In an era where anybody can warble into a proprietary audio processor and proclaim themselves as a singer, Melanie Fiona is the antithesis to all things Auto Tune. Whereas most artists defer to the house Roger Troutman and Peter Frampton built, the sultry Guyanese (with a splash of Indian and Portuguese) songstress would much rather rely on her finely tuned chops instead of the so-called miracles of science.

Raised in Toronto, Fiona is the product of a diverse range of style, both musical and cultural. That influence is shown in her music, as she effortlessly glides across the waters of traditional R&B, Pop, Soul and even 1960s-style Rock. It