Singer-songwriter, Melissa Crispo knew from the age of five that she wanted to be a musician. She was already singing into her hairbrush after all. "My cousins would ask me to play dolls and what not but all I could concentrate on were the drums in my uncle's garage," she said. "It went from drums to guitar to piano. Every instrument out there would turn my head as a kid. I couldn't NOT do it. I had to pick up every instrument I could and it never went away.”
S.S.A’s 2017 Songwriter of the year, Crispo has opened for acts such as Styx, Sophie B. Hawkins & Jefferson Starship; but it was performing on all three Melissa Etheridge Cruises that significantly influenced her career.
From there, things began to change for the New York red neck tomboy who now resides in Orlando.
With the cruises added to her resume, it is helping her to schedule performances at larger events and festivals across the globe.
Though Melissa’s music wouldn’t be deemed country, (more of a pop genre) it inspired the largest country station in Florida, the 100,000-Watt Powerhouse 97.5 WPCV, to spin her singles You’re Gone. & Tomboy.
Her debut album A Break in the Clouds, her EP Tomboy and her new album, The 5th Stage are available on digital download and this website.