Menage

Menage

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Lusious and origional swing and soul, rock and blues, pop and country brought to you by two sultry female singers and their hot band!

Biography

Luscious and original, Asheville's own 'Menage' delivers a contagious mix of soul, swing, pop, country and blues that will steal your poor heart! Sweet harmonies and distinct song writing are the backbone of this band's novel style. Menage presents an exciting and powerful live show that began in a small neighborhood pub in West Asheville, NC in 2002. Since that time, much of the positive and widespread buzz about Menage can be attributed to the support of local newspapers, television and news stations that keep Menage in regular rotation. WNCW used one of the group's songs on their annual compilation disc in 2004, which also featured Donna the Buffalo, Gillian Welch, Tim O'Brian, The Indigo Girls, and many more. Menage has shared the stage with nationally and internationally appreciated groups such as The Snake Oil Medicine Show, Donna the Buffalo, The Blue Rags, and The Avett Brothers. Menage is currently working with a management team that is preparing them for their first major record label affiliation. "Ménage is the most exciting new Asheville act I've heard this year," Martin Anderson, program director, WNCW-FM, May 2004. This regional favorite has been wooing folks from near and far with their own brand of sass. To describe their original music: Think Patsy Cline country, Nina Simone soul, Bob Wills western swing, Tom Waits jazz and Jimmy Reed blues. Originally a female trio with a focus on vocal harmony, Ménage now has a new attitude. The band is fronted by 2003 founding members Sarah McDonald, the swanky wordsmith (guitar, banjo, super sultry singin') and Mary Ellen Bush, the sophisticated growler (dog house bass, guitar, harmonica, and amazing boots.) Ménage is proud to introduce their newest members, Matthew Kinne (electric guitars, bringing loads of "I've been in lots of bands" experience) and Evan E-break Martin (drums and loveable, Muppet like gestures on the stage.) You are sure to get down at a live Menage show!

Discography

"The Honey's on the Porch" 2003
"Miss Conduct" 2004
"7 Songs EP" 2005
"Echo Mountain Demo" 2006
"Live at the Grey Eagle" 2006
Cuts from "Miss Conduct", "7 Songs" and "Echo Mountain demo" are currently in regular rotation on WNCW 88.7fm and other regional indie radio stations.
Please visit www.myspace.com/menage
or
www.themenage.com
to listen

Set List

Typically we perform 2, 60 minute sets or 1, 45 minute set including origional songs such as:
Tell Me
Shrinking Gun
Let's Move in Together
NY Situation
Cried 100 nights
I've Got To See You
P-Good
Porter Plank
Goodbye Man
Sorry Flowers
Tomatoes
Shine
Don't Make Me Cry
Sunday
Oh Matty
Oh Boy

as well as random covers from Bob Wills, Johnny Cash, Gordie Sampson, The Bangles, Hall & Oats, The Pretenders, Stealey Dan and The Band