Damara Melissa is a singer-songwriter from Ontario Canada whose music is driven by her faith. Her soulful voice mixed with her pop melodies and style, bring a unique vibe to the Contemporary Christian Music space.
After breaking into Christian Music with a single in 2020, Damara has now released her first short album "Beginnings", for which she ran a successful crowdfunding campaign. She hopes to bring both encouragement and healing to others through this collection of songs that share her journey through the difficulties she faced in 2020.
Damara was born into a Caribbean home where reggae, rock, and many other kinds of music were enjoyed. However growing up in a suburb of Toronto, she quickly grew to love the pop music that characterized most of her friends' music tastes. While music was always a deep love and source of joy, Damara only started desiring to write songs after her dad passed away in 2006.
For the most part, she remained a closet songwriter until 2020, when she could no longer deny the call on her life to encourage others through song.
Damara showcased her budding talent as a songwriter with her first release “A New Day” in August 2020. After which, she committed to growth in all areas of her artistry, and released another single “Burdens” in January 2021.
After receiving tremendous support for "Burdens" Damara began working on an EP of songs she had written in 2020 as well as a cover mashup tribute to her father.
“BRAVE” kicked off her EP, releasing as a single in July 2021 and the cover mashup of “As the Deer” and “His eye is on the Sparrow” released in August 2021. Damara's full EP released on February 25th, 2022 which included additional songs: "Invisible", "Where I Wanna Be", and "Rise Above".
Damara’s latest release, "Don't Give Up Now" Released March 3, 2023.
While Damara is still fairly new to the Christian Music scene, she has received over 450 000 streams on Spotify for her music collection. Two of her EP songs have received airplay on multiple Canadian Christian Radio stations, “Where I Wanna Be” even making it onto Joy Radio’s top 20 Canadian music list. Damara also received a Covenant Award Nomination for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in 2022.
While she continues to promote her newest single "Don't Give Up Now" she is also looking forward to planning her next live event - "Soul Cafe" for the second time. Damara is also working on releasing new music. Be sure to stay tuned for more music in 2023.