makel

makel

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Makel’s sound is completely distinct and bravely new. Memorable song melodies are supported by the band’s solid musical ability and delivered with contrapuntal flair that works in a pop sense. They truly are a band that feels “at home” on the stage.

Biography

Any musician knows. Sometimes, you get together with another musician and something clicks. Every note, every slice of phrasing, and every nuance seems to fit together perfectly.
Within just a few months of forming, Makel has managed to intertwine an eclectic array of styles and influences into songs that have been highly regarded by renowned music critics including those who have worked with Madonna, Michael Jackson, U2, Faith Hill, Ozzy, Dr. Dre, and The Goo Goo Dolls.
Makel’s sound is completely distinct and bravely new. Memorable song melodies are supported by the band’s solid musical ability. They have effectively been able to merge pop and rock with a singer/songwriter mentality and deliverance unmatched by any of their contemporaries. In their songs, the listener will always find an ever-present yet different emotion. Makel’s musical versatility is another of its unique attributes. The ability for the band to play its music in either full electric or acoustic format without losing the slightest bit of integrity has paved the way for many more venue opportunities. They truly are a band that feels “at home” on the stage. Simply put, you could say that Makel has one purpose; to create music that inspires, excites, and moves its listeners.
In September 2004, Makel’s song “We Were Once Confused” was nominated as a finalist for VH1 sponsored “Song of the Year.com”. Makel was the 2005 champion for Mohegan Sun Casino’s Sizzlin’ Summer Showdown, earning the band four consecutive nightly shows at the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun in January 2006. This privilege brought with it the opportunity to play more shows at the Wolf Den, as they proved with their return on February 18th.
Makel has received airplay on the following radio stations: XM Radio Channel 52, 106.9(WCCC), 105.9(River), 99.1(WPLR), 88.7(WNHU), Ultra Radio, and more than 15 PodCast Internet Stations.
Makel recently had the rare opportunity of appearing in Rolling Stone magazine, having been chosen as one of four finalists out of hundreds of contestants for the “Life in Drive” competition. The band has also appeared in such publications as the New Haven Advocate, Play Magazine, and California's Music Connection.

Lyrics

Turning To Day

Written By: John MacCallum

Selfishly wanting everything I could get
Overextending my heart wasn't a safe bet
Oh but we had it coming every fall
See the leaves are changing
That's when I get that call

I awoke to the sound of you breathing
I was thinking things I shouldn't be
'Till I realized that I was dreaming

I want you to know that I lost my way
I was scared for a moment, I was so afraid of change
Will you sacrifice tomorrow for today?
This night is turning to day

Seems I'm always wanting things I shouldn't be
The more I listened to you the more I could see
Oh but you were drifting out of sight
How could I let it come to this?
Maybe this is wrong but I know that it feels right

I awoke to the sound of you sleeping
All those things you held from me
Was everything you wanted to say

I want you to know that I found a way
I was scared for a moment I was so afraid of change
Will you sacrifice tomorrow for today?
This night is turning to day

Discography

Self-Titled debut album available Feb 07

Four song cd (2004) produced by Rodger Arnold and Sean French

Six Song Acoustic Session (2005) produced by Sean French

Set List

Enough music for 3hours

Electric or Acoustic sets

Original Songs

We All Know
C’Mon
Chase
Turning To Day
Closing In
We Were Once Confused
Started At Forever
Take Everything
Beautiful
No Way
Human Condition

Select Cover Songs
Real World - Matchbox 20
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
I Don’t Wanna Be - Gavin DeGraw
Take It Easy- The Eagles
So Right – Dave Matthews Band
#41- Dave Matthews Band
Grey Street- Dave Matthews Band
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Raspberry Beret – Prince
Better Life- Keith Urban
Listen To The Music- The Doobie Bros
High and Dry - RadioHead
Daylight Fading - Counting Crowes
White Shadows - Coldplay
Meet Virginia -Train
Burning Down The House -- Talking Heads
Wanted Dead or Alive- Bon Jovi
Ring Of Fire- Johnny Cash

Makel is currently working on new original material as well as new cover material.