebe Küsse. Pascalito
Interior Designer / Photographer / Actress
I worked with Melina on "The Good Shepherd" directed by Robert DeNiro. Melina made these three very cold January shooting days fun with her contagiously positive and sunny attitude.
Working with Melina was delightful and we developed a lasting friendship. She is tremendously talented not only as an actor but also as a singer and song-writer and has the ability to engage a crowd with her electric personality that shines through in everything she does.
Managing Director, W. Trust, N.A.
As a lawyer and banker with outside media projects, I make many presentations to senior executives and wealthy clients and prospects. I speak at conferences and in front of the media. My job is to persuade. Melina has been invaluable in diagnosing my strengths and weaknesses. Then she has taken that diagnosis and given me the tools to improve my ability to persuade. What sets her apart is her keen ear and polished sense of sophistication. She knows "effective communication" and "persuasion". Her experience in winning (and keeping) audiences is what makes her such a good coach. Her emphasis on diction, breathing, posture, movement and presence improved my "public" performances immediately. Her stylistic visual cues have sharpened and elevated my brand without casting aside my voice and personality. Her coaching has helped my career and made me more effective in all presentation and sales settings. In a world where image and stage presence are vital to business success, Melina's advice resonates.
about 'MELINA & the Oompahs' - German Oktoberfest entertainment
This is how 'TIME OUT' magazine described our act:
"MELINA & the Oompahs' put on a high energy Oktoberfest show with music from traditional German Oompah, Polkas and Waltzes, to hits from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's through now, as played at the original Oktoberfest in Munich. MELINA grew up in Germany and resides in NYC. She has put together a program which will take you on a musical ride based on the Original Oktoberfest in Munich/Germany, where she has performed. She is fun and full of energy, doesn't miss a beat and entertains in both fluent English and German. From larger to smaller venues, this Oktoberfest girl makes the audience, be it families with children and grown ups alike, feel they are experiencing what it's like to be at a true Oktoberfest. She comes dressed in her authentic garp made in Germany. Don't miss it!