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Demo - on local RI stations WHJY and WBRU


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Melt initially started with cousins Paul Pipitone (bass) and Chris Gagnon (drums). Both had been around the local Boston music scene for several years and were looking to do something new that combined elements that were dynamic and jarring yet still accessible and melodic. Paul was into punk, art rock and goth, Chris, hard rock and jazz. Some tunes and a solid foundation were set, but the final line-up was not.

Enter guitarist Nils Freiberger. He and Paul have been friends for many years, and when the guitarist spot became available, he jumped at the opportunity. Previously Nils had been a mainstay on the local RI club scene, and fronted several of his own bands there. Now he was ready for a new challenge and the energy and technical prowess his playing brought in started becoming infectious.

From the moment Rachel Drucker sang her first note to the band, they knew she was the missing and perfect piece of the puzzle. With her diverse theatre and musical background, not to mention stellar vocals and stage presence, she brought the band to a new level of excellence. She quickly brought up the energy level a thousand fold due to her live performances and interest in exotic instruments and world and underground music.

The quartet got straight to work revising some existing original material and adding many new exciting collaborations to their ever growing set. They created a buzz throughout the year, and have gotten favorable reviews, and made an impressive showing at the 2005 Emergenza festival. The packed house at the Paradise couldn’t believe it was only Rachel’s second show with the band and they were shocked she had not fronted a rock band before that.

On the heels of Rachel’s induction, the group raced into Nils’ home studio to record a new demo and they are currently shopping it around and playing gigs in New England.