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

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Listen to the Music - Live Cover of Doobie Brothers by Tim Melanson

Hey everyone...  I played this last weekend and someone recorded it so I thought I'd post it for you all to see.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I can't get no satisfaction!

I had an awesome time the other night when I was out at the Alehouse... The band asked me to get up and play a couple songs with them... It was awesome to have a backing band...

Here's a clip;

If you want to check out a show then you can always like my fan page on facebook.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Join Tim Melanson at the Moncton Ale House Thursday

I've been in Moncton for a full year now...  I started by finding open mics and getting myself out there and meeting new people.  It took a while but I've finally landed a few shows.  I'm super grateful to the guys at the Moncton Ale House for giving me a shot to audition and then within about a month and a half they offered me so many shows..

If you've never been to the Ale House, then you are definitely in for a treat.  The crowd is friendly and fun and they have live music every night.  The drink specials are great as well!  If you have been to the Ale House before, then you are REALLY in for a treat because they just re-opened last night after renovations and this place is looking amazing!

Come on out and check it out for yourself...

Monday, August 26, 2013


Well... I've managed to play quite a few shows in the last few months here in Moncton.  I've landed a regular patio gig at the "Moncton Ale House".  A fantastic location at the corner of Robinson Court and Main street right downtown.

You can check out a performance from there just last week.

I hope to get some more shows in Moncton and maybe even elsewhere too!  Wish me luck.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Patio Music

I'm pretty excited... I had an excellent audition downtown Moncton at the Alehouse (corner of Main and Robinson Court).

I appears I'm in the rotation now, I'll be playing another show on the patio this Saturday 7-11 (July 13th, 2013).

I'm so excited about this and I can't wait to see what the future holds!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Open Mic Moncton Venue Change?

Are you a bar owner looking to attract some new business?

Well, my time with WizeGuyz has come to an end.  I am looking for a new venue.  Preferably something that attracts a 30 something clientele.  I have been hosting open mic for 6 years now and I know how to take over an existing one as well as build it from scratch.

Let me know if you know someone looking and we can chat about strategy.


Monday, May 27, 2013

Open Mic at WizeGuyz in Moncton

If you are looking for a place to play some music have a few drinks in a low stress environment, then you've found the right place. You can play anything you wish, cover or original and the crowd is super supportive.

Here's an excerpt of a recent Open Mic at WizeGuyz.

Also, if you are a singer, come on by as well.  I have a couple binders of popular songs that you can sing and I will play along to!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Open Mic in Moncton Still rocking...

I thought I'd post an update of what's going on with me.  I've been in Moncton for about 8 months now and I'm loving it.  The sun is coming out and I'm ready for an awesome summer.  I am still hosting open mic every second Thursday at WizeGuyz and I love it.  We regularly get musicians out and they are all very talented.  Sometimes we even get a drum kit.

I'm looking to start a band this summer and do a bunch more gigs so if you live in Moncton and know someone in the music scene... hook a brother up.  :D

I thought I'd share one of my recent YouTube uploads.  I get requests for Wagon Wheel all the time so I finally decided to learn it.  Now I'm hooked.  Love this song...  It is so much fun to sing. :D