MELISSA PARROTT
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PASSIONS

Although I'm up for a variety of projects, community based and participation driven projects really get me motivated. I want to enhance the music, art and culture in my community and nation-wide.

While most of this website is dedicated to visual aspects of my work, I am also heavily into music. I am a dj, radio show host, multi-instrumentalist (flute, guitar, harmonica) and songwriter. http://djmediafrenzy.com

DJ MEDIAFRENZY

dj mediafrenzy spins vinyl records around town at home, work, bars, parties and art shows. Music flows through her veins. When she's not spinning tunes, she is busy playing shows with Westminster Park, jamming with Chutney Sessions, writing raps, wailing away on harmonica, banging on the drums, trilling the flute or singing a tune. Her musical loves range from Joni Mitchell to Gorillaz, Chromatics to Sharon Jones and a heck of a lot in between. Contact info@djmediafrenzy.com to book.

Westminster Park

In the summer of 2016, I was invited to join Westminster Park as their new drummer. Naturally, I brought my multiinstrumental skills on the flute and harmonica into the practice space as well. In December 2016 we released an EP and in July 2017 we released a full length album titled Fig 4: Molt Rebirth. The album was nominated for the Polaris Prize. Both albums can be purchased online or at Grooves Records. I designed the album art for the latest album. We perform live frequently, including a mini-tour in the new year to Toronto and Hamilton. follow our facebook to keep in the loop.

PAST PROJECTS

East Village Arts Collective
EVAC's purpose is to support art and creativity in the East Village and greater London community, by providing inclusive, accessible and affordable gallery/creative space, resources, workshops and events.
I created a web site & business cards for EVAC, curated art shows, booked & organized events, festivals, concerts & workshops, and for 8 years took on a key role in keeping the collective alive.
E-mail: eastvillagearts@gmail.com if you want more information on events or membership opportunities.

CHUTNEY SESSIONS


Why jam, when you can chutney? Chutney Sessions are my musical fix, a way to unwind through strumming, drumming, breathing and singing. This all female music group is open and ever changing, the songs adapted and invented, the result always pleasing. Visit us on facebook.

London Women's Artist Collective
Founded in Spring of 2006 by a group of local women, LWAC evolved into a collective of over 70 members.  We had workshops, events, showcases and a lot of fun!  I created a web site and business card for LWAC, which is no longer meeting regularly, but many friendships and collaborations came out of the project.  LWAC was great way to learn new skills and enhance the community while meeting new people with similar interests.


Calendars
I created beautiful accurate 13 month calendars for the years 2006 - 2017, featuring my photography of picturesque Ontario. Calendars include moon phases, birthstone and flower info, holidays and image description.

calendar


green~space
I was inspired to create a source for information for sustainable living practices. The site is in it's infancy, so there is not much content yet, I've just done the design. I hoped to fill it with information on housing, food, energy and transportation - and how we can make simple lifestyle changes to live with the earth instead of against it.

 

DJ MEDIAFRENZY
..:: dj mediafrenzy ::..

Fig 4: Molt Rebirth
..:: Westminster Park - Fig 4: Molt Rebith ::..

Westminster Park
..:: Westminster Park - Fig 4: Molt Rebith ::..

East Village Arts Collective.
.:: East Village Arts Collective - Unified Fields Art Show 2016 ::..

Chutney Sessions
..:: Chutney Sessions live performance ::..

 

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