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Melissa Martin and the Mighty Rhythm Kings

Melissa Martin and the Mighty Rhythm Kings

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Style: * BLUES *
Jump Blues

Member Since: 2006

City: Ardsley, PA

Website: http://www.mightyrhythmkings.com

Events Page: http://www.mightyrhythmkings.com/schedule.html


"... the refinement and professionalism on this CD is a thrill..."

See P. Kellach Waddle's insightful review in its entirety here. (you may need to register, but it's free, easy, and brings a great e-zine to your Inbox every week!)

"On The Mark comes from Pennsylvania jump purveyors Melissa Martin and the Mighty Rhythm Kings. The focus on upbeat numbers works well for the band, with its solid rhythms, concise guitar from Neil Taylor and David Sagherian. and the rippling ivories of Paul Matecki, who steps to the microphone onthe boogie-woogie barnburner Lovin' Machine". Martin's husky delivery is ideal for shouting tunes such as "Get On The Right Track" and "You Don't Move Me No More"; even her 24 Hours A Day" is sultry. When things slow down on "Want Me Some Love" everything falls into place--rich vocals, a sublime groove, beautiful guitar and piano breaks."
Blues Revue magazine, Aug./Sept. 2004

“I got the new CD and it smokes! This is Rhythm and Blues at its finest. (Melissa’s voice is) big and bold and her band really grooves.”
Lesley Byers
Chicago, Ill

“This is a great album...Ms. Martin's vocals are gritty and sophisticated at the same time. Her phrasing is always fresh and full of surprises. The band is hot, hot, hot. You won't be disappointed. Really easy to listen to, and great for road trips. Enjoy.“
John Schroeder

“...terrific. Excellent choice of material. You have a good voice and a good feel for this kind of stuff.”
Billy Vera
Bandleader, Musicologist

“…All of a sudden there I was...tapping my feet, snapping my fingers and feeling good. Unquestionably one hell of an act caught live.”
Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro
Blues editor - www.Mary4Music.com
Contributing writer - Big City Blues Magazine

“Great tunes, great arrangements, great solos and wonderful singing. Melissa Martin and the Mighty Rhythm Kings play authentic, swingin’ Jump Blues. They have checked out the tradition and it shows. They are the real deal.”
Lavay Smith
Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

“I haven’t had this much fun listening to an album since (Kid Ramos’) “West Coast House Party”.”
Andy Adams

I have listened too and am playing," Want Me Some Love" and your version of "Let The Good Times Roll" I keep seeing Big Mama Thorton's body with this little blonde head on it. I know I know it's a little weird, so be it. I think the album is great all the way thru.
Mark Mills

I just wanted to let you know that my wife and I do not have a week go by where we do not listen to your CD. Truthfully, it is one of our favorite CD's in my vast collection. Please send me any of your new recordings the day you make them. Thanks for musically adding to my pleasure.
Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro
Blues editor - www.Mary4Music.com
Contributing writer - Big City Blues Magazine

My opinion of your CD is it is the best I've heard from a contemporary blues band Glenn Pfau Music Director, WRDV

"The band's lead singer Melissa Martin has all three S's...she's Sexy, Sassy, and Soulful! Robin Poggi's firecracker drumming, Jeff Michael's hard-thumpin' bass, double-trouble guitars, and boogie-woogie piano all combine to form the Mighty Rhythm Kings' high-energy swingin' dance grooves! Check 'em out wherever and whenever you can!"
Vince White, guitarist/bandleader/Etta James biographer

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