Playground of Sound
Biography Check out the video for 'Hello' now on youtube.com/melodypark Background Melody Park is a female fronted band with an eclectic collection of rock and pop music. This full-time professional group captivate an audience with their high energy live performance that breathes life into songs filled with catchy choruses and melody. The rich and powerful vocals flow through the music and tight performance of the band inducing sonics that find a place ringing over and over in your head. Melody Park has been compared to classic artists such as Blondie and Pat Benatar while resembling modern artists Bif Naked, Gwen Stefani, No Doubt, and Kelly Clarkson. Melody Park originally formed October 2004 in Terrace, BC, Canada. The group began recording in Terrace and later moved the project to Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver the summer of 2005. Once production was complete Melody Park released their debut CD 'Playground of Sound' in January 2006. After a brief tour of northwest British Columbia, supported by Standard Radio 'The Mix 590', the drummer and bass player left the group. The remaining members Christa (Melody) Klukas, Brian Condie and Rossano Valmonte moved the main base of operations to Calgary, AB, Canada in August after searching many markets in Canada for players. Melody Park emerged performing in the Calgary scene June of 2007 with bass player Randy Burton, while new drummer Craig Christie joined the band in February 2008. The band decided to diversify their business and incorporate a cover show based on artists the group sounds like to use it as a vehicle to showcase their original music. That decision has made Melody Park one of the most popular bands in the region, keeping them booked and working full-time. Performing the cover show has enabled Melody Park to expose and market their own music every night in clubs that don't book aspiring original bands. With people cheering and dancing to their songs everywhere they play, Melody Park is eager to take the show on tour in Canada and other International markets in 2008. Every audience is a chance to make new fans of the 'Playground of Sound' and Melody Park. In 2007 Melody Park accomplished releasing their debut video for the single 'Hello', track 1 from the 'Playground of Sound' CD. The video's release had been delayed and somewhat bitter sweet as only 3 members remained since filming the production. However, the feedback and response to the video has been a welcome and learning experience which the group plans to utilize in a new video production sometime in 2008. Amidst all the video planning and live performing, Melody Park is also busy writing and developing new music for future singles and eventually a full length CD.The group already has 40+ songs in pre-production but there is presently no set timeline for completion of a new CD. However, the band would like to record and release some new music to fans before the end of the year. Achievements - independant release 11 song CD 'Playground of Sound' 2006 - independant music video production, 'Hello' 2007 (Playground of Sound 2006) - airplay on 'The Mix 590' Standard Radio / Northern British Columbia division - airplay on CFNR 92.1 / Canada's First Nations Radio : British Columbia - airplay on 'The Kong Radio 93.5FM' in Kaui, Hawaii - airplay on 'Music Radio 97FM' in Trinidad & Tobago - album available at ITunes, Napster, Emusic, Sony Connect and many more popular digital sources - over 1500 CD's sold at shows and online since the 2006 printing - 80 live shows in 2007 This is Melody Park Christa Klukas Vocals Brian Condie Guitars Rossano Valmonte Keyboards Randy Burton Bass guitar Craig Christie Drums.