Dave Loewen had a crush on a girl. He wrote her poetry and brought her 'vintage' stuffed animals. He knew she was out of his league, but, as a 10-year-old boy, she would make his bottom lip quiver when she'd walk into the room. When she simply wouldn't fall for any of his pick up lines, he thought that surely he could impress her if he learned to play the drums. At first, his drum playing was even less impressive than his gifts of his gnarly, old stuffed bears. Eventually Dave grew up and moved away. To go to College. While he was away, his drumming dramatically improved, and he gained live playing experience touring and drumming for various studio and live projects.
When Matt Nielsen was ten, he wrote songs - hits with winning titles like 'It's Ok' and 'Eddie Gnash' and 'Kiwis are Cool As.' They were not very good songs of course, because he was only ten, though his songs would make his bottom lip quiver. Just a bit. Kind of like Elvis. But not really. Eventually, Matt grew up and went to College. This just so happened to be the very same college that Dave was attending. Now, it's important to mention that by this time Matt's song writing and guitar skills had dramatically improved. He fell in love with a blonde girl who thought he was a dweeb, and suddenly thousands of love songs came pouring out. When he wasn't alone in his room pining for her company and gently weeping over his guitar, he could be found playing with various garage bands and was later to participate in a short Western-Canada tour with an aggregate group of various musicians.
A few years later, whilst staring at his reflection in the sunburst finish of his Godin guitar, Matt realized that it must be now or never with regards to finding the right ensemble that would seriously pursue their passions to write, record and perform fresh and inspiring melodic rock music. And, since his song writing had gotten much better than at the age of ten, he decided it was time to post an ad Craigslist. One day while eating a peanut Matt noticed a reply to his ad. The response was from old College acquaintance Dave Loewen. Matt choked on said peanut (though he lived to talk about it). Throughout the days that followed, Matt and Dave quickly recognized a strong musical and personal chemistry. And, after they discovered their mutual proclivity for all things orange, Jeremy Melodic was born.
The search to complete the band with another serious and talented musician proved difficult and disappointing. Though one day, Dave had a chance meeting with bass wielding, budding music super-star, Joshua Duguid. Josh had, until recently, been touring across North America with an eclectic group of musicians and needed a fresh and inspiring creative playground. Though he didn't yet share Jeremy Melodic's same affinity for said orange things, his lip quivering bass chops combined with his laid back personality and love of buttons and lights made him a likely candidate to round out the rock trio.
Together with Matt's soul-searching melodies and soaring guitars, Dave's solid and pounding rhythmic backbone as well as poetry writing turned obsessive arranging/mixing, and Josh's hip throbbing melodic bass lines - Jeremy Melodic offers themselves as a new brand of Rock. And now, the reviews are in!
Someone notable with the press believes that;
"...Jeremy Melodic has the potential to be a lot of noise, maybe."
And one important music critic thought that;
"These boys may have a future, but I would strongly recommend them keeping their full-time jobs!?"
And the best compliment one of their fans had to say about them was that;
"They're kind-of like U2-ish... maybe even a bit like Coldplay... you know, like that - but not nearly as good, or even close to as good looking."
The truth though, is that the boys of Jeremy Melodic really do love what they do and want to share that with their fans as a means of giving something back - a way to say, "Thank you." So if you're in the market for something fresh, something new - and something orange... Check Jeremy Melodic out - you won't be disappointed. Lip quivering is always welcome.
Band MembersMatt Nielsen (nee-il-sin) - Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Dave Loewen (low-in) - Drums and Percussion
Josh Duguid (do-good) - Bass Guitar