Monday, June 19, 2017

Open Jam with Tim Melanson - Wednesdays at Morton Pub, Thursdays at Point Park WizeGuyz

I host two jam nights a week.

The Vibe:

Wednesday - you don't really have to know the song that's being played... You can figure it out as you go, or play it your own way. Let's just have some fun.

Wednesday Rules:

If you play and sing, then you get first dibs... Everyone gets at least 3 songs... More depending on how many artists are there and how well you are rocking the night... I do my best to make sure everyone gets a chance.

If you are a singer and do not play... I can play songs with you, however, if there are other musicians who sing and also play, they get first dibs... so the best thing to do is bring someone to play guitar for you and then you also get the minimum 3 songs...

I try to mix things up as much as possible so if you show up with a band and you all want to play at the same time, please send me a quick message firs and show up right at 10.

Location : Morton Pub

Thursday - we tend to stick to the song, so if you want to play a song with a few musicians that also know the song (maybe not 100% of course but close enough) then Thursday one is for you.

Thursday Rules:

If the stage is empty, you can play what you want. However, if no one wants to jump on stage with you then I'll ask you to play something that everyone wants to play or I'll switch it up.

The trick to Thursday is to play the songs that the other musicians want to play... If you don't sing, then find a singer to sing the songs you want to play...

If you play and sing then you get 3 songs or more depending on whether everyone wants to keep playing your songs... The goal is for everyone to have fun... so sometimes we can jam on originals as long as they are well constructed and intuitive. The best bet is to play awesome songs that we all know or can figure out quickly.

I keep an eye on how many musicians are there and I try to give everyone equal playing time.

I try to mix things up as much as possible so if you show up with a band and you all want to play at the same time, please send me a quick message first and show up right at 10.

Location : Point Park WizeGuyz

Equipment:

I bring an acoustic guitar, electric guitar & amp, electronic drumset and bass

If you are a singer, you can sing songs with me, I have a book of songs or you can sing lyrics off your phone. If you want to be sure you get a few songs with me, make sure you show up early.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jams are still going strong

Just thought I'd post an update in case this is your first time finding my blog...

Open Jams in Moncton on Wednesday at the Morton Pub is still going strong... Starts at around 10pm

Open Jam in Riverview at the new "East WizeGuyz" (formerly Albert County Pub) is also going strong... Usually between 10-10:30pm.

Come on out!  :)

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