Melina Soochan | Singer, Songwriter, Pianist | Jazz, Pop, Soul
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This album is now available and you may buy it here.


2009 Events

Melina’s been playing near and far! Many have seen and heard her music and emotion.

2009 Highlights

  1. During the 2009-2010 ski season, Melina performed on Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm-11pm, at the Nansen Lounge, Fairmont Tremblant Hotel, Mont-Tremblant - piano and vocals, a mix of jazz, R&B, contemporary and originals. 3045 Chemin de la Chapelle, Mont-Tremblant, QC.
  2. The new music video City of Love that was filmed in May 2009 has just been finalized and released, after many man-hours of editing. The screening party took place on November 28 2009, at The Confessional Bar, 431 McGill Street, Montreal.
  3. Many, many hours of shooting of the music video for Melina's song X-Ray Eyes took place in November 2008. Thank you to all the friends who have participated and have made this adventure possible. Editing of the video is now finished. The video has been released and you can view it here.
  4. Co-writing for heavy metal band The Agonist's 2nd album, released on Century Media in Jan 2009

Fun Year 2009

  • Open Mic @ Le Confessional

    Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 8 pm - 11 pm

    Bar Le Confessional
    431 McGill Street, Old Montreal

    Open mic - piano and vocals. Other artists include Sule, Nil, Jeremie from Star Académie, Jah Faith, Reuben Booza, Matt Antaya. No cover.


  • Gert's Pub

    Thursday, January 8, 2009, 8 pm - 11 pm

    3480 McTavish, Montreal

    Double feature show with guitarist singer/songwriter Andrew O'Keeffe.


  • Classical Recital

    Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 6 pm - 8 pm

    McGill University Schulich Music Building, Clara Lichtenstein Hall, 527 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal

    Melina's final solo recital, in preparation for her ARCT final piano exam. Student of Prof Luba Zuk. - No cover.


  • COMPASSION

    Friday, February 13, 2009, 8 pm - 8:45 pm

    Oscar Peterson Hall, Concordia University, Loyola Campus, 7141 Sherbrooke West, Montreal

    Hosted by the 51st Garnet Key Society, Concordia University.

    Collaborating with choreographer/dancer Greg Selinger for a unique interaction of live music and dance, a showcase of various Montreal artists and talents. All proceeds from ticket sales and additional donations will go directly to The Heart & Stroke Foundation.


  • Fundraiser

    Friday, February 13, 2009, 9 pm - 11 pm

    Grumpy's, 1242 Bishop, Montreal

    Piano and Vocals at a fundraiser event for the Scrivener Creative Review, a nationally distributed McGill magazine that publishes fiction, poetry, photography, book reviews, and interviews (this year with Michael Ondaatje). Other featured artists Charlotte Cornfield, and bluegrass group Oxen Talk.


  • Gert's Pub

    Thursday, February 19, 2009, 8 pm - 9 pm

    3480 McTavish, Montreal

    Piano and vocals. Opening for rock/ska band Claptrap. $5 cover.


  • Private Function

    Saturday, March 21, 2009, 5 pm - 7 pm

    Montreal

    Cocktail hour. Solo piano and voice.


  • Free Times Cafe

    Sunday, April 5, 2009, 7 pm - 8 pm

    320 College/University, Toronto, 416-967-1078

    1 hour-set! Opening for singer-songwriter Mike Carlton from York University. No cover, pay-as-you-want.


  • Open Mic @ James Joyce Irish Pub

    Sunday, April 5, 2009, 10 pm - 11 pm

    386 Bloor W, (ANNEX) Toronto, 416-324-9400

    Piano and vocals. No cover.


  • Label Showcase Night

    Thursday, April 23, 2009, midnight - midnight

    Club Lambi, 4465 Saint-Laurent, Montreal

    Piano and vocals with guitarist Ben Champagne, opening for and later singing with soul/funk band Pat Lehman and the Dropbeat Kings.


  • MMSA Paparazzi Night

    Friday, May 1, 2009, 9 pm - 11 pm

    Restaurant Le Quartier, 1001 Square Victoria, Montreal, (514) 875-9669

    Guest appearance, piano and vocals and backed by 2 hip hop dancers.
    Tickets can be purchased through the MMSA (1 for $15, 2 for $25 and 8 for $10).


  • Tribute to Thandie Klaasen

    Saturday, May 30, 2009, 8:30 pm - 11 pm

    Cabaret du Mile End (ex Kola Note), 5240 avenue du Parc, Montreal, (514) 274-9339

    Performing with other singers in a tribute to the legendary Thandie Klaasen at Lorraine Klaasen's concert "Mother and Daughter United in Song". Tickets $30.


  • Brutopia Brewpub

    Sunday, June 14, 2009, 9 pm - 11 pm

    1215 Crescent, Montreal, (514) 393-9277

    Piano and vocals, with Dan Hargadon on guitar.


  • Open Mic @ Bar Le Confessional

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 8 pm - 11 pm

    431 McGill Street, Old Montreal

    Piano and vocals.


  • Brutopia Brewpub

    Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 9 pm - midnight

    1215 Crescent, Montreal, (514) 393-9277

    Piano and vocals, with Dan Hargadon on guitar.

    Featuring other Montreal Songwriters: The Boneman & Mrs. Bones, William Rockwell, Nikita U, Bud Rice.


  • The Yellow Door Coffeehouse,

    Saturday, June 20, 2009, 7 pm - 10 pm

    3625 Aylmer (Between Prince Arthur and des Pins), Montreal, (514) 845-2600

    Piano and vocals.
    Two other acts to be featured in addition to Melina: singer/guitarist Elaine Ryan and singer/pianist Sheena (a.k.a. Darling Ghost). Cover $8, $5 for students.


  • Clyde's Bar

    Friday, July 10, 2009, 8 pm - 11 pm

    Pointe Claire, Montreal West Island

    Performing for the Leukemia Society in a benefit concert.

    Also featuring guest beatboxer Dominique Laguë. Headliner of the night is soul/funk band Pat Lehman and the Dropbeat Kings.


  • Midnight Madness Festival

    Friday, July 17, 2009, 7 pm - 10 pm

    Oakville, Ontario

    Melina performs with soul/funk band Pat Lehman and the Dropbeat Kings.
    Outdoor show.


  • Bar Voyageurs

    Thursday, July 23, 2009, 9 pm - midnight

    Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

    Piano and voice.

    This show will be every Thursday from 9pm - midnight.


  • Dorval Outdoor Concert Series

    Monday, July 27, 2009, 8 pm - 10 pm

    Pine Beach Park, Dorval

    Melina performed with soul/funk band Pat Lehman and the Dropbeat Kings.
    Free admission. Bring your lawn chair.


  • Rhythmes Tremblant

    Sunday, August 9, 2009, 8 pm - 11 pm

    Mont-Tremblant

    Melina performed with soul/funk band Pat Lehman and the Dropbeat Kings.


  • Montreal Funkfest 2009

    Saturday, August 15, 2009, 7 pm - 10 pm

    P'tit Cafe Campus, 57 Prince Arthur, Montreal

    Melina performs with soul/funk band Pat Lehman and the Dropbeat Kings.


  • Gap North American Acoustic Music Day

    Thursday, August 20, 2009, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Gap Store, Carrefour Angrignon, 7077 Newman Blvd, Lasalle

    On Aug 20 2009, every Gap store in the U.S. and Canada hosted an exclusive, live acoustic music night to celebrate Gap's 40 years of heritage in jeans and music. Melina performed a free acoustic show for the Gap North American Acoustic Music Day, sponsored by The Gap.


  • Bar Voyageurs

    Thursday, August 20, 2009, 9 pm - midnight

    Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

    Piano and vocals.


  • Clyde's Bar

    Thursday, October 15, 2009, midnight - midnight

    Pointe Claire, Montreal West Island

    Performing with soul/funk/motown band Patrick Lehman and the Dropbeat Kings. Also featuring the On the Flip Side Band. Cover $10.


  • Bar Voyageurs

    Thursday, October 22, 2009, 9 pm - midnight

    Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

    Piano and vocals, with guest guitarist Jordan Peters.


  • Fat Black Pussy Cat bar/lounge

    Sunday, November 1, 2009, 8 pm - 9 pm

    130 West 3rd Street, Manhattan, New York, USA

    Melina plays and sings her original music with the amazing house band, cover $15 and 2 drink minimum.


  • Bar Voyageurs

    Thursday, November 5, 2009, 9 pm - midnight

    Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

    Piano and vocals, with guest pianist Ian Bartczak.


  • Bar Voyageurs

    Thursday, November 12, 2009, 9 pm - midnight

    Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

    Piano and Vocals, with guest guitarist Jordan Peters.


  • Linux Caffe

    Saturday, November 14, 2009, 7 pm - 11 pm

    Toronto

    No cover, solo vocals and piano, all original material, 6-song EP & DVD for sale. Opening act by Elora Taylor at 7pm and Adam Martin at 8pm.


  • Bar Voyageurs

    Thursday, November 19, 2009, 9 pm - midnight

    Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

    Piano and vocals, with guest singer Natalie Harvey.
    Repeated on Friday, November 26.


  • Bar Le Confessional

    Saturday, November 28, 2009, 6 pm - 9 pm

    431 McGill Street, Montreal

    Screening of City of Love music video. No cover, free drinks and snacks to those who participated in the shoot. Everyone is invited to share in the public showing of this intensely Montreal-centric project! Support your local artists, support the arts, love your city!


  • New Year's Eve

    Thursday, December 31, 2009, 8 pm - 1 am

    Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

    Melina Soochan, piano and vocals, and pianist Gerry Pucci in alternating sets throughout the evening.



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