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OCTOBER UPDATE

 

Thanks to all our fans and friends for an awesome summer! You all kept our dance floors busy and it was a lot of fun traveling around to venues all over the east coast. 

 

We've got a lot of big shows coming up including nights at The Seahorse, our annual show at Mic Mac AAC in Dartmouth, Halloween at Bearly's on Oct. 31 and announcements coming for holiday shows and NYE! 

 

Stay tuned to our social channels and website for updates and details. Keep those song requests coming in and if we pick your tune we'll give you a couple comps to an upcoming Thursday night show! 

 

See you on the dance floor! 

JUNE UPDATE

 

We're ready for summer! We have shows and weddings all across the region plus the east coast leg of our tour with Matt Andersen. Check out the list of dates on our website for all the details. We can't wait to see so many friends and fans on the dance floor this summer. 

 

Keep those song requests coming in. If we pick yours for our next rehearsal, we'll add you to the guest list for a night out at Bearly's on our Thursday nights.

Enjoy the sun and get ready for some hot summer nights. 

FEBRUARY UPDATE

 

Thanks to everyone who sent in their song suggestions! Keep them coming. We’ve been working away in our rehearsal space learning some new songs. By the time summer hits you’ll hear whole lot of funky for those hot summer nights!

 

But we’re still in February and as we head into March we’ve got a couple great nights coming up in both Halifax and Eastern Passage! We’re back at the Marquee for a Saturday night dance party on March 2. Find us at the end of the month at the Buffalo Club on March 30th! Tickets are all available at the venue.

 

See you on the dance floor.

JANUARY  UPDATE

 

Hi Folks,
 

We’ve started the New Year by bringing our Thursday nights back to the legendary Bearly’s House of Blues. We’re really excited to be back with our old friends, making a racket for you lovely people. The show starts at 10pm sharp, students get a cover discount before 10pm.
 

We’ll be doing our annual Feeling The Love benefit on February 9 at the Halifax Convention Centre. The event supports Hospice Halifax and a good excuse to get dressed up and dance to our new Valentine inspired set list. Click here for tickets:

 

 

And one last thing….
We are always adding new material to our set list, but now for some fun, we are looking to get some input from friends and fans about what you want to hear The Mellotones play. Send us your suggestions via social media and we’ll pick one or two a month to learn. If we pick your song, you and a friend get free cover at one of our weekly Bearly’s gigs. We’ll contact you on whatever platform you reach out to us on. Looking forward to your suggestions.

OCTOBER  UPDATE

 

Hello Fellow Babies.

We've moved our regular Mellotones Thursdays uptown to The Local on the Marquee stage. We have deep roots in that building and seeing so many familiar faces in the crowd lets us know we are right where we should be. Come join the fun if you haven't already. Shows start at 10pm.

 

Halifax is a late town. Looking for an earlier Mellotones show?
The band is taking our show to Fountain Hall at Neptune Theatre with a show on Nov. 16th and two shows on the 17th. You can find all the info on Neptune's site and we do have a 20% off code for tix: Mello

 

Check out the "Dates" page for other upcoming shows (we have a few big show announcements coming up for the holiday season so stay tuned...).

You can also keep up to date on our social channels for the latest info.

 

See you on the dance floor. 

Hello Fellow Babies.

We've moved our regular Mellotones Thursdays uptown to The Local on the Marquee stage. We have deep roots in that building and seeing so many familiar faces in the crowd lets us know we are right where we should be. Come join the fun if you haven't already. Shows start at 10pm.

 

Halifax is a late town. Looking for an earlier Mellotones show?
The band is taking our show to Fountain Hall at Neptune Theatre with a show on Nov. 16th and two shows on the 17th. You can find all the info on Neptune's site and we do have a 20% off code for tix: Mello

 

Check out the "Dates" page for other upcoming shows (we have a few big show announcements coming up for the holiday season so stay tuned...).

You can also keep up to date on our social channels for the latest info.

 

See you on the dance floor. 

JUNE  UPDATE

 

Come check out the new venue on Argyle Street for our weekly Thursday night gig at Sniggily Wiggily's. Shows start at 10:30pm. We're gearing up for a fun summer of shows. We're heading back to our old stomping ground Bearly's on June 15th. We'll be at the Petite Riviere Fire Hall on June 23rd and Graham's Grove in Dartmouth for an outdoor show on the 29th. Wolfville have invited us to town for a special one of a kind show at the farmer's market on the 30th. Stay in touch with all our shows by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well as the Dates page here on the website. See you on the dance floor. 

APR  UPDATE

 

Just like you, we are happy to see the sun. We're gearing up for a ton of shows this spring and summer and we can't wait to see you out on the dance floor. Along with our regular Thursday nights at our new home Sniggily Wiggily's, there is a big weekend of shows coming up for the Victoria Day Long Weekend. . We're heading back to Brewster's in Bedford on Friday May 18, Truro for the Nook's Anniversary party on Saturday night May 19th and back in Halifax for a big long weekend show on Sunday May 20th at the Marquee Ballroom. You can find all the event details on Facebook.

MAR  UPDATE

 

We said goodbye to Bearly's for our Mellotones Thursdays. We had a great run and love that venue and promise to return for some weekend shows.

 

We are taking up our new residency at Sniggily Wiggily's at 1665 Argyle Street. Show time will be at 10:30pm, $9. Sniggily Wiggily's is Halifax's newest live music venue directly across the street from the new Halifax Convention Centre. 

 

We are back at the Seahorse on March 31st. 10pm $10. See you on the dance floor. 

FEB  SPECIAL EVENTS

 

We have a few special events for you this February.

 

- We're back at Feeling the Love for their 5th Anniversary. It's our first event at the Halifax Convention Centre. Dance tickets are available here:


 

 

- Our Bedford area fans can join us at Brewster's on Friday Feb 16th. Tickets are available in advance at the venue.

- You can find us at The Seahorse on Saturday the 17th.

 

- We are happy to be back at the Tide and Boar in Moncton after a little stretch of time. Tickets are available online here:

 

 


Keeping up with our Mellotones Thursday tradition we're at Bearly's every Thursday night. Come heat up the dance floor for us.

We are celebrating 20 years of The Mellotones! 

The band is capping off the year with a big dance party on Dec. 23rd at The Marquee Ballroom. 

To celebrate, we are inviting special guests to join us on stage. We would love all our friends and fans to be a part of this special night. 

Tickets are $20. in advance and $25. at the door. 

DEC  SPECIAL EVENTS

 

We are celebrating 20 years of The Mellotones! 

The band is capping off the year with a big dance party on Dec. 23rd at The Marquee Ballroom. 

To celebrate, we are inviting special guests to join us on stage. We would love all our friends and fans to be a part of this special night. 

Tickets are $20. in advance and $25. at the door. 

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Thanks for an awesome summer! We played a ton of festivals, weddings and venues to some amazing crowds. A special highlight was closing out the Halifax Jazz Fest to a crowd of 4000+ people. 

We're stepping into the Fall looking forward to a busy 2017 home stretch. We returned from Toronto after a killer show at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern.
It was great to finally play a public show in Toronto and it was great to see so many East Coasters there as well as the Toronto natives who have come to know us over the years. We'll be back in 2018.

Along with our regular Mellotones Thursdays at Bearly's, we have an upcoming list of special events Mic Mac AAC in Dartmouth and a Seahorse show happening in November. Be sure to check the "Dates" page for the details. We also have a few special shows being planned for the end of the year that we'll be sharing with you when the details get set in stone.

 

See you on the dance floor!

OCT  SPECIAL EVENTS

 
JUNE  SPECIAL EVENTS

 

We're heading to Berwick Nova Scotia to play at The Union Street Cafe. We know this venue has been a true gem in NS where we've had lots of friends like Adam Baldwin, Christina Martin and Mo Kenney play. We're ready to turn up the volume and have a Hot Summer Night Dance Party.

Coming up we're also playing the Saint John Waterfront, Petite Riviere Fire Hall, and Graham's Grove in Dartmouth for an outdoor show. Check our "Dates" page for more details.

Lots of reasons to get down and get funky.


 

MAY  MORE SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Head on down to The Seahorse on Sunday the 21st for an early start time of 9pm. Our friends upstairs at The Local have a killer blues matinee until 7pm and the Seahorse doors open at 8pm. Keep the party going and see you on the dance floor.

MAY  SPECIAL EVENTS

 

It's wedding season for The Mellotones. We are playing weddings all spring and summer in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. The band is bringing the party so you can get down and funky on the dance floor. If you're at a wedding with the Mellotones this summer and take some great photos send them on over to us and we can show everyone all the fun that we're having. Photos can be sent to stephanie@voxagency.ca or post them on our Facebook Group page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mellotones/
 

It's wedding season for The Mellotones. We are playing weddings all spring and summer in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. The band is bringing the party so you can get down and funky on the dance floor. If you're at a wedding with the Mellotones this summer and take some great photos send them on over to us and we can show everyone all the fun that we're having. Photos can be sent to stephanie@voxagency.ca or post them on our Facebook Group page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mellotones/
 

April  SPECIAL EVENTS

 
February  SPECIAL EVENTS

 
DECEMBER  SPECIAL EVENTS

 
NOVEMBER  WINTER FUNK

 

Winter is coming. There was a thick frost this morning. As we head into the season let's all remember the warming of the soul that Funk and R&B provides. You'll have plenty of chance to dance some heat into your bones with Mellotones shows around Atlantic Canada this winter. Check our "Dates" page to keep updated. And don't forget we are at Bearly's every Thursday night for your dancing and general partying pleasure.

 

JULY 25  SUMMER IS DEFINITELY HERE

 

It doesn't seem unusual for some reason to be here, on July 25th (!?!) to be declaring that "summer is finally and without question here at last!" It wouldn't be hyperbolic to say that declaring that fact any earlier may have been premature... yet we're pretty sure that we wont be getting any surprise snowfalls at this point.
We've already had a fantastic show at the Shore Club and if you weren't there there will be another chance late in the season. Also watch for an all ages afternoon show July 30 at 1:15pm in the Halifax Public Gardens. Bring the whole family!
Check the "Dates" page regularly for more shows - we're always adding to it.

Also, don't forget to start the summer weekends a day early and check us out at Bearly's every Thursday night.

 

FEB 9  WINTER EVENTS

 

Well, the winter is full on here in Halifax. We are optimistic that the winter of last year

won't reappear, but as Eddie Floyd says, we'll "Knock on Wood" for that. So far, a little bit of snow won't hurt ya.
We have some new events in the calendar to take us from the depths of winter into the fast approaching spring so check out our "Dates" page here on the website for more info.

 

For now though let's turn our attention to the quickly approaching Valentines Day.
You can make this one special for you and your special someone while at the same time aid in a great cause. We are playing a benefit for Hospice Halifax at the Westin Nova Scotian on February 13th. Check out the link below for more info.

 

OCT 7  WONDERING WHAT TO DO ON HALLOWEEN?

 

The Mellotones Halloween Show has always offered up something special but this year promises to be the biggest thrillerama yet. Not only does Halloween fall on a Saturday night this year but the show will take place at the fabulous Olympic Hall. Add to that the promise of some very spooky and very special guests and your Halloween plans should be as sewn up as Frankenstein's Monster. 

 

      

 

The Mellotones Halloween Show has always offered up something special but this year promises to be the biggest thrillerama yet. Not only does Halloween fall on a Saturday night this year but the show will take place at the fabulous Olympic Hall. Add to that the promise of some very spooky and very special guests and your Halloween plans should be as sewn up as Frankenstein's Monster. 

 

      

 

AUG 24   SUMMER AIN'T OVER YET ...

Summer has been extremely busy for us and it isn't letting up yet. We have a bunch of gigs coming up before summer officially ends on September 23 at 5:21am.

If you live in New Brunswick then you have plenty of opportunity to join us for some funky times at one (or all) of several festivals we are performing including Harvest Jazz and Blues, The KV Jazz and Blues, and the Charlo Fall Fair.
Look out for a date in Moncton with Matt Andersen as well.

Also, watch for us at Casino Nova Scotia in conjuction with our friends at Music Nova Scotia.

Check our "Dates" page for more info. See you in the trenches.         

 

JULY 6   SUMMER SEASON
NOV 19   NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY AT THE OLYMPIC GARDENS                 HALIFAX

Well here we are in our summer season of gigs. Finally. It's great to be playing out in the sunshine and knowing that six feet of snow isn't waiting for us when we go outside. It sure was along time coming.

Check our "DATES" page for info on upcoming shows at the Mic Mac AAC in Dartmouth and the Shore Club plus some great shows in New Brunswick. Also be sure to check out our upcoming shows with Matt Andersen in Winnipeg and PEI.  

                       

 

Come and celebrate the ringing in of 2015 with us. We'll be doing it dance hall style

at the fantastic Olympic Gardens in the heart of Halifax. Click on the image below to take you to the Facebook Event Page for more info or                           

 

SEPT 29   UPCOMING CD RELEASE - OCT 9

We are men of secrets, The Mellotones. Deep dark secrets. While this may not qualify as a deep dark secret, it is one we have been keeping for awhile (and is no longer a secret at all). The Seahorse Tavern, our home base for close to 8 years, is moving at the end of October to the Gottingen St. location of the old Hell's Kitchen beneath the Marquee Club.

 

To celebrate both the occasion of the move and the long legacy of the Argyle St. location we are releasing a live CD on Thursday October 9th at The Seahorse (of course, of course). It was recorded November 21 2013 and we think it is a damn fine party record.

 

So come on down Thursday Oct 9 for the CD Release and have a dance and a drink and pick up a copy of the CD for some great live Funk and Soul and some sweet memories too.

 

See you there.

 

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