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The Mellotones

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"A lot of great funk bands just can't pull off the feat of having such a great store of vocal power"

"I saw the Mellotones play at the Nova Scotia Music Festival in Yarmouth early November 2010. They were incredibly tight with a thoughtfull, very musical, joyful and challenging reportoire. As well as bringing in all the right notes and beats (of course), they did the most important thing and brought the funk.

I've seen a lot of funk bands in my time, being myself based in London and having played in a semi-pro funk band (London Jazz Festival, Support for Incognito)and the Mellotones really stand out with the amazing range of musical virtuosity within the group coupled with the rare feat of having a large number of individual musicians within the group who have amazing vocal skills, who could, and do, front bands as vocalists in their own right. A lot of great funk bands just can't pull off the feat of having such a great store of vocal power - and this is something that stood out for me.

They were also generous enough to allow me to join them on bass for a few songs, and were generous enough to let me get on and off before my limited bass licks, and their patience, ran out!"
Thanks, guys.
Take Two
Director & Counsel
- Take Two

"Mellotones brought the party!!!!!"

“What can I say, we supplied the tent and a capacity crowd (450) and the Mellotones brought the party!!!!! They played 2 high energy sets and everyone loved them!!!! Can't wait to see/hear them again soon!!!”
Kevin Page
Privateer Days - Privateer Days

"We had a full dance floor from 9-12...literally!"

"The fundraiser was super, and The Mellotones were a pleasure, to work with and listen to. We had a full dance floor from 9-12...literally! They were professional, pleasant and sounded great. Thanks for your help with this. We may do it again next year!!"
Tony Quinn
Professional Entertainer
- Tony Quinn

"This band has it all!"

“This band has it all! Amazing stage presence and sound. They have a fantastic selection of tunes and the energy to assure a packed dance floor!”
Thomas Gouthro
Director of Development & Communications
Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank - Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank

"The Mellotones were brilliant!"

“I had a fantastic time at Nova Scotia Music Week, The Mellotones were brilliant on Sunday night!”
Becky Ayres
International Manager
Liverpool Sound City - Liverpool Sound City

"Highly recommend anyone planning an event to hire the Mellotones"

"The Mellotones have played for our annual benefit for the past two years and we have them booked for 2013! They are an awesome dance band and many people attend this event just to hear the band. The members are all very talented and professional to work with, and they have the ability to tailor their music to the taste and style of our guests. I have had no worries with anything when working with this band; the entire night is stress free! I highly recommend anyone planning an event to hire the Mellotones!"
Joanne Wentzell, CEO
LaHave Manor Corporation - LaHave Manor Corporation


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After having played over ten years of steady weekly gigs in clubs in Halifax, the Mellotones have devoted fans, both young and old. The band give the people what they want; and they want to dance! They are a tight ensemble with top-notch vocals and powerful horns backed by solid funky grooves.

From playing sweaty late night dance floors in clubs to weddings, corporate engagements, special events and festivals, in any situation, the Mellotones deliver a 9 piece, high energy show of R&B favorites from classic Motown, Stax, Funk, James Brown, disco and everything in between. The Mellotones play and live music full time as performers and educators.

The Mellotones are among some of the most skillful and in-demand musicians in the region. Meet the Halifax Funk Legends! With the talented Jeff Mosher on vocals who doubles on saxophone he’s joined by a superb horn section featuring Jody Lyne on trumpet, Eric Landry with the trombone and Rob Crowell playing lead saxophone. The band’s rhythm section reads like a who’s who list of the best in town featuring includes Lil Thomas and Brad Conrad on guitars, Ian Mosher on keyboards, Mike Farrington Jr, on bass and Damien Moynihan on drums. The musicians represent years of playing, touring and recording with bands and backing up ECMA and Juno award winning artists. The lineup has inevitably changed over the years but the band has always drawn on the wealth of talented players in the region, especially those with a love of funk music.

Bringing tight harmonies, powerful horns and a funky rhythm section, the ‘Tones energetic stage show keeps the party going. Performing so regularly, the band has a camaraderie and a tightness that crowds cannot deny. Recently, they have expanded their audiences through festivals and special events from the east coast through central Canada and have experienced some memorable sit-ins with David Foster, Nathan East, Dan Akroyd and Dennis Rodman! The Mellotones love bringing fans to the dance floor in the tradition of Halifax R&B. Audiences from across North America have witnessed this band’s extreme talent and they are never short of completely impressed. Any Halifax local will tell you, The Mellotones are the best dance band in town!

Booking Contact: Stephanie Purcell 902-433-1986