[tweetmeme] [fbshare type=”button”] Melodime pump out piano based southern rock in the style of Hootie and the Blowfish. Beautiful bittersweet melodies interchange with soaring chorus lines, all powerfully sung by Bradley Rhodes who also handles guitars. The engine room is driven by Sammy Duis on keybooards and bass, with brother Tyler Duis on drums. The boys, all in their early twenties, churn out a big fat 3 dimensional sound, both modern and yet nostalgic just begging to scale the pop charts, where they well and truly belong.
Melodime is a touring trio made up of 2 brothers and a best friend that grew up playing music in a hayloft on their farm outside Washington DC. They simultaneously master up to 7 instruments at a time, creating that tasteful “big band” sound. Their genre is defined by melodic piano driven rock with a southern twist; delivering modern songs rooted in a deep musical history foundation.
A trio from a farm outside Washington D.C. , they were taught at a young age not to despise small beginnings. From a humble upbringing to lowly tavern shows they have fought an uphill battle to become one of the premier bands in the metropolitan area. Their cross-genre sound, a great catalogue of songs and a dynamic live show have garnered them the attention of the industry and music fans of all ages.
Before playing under the glamorous lights of respectable clubs like The 9:30 Club (DC) or The Bitter End (NYC), Melodime sharpened their skills in one of the least glamorous places imaginable: the hayloft of the family barn. In the sweltering heat of summer and the bitter cold of winter, the boys emulated the sounds of Tom Petty, Dave Matthews Band, and The Goo Goo Dolls for none other than a heard of horses in the surrounding fields.