Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats perform at Otto’s Bar Friday nights from 9-11pm with $2.00 OFF mixed drinks for Happy Hour! Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats specialize in all aspects of the blues, as well as performing roots, soul, and New Orleans infused grooves.
Miss Melanie can flat out sing. Her giant voice, with tons of range and soul, is the centerpiece of the band. She can whip a dance floor into a frenzy or turn them quiet enough to hear a pin drop when serving up a soul bearing ballad. She has cultivated a loyal fan base with her nearly inimitable voice. Combined with Queen Bee & the Blue Hornet Band alum Mark Ross on guitar, Rev. James Harton on organ, and Chris Coyne on drums, they lay down the perfect groove-laden floor to express themselves.
While no stranger to backing a great singer, Ross’ in the pocket, tasty, and soul drenched guitar playing add to the party. Harton’s organ is the perfect bed for Morrison and Ross, but make no mistake about it, when it’s time for Harton to step forward, he roars and moans with the mighty sound of a seasoned veteran. Chris Coyne holds down the drum chair with a less-is-more and elegant approach that makes this band all come together.
This is a band that truly gets it. One listen and you are hooked! Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats’ records Slow Down, You’re All I Got, and Live at Otto’s are available at all shows, on their website, and on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon.com and CDBaby.com.