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MELISSA JANE LIGHTNING - BIO

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

Melissa Jane Dichiera - Born in Melbourne, Australia, she made her first T.V. appearance at the age of 7 and hasn't stopped performing since. A skilled triple threat, she has performed in numerous bands and shows throughout Australia. Her most recognized international success is fronting the pop R&B group Les BiJioux in Japan, hosting the T.V. show X-Beyond Surf on ESPN International and starring on VH1's Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp Season 2. Trained in opera, contemporary, blues, gospel, pop and rock, Melissa combines her powerful voice with a captivating stage presence to create a unique "front-woman" unlike anyone else on the scene today.


Emigrating to the United States in 2005, Melissa is well known for working not only in the spotlight but also behind the scenes in production. She joined DK Music and MJ Entertainment Unlimited assisting in the production of concerts and other live events worldwide. She has also produced events for Universal Studios (Japan and Hollywood), Access Events, GPL Tech events, annual CAPG Conferences, vendor fairs, music festivals, annual Derek Jeter Turn2 Fundraiser and is the go to person for celebrity fundraisers and events.


She has now combined her skills as a performer and producer to create a motivational track that she personally uses as a tool for her own success called “Creating Focus & Balance”. Melissa’s mission is to entertain and inspire in everything that she does and she does so at the highest of standards.


Continuing to entertain she is currently the lead singer of the bands Lady Zep an all female Led Zeppelin tribute band, Nowhere Jam an original rock band, Final Gravity an original progressive rock band and SYNN an original Metal band. In addition to being so entertaining she also owns and runs a successful events/production company called MJ Entertainment Unlimited.


Her band SYNN released their debut album “Venom” April 2017 which charted at 24 on the Metal Charts. SYNN also have their newest single “Give In To Me” featured in the film “11th Hour Cleaning”. Melissa also released a second album January 2021 with her band Final Gravity called “Surviving Humanity”. Stay tuned for more albums coming out soon with her newest band Nowhere Jam and a third album with Final Gravity both set to be released at the end of 2023.

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