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House of Melody Band is a hard charging 3 guitar Southern Rock / Classic Rock / and Hard Rock band hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, and Los Angeles, California. Our specialty is out door festivals, private parties, and charity events. We have everything you need in a band from a varied set list to a state of the art LED stage lighting system, 12,000 watt active QSC PA system, and the best sounding boutique guitars and amplifiers available anywhere. Most importantly, all of the members in the House of Melody Band are daily business professionals so you’ll get a very family friendly atmosphere that runs on time, drama free, and as you would expect it to be.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2012
Weekend Warriors Release
Album of Skynyrd Tunes for Music Education
RIDGE, AR., MAY 21, 2012 House of Melody, an Arkansas based
southern rock band composed of Steve Kish Moody, Nick
Carter, Steve Shatzer and James Lynn Burke, have come
together to record and promote a new album to generate scholarships
for music education. The music can be purchased online at all digital
outlets including iTunes, CD Baby, ReverbNation and directly from
the band page at www.houseofmelodyband.com.
The guys in the band cut their teeth performing and mastering their
instruments over the past 30 plus years, but this project all started
with the relentless support and encouragement of fans. Burke summed
it up this way: Fans have always asked for a recording so they
could buy something, but we just didnt want to put something
out for the sake of putting something out. We talked with the fans,
they came up with the idea of doing it to help raise money and letting
them pick their favorite tunes. The ball started rolling and here
Appropriately titled Turn It Up the band has assembled a collection
of Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes that resonate throughout Americas heartland.
The song selection is carefully crafted to include select tracks such
as The Needle and the Spoon, Tuesdays Gone,
Saturday Night Special and Simple Man. The
band is quick to point out they are not a tribute band. These songs
simply mean something to the guys and they feel the songs will mean
something new, to a whole different audience. Lynyrd Skynyrd
defines southern rock and thats what we are; a southern rock
band. Those guys inspired us to learn how to play and thats
what we want to achieve with this new recording, states Burke.
One quick play of these tunes and the listener will know a tremendous
amount of respect went into recording these songs.
Burke, a FedEx 777 Captain/Check Airman by day and guitar player by
night, is also the owner of Blues City Music in Memphis, Tennessee.
This shop is a high-end boutique store catering to elite tone fanatics
around the world. Kish is the founder of House of Melody Education,
a 501(c)(3) organization focused on providing a positive, safe drug
free environment for children and youth in central Arkansas. Joined
by Carter and Shatzer, the four teamed up at the House of Melody recording
studio in Gravel Ridge, Arkansas to cut three tracks. But for the
fourth track, the band wanted something even more special and sought
famed engineer, producer and friend, Pete Matthews of Ardent Studios
in Memphis, Tennessee to lay down The Needle and the Spoon.
The band means serious business. Matthews is more than just a friend,
his credits are endless. He is often cited for his involvement in
the discovery and success of multi-platinum selling artist, Evanescence.
As if that werent enough, mastering on the album was done by
non-other than, mastering engineer Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Mastering,
the 2012 GRAMMY® winner with Alison Kraus and Union Stations
Paper Airplane. The band pulled no punches on equipment, time, personnel
or quality knowing full well these virtues will shine through when
audiences turn it up.
Needle and the Spoon"
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