Roderick is an amazing talent that brings a breath of fresh air
to the world of music. With a sound that recalls an era when authentic
songwriting and beautiful melodies were everpresent. This Cape Verdean
(West African and Portuguese) vocalist has a style that is unique.
Her voice has been called "SOOTHING" and "ANGELIC"
by some and "SONGBIRD" by others. Mikelyn is not a newcomber
to the music industry,as she recorded a version of the Blue Magic
R&B hit ballad "SIDESHOW" on Beacon Street Records
when she was 19. It was then that she met and worked with writer
producer Jon Lind (Boogie Wonderland, Save the Best for Last) as
a demo singer. She has worked as a background singer with many musical
greats including Stevie Wonder, L.A. Jazz Allstars, David Foster,
Rahsaan Patterson, Kirk Franklin, Quincy Jones, Mr. Bill Withers,
and the late Mr. Barry White.
During the eighties, Mikelyn was a
member of the musical group "BY ALL MEANS". The group
shared great success in the United States, Europe and Japan. As
co-writer and the only female member they recorded a remake of the
Marvin Gaye hit "Let's Get it On". The popularity of this
song was directly influential in furthering the campaign to give
Marvin Gaye his long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
She has shared her talents as a songwirter on various projects such
as Rashaan Patterson's debut album as well as his current "After
Hours". Along with Rahsaan and producer Jamey Jaz she co-wrote
the hit single and titled cd "Back to the World" for Tevin
Campbell. She also worked with HALLE BERRY as a singer in the HBO
acclaimed film "THE DOROTHY DANDRIDGE STORY".
past seven years Mikelyn has enjoyed success as a jingle session
singer, and can be heard on commercials for Sears, Levi's. Nissan,
Uncle Ben's, Burger King and Nike. In 2006 she finished a successful
run of the hit play 'CROWNS". She recorded and performed as
a featured vocalist on James Days "Remember When" as well
as opening for the amazing Frank McComb at the Cafe De Paris in
London. "COPASETIC IS" marks her first solo project on
Dome Records. ENJOY!!!!! .