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The best kept secret in music


"Best of New Hampshire Editors Choice Awards for 2006"

Band on the Rise: What are the marks of a band that can actually break out of a local scene? It’s gotta be good, honest, original and able to touch some mysterious cultural nerve — and it’s gotta be lucky. There’s just so much going on out in the music world that lightning must strike to really set a band on fire. Well, we wish The Band June ( good luck and a bolt of lightning, because they’ve got the other qualities in spades. Based in Bow where singer, songwriter and guitarist Mechelle Zydenbos lives, the band tours widely and even made an appearance this year at NYC’s famous CBGBs. Like the farmer says, there’s no better way to get struck by lightning than to be outstanding in your field.

Rick Broussard, Editor
New Hampshire Magazine

- New Hampshire Magazine


EP recorded in 2004 with Grammy-Winning Producer David Leonard (


Feeling a bit camera shy


Fronted by singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist, Mechelle Zydenbos uses metaphor and plays with words in such a way that the listener may at first miss the intensity and weight of lyrics disguised by sweet catch phrases and easy to follow hooks.

Backed, powered and co-arranged by, lead guitar player Ben Foote, bassist David Foster, Patrick Williams on keys and drummer Michael Freeman, this band invites sound that tastes of dark 1960's spacey folk-rock, "alt-country" flavourings and haunting, thirsty vamps. Sentimental, melodic tones leave the listener missing things that don't exist while at the same time feeling mysteriously hopeful.

MINI JACKET has been working together for three years. They continue to develop and discover their sound at a consistant "Steady as she goes" pace, to ensure to themselves and their audience that they are creating music with dynamic integrity and honest ambition, resulted by the quest of musical evolution and creative process that is unique to themselves.

Their three song EP offers a sample and clean listen to their efforts thus far. Blessed by the fortune of amazing grace and unheard of luck, this demo was produced by Grammy Award Winning Producer David Leonard. Leonard's name is a credit to talents such as Prince, Shawn Colvin, K.D. Lang, Barenakedladies, RUSH, Dwight Yokem and Paul McCartney, (just to shamelessly name-drop a few).

The EP was recorded at "the" drop-dead, gorgeous, top-of-the-line studios of Bennet Chandler's STUDIO.METRONOME located in Brookline, New Hampshire. MINI JACKET was granted the privilege of working with these two industry professionals and their belief that this music is viable and worthy of being heard and seen.

MINI JACKET looks forward to seeing and hearing from you all soon.