our music: well-told stories of people long passed; old friends, former lovers; sounds reminiscent of blues halls and jazz kitchens. always with a rock and roll heart and a futura aesthetic, these elements converge to create an unexpected complexity and intensity coming from two.
melissa: i grew up in a musical family with a professional blues-singer mother who encouraged my singing gift from a tender age. while other kids were playing 'doctor', i would give day-long summertime concerts to the fields surrounding my grandmother's home and endless concerts and interviews with Rolling Stone up in my bedroom.
with over ten years of theatre training and years fronting various rock bands, i am most at home on stage. i offer an incredible range of styles and pitch creating a unique sound.
you can hear echos of jeff buckley, sarah mclachlan, and nina simone.
jane is a well-respected electric/acoustic multi-instrumentalist and songwriter whose guitar style has been influenced by equal parts jimmy page, king crimson's adrien belew and joni mitchell. she has toured extensively and not only has a captivating live presence, but is also extremely well-versed in studio production.
lunamarys are both former members of the critically acclaimed band 'hoochie mama get-down.' born musicians who find creative inspiration every single day. hard and soft, refined and experimental, we find no fault in representing all in equal measure. within the space of a song we'll take you with us - joy, anger, longing, tenderness, wit...we are like nothing you have ever heard.
melissa perkins: vocals, beats, songwriter
jane palajac: guitars, keys, vocals, songwriter
the chronics; 1997
the chronics, 'be bop'; 2000
MELISSA & JANE:
hoochie mama get-down, 'pretty like a monster';2004
lunamarys: an up-and-coming pair of Fort Wayne songstresses
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"From sultry blues to floating airy ballads, Perkins's voice never misses." "...(her) rich, dr... "From sultry blues to floating airy ballads, Perkins's voice never misses."
"...(her) rich, drawly voice channels the old Delta singers like Ma Rainey or Bessie Smith."
hoochie mama get-down
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"Pretty Like a Monster is a rich collection of intensly melodic tunes and powerful lyrics." "Inte..."Pretty Like a Monster is a rich collection of intensly melodic tunes and powerful lyrics."
"Intelligent women, and they rock."
"they're fresh, they're new, but, most importantly, they're real."
hoochie mama get-down CD Review
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"...luscious vocal harmonies..." "Mad liberation...powerful, passionate vocals (think ann wilso..."...luscious vocal harmonies..."
"Mad liberation...powerful, passionate vocals (think ann wilson at her best)."
"...very, very good music."
Rants and Raves
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"their harmonies can be as eerily glorious as those of simon and garfunkle; if simon and garfunkle h..."their harmonies can be as eerily glorious as those of simon and garfunkle; if simon and garfunkle had been able to book odysseus's sirens as back-up singers."
sets range anywhere from 30 min to 1 1/2 hours. we typically offer two 35-40 minute sets
8-10 songs in each.
shake it down
say you know
not enough goodbye
told the truth
There are no upcoming dates at this time.