Melissa Manchester
Melissa Manchester

I left because I could no longer make records that sounded less and less like me. I tried to please people instead of believing in my own strength, until the only thing I could do was walk away.

Melissa Manchester
Melissa Manchester

I do love to perform. And I'm ever so grateful that this has turned into a job with a future.

Melissa Manchester
Melissa Manchester

I didn't not perform.

Melissa Manchester
Melissa Manchester

Yeah, you know, I performed occasionally. I was in such despair because I just - if I didn't have my music to connect with, I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to be doing. There was never a 'B' plan here; it was just this. So it took me a long time to find my way.

Melissa Manchester
Melissa Manchester

You know, somebody mentioned that I was sort of a jazz-pop singer. And I'm thrilled that somebody would find that, at last, in my presentation, because it's such a part of where I live.