Melia Maccarone: Crowd fundraiser for Melia's Next EP

I'm ready to make my next EP and with your help, I can get my new songs recorded and to your ears!
Rochester, New York, United States Music
Hi everyone, my name is Melia and I’m a guitarist, singer, songwriter from Rochester, NY. I grew up listening to and watching my grandparents play in a local jazz/big band so I’ve always had a strong connection to music. I was writing lyrics and poems at a young age. I began playing guitar at age 16 with dreams of becoming a lead rock guitarist. Despite the negative feedback I received about being a lead guitarist, especially in rock, I continued on working to make my dream a reality. The negativity and the late start fueled my desire and I would rehearse as many as 8 hours a day, determined to prove them wrong! #GIRLSROCKTOO

I completely financed and released my first EP “Soundproof Walls” in 2011. Strong influences in my music come from bands like Green Day, Nirvana, My Chemical Romance and Joan Jett to name a few.

I have been playing live shows of my original music along with my backing band for the last few years. It’s a great feeling to be up on stage playing my songs and connecting with the audience and even more fulfilling to hear fans say that I’ve inspired them, especially young girls. I have been fortunate enough to open for bands such as Steve Vai, Halestorm, Twenty One Pilots, New Politics and Fuel as well as many other national acts.