Award-Winning Local Band, The Melancholics, to Perform at  The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, September 28




LAS VEGAS – Local Las Vegas band, The Melancholics, will be performing at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00p.m.

Showcasing new original material from their latest indie release, “More Than You Can Chew,” the audience should expect to hear musical creations that are a blend of alternative rock, world beat, island folk, jam band and even Brit-pop. The Las Vegas based quintet includes singer Talmadge Pearsall, bassist and singer Dwight Aquinaldo, drummer Edward Malik and guitarists Phillip Chamberlain and Brian Lusk. For this rare live performance, a few special guests will join the Melancholics on stage.

Started as a coffeehouse duo in California, the now award-winning quintet currently stands in the Reverb Nation’s top 10 list of bands, musicians and recording artists in Las Vegas. The Melancholics have performed at several entertainment v
enues including The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, House of Blues, The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and the L.A. Fairplex.
Guests can purchase tickets online at Tickets range from $20 to $30 a piece.

History of The Melancholics:
In 1992, Dwight and Jayme became brother in-laws. Both were active in the music scene in Southern California and began writing and recording their o
wn material. As a duo, they performed in coffee houses and nightclubs as Melancholics. They recorded their first independent release on URM Records and were finalists in Musician Magazine’s Best Unsigned Competition. The band expanded, adding drums and guitar when Ed Malik and Sharim Johnson joined. They recorded Scrumptdillyumptious at Digital Insight in Las Vegas and began performing live all over the west coast. In 2004 the group recorded an album in Tagalog for distribution in the Philippines and Asia, and joined super group River Maya on a compilation. With the addition of Phil Chamberlain on electronic guitars, the groove sound most familiar to fans began to develop. Live shows at House of Blues and The Joint at Hard Rock led to an invitation to open the very first show by Bay Area Jammers, Moonalice featuring GE Smith and Jack Cassady for the Las Vegas Jam Band Society. In 2007 the band released the self-produced Happy Ones, which garnered critical success and an invitation to open the 20th anniversary tour for Bare Naked Ladies. In the last few years, The Melanch
olics have added Brian Lusk, an accomplished guitarist and music instructor, to the band, as well as lead vocalist Talmadge Pearsall, a seasoned musician, song and score writer and producer.
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