https://youtu.be/tyiyo6Nr6Wk Mel's mini-set is all 'set' up & ready to crank out these cover videos - this one is an homage to an amazing singer who broke boundaries in the industry & beyond & dedicated to a close friend overcoming great challenges. -- As a footnote - I would like to ask if you're reading this to consider donating blood if you can to your local blood bank. It is something that we need here in the #GVRD and I'm sure many other communities do as well. It gives many people a greater chance to push forward.
Window seat! Open mic! Just chilling @cartemsdonuts on #mainstreet playing some @gupmusic songs at 7:30. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #vancouver #openmic #musicscene #yvr #yvrmusic #tunes #violet
The bear is my new best friend - even if no one would let him in the pub he stood outside the door diligently listening to the show inside. • • • The Great Bear Pub 09/08/17 #music #burnaby #indiemusic #acoustic #songwriter #beer #pub #singer #showtime #yvr #vancouvermusic #gupmusic #graceunderpressure
All you need is beer. @melodydante going it solo tonight at @greatbearpub! • • • #music #burnaby #greatbearpub #acoustic #yvrmusic #yvrart #yvr #vancouvermusic #gupmusic
I drank all my tea so quickly the server was kind enough to bring me a bigger teapot :) • Getting my caffeine on in preparation for #bandsonthebeach
Day Two of the long weekend! Show in Harrison at Bands on the Beach in 3.5 hours!
Stage selfie from right before starting. Hopefully some of the video we took pans out! Thank you to everyone who came out tonight! Many of whom don't have Instagram to tag! @s_markham @nlal_ @disenchant @stellmua @drdelosada
Last chance for the jams before heading out to @sippchai for previewing our new songs! ••••••• show at 8pm :) #music #indie #abbotsford
On our way out to #Abbotsford to jam before the show tonight @sippchai - if you're a #songwriter in town. Send us a DM and we can possibly put you on stage tonight! Show from 8-10pm(ish).
Last night singing my lungs out at @sippchai while sickness ridden Jesse here sits back and jams on the guitar. This morning he was so back he couldn't say a word. * We'll be back this side of town for a show hosted by us on September 2nd! Details to come. Check link in bio for Future updates. * Thanks to everyone who came out, appreciated and performed! 💋 @melodydante
Jesse having a jam session with the host at @sippchai on Saturday. * To quote Jesse: Can you play something with minor chords? We only sing sad songs. Lies Jesse. All lies. We have three whole not sad songs. None of which are officially recorded and launched.... Yet. 💋 @melodydante
Can you guess who won this ballon blowing contest? *** Photo by @disenchant
Nothing like feeling great when you get to be the topic of a podcast when you are a podcast nerd. -M 💋 --- --- See bio for blog link.
I had the pleasure of talking to Chris Jackson of the Unsigned Music Podcast over the phone and he's got a great vision and motivation for creating the podcast! He stand up just wants to help unsigned artist get exposure to the people who may love them. The six episodes before us have featured some absolutely incredible talent. All links are in our latest blog. See the link in our bio for more!
Selfie in the Drifters Galley Pub where we had fish n' chips and kicked back and relaxed with a beer and coloured some grease catching placemats with crayons our server lovingly brought to our table. Only one more sleep until we get to scream and jump for our favourite bands in Warped Tour Seattle!
On our way to Seattle to watch some of our favourite bands in #warpedtour! A Thousand Miles came on and we all got really excited because this just happens to be our road trip song.
#throwbackthursday to 2013 when we took over The Mirage! It's no longer there with its crazy lights and dance floor but we'll always remember it!
Mel's weapons of choice from Saturday. Keyboard, tambourine and some Apple Music GUP jams for in between sets.
Belting our brains out for #mentalhealth at the 23rd annual Beer and Wine Festival put on by the Rotary Club of #abbotsford last night. • • • We had a fabulous time met some really positive great people and the event raised a lot of money for mental health programs for teenagers - something still a taboo subject in Canada.
Waiting for my turn to take the stage tonight. • • • Can you read the poutine menu on that table there? It was pretty extensive!
Hanging out at @lanalous tonight. @melodydante is gonna jam a couple acoustic songs. And sit with @cryofsilenceband 's Eddie to appreciate some hard rockers like these guys!
Performing at the Fox and Hounds, May 12th. @melodydante 's pre-birthday fun.
Jesse and I having our pre-set drinks at The Fox and Hounds in Aldergrove! Three hours of music coming right up!
Had ourselves a grand old time on Friday @sippchai - two London fogs for @disenchant and I and five beers and a delicious frappé for the Jesse-monster making that weird face in the corner.
Jammed it out in #Abbotsford tonight at @sippchai - it was our first night here and I've gotta say one of the friendliest and most entertaining open mics we've had the pleasure attending. ••• #localart
Guitar mania! ••• These are the loves of my basement. My ibanez half-hollow and my Martin electro-acoustic. They're just so neat looking and everytime I pick them up they inspire me to hammer out something new. Plus with small hands they're easy on my hands- unlike my other two guitar beasts. #musicmaker #guitar #ibanez #martin #girlsinger #chickmusician #musician #music #guitarlove
It's Tuesday night... no wait... Wednesday morning. It's 3am ... The gibberish that happens with a ukele, 🍷 and an iPhone. • • • #latergram with the bestie @confessionsofacountrymom \ @wildcactusdesignco