Melodic Rock Fest

Wed
20
Apr

MELODICROCKFEST Australia - Set Times (May 13-14)

 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA
May 13 & 14, 2016
Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St. Kilda
 
Set Times:
 
Friday May 13:
 
VIP Ticket Holders – Soundcheck / Meet & Greet - 2.00pm
VIP Ticket Holders – Erik Gronwall (unplugged) - 3.00
3.30 - 5.00 (TBA)
 
The Radio Sun (unplugged) 5.00 - 5.30
Paul Laine (unplugged) 5.45 - 6.25
Black Majesty (unplugged) 6.40 - 7.20
Tonk 7.45 - 8.45
Vanishing Point 9.00 - 10.00
Sisters Doll 10.20 - 11.30
 
Saturday May 14:
 
Doors: 1.00
Teargas 2.00 - 2.30
Serpentine Sky 2.45 - 3.30
The Radio Sun 3.45 - 4.45
White Widdow 5.00 - 6.00
BB Steal 6.30 - 7.40
Erik Gronwall 8.00 - 9.00
Paul Laine 9.15 - 10.30
Eclipse 10.45 –
 
Tickets & Artist Information:
 
Friday May 13 - $35
Saturday May 14 - $65
2 Day Ticket - $89
 
VIP Weekend Pass $220 (100 only)
- VIP entry both days
- Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
- Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
- VIP laminate
- Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
(LESS THAN 40 LEFT!!! STRICTLY 100 ONLY AVAILABLE)
 
(All prices include GST)
 
 

 

Categories: 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Fri
04
Mar

MELODICROCKFEST Expands ERIK GRONWALL Set & Jona Tee Will Join In

 
MelodicRockFest Australia is taking place in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden) and Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point, The Radio Sun, Serpentine Sky, White Widdow and Teargas.
 
And it just got bigger…
 
H.E.A.T vocalist and event special guest Erik Gronwall will no longer be performing with Eclipse for their encore at MelodicRockFest Australia.
 
He will instead be doing a FULL SOLO SET with the help of a few locals. Yes! That's plugged in, full band, in your face Erik Gronwall!
Pumping out an hour of solo and H.E.A.T tracks, Erik was only too happy to jump in and help out in the wake of Mitch Malloy's withdrawal.
 
My sincere thanks goes to Erik!
 
He made only 1 request. In order to deliver a knockout set, he would need a one of his buddies to help. So please welcome H.E.A.T's own Jona Tee to MelodicRockFest! Jona will join Erik for his set and will also hang out for the weekend to meet local fans.
 
But that’s not all…
 
I’m pleased to announce that another great local band will be joining the event to headline Friday night. Fresh from their performances on national TV on Australia’s Got Talent, welcome Sisters Doll to MRF!
 
The addition of these two performances completes the MRFAU lineup.
 
For those that have purchased tickets already – those will be at the printer next week, so should start arriving in mailboxes the week after (March 14 onwards). Thanks for your patience there and for your support of this event!
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
ERIK GRONWALL & JONA TEE (Sweden)(Special Guest)
BB STEAL (Adelaide) (Original lineup!)
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
 
Friday May 13:
 
SISTERS DOLL (Melbourne)
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
TONK (Canberra)
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
ERIK GRONWALL (Acoustic Set for VIP ticket holders)
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links)
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Email for details: ajm@melodicrock.com

Categories: 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Fri
26
Feb

MELODICROCKFEST Australia; Mitch Malloy Pulls Out

 

It is with great regret that I must announce the withdrawal of MITCH MALLOY from MelodicRock Fest Australia.

Mitch was really looking forward to making his Australian debut with his backing band Kaato, but an increasingly packed production schedule in Nashville and ongoing recording of a new solo album ahead of Mitch’s UK tour have forced him to have to pull out of this event.

Mitch sends his apologies to Aussie fans.

In light of the short time frame between now and the event, an international guest is unlikely to be able to replace Mitch, rather each band on the day will play longer sets. I know Paul Laine’s happy to get more time and BB Steal will be taking as much time as they like to run through their classic debut and some Boss tracks.

Further information on an addition to the Friday lineup (in place of Kaato) will be announced shortly.

MelodicRock Fest takes place May 13/14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St. Kilda.

Full details and tickets available at: www.melodicrockfest.com

 


 

After 4 successful events in the USA, Australian website and record label MelodicRock.com is bringing the popular MelodicRockFest event home.
MelodicRockFest Australia will make its local debut in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden) and Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point and The Radio Sun.
 
For nearly 20 years now, MelodicRock.com has been covering the movements of the best melodic and hard rock acts from all over the world. From chart topping stadium fillers to independent studio projects, the site covers all the legends of the rock world, while placing a strong emphasis on new and upcoming artists plus the labels and people behind them.
 
MelodicRockFest takes that same attitude and brings it into a live setting. Mirroring the USA event's vision, MelodicRockFest Australia will exclusively showcase some of the best international melodic rock acts, some making their Australian debut, with support from some of the best local rock acts rounding out the line-up.
 
This is a festival demanded by the loyal local fans. It’s a one of a kind. It’s small, it’s intimate and it’s for those that recall the glory days of Adult Orientated Rock.
 
 
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
Eclipse are one of Sweden’s premiere melodic hard rock acts. They boast a strong following across all of Europe and are sought after session musicians when not touring. In 2015 the band released their critically acclaimed 5th studio album ‘Armageddonize’ and just recently were invited to participate in the Swedish heats for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
This will be the band’s first trip down under and they plan on making the most of it by delivering a blistering set that won’t be soon forgotten.
 
ERIK GRONWALL (Sweden)(Special Guest)
Erik is the energetic frontman for one of Europe’s most in-demand rock bands, H.E.A.T. The band will be looking to hit Australia next tour, but for now, their popular frontman is making his own way down under to sample some local brews, hang out with fans and join Eclipse on stage for an extended encore that is sure to bring the house down!
Erik will also deliver an exclusive acoustic set for VIP ticket holders on the Friday afternoon.
 
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
Paul Laine has a career spanning over 25 years, starting off in the Vancouver rock scene, before signing with Elektra Records for his major label debut ‘Stick It In Your Ear’, an album produced by the legendary Bruce Fairbairn. In 1995 Paul joined American rock band Danger Danger as their new frontman for a 4 album run. His other projects include Shugaazer and Andersen Readman Laine, plus his currently touring country rock band Dark Horse.
Paul will perform a true best of set, featuring favourites from Danger Danger as well as all aspects of his career. This will be Paul’s second trip down under.
 
BB STEAL (Adelaide) 
BB Steal are legends of the Australian melodic rock scene. Their major label debut was produced by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and the band has often been touted as the “new” Def Leppard due to their layered, anthemic sound.
This will be their first Melbourne show in many years and will also feature permanent member, vocalist Craig Csongrady and the return of original guitarist Kevin Pratt! Expect the band to deliver a set heavy with tracks from their cult debut album as well as a few from 2013’s comeback album ‘Resurrection’.
 
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
White Widdow are the torch bearers for the classic 80s keyboard driven AOR sound here in Australia. The band are regulars on the Melbourne rock circuit and will deliver a set featuring tracks from their first three albums and their soon to be recorded fourth studio opus.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
The Radio Sun are fast becoming Australia’s harmony kings, with two highly acclaimed albums now available, both filled with classic harmony driven AOR. The guys have also doubled as Paul Laine’s backing band for the last few years, appearing with him at events in USA as well as here in Australia. Expect a great set of song from the two albums and a few surprises too.
 
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
Releasing their debut album 20 years after originally forming, Serpentine Sky are looking to make up for lost time and will blow fans away with their energy and the highly addictive songs from their recently released debut.
 
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
Teargas are back together after a 10 year hiatus. Last seen acting as Jeff Scott Soto’s support act for his 2004 OZ tour, the Melbourne lads are ready to kick it back into high gear and will open the main day with the energy of a headliner.
 
 
Friday May 13:
 
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
Melbourne’s own melodic metal heroes are excited to take part in this event. Without doubt, the heaviest band of the festival, but for this occasion the guys are going to delve into their back catalogue for some more melodic numbers alongside their most epic tracks.
 
TONK (Canberra)
Tonk take the hard rock back to the glory days of the American Sunset Strip. They have a groove and an attitude Guns N Roses would be proud of. Another rarity to have the band playing in Melbourne.
 
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
A completely different set of solo and Danger Danger tracks to blow fans away.
 
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
An Australian exclusive! The Black Majesty guys have never played an acoustic set in their home country, so expect them to deliver something very special.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
Kicking off the event is one of the hardest working bands this weekend. The band will be promoting their upcoming acoustic project.
 
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links) or CREDIT CARD VIA: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melodicrockfest-tickets-20070594689
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact promoter Andrew McNeice for details: ajm@melodicrock.com
 

 

Categories: 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Sun
17
Jan

MELODICROCKFEST Australia: ECLIPSE, PAUL LAINE, BB STEAL, MITCH MALLOY and More!

 
A good number of VIP Tickets still available. Come join the Australian rock event of 2016!!!!!
 
After 4 successful events in the USA, Australian website and record label MelodicRock.com is bringing the popular MelodicRockFest event home.
MelodicRockFest Australia will make its local debut in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden); Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) and Mitch Malloy (USA) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point and newcomers Kaato.
 
For nearly 20 years now, MelodicRock.com has been covering the movements of the best melodic and hard rock acts from all over the world. From chart topping stadium fillers to independent studio projects, the site covers all the legends of the rock world, while placing a strong emphasis on new and upcoming artists plus the labels and people behind them.
 
MelodicRockFest takes that same attitude and brings it into a live setting. Mirroring the USA event's vision, MelodicRockFest Australia will exclusively showcase some of the best international melodic rock acts, some making their Australian debut, with support from some of the best local rock acts rounding out the line-up.
 
This is a festival demanded by the loyal local fans. It’s a one of a kind. It’s small, it’s intimate and it’s for those that recall the glory days of Adult Orientated Rock.
 
 
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
Eclipse are one of Sweden’s premiere melodic hard rock acts. They boast a strong following across all of Europe and are sought after session musicians when not touring. In 2015 the band released their critically acclaimed 5th studio album ‘Armageddonize’ and just recently were invited to participate in the Swedish heats for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
This will be the band’s first trip down under and they plan on making the most of it by delivering a blistering set that won’t be soon forgotten.
 
ERIK GRONWALL (Sweden)(Special Guest)
Erik is the energetic frontman for one of Europe’s most in-demand rock bands, H.E.A.T. The band will be looking to hit Australia next tour, but for now, their popular frontman is making his own way down under to sample some local brews, hang out with fans and join Eclipse on stage for an extended encore that is sure to bring the house down!
Erik will also deliver an exclusive acoustic set for VIP ticket holders on the Friday afternoon.
 
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
Paul Laine has a career spanning over 25 years, starting off in the Vancouver rock scene, before signing with Elektra Records for his major label debut ‘Stick It In Your Ear’, an album produced by the legendary Bruce Fairbairn. In 1995 Paul joined American rock band Danger Danger as their new frontman for a 4 album run. His other projects include Shugaazer and Andersen Readman Laine, plus his currently touring country rock band Dark Horse.
Paul will perform a true best of set, featuring favourites from Danger Danger as well as all aspects of his career. This will be Paul’s second trip down under.
 
MITCH MALLOY (USA)
Mitch Malloy was already making waves in the late 80s but for AOR fans he burst onto the scene in 1992 with a debut album for RCA which immediately became a classic. Since then he’s recorded another 8 studio albums and toured worldwide. He continues to record and perform and is an in demand producer in Nashville.
This will be Mitch’s first trip to Australia and will see him deliver a high energy set featuring his hits and classic album cuts, backed by a powerhouse band.
 
BB STEAL (Adelaide) 
BB Steal are legends of the Australian melodic rock scene. Their major label debut was produced by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and the band has often been touted as the “new” Def Leppard due to their layered, anthemic sound.
This will be their first Melbourne show in many years and will also feature permanent member, vocalist Craig Csongrady and the return of original guitarist Kevin Pratt! Expect the band to deliver a set heavy with tracks from their cult debut album as well as a few from 2013’s comeback album ‘Resurrection’.
 
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
White Widdow are the torch bearers for the classic 80s keyboard driven AOR sound here in Australia. The band are regulars on the Melbourne rock circuit and will deliver a set featuring tracks from their first three albums and their soon to be recorded fourth studio opus.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
The Radio Sun are fast becoming Australia’s harmony kings, with two highly acclaimed albums now available, both filled with classic harmony driven AOR. The guys have also doubled as Paul Laine’s backing band for the last few years, appearing with him at events in USA as well as here in Australia. Expect a great set of song from the two albums and a few surprises too.
 
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
Releasing their debut album 20 years after originally forming, Serpentine Sky are looking to make up for lost time and will blow fans away with their energy and the highly addictive songs from their recently released debut.
 
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
Teargas are back together after a 10 year hiatus. Last seen acting as Jeff Scott Soto’s support act for his 2004 OZ tour, the Melbourne lads are ready to kick it back into high gear and will open the main day with the energy of a headliner.
 
 
Friday May 13:
 
KAATO (Sydney)
Just who is Kaato? You won’t forget them after this show. Get ready to hear the band’s debut album, which is currently being completed with producer and guitarist…..
 
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
Melbourne’s own melodic metal heroes are excited to take part in this event. Without doubt, the heaviest band of the festival, but for this occasion the guys are going to delve into their back catalogue for some more melodic numbers alongside their most epic tracks.
 
TONK (Canberra)
Tonk take the hard rock back to the glory days of the American Sunset Strip. They have a groove and an attitude Guns N Roses would be proud of. Another rarity to have the band playing in Melbourne.
 
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
A completely different set of solo and Danger Danger tracks to blow fans away.
 
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
An Australian exclusive! The Black Majesty guys have never played an acoustic set in their home country, so expect them to deliver something very special.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
Kicking off the event is one of the hardest working bands this weekend. The band will be promoting their upcoming acoustic project.
 
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links) or CREDIT CARD VIA: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melodicrockfest-tickets-20070594689
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact promoter Andrew McNeice for details: ajm@melodicrock.com
 

 

Categories: 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Fri
18
Dec

MELODICROCKFEST Adds Special Guest ERIK GRONWALL of H.E.A.T

 
After 4 successful events in the USA, Australian website and record label MelodicRock.com is bringing the popular MelodicRockFest event home.
MelodicRockFest Australia will make its local debut in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden); Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) and Mitch Malloy (USA) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point and newcomers Kaato.
 
For nearly 20 years now, MelodicRock.com has been covering the movements of the best melodic and hard rock acts from all over the world. From chart topping stadium fillers to independent studio projects, the site covers all the legends of the rock world, while placing a strong emphasis on new and upcoming artists plus the labels and people behind them.
 
MelodicRockFest takes that same attitude and brings it into a live setting. Mirroring the USA event's vision, MelodicRockFest Australia will exclusively showcase some of the best international melodic rock acts, some making their Australian debut, with support from some of the best local rock acts rounding out the line-up.
 
This is a festival demanded by the loyal local fans. It’s a one of a kind. It’s small, it’s intimate and it’s for those that recall the glory days of Adult Orientated Rock.
 
 
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
Eclipse are one of Sweden’s premiere melodic hard rock acts. They boast a strong following across all of Europe and are sought after session musicians when not touring. In 2015 the band released their critically acclaimed 5th studio album ‘Armageddonize’ and just recently were invited to participate in the Swedish heats for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
This will be the band’s first trip down under and they plan on making the most of it by delivering a blistering set that won’t be soon forgotten.
 
ERIK GRONWALL (Sweden)(Special Guest)
Erik is the energetic frontman for one of Europe’s most in-demand rock bands, H.E.A.T. The band will be looking to hit Australia next tour, but for now, their popular frontman is making his own way down under to sample some local brews, hang out with fans and join Eclipse on stage for an extended encore that is sure to bring the house down!
Erik will also deliver an exclusive acoustic set for VIP ticket holders on the Friday afternoon.
 
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
Paul Laine has a career spanning over 25 years, starting off in the Vancouver rock scene, before signing with Elektra Records for his major label debut ‘Stick It In Your Ear’, an album produced by the legendary Bruce Fairbairn. In 1995 Paul joined American rock band Danger Danger as their new frontman for a 4 album run. His other projects include Shugaazer and Andersen Readman Laine, plus his currently touring country rock band Dark Horse.
Paul will perform a true best of set, featuring favourites from Danger Danger as well as all aspects of his career. This will be Paul’s second trip down under.
 
MITCH MALLOY (USA)
Mitch Malloy was already making waves in the late 80s but for AOR fans he burst onto the scene in 1992 with a debut album for RCA which immediately became a classic. Since then he’s recorded another 8 studio albums and toured worldwide. He continues to record and perform and is an in demand producer in Nashville.
This will be Mitch’s first trip to Australia and will see him deliver a high energy set featuring his hits and classic album cuts, backed by a powerhouse band.
 
BB STEAL (Adelaide) 
BB Steal are legends of the Australian melodic rock scene. Their major label debut was produced by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and the band has often been touted as the “new” Def Leppard due to their layered, anthemic sound.
This will be their first Melbourne show in many years and will also feature permanent member, vocalist Craig Csongrady and the return of original guitarist Kevin Pratt! Expect the band to deliver a set heavy with tracks from their cult debut album as well as a few from 2013’s comeback album ‘Resurrection’.
 
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
White Widdow are the torch bearers for the classic 80s keyboard driven AOR sound here in Australia. The band are regulars on the Melbourne rock circuit and will deliver a set featuring tracks from their first three albums and their soon to be recorded fourth studio opus.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
The Radio Sun are fast becoming Australia’s harmony kings, with two highly acclaimed albums now available, both filled with classic harmony driven AOR. The guys have also doubled as Paul Laine’s backing band for the last few years, appearing with him at events in USA as well as here in Australia. Expect a great set of song from the two albums and a few surprises too.
 
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
Releasing their debut album 20 years after originally forming, Serpentine Sky are looking to make up for lost time and will blow fans away with their energy and the highly addictive songs from their recently released debut.
 
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
Teargas are back together after a 10 year hiatus. Last seen acting as Jeff Scott Soto’s support act for his 2004 OZ tour, the Melbourne lads are ready to kick it back into high gear and will open the main day with the energy of a headliner.
 
 
Friday May 13:
 
KAATO (Sydney)
Just who is Kaato? You won’t forget them after this show. Get ready to hear the band’s debut album, which is currently being completed with producer and guitarist…..
 
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
Melbourne’s own melodic metal heroes are excited to take part in this event. Without doubt, the heaviest band of the festival, but for this occasion the guys are going to delve into their back catalogue for some more melodic numbers alongside their most epic tracks.
 
TONK (Canberra)
Tonk take the hard rock back to the glory days of the American Sunset Strip. They have a groove and an attitude Guns N Roses would be proud of. Another rarity to have the band playing in Melbourne.
 
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
A completely different set of solo and Danger Danger tracks to blow fans away.
 
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
An Australian exclusive! The Black Majesty guys have never played an acoustic set in their home country, so expect them to deliver something very special.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
Kicking off the event is one of the hardest working bands this weekend. The band will be promoting their upcoming acoustic project.
 
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links) or CREDIT CARD VIA: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melodicrockfest-tickets-20070594689
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact promoter Andrew McNeice for details: ajm@melodicrock.com
 

 

Categories: 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Fri
11
Dec

MELODICROCKFEST Australia Tickets On Sale Now

 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA 2016
 
May 13-14, 2016 @ The Elephant & Wheelbarrow; St. Kilda, Melbourne
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne
 
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
(prices include GST)
 
 
FRIDAY MAY 13 (from 5pm)(Acoustic/Electric):
 
Kaato (full band set)
Vanishing Point (full band set)
Tonk (full band set)
Paul Laine (unplugged)
Black Majesty (exclusive unplugged set)
The Radio Sun (unplugged)
 
+ Special Guest/s to be announced!
 

FRIDAY TICKET ($35)

 

SATURDAY MAY 14 (from 2pm):
 
Eclipse (Sweden)
Paul Laine (Canada)
Mitch Malloy (USA)
BB Steal
White Widdow
The Radio Sun
Serpentine Sky
Teargas
 
SATURDAY TICKET ($65)
 

 

 

2 DAY TICKET ($89)

 

VIP Weekend Pass $220
(100 only)

- VIP entry both days
- Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
- Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
- VIP laminate
- Exclusive acoustic performance by VIP Special Guest!

Tickets available for worldwide purchase.
Prices in AUD and incl GST

 
Initial ticket sale all via PayPal.
 
Tickets on sale now; sent out in late January

 

Categories: 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Fri
04
Dec

MELODICROCKFEST Australia Set To Debut May 13-14, 2016

 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA 2016
 
May 13-14, 2016 @ The Elephant & Wheelbarrow; St. Kilda, Melbourne
 
 
FRIDAY MAY 13 (from 5pm)(Acoustic/Electric):
($35)
 
Kaato (full band set)
Vanishing Point (full band set)
Tonk (full band set)
Paul Laine (unplugged)
Black Majesty (exclusive unplugged set)
The Radio Sun (unplugged)
 
+ Special Guest/s to be announced!
 
 
SATURDAY MAY 14 (from 2pm):
($65)
 
Eclipse
Paul Laine
Mitch Malloy
BB Steal
White Widdow
The Radio Sun
Serpentine Sky
Teargas
 
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne
 
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
(prices include GST)
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225
(100 only)
VIP details to follow next week.
 
Initial ticket sale all via PayPal.
 
Tickets on sale 10am (AEST) Wednesday December 9 (and sent out in late January)
 
 
Categories: 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Mon
23
Nov

MRF 3 & 4 'Official Bootleg USB' Contents Available for Download

 
ONE WEEK ONLY!!!!! - anyone who missed out on MRF3-USB1 or MRF4-USB2 can now purchase a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of either drives. A download link will be emailed to those that order.
 
MRF3-USB drive contents are $35 (16 gig of files)
MRF4-USB drive contents are $59 (45 gig of files)
 
Purchase both for the deal price of $85.
 
Paypal links here, and contents of both drives listed below. For those that pre-ordered the USB drive, they are being loaded now for shipping ASAP.
 
USB2 CONTENT (MRF4):
 
 
CONTENT FROM BOTH DRIVES (MRF1-3 & MRF4)
 
 
USB1 CONTENT (MRF1-3):
 

 
 
MRF4-USB2 CONTENTS & DETAILS:
 
Friday:
7th Heaven – FULL set! 2hrs / 6 Camera Mix
Stan Bush – FULL set! 60 mins / 5 Camera Mix
Adriangale – FULL set! 65 mins / 6 Camera Mix
Johnny Lima – FULL set! 45 mins / 5 Camera Mix
Grand Design – 3 Tracks / 5 Camera Mix
Maxx Explosion – 4 Tracks
Madman's Lullaby – FULL set! 44 mins / Single Camera Shoot
The Radio Sun – FULL set! 42 mins / Single Camera Shoot
 
Saturday:
Heat – 2 Tracks (Point Of No Return & Living On The Run) 6 Camera Mix
Heaven’s Edge – FULL set! 65 mins / 4 Camera Mix
Guardian – FULL set! 64 mins / Single Camera Shoot
Tango Down – 4 Tracks / 6 Camera Mix
Paul Laine – FULL set! 78 mins / 6 Camera Mix
Bombay Black – FULL set! 43 mins / 5 Camera Mix
House Of Shakira – 3 Tracks / 4 Camera Mix
Talon – 5 Tracks / 5 Camera Mix
 
Acoustic:
Jim Peterik – FULL set! 35 mins
Talon – 5 Tracks
Gary Moon – FULL set! 32 mins
 
Sample a little of the footage via YouTube now!
 
https://youtu.be/5p0rNQGQEdU - Guardian – Lead The Way
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_N5EMX4us4 Adriangale – Over Said And Done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCEM3zkfw0A Paul Laine – One Step Over The Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY2CVaJHylo Johnny Lima – Hate To Love You
https://youtu.be/qXmYU9k0z0I H.E.A.T – Point Of No Return
 
BUT WAIT! There’s more!
 
As well as all this fine video footage, you will also get the following:
 
- MP3 versions of the 2 MRF VIP Compilations – 1) Digital Download Pre-Show Comp and 2) Show Day CD Sampler.
 
- Glen Burtnik – Live at MRF3 – AUDIO - Full set, soundboard recording.
 
- Additional Photos, Graphics and promotional material from the event.
 
- Audio of the entire 86 Happiness set.
 
 

USB1 (MRF1-3) contents include:

MRF1 –
- Event Doco (60 minute video)(Behind the scenes and live footage)
- Promo Graphics
- Personal Photos
- Radio Spots (2 adverts & Radio Interviews with Gunnar Nelson, Jeff Scot Soto, Joe Lynn Turner)
- Talon Personal Video Footage (9 minutes)
- Fan Footage: Scrap Metal – Sing Me Away & Jeff Scott Soto – Stand Up
- Jeff Scott Soto Band – Live Video (Entire Set, Balcony Footage)
- Martie Peters Band – Live Video (Entire Set, Balcony Footage)
- Official Event Photos - Entire Line-Up in High-Def Photos (453 Photos!)

MRF2 –
- Pride Of Lions – Live Set (Audience Recording)
- Ted Poley Band – Live Set (Audience Recording)
- 10 Live Fan Videos (Rock Sugar, Winger, Ted Poley, Pride Of Lions, Terry Brock, Y&T, Jimi Jamison)
- Show Promos (Video and Audio Promo Spots)
- High-Res Artist Photos (163 Photos)
- Talon Personal Video Footage (17 minutes)

MRF3 –
- All the personal band videos (14 Videos)
- All the Audio and Video Promo Spots (Radio & Poster Graphics)
- High-Res photos from Firefest of Steve Augeri, Ted Poley, Newman & WET)
- High-Res Artist Promo Pics & Files used for Event Book
- NEW - ColdSpell fan recorded set footage
- NEW - Harem Scarem - Audience recording of their full set
- NEW - W.E.T. - Audience recording of their full set

Extras –
- Music Videos (19 recent video clips from MRF artists – WET, Jimi Jamison, Fergie, ColdSpell, Eclipse, House Of Lords etc)
- Harem Scarem – The MelodicRock EP (5 track acoustic EP in MP3 form + Art files)
- Mecca – The Undeniable Demos (12 demo MP3 tracks from the band's latest release)
- MelodicRock Records – The Best Of: Volume 1 (17 track MP3 Compilation)

MRCD Series –
- The Complete audio MP3 files for MRCD1 through to MRCD8!


USB2 CONTENT (MRF4):

 
CONTENT FROM BOTH DRIVES (MRF1-3 & MRF4)
 
 
USB1 CONTENT (MRF1-3):
 
 
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2015
 
Mon
20
Jul

MRF4 Live - Official Bootleg USB Pre-order Available - Limited Edition

 
SOLD OUT!!!
 
 
 
 
The MRF4 USB is here!
 
To commemorate the last MRF, held in Chicago @ The Home Bar October 2014, amateur filming of the entire event was undertaken by a few select dedicated rockers.
 
The footage was then edited over the last couple of months. The entire event (including the acoustic sets) was filmed – a couple of sets with a single camera, but mostly with 4, 5 and 6 camera angles, beautifully compiled to present a brilliant presentation that is simply too good to leave in the vaults.
 
So with the generous cooperation of the artists involved over the weekend, I am very excited to present the second MRF USB, featuring many of the awesome performances – many as full sets and some others as highlights.
There were a couple of sets where audio or video wasn’t up to scratch so unfortunately, they are not available.
 
What is on this drive adds up to nearly 15 hours of MRF Live Footage!
 
And because of the large volume of material and delivering the live sets in the best audio and video quality possible, we are jumping to a huge 64G drive. Yes, 64 Gig of MRF footage and bonus material.
 
The USB can be pre-ordered as of now via the PayPal links below.
 
Each custom designed USB drive comes housed in a special tin can as was the original MRF3 USB.
 
 
MRF4-USB is priced at $79 (including airmail shipping worldwide)
 
 
MRF4-USB CONTENTS & DETAILS:
 
Friday
7th Heaven – FULL set! 2hrs / 6 Camera Mix
Stan Bush – FULL set! 60 mins / 5 Camera Mix
Adriangale – FULL set! 65 mins / 6 Camera Mix
Johnny Lima – FULL set! 45 mins / 5 Camera Mix
Grand Design – 3 Tracks / 5 Camera Mix
Maxx Explosion – 4 Tracks
Madman's Lullaby – FULL set! 44 mins / Single Camera Shoot
The Radio Sun – FULL set! 42 mins / Single Camera Shoot
 
Saturday
Heat – 2 Tracks (Point Of No Return & Living On The Run) 6 Camera Mix
Heaven’s Edge – FULL set! 65 mins / 4 Camera Mix
Guardian – FULL set! 64 mins / Single Camera Shoot
Tango Down – 5 Tracks / 6 Camera Mix
Paul Laine – FULL set! 78 mins / 6 Camera Mix
Bombay Black – FULL set! 43 mins / 5 Camera Mix
House Of Shakira – 3 Tracks / 4 Camera Mix
Talon – 5 Tracks / 5 Camera Mix
 
Acoustic
Jim Peterik – FULL set! 35 mins
Talon – 5 Tracks
Gary Moon – FULL set! 32 mins
 
 
Sample a little of the footage via YouTube now!
 
https://youtu.be/5p0rNQGQEdU - Guardian – Lead The Way
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_N5EMX4us4 Adriangale – Over Said And Done
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCEM3zkfw0A Paul Laine – One Step Over The Line
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY2CVaJHylo Johnny Lima – Hate To Love You
 
https://youtu.be/qXmYU9k0z0I H.E.A.T – Point Of No Return
 
 
 
BUT WAIT! There’s more!
 
As well as all this fine video footage, you will also get the following:
 
- MP3 versions of the 2 MRF VIP Compilations – 1) Digital Download Pre-Show Comp and 2) Show Day CD Sampler.
 
- Glen Burtnik – Live at MRF3 – AUDIO - Full set, soundboard recording.
 
- Additional Photos, Graphics and promotional material from the event.
 
- Audio of the entire 86 Happiness set.
 
 
MRF4-USB is a strictly LIMITED EDITION once only deal.
There will be 150 custom units manufactured and once all gone, they are gone for good!  No future additional units!
 
Shipping out of the USBs is expected to be in the first week of September.
 
To purchase:
 
 
 
BUT WAIT!
 
Anyone that pre-orders the USB can also pre-order the next MelodicRock compilation, MRCD13, for the discounted price of just $15 and FREE shipping (Regular price $17+5 shipping).
 
MRCD13 is set to be a double CD featuring another 150 minutes of unreleased, rare and exclusive material!
 
Artists lined up to appear include: Jim Peterik & Marc Scherer, White Widdow, Danny Danzi, In Faith, Erik Martensson, Pride Of Lions, Lee Small, Stephen Chesney, Amaze Me and many more.
 
To pre-order the USB and MRCD13 for the combined price of $94, use this PayPal link:
 
 
 

 

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2015
 
Tue
23
Sep

MELODICROCKFEST 4 - Start & Set Times Updated - Mecca Withdraw

Here are all the set times for MelodicRockFest 4 - now just UNDER TWO WEEKS AWAY!!!
 
Tickets avalable now for just $20/day - www.melodicrockfest.com
Tickets purchased now will be held at the venue for collection or buy at the door on the days.
 
There has unfortunately been one last forced change to the lineup, with Mecca & Kevin Chalfant forced to withdraw.
 
After a long series of conversations with my great buddy, Mecca's Joe Vana, he confirms the news: 
Joe: "After my surgery three weeks ago I noticed the horse voice I had was not getting better....after consulting two different specialist they determined this can be normal when intubated...and could do long term damage to my chords if I push it too early...so after discussing it intently with Andrew we decided it was best if I cancel our appearance at MRF4....

I have been heavily involved with Andrew on a bunch of different fronts helping him prepare for MRF4, and will continue....I just unfortunately cannot perform...my one gig a year and I can't do it....not happy and disappointed doesn't even do justice to how I feel...."

Mecca in my mind is irreplaceable but after careful consideration, there is one young hot band that can at least step in at the last minute and I think very much impress folks.
That band is Eighty Six Happiness - featuring Joey Vana, son of Joe and part of MRF3's Mecca lineup.
These guys are going to join the Melodicrock Records family, and I believe in their material and ability 100%, so please show them some love.

The Saturday lineup will be tweaked slightly to run as detailed below:

 
The event details are as follows:
 
- Thursday - Dinner 7:00 (Gold/Green VIPs)
   - HEAT Acoustic 8:00

- Friday - Doors 12:30
   - 7th heaven
     10:30 - Close
   - Stan Bush
     9:00-10:15 (75)
   - Work Of Art
     7:40-8:45 (65)
   - Adriangale
     6:25-7:25 (60)
   - Johnny Lima
     5:20-6:10 (50)
   - Grand Design
     4:15-5:05 (50)
   - Maxx Explosion
     3:15-4:00 (45)
   - Madman's Lullaby
     2:15-3:00 (45)
   - Radio Sun
     1:15-2:00 (45)

- Friday Green Room (ALL VIPs)
    - Adriangale Acoustic
      12:00-12:30 (Doors 11:30)

 
SATURDAY:
   - HEAT
      11:00pm - Close
   - Mitch Malloy
      9:30-10:40 (70)
   - Heaven's Edge
      8:00-9:10 (70)
   - Guardian
      6:40-7:40 (60)
   - Tango Down
      5:25-6.25 (60)
   - Paul Laine
      4:00-5:10 (70)
   - Eighty Six Happiness
      3:00-3:40 (45)
   - Bombay Black
     2:00-2:45 (45)
   - House Of Shakira
     1:00-1:45 (45)
   - Talon
     12:00-12:45 (45)
GA Doors 11:30

- Sunday VIP Acoustic (ALL VIPs)
    - Talon
     12:00-12:30
    - Gary Moon
     12:40-1:10
    - Work Of Art
     1:30-2:00
    - Jim Peterik Book Signing
     2:00-3:00

 

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Fri
05
Sep

MRF4 Less Than 1 Month Away...

Ok folks.
 
MRF4 is just 27 days away and I’m out of here in less than that…
 
I’ve been talking to several artists and I can guarantee that we will all be paying tribute to the great Jimi Jamison over the weekend.
 
This is the call out for those looking to buy tickets and have them delivered via mail prior to the event.
 
Door sales at the same $20 price point will of course be available, but if you want tickets in your hot little hands, these are the last few days to order:
 
 
I’ve sent the MRF4 VIP Compilation CD to press and can tell you that the 19 track compilation features 1 song from each artist appearing and the track sequence is from the opening act Friday through to the closing act Saturday…done so you can enjoy the lineup once again on your travels home.
But what tracks? Wait and see…
 
The T-shirt order goes in Monday and I’ll reveal the VIP and Event TShirt designs here soon.
 
The MR Merch stand will have all event T-shirts, many of the CD releases from MRR and the MRCD series, plus $5 raffle tickets again (some great prizes again up for grabs!) and event posters and more!
 
See you in less than 1 month!
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Wed
09
Jul

MELODICROCKFEST 4 - CHANGES TO EVENT ANNOUNCED

With a heavy heart I must announce some major changes to the MelodicRock Fest 4 event.
 
Those that know me know that I’m an honest, straight talking person, so in keeping with that, I’m not going to BS anyone or try and spin this any other way.
The facts are that ticket sales for MRF4 have been extremely disappointing. I take full responsibility for that and will take the time to consider the various reasons for that.
 
I believed 100% in the line-up that was presented to all, giving die-hard fans the opportunity to see many names otherwise not possible. But, it just hasn’t been a good enough response to allow the festival to go on as announced. As stated, I take full, humble responsibility for that.
 
I know there are some that will delight in this news and have a field day with it. Let their response to the news reveal their true character.
I will use this test of my character to make an impossible situation workable as best as humanly possible.
 
The idea of cancelling this event outright was not an option in my mind. That would have been the easier option I’m sure, but with many booked to travel I could never do that. Instead  I’d rather try and salvage an event worthy of keeping the MRF name and spirit. 
I have spent several days talking with artists, the venue and everyone involved and believe that we have a plan to move forward with. It’s a plan that keeps the integrity of the original event and I think still delivers in the face of adversity.

The event is now planned to be 2 full days instead of 3. With great regret, the Sunday portion on the weekend must be cancelled and several bands removed from the line-up. Friday and Saturday will be longer to compensate.

 
I'm extremely sorry to have to bring this news to you. To lose one band from the event hurts, but several for this reason really stings.
 
At the same time as all this has been going on, there has been ongoing problems with the all-star project Lost Angeles. To put it simply, that project is no longer and therefore they will not appear at the event. See below for a statement from Eric Ragno.
 
But all is not lost, Eric will still be at the event with Stan Bush and Talon and we’ve decided to bring the marvellous Gary Moon along for the ride, so he could pop up just about anywhere all weekend.
 
I originally planned for The Poodles to swap from Sunday to Saturday, which they wanted to do, but a prior gig booking in Sweden will prevent that from happening. It is with deep sadness that the guys declare that despite attempts to change that booking, they cannot make MRF. 

The 100% double-confirmed and definite revised line-up for the 2-day MRF4 event will be:
 
Friday
7th Heaven
Stan Bush
Work Of Art
Adriangale
Johnny Lima
Grand Design
Maxx Explosion
Madman's Lullaby
The Radio Sun
 
Saturday
Heat
Mitch Malloy
Heaven’s Edge
Mecca+
Guardian
Tango Down
Paul Laine
Bombay Black
House Of Shakira
Talon
 
 
Sadly also removed from the event are: LRS, Degreed, Shooting Star, Crossing Rubicon, Loud Lion and Romeo Riot. All artists have been very understanding and supportive and I thank them for being a part of the original event.
 
Ticketing Changes:
With the MRF weekend now missing a Sunday schedule, a number of changes have been made to ticketing.
 
All current ticket holders have been emailed and offered full refunds if so desired.
 
GA tickets which were priced at $65 will now be reduced to just $20. Those with tickets for Sunday can get a full refund or use their ticket for either Friday or Saturday or both days if so desired.
 
No further 3-day tickets and VIP Passes are being sold. Those holding those tickets have been emailed with information on some additional perks.
 
To everyone that has purchased tickets this event is taking place because of YOU.
 
I am hugely disappointed that a greater number of people haven’t seen MRF in the same light as myself and those involved in the show and those with tickets already.
This is a tough blow to deal with, but once again I thank those that do support MR.com, MRR, the artists, this crazy business and this show and other MRF events in the past.
 
Eric Ragno: “We received word tonight that due to scheduling and family medical issues, both Paul Sabu & Jesse Damon will be unable to perform at the Melodic Rock Fest.  I'm genuinely stunned - we had our first rehearsal scheduled for this week, we locked down a great drummer and the set list was just finalized.  Sadly, it's not meant to be.
I've played every MR Fest and several Firefests (usually with multiple acts), and I know what a disappointment it is when a band has to withdraw.  I've never experienced it this way until now, and honestly it just sucks.  On behalf of the band I offer my sincerest apologies to all of you, and especially to Andrew.  Lost Angeles was assembled specifically for the Melodic Rock Fest, where we planned to release our debut.  No Fest = No Lost Angeles.  Sorry gang...we gave it a good shot.
I would like to give special kudos to Gary Moon (Night Ranger) for stepping in and putting forth all of his positive energy - he's an incredible talent and a great friend, and I know that will continue on.  Gary was especially excited to be performing for all of you, and we will have to make that happen next time around.
That being said, I look forward to seeing you all at MRF where I will still be performing with Stan Bush, and my friends in Talon.  Come rock with us, won't you?”

 
Any questions or enquiries, let me know anytime.
 
Thanks as always,
Andrew.
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