Stone Melodies

Stone Melodies

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
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From the opening crack of the snare drum to the final ringing guitar chord, the Stone Melodies sound is crafted to engage the listener in a musical experience of fun, energy and honest emotion. Equally at home on stage and in the recording studio, they are a band whose sound is...

Biography

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The Stone Melodies Story

From the opening crack of the snare drum to the final ringing guitar chord, the Stone Melodies sound is crafted to engage the listener in a musical experience of fun, energy and honest emotion. Equally at home on stage and in the recording studio, they are a band whose sound is at once reassuringly familiar and yet undeniably their own. Valuing substance over style, there is no such thing as a "typical" Stone Melodies show - the only constants are a sense of fun and adventure, and the consummate musical skills to make it all happen.

Formed in the fall of 2001, Stone Melodies was born when the musical core of the Ottawa band Sandmouth - guitarist Luke Paluch, bassist Jason Leblanc, and drummer Jamie Urie - teamed with singer/guitarist Ben Cooper. The new quartet not only boasted a wealth of performing experience, but benefited from the melding of four distinct musical personalities.

In their recordings, Stone Melodies have worked to balance the spontaneous energy of their live performances with the polished sound which can only be achieved within the confines of a recording studio. Their debut album, Alien Summer, was released in November of 2002, and their first single - "The Night George Harrison Died" - received significant airplay on Ottawa's XFM (101.1). Most recently, the band recorded new material with producer Albert Chambers (Moist, David Usher) of Bin Base Studios in Montreal. The first results of this collaboration,"This I Know" and "Typical", are representative of the high-energy direction in which Stone Melodies is headed. Currently, the band is preparing an EP slated for release in September of 2004.

Fun, energy, and talent - this is a band with "big ears", who respect the rock and roll tradition they are a part of, but are not slaves to it. Their commitment has been rewarded with both critical accolades, and a loyal and enthusiastic fan base, and the future is bright indeed for Stone Melodies.

Performance Credits

Over the years, the members of Stone Melodies have shared the stage with many successful musicians, including:

• Train
• Big Sugar
• Wide Mouth Mason
• Trooper
• Sven Gali
• The Northern Pikes • Clark Nova
• 54-40
• Nectar
• April Wine
• Edwin
• I Mother Earth • 5 Man Electrical Band
• Ray Lyle and the Storm
• Punchbuggy
• Garrity
• Carson Downey
• Derek Miller

Festivals and Events:
Juno Fest 2003 / Emergenza International Band Wars
Woodstock ’99 AMP3.com Emerging Artist Stage, Rome, N.Y. / Beaches Bluesfest Toronto
Canadian Tulipfest, Ottawa / Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa / H.O.P.E. Beach Volleyball Tournament Ottawa
Allegro Resort Turks and Caicos Islands / Senator’s Playoffs 2001 Corel Centre, Ottawa
NHL Breakout Corel Centre, Ottawa / Canfest, London Ont / Indiefest, Hamilton, ON.

Reviews

101.1 XFM Ottawa
“The Night George Harrison Died” makes Club X ‘s Best of 2002 along side artists such as Eminem, David Gray and Swollen Members.
http://www.101xfm.ca

The Emergenza Festival- a big hit in Ottawa!
“What’s great in Ottawa is that, despite the relatively small number of bands taking part in the Festival, all musical styles are duly represented: from alternative to pop, and not forgetting electronica, metal, progressive rock & reggae. Thursday saw the very good STONE MELODIES with their attention to the melody and chorus…”
Brigitte Mac Paper

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE STAGE (March 1st 2003 Issue)
“A big hello to y’all from the incredible, Wonderful World of Oz! Your wise, old wizard has a few different things to go over today…. First off, let’s start with: The STONE MELODIES – Ottawa, Canada – Their disk, “Alien Summer”, is truly a work of art, well-made, and very polished. Obviously rooted in classic rock, with echoes of CLEARWATER REVIVAL and the EAGLES, the STONE MELODIES are really a first-class act. Their songs are catchy, even if they are a little simple, but these guys certainly are out to shake up the music scene. I would even go so far as to say that they’re on a path that’s been walked many times before, rekindling the flame for a certain type of rock that’s never been, and shouldn’t be, forgotten. So, let’s give a warm welcome to the soft melodies and arrangements by this Canadian quartet, enjoying the classic refrains, which are bursting with lyrics ready to be programmed on an FM station near you. We can dream that we are singing along as we drive down one of the immense, never-ending highways over on that side of the ocean.”
The Wiz of Oz of Emergenza International Magazine

STONE MELODIES WINS HANDS DOWN IN OTTAWA
“Stone Melodies cool rock and technical abilities won the unanimous vote of the jury at the Ottawa Final. They will go to repre

Discography

Alien Summer - Full Lenght Album (debut) Released on November 29th, 2002

Singles- Typical, This I Know (for sure) April 2004

EP 2004 - Due in September 2004

Set List

Chck the website and see where and how much these guys work.
www.stonemelodies.com