MATT ANDERSEN & THE MELLOTONES
Saturday July 14th, 8:30pm
Tickets go on sale Friday April 13th at 10am!
Matt Andersen & The Mellotones is a rollicking, sizzling combination of Andersen's thunderous voice and hot guitar playing matched with the eight-piece force of nature that is The Mellotones. Andersen calls it "the most drastic thing I could do," a far cry from his usual one guy, one guitar context. "I make an impact when I'm solo by getting them with the quiet parts more than the loud parts. With a band it's the opposite." And if you're going to have a band, it should be The Mellotones. Long a staple of Halifax's live music scene, the band features a smoking horn section along with keys, drums, and more. A stirringly soulful singer with powerful songs and a live band that cooks - don't miss this performance!
About Matt Andersen
With over 10 million views on YouTube, two European Blues Awards, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth. In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America, Europe and Australia, he has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more. Andersen has won the 2013 and 2016 European Blues Award for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and nabbed him 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Since the release of Weightless in early 2014, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and six Maple Blues Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year.
For over a decade, The Mellotones have been bringing their high-octane party to stages around the world. Lighting up dance floors wherever they go, the R&B Funk band is an 8-piece powerhouse. From weddings to festivals, or from sweaty late-night clubs to corporate events, their in-demand, energetic show provides the perfect atmosphere for any occasion.
Combining powerful vocals, dynamic horns, and a groovy rhythm section with a catalogue that dives deep into the history of soul, funk, disco, and R&B music, The Mellotones recall an era dominated by the classics of Motown, Stax, and Chess Records.
The members – Jeff Mosher (vocals/saxophone), Jody Lyne (trumpet), Eric Landry (trombone), Sean Weber (lead saxophone), Brad Conrad (guitar), Ian Mosher (keyboards), Mike Farrington Jr. (bass), and Damien Moynihan (drums) – are a remarkably tight unit. Equipped with a wealth of experience as road-tested session players and backup musicians for ECMA and JUNO Award winning artists, The Mellotones are a hard-working, well-oiled collection of some of the region’s best performers.
Over their long career, the band has not only garnered a devoted fan base, but also the opportunity to sit-in with acts such as David Foster, Dan Akroyd, The Free Nationals, Nathan East, and even Dennis Rodman. In 2015, The Mellotones toured with renowned blues guitarist Matt Andersen as his backing band.
Guaranteed to deliver a night of exceptional entertainment for the young and the young at heart, The Mellotones are a sure fire party hit ideal for any event.