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Melissa Clampffer | Going Places

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Going Places

by Melissa Clampffer

A versatile collection of Piano/Pop tracks- from the heartfelt ballad to the upbeat catchy tune you're okay with letting sit around in your head for a while.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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  Song Share Time Download
1. June
4:27 $0.99
2. I Don't Wanna Wait
3:34 $0.99
3. Too Late for Sorry
2:51 $0.99
4. Going Places
3:24 $0.99
5. What it Could Be Like
3:36 $0.99
6. Indulgence
2:18 $0.99
7. Come Back, My Friend
4:01 $0.99
8. Please Come Home
3:58 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
At the age of 12, most of us were popping pimples, embarking on petty shoplifting careers, and generally existing in a state of obnoxiousness. Not Melissa Clampffer. Even before reaching her formative teen years, this Philadelphia wiz kid was mastering the piano and crafting songs with the remarkable introspection of a melody-maker twice her age. With her personal metronome set to “stun,” Melissa took on the task of songwriting full throttle, successfully auditioning for Philly’s famous Creative and Performing Arts High School and honing her majestic multi-octave voice under the watchful guidance of CAPA’s best.

Beyond high school, Melissa went on to attend Millersville University, earning a BA in music business with a concentration in vocal performance. But her musical education here far transcended the realm of mere academics. During her junior and senior years, Melissa served as president of the Millersville Songwriting Association, heading up a symposium of gifted songsmiths who met to fuel mutual creativity, inspiring and nurturing one another’s deep affection for the song as a form of personal expression. Around this time, she began performing at the World Cafe Live’s open mic nights, gaining a local, devoted following, and racking up an impressive number of accolades. For the first week in July, both in 2008 and 2009, Melissa was selected as the World Cafe Live’s standout performer, bumping her up to compete against 12 other artists and bands (as the only female) in 2009’s prestigious Cream of the Crop competition.

As a performer and a songwriter, Melissa’s career prospects have never looked better, and her star continues to rise well above the mortal stratosphere. With her debut album, ‘Going Places’, Melissa has gathered a collection of personal and reflective pieces, woven into a rich musical tapestry as dazzling as the woman behind its genesis. Some songs were composed during her collegiate years; others boast more recent origins. Many contain elements of the biographical; more still are formulated around a simple concept transformed into a realistic story. But the common ground shared by all is Melissa herself, a unique and innovative artist who derives influence from the titans of the singer-songwriter genre: dynamic performers like Carol King, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, and Regina Spektor. With an ear for the exceptional and an unwavering drive to succeed, Melissa is sure to find her place among the greats in the very near future.



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Inspirational and Moving
With a blend of Sarah McLaughlin and a hint of Ben Folds, Melissa Clampffer's album Going Places is quite inspirational. A blend of various emotions put into one album -- many adversities blended in with the love of "Going Places," and a cry out to all the soldiers with "Please Come Home." "June" really hits the east coast dream with a brilliant and moving piano solo. Songs like "Too Late for Sorry," and "What It Could Be Like," is so true in many of our lives chasing and experiencing the search for our love, or someone we're trying to pursue that leads into "I Don't Wanna Wait." A combination of the many surprises life has to offer is quite evident with a taste of America's "Indulgence," and "Come Back, My Friend." Last, but not least, debuting with "Going Places" has to display such a universal message to us all. With all we face in society, it makes sense to just explore the world, and not let anyone or anything get in the way. This album is definitely one to cherish, and one to show to the world.