MELODIME – Tickets – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC – January 6th, 2018


Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present


THE BREVET, Millennial

Sat 1/6

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

$12 adv/$14 dos

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

Melodime's americana-flavored songs merge a slight country twang with rock and roll, successfully blending stunning piano melodies with catchy guitar riffs and sing-along choruses.

Melodime, featuring Brad Rhodes (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Sammy Duis (piano, organ, bass), Tyler Duis (drums), and Jon Wiley (guitar, mandolin, dobro, bg vocals), has performed 125+ shows annually throughout the continental United States, sharing the stage with such well-known acts as Sam Hunt, Jonny Lang, A Thousand Horses, and Sister Hazel. The band has also left its mark internationally with performances in Mexico, Canada, and Europe, all while founding and running a charity, ‘Now I Play Along Too,’ which provides musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children in the DC area, Florida and Haiti. The band is quickly becoming a fan-favorite in the festival scene, playing four consecutive Rock Boat cruises, as well as Musikfest, Herndon Festival and other events. Around their hometown of Northern Virginia, the group has performed at such popular venues as The Hamilton, The State Theatre, and 9:30 Club.

Melodime's latest single, "Little Thing Called Love,” has received a great response from both fans and critics alike. The Boot describe the track as "catchy, lyrically strong - and perfect to listen to with the windows down during the summertime months," while Tune Collective describes the track as a “fun song bursting with vibrant uplifting energy." Kings of A&R featured the band as a buzzing act, and The Washington Post noted "It doesn’t pay for those who want to say ‘I saw them way back when’ to procrastinate." Melodime’s previous albums were recorded with platinum-selling producers, including Where the Sinners & the Saints Collide with Rick Beato (Parmalee, NeedToBreathe), and 3 Reasons For Fighting with Jim Ebert (Butch Walker, Cowboy Mouth).
When the feedback-laden, distorted-as-all-hell guitar intro to The Brevet's new single, "Locked & Loaded," grinds to a crawl and lead singer Aric Chase Damm's gritty vocals kick in, there's a moment where-if you've got an ounce of soul in your body-your foot starts tapping almost involuntarily. The "woah-oh-oh" hook that hits next is the kind you feel in your bones, the eminently danceable kind that makes you want to shoot straight up, kick your chair back, and move. Every second "Locked & Loaded" begs for movement, an earworm that simply refuses to quit. And making the tune all the more impressive, in a testament to the group's raw creativity and artistic ability, is the fact that The Brevet engineered and produced the track at the group's recording space in Westminster, CA-where they'd also recorded their first two albums.

As the lead single off the band's upcoming record, LEGS, "Locked & Loaded" performs a crucial task: Not only is it a representation of the band's new sound and of what fans can expect from the forthcoming album; it is an indication of how far the band has come since their previous release, American Novel-a groundbreaking, highly acclaimed LP, released in a series of chapters.

American Novel, the group's sophomore album, was preceded by the Brevet's debut record, Battle of the Heart, and earned the band features and beaming reviews in such notable publications as Paste magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Deli, Substream, OC Weekly, and many more. Per Substream's Stephanie Roe: "There are just some moments in life that could use an extravagant soundtrack to make it feel complete. The Brevet are here to help you do just that."

American Novel also opened the door for The Brevet in the form of some amazing opportunities: Songs from the record have been featured in movies like An Open Secret, The Good Lie, and Ashby; on TV shows such as Growing up Fisher, NCIS New Orleans, 90210, and even American Idol; and on TV networks like the MLB Network and the SEC Network (ESPN).

While the band has certainly enjoyed the exposure, as well as the accolades they've received from critics and fans alike, they're particularly excited for the release of their upcoming single-because, to Damm, it sets the stage for a tighter, more mature, redefined Brevet. It represents a band who, having already achieved significant commercial success, is free to be as creative as they want, driving their music in a wholly new direction.

Damm, who helms the band as its primary creative force-though, of course, his fellow members contribute to the writing, engineering, and production process-says, of the band's new sound:, that "Locked & Loaded"

We're writing in a way we want to write now. I'm not trying to follow trends; I just want to write from my heart."
“It came naturally, I’ve never thought of anything else,”says lead singer, Rodney Eldridge in response to asking what draws him to music. The statement could not be more true for these three musicians from Charlotte, NC. Growing up in music they have brought their talents together to form, Millennial.

All three members; Rodney Eldridge, Logan Fincher and Jon Hussey, grew up participating in their churches’ music programs. Logan and Jon joined a band in high school which led them to winning a record label talent competition at Anaheim Stadium in California. Through the band’s manager, they were introduced to legendary musician and producer, Randy Jackson who invited them to record in his personal studio. Randy aided in setting up opportunities for Logan and Jon to work with great producers and songwriters such as Brian West and Brody Brown. Working with such talent fueled the fire within for their music. They both split from the band not long after and pursued their careers separately always with the hope of working together again in the future. Insert Rodney who admired them both growing up. “They’re both such great players it was intimidating to approach them with the idea of Millennial but I was so excited when they agreed to be a part of this project” says Eldridge.

With influences such as Michael Jackson, Coldplay, The Killers, U2, Radiohead and OneRepublic their infectious melodies and heavy drum beats echo those of their inspirations. Having started their pursuit of a music career in their early to late teens at the young ages of 22, 23 and 24 Millennial has worked tiredlessly at their crafts. Their energetic stage presence captivates and engages their audiences. When questioned about what would be the biggest compliment they could receive from their listeners Logan responds “One of our fans telling us we inspired them to do what they love is all we could ever ask for. We’re in this to grow with our fans, not separately. We want them to be as much of a part of ‘Millennial’ as we are.” Jon adds, “We bring a different sound than what’s out there right now. We have our own style and sound to bring to the table and fans are really relating to it. It’s humbling to be a part of it all.”

Currently, Millennial can be found touring the US East Coast.
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205

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