From standing on her bed, singing into her hairbrush in Upstate New York at the age of 5 to playing sold out respected venues and festivals in Central Florida, Melissa's music is as diverse as her upbringing. Influenced by such artists as Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, The Beatles, Matchbox Twenty & Melissa Etheridge, Crispo's style leaves an impression on every ear that hears her.
Melissa has written and recorded numerous solo projects, crafting her songs from personal experience and heartache. Her songs are a diary of her soul, set to a melody. Melissa's instinctive nature to capture an audience with her passionate lyrics are the main reason that her fan-base stretches throughout the state of Florida and beyond. Crispo has performed on the Melissa Etheridge Cruise for the last two years, completely selling out of merchandise and coming in a close second to Etheridge on sales. From her exposure on those cruises; it opened doors to gaining new fans from across the nation & beyond and being asked to perform on the Country Cruising Cruise along with artists such as Kelsea Ballerini, Locash, Montgomery Gentry & Diamond Rio. Crispo has also opened for such acts as STYX, Sophie B. Hawkins & Jefferson Starship.
Though Melissa's music wouldn't necessarily be deemed "country," her music even inspired the largest country station in Florida, the 100,000 watt powerhouse 97.5 WPCV, to spin her singles "You're Gone." & "Tomboy." Melissa's latest accolade was winning SSA's 2017 Songwriter of the year! If Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks had a love-child, you would get the powerhouse voice of Melissa Crispo!! Her debut album "A Break in the Clouds" and her EP "Tomboy" is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Pandora Radio & at ALL performances. Crispo is back in the studio w/ Grammy award winning producer Cliff Brown.