About

Cannelle

Singer/Songwriter

Cannelle is French for Cinnamon - it's also the stage name chosen by Melissa Oliveri, who came to Minneapolis from Montreal, Canada in 2006, bringing with her an eclectic mix of both French- and English- Canadian cultures.

Her diverse influences range from Alternative music like Pixies and PJ Harvey, to French artists like France Gall, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jean Leloup, and women songwriters like Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, Tori Amos, and Amanda Palmer.

Having experienced an important loss as a child and lived through the grief that ensued, her songs often tug on the heartstrings, but she can also write about everyday life situations from a humorous angle. Whether playing a silly song about her favourite snacks, dreaming about living among palm trees, or softly singing an ode to a departed loved one, her songs will make you feel exactly what she wants you to feel.

Latest Track

My Wild and Wonderful Not Neurotypical Brain

Cannelle

Come on inside let's go for a ride Here's your ticket here's the train Look to the left see the sunshine and rainbows Look to the right there's the rain

Grab onto the railing we're going sailing Through my swirling purple Not neurotypical brain

I can't speak legalese but I can duplicate Spanish or Russian in song Sorry to say can't remember your

Come on inside let's go for a ride Here's your ticket here's the train Look to the left see the sunshine and rainbows Look to the right there's the rain

Grab onto the railing we're going sailing Through my swirling purple Not neurotypical brain

I can't speak legalese but I can duplicate Spanish or Russian in song Sorry to say can't remember your face or your name Can't explain they're both gone

Oh don't be offended I really can't help it It's my wild and wonderful Not neurotypical brain

Sounds sound like pictures And I can feel colours I feel what others feel too It's so hard to focus On a conversation I hear every sound in the room

Hold onto my hand we're going to dance Through my odd and quizzical Not neurotypical brain

Sometimes it's hard to express what I'm feeling Because I'm not sure what it means But on the flip side there's a world in my mind More wild than your wildest dreams

So follow me Wheeeeeeee Don't be afraid of my weird and beautiful Rather unusual wildly whimsical Perfectly usable Slightly atypical brain

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Shows

Previous events

Passion Collective - Buzz Session, Find Your Fierce

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The Annex, 2744 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

I will be playing some background music during the happy hour portion of this event. If you are interested in attending please reach out to me for a code to get 50% off your ticket.

$15-$40

Cannelle Livestream

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Instagram

This livestream is a practice run for my first in-person performance in 15 years!

Cannelle "Frenglish" Livestream

Instagram

Help me celebrate my Grandmaman's birthday with a fun Frenglish show!

Cannelle - Instagram Livestream

Instagram

Join me for some music and chit-chat via Instagram Livestream!