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USA/Boston: Melodeego and 3-Band Line-Up Rock The Attic

On March 24th, starting at 8:30pm in The Attic Bar and Restaurant ( ) in Newton Center, Massachusetts, four artists or bands--including Melodeego, Casey Abrams, the John Gorey Band, and The Scam--will perform in one-hour sets throughout the evening, with Melodeego appearing at 11:30pm. Melodeego, billing itself as "soul 'n' roll 'til we can't no mo' ", is a soul and R&B band who are equally at home in such well-known musical hot-spots as The Bitter End in New York City (where Bob Dylan got his start), and AS220, one of neighboring state Rhode Island's premier art spaces. The Attic, a spacious bar above a restaurant located on the outskirts of Boston, features live music covering the gamut from rock to pop, funk to reggae.

The band, formed in 2003 after the demise of Innerpink, Noise Magazine's "Best New Band of 2000", is composed of Peter Melodeego as lead singer, Kevin Jensen--a Berklee College of Music student--on drums, and a supporting cast of like-minded talents on percussion, piano, organ, and guitar. Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Jeff Buckley, Van Morrison, Black Crowes, and Prince have all influenced their vibrant sound, which can now be heard on "Runnin' Outta Daylight", the title derived from a comment made by a well-known New England football coach, who temporarily retired when he got a taste of his own mortality.

Ballads like "Faith Over Everything" and "Heaven's In The Air"--with their gospel sound, poetic cadences, and poignant references to birth, loss, joy, and anticipation--are counter-balanced with the hook-laden, hip-hop groove of "Old World Explosion, while "5 O'Clock" moves from Motown groove to power rock to mellow and melodic. Melodeego speaks for all of us hoping to make a difference through music when they sing: "we'll make this heart guide the mind, we'll make this soul guide the roll, we'll fly this faith over everything."

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