ABOUT ANDREW

Andrew A. Melzer is a composer, lyricist, record producer and writer. He started his music education as a six year old boy, completing a year of Conservatory theory and solfege in Budapest, Hungary. He then began twelve years of violin training, first in Budapest and later in Toronto. He studied violin in Canada with the prominent violinist/educator Irene Haydu, and composition with Dr. Samuel Dolin. After competing in the Greater Toronto Kiwanis Music Festivals in his teens for solo violin and winning ten awards, Andrew completed his education at The Royal Conservatory of Music. He then produced a bilingual pop version of a song called "Canada" which quickly became a national success, celebrating 100 years of Canada's Confederation.

In honour of the 150th birthday of Canadian Confederation, he has written a new song "We Love You Canada". Sung by the Confederation Centre Youth Choir, the song is now available in both English and French.

Here is a recent interview with Angela Walker of CBC Radio in Charlottetown, PEI, which explains this project.

If you would like to contribute or find out more, visit WeLoveYouCanada.com.


Over the years, his productions enjoyed international distribution through Sparton Records, Warner Bros. Records, United Artists Records, Attic Records, Bradleys Records, Qualiton Imports, IODA, The Orchard, and over a hundred digital stores including, iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify, 7 Digital, AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, Telus and Bell. His music has been recorded by numerous artists. Recently, Andrew produced an album of his songs, "Norm Amadio And Friends", performed by Juno Award winning jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. The album has received terrific reviews as well as domestic and international airplay. He received a Producer of the Year nomination from the East Coast Music Association for this album.

Since then, his music received the following honours from the American Songwriting Awards:
2015 Nominee:  Comedy/Novelty  Competition “Scoot On Over To Scat’s”
2015 Nominee:  Instrumental Competition “Music For Madeleine”
2016 Finalist:    Easy Listening Competition “She Smiled”
2016 Nominee:  Jazz Competition “ ‘Round The Bend”

Andrew also completed his 21st Century operetta “Island Wedding-The Musical,” in addition to his recent work on “We Love You, Canada / Nous t'aimons, Canada.”

RECORDING COLLABORATIONS

Norm Amadio, Tommy Ambrose, Bob Price, Stan Perry, Stitch 'N Tyme, Soma, Pinky Dauvin, Don Scardino, Moira Connely, Debbie Fleming (Juno Nominee), Pam Marsh, Joey Iaci, Doug Riley (Juno Awards, Order of Canada), Peter Cardinali, Terry Clarke (Juno Award), Keith Jollimore, "The Toronto Symphony String Section", Beverly D'Angelo, Rhonda Silver, Dianne Brooks, Scatman Crothers, Ray Brown (Grammy Awards), Bruce Cassidy, Tommy Newsome and "The Tonight Show Horn Section", Earl Palmer, Mike Melvoin, Arthur Adams, Al Ciner (GrammyAward), Dennis Belfield (Grammy Award), Victor Feldman, Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews, Grace Cosgrove, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna (Grammy Nominee), Bobby Rodriguez (Grammy Nominee), Alan Paul of Manhattan Transfer (Multiple Grammy Awards), Darlene Koldenhoven (Grammy Award), Ralph Humphrey, Rosemary Galloway, Phil Dwyer (Juno Award), Guido Basso (Juno Awards), Reg Shwager (National Jazz Award), Marc Jordan (Juno Award) Jackie Richardson (Juno Awards, Gemini Awards, NAACP Award Nominee), The Hot Club Of San Francisco, Don Fraser Trio, Confederation Centre Youth Choir.

RECORDINGS

01. 'Round The Bend
(A.A. Melzer)
Jackie Richardson, Norm Amadio

02. Out Of The Cool
(A.A. Melzer)
Norm Amadio, Guido Basso, Phil Dwyer

03. She Smiled
(A.A. Melzer)
Guido Basso, Norm Amadio

04. I Love You That Way
(Melzer/Jordan)
Marc Jordan, Norm Amadio

05. Going Strong
(S. Crothers)
Scatman Crothers

06. Scatman's
(S. Crothers)
Scatman Crothers

07. Scoot On Over To Scat's
(A.A. Melzer)
Scatman Crothers

08. Veronica
(P. Mehling)
Hot Club of San Francisco

09. I'm Not Impressed
(P. Mehling)
Hot Club of San Francisco

10. DKSF
(P. Mehling)
Hot Club of San Francisco

11. I'm Carrying
(P. McCartney)
Dianne Brooks

12. Can't Get Enough of You
(Melzer/Kipner)
Dianne Brooks

13. Happiest Time of the Year-Pop
(Melzer/Quick/Meeker)
Bobby Rodriguez

14. Happiest Time of the Year-Ballad
(Melzer/Quick/Meeker)
Bobby Rodriguez

15. Fine Brown Frame
(Cartiero/Williams)
Jo Thomson

16. Peel Me A Grape
(D. Frishberg)
Jo Thomson

17. My Love Can't Wait
(A.A. Melzer)
Joey Iaci

18. Losing Her
(A.A. Melzer)
Joey Iaci

19. You've Got Me Going
(B. Acorn)
Joey Iaci

20. Give Me A Chance
(M. Connelly)
Moira Connelly

21. Live My Life
(M. Connelly)
Moira Connelly

22. Just One More Time
(M. Connelly)
Moira Connelly

23. Hey Hey What A Beautiful Day
(D. Scardino)
Don Scardino

24. Long Gone
(Connelly/Dauvin)
Debbie Fleming

25. Downtown Feelin'
(Melzer/Dauvin)
Pinky

26. Tell Me Who
(V. Dauvin)
Pinky

27. What Could Be More Natural
(Melzer/Murphy/Morris)
Soma

28. Livin' Every Day
(Melzer/Morris)
Soma

29. You're The One For Me
(A.A. Melzer)
Tommy Ambrose, Norm Amadio

30. Canada- English
(B. Gimby)
Dept. Of Public Works

31. Canada- French
(B. Gimby)
Dept. Of Public Works

32. Music For Madeleine
(A.A. Melzer)
Philharmonica Europa

33. We Love You, Canada
(A.A. Melzer)
 

34. Nous t'aimons, Canada
(A.A. Melzer, Y. d’Entremont)
 

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