Based in the greater Los Angeles area, singer/songwriter Melissa Bret (formerly known as Melissa Brethauer) continues to captivate audiences.
Melissa’s sultry, soulful voice has warm bluesy tones that draw the listener in. She is best known for her unique acoustic arrangements of popular cover songs at her live shows. As a songwriter, Melissa considers her original music to fall somewhere between Singer/Songwriter and Folk/Pop, peppered with flavors of Country. She released her second album, “Easy Way Out,” in late 2015, and has been out performing live shows every week.
Bret grew up in Florida before spending a few years in Atlanta, GA, then relocating to Southern California in 2014. She left her full-time job in healthcare administration in January of 2017 to pursue a full-time career in music.
She is classically trained on the piano and is a self-taught guitarist. Melissa also plays ukelele, although she most often accompanies herself with guitar.
By the age of 21, Melissa was already performing on the Las Vegas ‘strip,’ and over the years has been on stages ranging from Orlando to Atlanta to Oklahoma City, plus Nashville, Dallas, and even exotic locales such as Hawaii, Thailand, and Iceland. She has also participated in multiple exclusive invitation-only songwriters festivals annually in the SouthEast. In addition to the House of Blues (inside Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas), she has performed on notable stages including, but not limited to, The Mint (Los Angeles), The Hotel Cafe (Hollywood), Eddie’s Attic (Atlanta), and the Oklahoma City Rodeo Opry.
Along the way, Melissa’s songwriting and performing has continued to evolve, getting the attention of audiences far and near. Her music has had airplay not only in cities around the U.S., but internationally, which mirrors the sales she has gotten from the States as well as countries in Europe and even Japan. She has dedicated fans from all five regions of the world (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania).
The media have taken notice too, as Melissa has taken a strong foothold on major music platforms from iTunes to Google Play, Spotify, CD Baby, MTV.com, and other online streaming platforms and retailers. Additionally, she has been featured in multiple ads run by Roland/Boss and is sponsored by G7th Capos.