The Melanie Rice Orchestra

The Melanie Rice Orchestra

Versatile and Exciting Band
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Program Descriptions

  • Musical entertainment customized to fit your needs, whether you're seeking a dynamic pianist, an elegant string quartet, a ten-piece high-energy dance band or a fully staged production show


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Composed of Bandleader Melanie Rice (Female Lead Vocals), Matt Newsome (Male Front Vocalist), David Jackson (Drums/Lead Vocals), Tim Lekan (Bass/Vocals), Dave Strong (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Bugzy (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Dan Kleiman (Keyboards) and Andrew Neu (Saxes/Flute/Vocals), The Melanie Rice Orchestra is one of the most versatile and exciting bands you'll ever hear.

From Big Band and Sinatra to Motown, 70s disco and the latest hits, this band does it all with impeccable style, elegance and musicianship beyond compare.

About Melanie Rice
With a B.A. in Music from Rowan College and the University of Delaware, Melanie set out for Atlantic City singing back-up for Grover Washington Jr., Joe Piscapo, James Darren, and opening for headliners such as Smokey Robinson, Joan Rivers, David Brenner and Shecky Greene. Melanie has appeared in every lounge in Atlantic City with extended engagements at Harrah's, Trump Plaza, Tropicana and Caesar's.

Atlantic City Magazine dubbed her as "one of the city's hottest young talents," "on her way to the top" and it's readers agreed when they nominated her "Opening Act of the Year" in a reader's poll.

In 1990, Melanie and her band joined The Entertainment Group, Inc. and spent the next five years establishing their reputation as one of the area's top special events orchestras.

Currently the President of her own entertainment company, Melanie stands out as a consummate professional who has gained the admiration and respect of countless clients. As one ecstatic client wrote, "You led our party as no one else could. Your superb musicianship, beauty and charm are only surpassed by your humility. You are one of a kind, Melanie."

The spotlight of success continues to shine on this rising star as she "wows" her following with dynamic pop-to-rock performances time and again. Backed by a consummate band, Melanie brings a superstar mix of talent to any party, creating a sensation, a mood, a special moment in time.

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