An award-winning acoustic guitar duo, Burke Long and Clifton Castelloe perform songs that are fun for all ages: oldies, Motown, beach, country, bluegrass, blues and classic rock to modern day hits. Shows feature vocal harmony, intricate guitar, harmonica and percussion. Melonbelly is available immediately for corporate functions, weddings, colleges, birthdays, anniversaries, festivals, grand openings, and any special occasion!
Melonbelly Performance Includes:
* Exciting and fun live entertainment
* Personalized playlist of favorites by Van Morrison, Elvis, The Beatles, The Temptations, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, The Allman Brothers, Norah Jones, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, U2, Ben Harper and many others!
* Professional sound equipment
* Complete DJ service in any style during breaks or for a portion of the night
* Experienced MC service
(announcing the wedding party and working with event planners to assist with the flow of the evening)
* A microphone for announcements and toasts
*More information including song samples, a complete song list, photos from past events, and client testimonials are available at www.melonbellymusic.com
Burke Long writes, sings, plays and records music of the American South with influences such as Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty. His music is melodic and well-crafted
rock. He has opened shows for The Jayhawks, Hootie & The Blowfish, and Patty Loveless. He was selected twice to perform at the BMI Crossroads Showcase in Memphis, TN, once fronting his own band and the second time as a solo acoustic artist. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his new CD, Cold Winter Moon and preparing for a return to Nashville's famed Bluebird Cafe.
A life-long student of music and songwriting, Clifton Castelloe also writes, records and performs his own music which can be found online at: www.cliftoncastelloe.com or on Amazon, Itunes, CD Baby, Connect, and others.
His songs have appeared in several feature films and in TV shows on A&E, NBC, The Biography Channel, E! Network, HGTV, and MTV. His single, "Unbreakable", won Honorable Mention in the Billboard World Song Contest and his song "Lost in a Cave" was recently featured in an episode of "The Ghost Whisperer" on CBS.
Burke Long: singer/guitarist
Clifton Castelloe: singer/guitarist
Elvis, Buddy Holly, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, The Allman Brothers, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, The Temptations, Otis Redding, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Marvin Gaye
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 360 minutes
From large outdoor festival stages to an intimate gathering of friends and family, Melonbelly combines male vocal harmony (think Everly Brothers meets Simon and Garfunkel), intricate guitar playing (with influences like Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Jimi Hendrix and Dave Matthews), plus harmonica, tambourine and shaker (Neil Young, Bob Dylan) to create music that is memorable and fun. Prepare for a huge variety of music from Motown, oldies, beach, country, blues, bluegrass, early rock and roll and classic rock to current artists' hits or make specific requests to suit your special occasion. Songs by Elvis, Van Morrison, CCR, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, U2 and many many others. Many clients appreciate that Melonbelly can easily control their volume so that guests can have a conversation while enjoying the music. This makes Melonbelly a perfect fit for smaller venues where a large band would not be appropriate. All sound equipment, DJ music in any style during breaks or as a portion of the event, MC service (announcing the wedding party and working with event planners to assist in the flow of the event), a microphone for announcements and toasts are all included at no additional charge. For more information please also visit: www.melonbellymusic.com
Safe dry 12' X 12' area with one power outlet or extension chord
For events larger than 500 people, please request Melonbelly official rider and stage plot.
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay -- Otis Redding
Ring of Fire -- Johnny Cash
Brown-Eyed Girl -- Van Morrison
When I Saw Her Standing There -- The Beatles
Making Memories of Us -- Keith Urban
My Girl -- The Temptations
Time of Your Life -- Green Day
Landslide -- Fleetwood Mac
Come Away With Me -- Norah Jones
Crash Into Me -- Dave Matthews Band
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) -- Carole King
Under the Boardwalk -- The Drifters
The Joker -- Steve Miller Band
Melissa -- Allman Bros
Don't Be Cruel -- Elvis
Let's Get It On -- Marvin Gaye
Sweet Home Chicago -- Robert Johnson
How Sweet It Is -- James Taylor
And over 200 MORE GREAT SONGS!!
2006: 136 gigs
2007: 158 gigs
2008: 182 gigs
2009: 163 gigs
2010: 157 gigs
2011: 98 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Launch Party, Private Party, Prom, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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