Sunday, October 26, 2014

Open Mic Moncton is now an Open Jam

Open mic in Moncton at the Iceberg pub has stepped it up!  Now I have an electronic drum kit every week... It is tons of fun.

Here I am playing around with the kit... I'm definitely not a drummer but I love the chance to practice.


 A few other jammers showed up as well... :)





Come on out on Wednesday nights!   Jam starts at 10pm.



I have an acoustic guitar and an electronic drum kit.  If you want to hop on the drums, you are totally welcome to do so.

NOTE: If you are a bass player, you can either plug directly to the PA or bring your own bass amp.  If you play electric, you can bring your own amp, but it's more of an acoustic format so you may have to tone it down a bit...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Open Jam with Drums!

Are you looking to jam with some other musicians in a "band style format"?

You've found it.  I have stepped up my game at open jam night on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  I now have a drum kit!





I have an acoustic guitar and an electronic drum kit.  If you want to hop on the drums, you are totally welcome to do so.

If you are a bass player, you can either plug directly to the PA or bring your own bass amp.  If you play electric, you can bring your own amp, but it's more of an acoustic format so you may have to tone it down a bit...

Spread the word!

Wednesday Open Mic/Open Jam : Iceberg Pub start time is 10pm
Thursday Open Mic/Open Jam: Albert County Pub start time is 9:30pm

Please add me Tim Melanson on Facebook and send me a message for details if you have more questions.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Moncton/Riverview Open Jam

I put together a little demo of what happens at the Open Jam in Riverview on Thursday nights.  People brought drums, bass, guitars... and we had a good old fashioned jam.

It's totally random every week.  Sometimes we have a full setup and sometimes you can play on your own. 


I also run an open mic or open jam in Moncton on wednesdays.  Just come on down around 10pm, bring your favorite instrument and let's jam!

Cheers,
Tim

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fan video from a patio show

I was pretty pleased to learn that someone who had visited one of my shows this summer put together a pretty cool video.  I think she was testing some video effects.  She only recorded three songs and broke them up into clips but I love it!


I hope you enjoy. :)
Tim

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A little family jam

A few weeks ago, the family and I were up at the cottage and my son made a suggestion.  There's a song by Walk of the Earth that I LOVE called, Summer Vibe... My company had a summer promotion called Summer By Vi...  So we worked together, changed up the lyrics and here's the results.



Home you enjoy.
Cheers,
Tim

Thursday, March 6, 2014

New Open Jam in Riverview/Moncton at the Albert County Pub

More big news for the Moncton Music scene!  Another new Open Jam has just popped up in Riverview.  This one is at the Albert County Pub.  This one starts a little earlier that most, starts at 9pm and we go til 1am.  That way if you have to work in the morning you can still get out and catch a few songs or play your own.

The point is I'm not new to Open Mics/Open Jam and I think I've been able to draw from the different styles of other open mic hosts and put together a fun supportive experience.

I also cater to singers who would love the experience of singing into a mic in front of a crowd but just need a guitar player. I have a book full of lyrics (that I bring every week) with a extremely wide and diverse collection of songs to sing that I can play and sing backup. Of course, if you really want to sing something specific that I don't already know... Just let me know the song and chances are I can play a "reasonable faximile". ;-)

So whether you sing or play, you definitely should come out and play a song or two... Or just listen in and have a few cold ones.

To learn more about the Open Mic you can just follow along in the Open Mic Group on Facebook

Friday, November 29, 2013

New Open Mic in Moncton at the Iceberg Pub

Moncton Open mic (or open stage) is about to get even better, my first exposure to the open mic music scene was in Ottawa in 2001. I remember going up on stage for the first time... It was exhilarating and exciting. The two musicians that were with me were first timers as well. They were both crapping themselves out of nervousness, but I remember being fairly calm. I've always loved the spotlight so I just felt natural on stage... plus I had INCREDIBLE players with me, so I knew that we'd be fine... Ok... Sorry for the rant ;)

The point is I'm not new to open mics and I think I've been able to draw from the different styles of other open mic hosts and put together a fun supportive experience.

I've set up a new Open Mic in Moncton at the Iceberg Pub.  The bar is nice and small and intimate... The 'stage' area is a great size.  Lot's of room for a full band.

I also cater to singers who would love the experience of singing into a mic in front of a crowd but just need a guitar player. I have a book full of lyrics (that I bring every week) with a extremely wide and diverse collection of songs to sing that I can play and sing backup. Of course, if you really want to sing something specific that I don't already know... Just let me know the song and chances are I can play a "reasonable faximile". ;-)

So whether you sing or play, you definitely should come out and play a song or two... Or just listen in and have a few cold ones.

To learn more about the Open Mic you can just follow along in the Open Mic Group on Facebook

Also, feel free to join my fan page