Graham – melodeon and fiddle
Charlotte – oboe and recorder
Howard – bass and guitar
The band comes with an excellent and experienced caller who will guide your guests – whether experienced, complete beginners or a mixture of the two.
Melobo brings it’s own sound system (PA) and sound man. You can borrow our microphone to make announcements during your event and can plug an mp3 player in for music during the break.
Arrival and Set Up
We like to arrive 2 hours before the dance is due to start. A few armless chairs are helpful to have on stage and we need access to unload our gear and park (usually 2 or 3) cars.
Note: it is advised not to have pop/disco music during a ceilidh break as this can spoil the mood (and has even been known to bring a ceilidh to an end). However discos work very well after a ceilidh is over. Our sound man may be able to stay on after the band has finished so you can play your disco music through his sound system. Let us know if you require this service and we’ll find out if it’s possible.
Our music is a mixture of English, Celtic and American tunes – both traditional and contemporary. Ideal for parties and wedding receptions. We love playing at weddings and other celebrations, and have a great Scottish repertoire so we can offer a Scottish theme or play for a Burns’ Night.
If you want something a bit louder, we have a tame guest drummer who plays with Melobo sometimes. Just ask.
We can perform background music for bbqs, garden parties, fund-raising events and other functions. We turn down the volume and play traditional folk tunes.
The name Melobo comes from the words Melodeon and Oboe.
What about the word Bass?
Well, the bass is silent (“in your dreams” says Howard)