The International Writers Magazine:New Music
Thrum Second Album
Vancouver Band Melic Thrum has just released their second CD "Something
Sweet to Hide Behind", a unique blend of Latin funk, pop
and jazz, resulting in a dynamic sound and original tunes. Five
years in the making this CD is definitely a labor of love.
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Having poured their
hearts and souls and time into this production, band members Mike Peacock,
Chad York, Ryan Drolet and Alex McFarlane, felt they had a lot of people
to thank. With this in mind they threw a CD Launch Party that would
be as memorable as the lyrics to such songs as Working Day
or Desert Dunes and Dromedaries.
Converting one of the large dance studios at the top of the Scotiabank
Dance Centre into a party room wasnt hard. Add a few tables, some
chairs and food and you have a party. But making it a classic, elegant
affair, well that is what these guys are about. With a heated patio
with a view of the city, a keg of beer, wine and a table full of food
you start to see the picture.
"Where did they get this cheese?" local poetic talent Randy
Jacobs kept asking. And as simple as it sounds that is what makes these
men stand out; taking the simple and making something beautiful and
wonderful out of it.
"We had a lot of people we wanted to thank," says one of the
bands founders Mike Peacock. "This is our way of giving back."
Chad York the other founding member of the band would agree. In the
only speech they gave all night he made it clear that they were there
to thank everyone who supported them in the making of this CD and that
this party was just as much for them as it was for the band.
Add some lamps around the room for mood lighting, a video of the four
men in the band talking about their experiences making the CD projected
on the wall and the Melic Thrum insignia projected on another and you
begin to get an idea of the mood.
" I have been to a lot of CD launches in my time," local musician
Suzy Malcolm commented," but none of them like this one. This is
What exactly made this evening so special? They never played their music
live and werent pushing this CD on anyone, something people have
come to expect at this kind of an event. This was a magical evening
and everyone there felt they had a real sense of who these guys were
simply because of the guys themselves. Like the CD everything they do
has heart and soul put into it and this evening was no different. This
wasnt about selling and promoting, this was about acknowledging
and celebrating; celebrating the end result of five years hard work
and love. And everyone there felt thanked and glad to be apart of this
Now comes the promoting. Dont forget the music because after all,
that is what this is all about. Following the release of their first
CD Melic Thrum the band continues to push themselves to
the limit with this new release. Listen carefully to the lyrics of such
songs as Row My Boat or the musical mixtures on Dropped
a Quarter and you really understand why everyone was there to
Melic Thrum will be playing at the Fairview Pub 898 West Broadway on
Sat. Dec. 17th at 9 pm. Check out their sound at www.melicthrum.com
To purchase a copy of either of their CDs email firstname.lastname@example.org.
© Bonnie Nish December 14th 2005
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