Voldis and the melodicas
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You’ll be hooked onto Voldis and the melodicas after thirty seconds into “Zulu Surfer.” This song crawls into my head, grabs onto my brain and engulfs it in a blanket of simplicity and curiosity, leaving me begging for more. This Canadian band consists of two members, Kevin Forde (Voldis) and Micheal Glucki (the melodicas). Forde’s voice reminds me of the lead of Dispatch but when paired with Glucki’s musicianship, makes me want to roll down all the windows, raise the volume, light one up, and surround myself in the beautiful summer air. With emphasis on all the right syllables, and a sound that makes scratchy sound sexy, Forde hits this recording right on target.

The other songs incorporate wind instruments and a female vocalist. “La Luna” brings me to an Italian dinner, overlooking the water but has spanish feel that makes me want to get out of my seat and salsa. The wind instrument (brass) brings in a bit of a romantic feeling while the female vocalist’s harmonies really add a delicateness to the music that is not easily attainable. If you don’t give all the songs a chance, I urge you to listen to “Zulu Surfer,” because it will probably become one of your new favorites.

-Kyra Zeller
- http://20watts.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/emerging-artist-voldis-and-the-melodicas/


Discography

Abo: "4 years" (Abocolabo 2006)- listen @ myspace.com/abocolabo
Voldis: "Anna Donia" (Abocolabo 2008)- listen @ http://radio3.cbc.ca/
Voldis and the melodicas: Adventures Of The Zulu Surfer (Abocolabo/Wonderlab 2009)- listen @ www.myspace.com/voldisandthemelodicas

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Voldis (aka Kevin Forde) is a singer/songwriter based in Winnipeg, Canada. In 2008 he released his first album, “Anna Donia” on Abocolabo Records. The album gained airplay on local radio and featured a video for the song “Flashlight” which aired on Canada’s “Much Music” and City TV’s “Ethnosonic”.
Recently, Voldis teamed up with Winnipeg musician Micheal Glucki (aka The Melodicas) and together they wrote and recorded the album “The Adventures of the Zulu Surfer”. The pair’s songwriting and production style are reminiscent of British bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, while infusing modern musical styles of artists like Feist, Santigold and Vampire Weekend.