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How We Do It
Melodie comes to the act from 20 years of
experience as an actress in professional theatre On and Off
Broadway, where she worked with playwrights David Mamet,
Christopher Durang, Romulus Linney, Arthur Giron, Hal Corley,
Shirley Lauro, Frank Gilroy, Curt Dempster and even the late
Tennessee Williams. She was fortunate to have worked with director
Jerry Zaks, many times, and both Carl and Rob Reiner. A
founding member of Ensemble Studio Theatre
in New York City, she occasionally directed
and developed skills
in playwriting, but was best known in the business as an actress, a master
teacher of actor’s craft and a coach of professional actors in New
York City for many years.
Melodie still coaches
actors and singers in New York and New Jersey and has recently
completed the book and lyrics of her new one-act musical,
"The Last Showgirl,"
with composer Rich Campbell. In the earliest years, Melodie sang in
Greenwich Village showcases, cafes and at theatre parties and gatherings, as she pursued her training in acting, voice and dance and gave
guided tours of NBC studios. When her daughter was born, she stopped
performing to pursue her intellectual studies and developed a private
practice as a psychoanalyst and later, as a Life Coach, which she still maintains. In
2005, Melodie returned to singing with
Steel." Melodie also sang
lead and bass with "StreetHeart,"
an all female acappella DooWop group, in New Jersey
founded by Betty
Semel. Melodie and Don began writing original
music together in 2007.
Don Adamczyk grew up in
Bayonne, New Jersey. His love of music lead
him through a steady course of musical projects beginning in the late
1960's. A self-taught guitarist, his very first "gig" was as a guitar
teacher at Piero’s School of Music
in Bayonne. This was the beginning of his long and extensive musical
career, as a bass and guitar player, organist, singer, and song writer. Over the years, Don has been fortunate to
have worked with many talented and successful bands:
(on guitar) House Band / Cimarron Dude Ranch
(on bass) House Band / Pinegrove Hotel / Catskill Mountains;
(on guitar) "The
an oldies band;
(on bass) "Angela
Bacari Show Band;"
(on guitar) "Free
hard rock quintet;
(on bass) "Starbright"/"The
(on bass) "The
NJ's #1 Disco Band;
(on bass) "Northern
a country rock quintet;
(on bass) "Miracle,"
a banquet and wedding band;
While pursuing a 30 year
career as a Realtor in New Jersey, Don also worked as a guitar soloist
until 1993. After a seven year hiatus, he returned to the music scene as a
soloist in 2000. In March of 2002, Don met Karen "Silk"
Cooper, and started the duo "Silk and Steel",
the evolution of
which became "Somers
& Steel," with Melodie.