Halifax Urban Folk Festival

AUG 26 • SEP 2, 2018

The Mellotones

For over a decade, The Mellotones have been bringing their high-octane party to stages around the world. Lighting up dance floors wherever they go, the R&B Funk band is an 8-piece powerhouse. From weddings to festivals, or from sweaty late-night clubs to corporate events, their in-demand, energetic show provides the perfect atmosphere for any occasion. Combining powerful vocals, dynamic horns, and a groovy rhythm section with a catalogue that dives deep into the history of soul, funk, disco, and R&B music, The Mellotones recall an era dominated by the classics of Motown, Stax, and Chess Records. The members – Jeff Mosher (vocals/saxophone), Jody Lyne (trumpet), Eric Landry (trombone), Sean Weber (lead saxophone), Brad Conrad (guitar), Ian Mosher (keyboards), Mike Farrington Jr. (bass), and Damien Moynihan (drums) – are a remarkably tight unit. Equipped with a wealth of experience as road-tested session players and backup musicians for ECMA and JUNO Award winning artists, The Mellotones are a hard-working, well-oiled collection of some of the region’s best performers. Over their long career, the band has not only garnered a devoted fan base, but also the opportunity to sit-in with acts such as David Foster, Dan Akroyd, The Free Nationals, Nathan East, and even Dennis Rodman. In 2015, The Mellotones toured with renowned blues guitarist Matt Andersen as his backing band. Guaranteed to deliver a night of exceptional entertainment for the young and the young at heart, The Mellotones are a sure fire party hit ideal for any event. The Mellotones will act as Jarvis Church's Halifax All Star band at HUFF.