"THE TOP ROCK DUO IN THE UNITED STATES" - GigMasters
Our RISING STAR AWARD WINNER, Melonbelly specializes in providing the highest quality live music for private parties, weddings (receptions, rehearsal dinners and ceremonies), and corporate events. Shows feature intricate guitar, vocal harmony, harmonica and percussion to a huge variety of songs from Motown, oldies, beach, country, bluegrass, blues, classic rock to modern day hits: Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, The Temptations, The Beatles, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, U2, Norah Jones, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Jason Mraz, Green Day, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson and many others. PLUS... DJ and MC SERVICE ARE INCLUDED AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. Melonbelly performs for events of all sizes: from intimate dinners to large outdoor concerts. Many clients appreciate that Melonbelly does not take up very much space and is easily able to control their volume level so that guests can still have a conversation without trying to yell above the music. This makes Melonbelly a good fit for smaller venues where a large band would not be appropriate.
*Rising Star Award Winner - TOP ROCK DUO IN THE US - GigMasters
*2015 COUPLES' AWARD WINNER - WeddingWire
*VOTED FAVORITE WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT FOR THREE YEARS RUNNING! - The Brides Book
*PREFERRED VENDOR at exclusive resorts and hotels
A Melonbelly performance includes:
*Upbeat and fun live entertainment *A personalized song list of over 200 songs *DJ music (in any style) during breaks or as requested *Professional MC service (announcing the wedding party, etc.) *All sound equipment is included
RECENT CLIENT TESTIMONIALS: 'We LOVE the band! Where did you find them? They are perfect! Where can we buy their CD? Oh, and by the way, your wedding was beautiful.'…These are just a few of the comments we heard at our March 25 wedding reception, and we still have guests emailing us with similar remarks to this day! From the moment we talked with Cliff and Burke and listened to their music, we knew we had found our guys! They have such a huge repertoire of songs, and they even offered to learn a song for my first dance. They were extremely professional, yet laid back and went out of their way countless times to make sure we felt relaxed and at ease. More than anything, Cliff and Burke are extremely nice guys who genuinely cared about making our wedding day special.' - Brandon and Tracy T. Seven Lakes, NC
Dear Clifton and Burke,
Thank you so much for making our most important day so relaxed and so special. You both helped our day to be fun, relaxed, and you added such a touch of class to our ceremony and reception. I would highly recommend Melonbelly for any event. It is so nice to work with musicians who are truly interested in the happiness of their clients. Thank you so much ! -Cortney & David M.
'Our corporation consists of a versatile group of people. We vary in range, ethnicity, and music preference. The music selection and entertainment couldn't have been better in that it was enjoyed by everyone. From the cocktail hour to dinner and dancing, the positive feedback was resounding. Thank you for helping to make our corporate party such a success. We would recommend you without giving it a second thought.' - Cheryl T. Service Partners of The Carolinas
Melonbelly was the ideal duo for our fundraiser. Burke and Clifton are entertainers, great musicians and sing in wonderful harmony. What a bonus that they were personable and professional. They were attentive to the variety of guests attending the fundraiser and their music selection was perfect for the crowd. Melonbelly was really a brilliant addition to the fundraiser this year. I have shared contact information for Melonbelly numerous times since the fundraiser and look forward to working with them and/or seeing them perform again. Any event, any occasion---Burke and Clifton will impress your guests.
-Beth P., Stanley Regional Medical Center Foundation
Dear Clifton & Burke,
Yesterday you performed for my brother-in-law's wedding at the
Hayloft. I just wanted to say how much we really enjoyed the
entertainment. My husband and I (musical ourselves) appreciated the
professionalism, dedication, precision, and quality that Melonbelly showed. We know that long hours, hard work, and the love of music all go into a flawless performance...so thank you for sharing that with us. Best of luck on future endeavors, and I hope we have the good fortune to hear you guys again. Sincerely,
The H. Family - Renee, Nate, Devin & Parker
Chi Psi really appreciated the music that you provided for our Alumni Weekend celebration. The acoustic music was especially appropriate for the event, and was very entertaining. You guys are extremely talented, and will certainly use you again in the future. Thanks! - The Brothers of Chi Psi Fraternity, UNC-Chapel Hill.
Additional references available upon request.
Burke Long (Guitar & Vocals),
Clifton Castelloe (Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica)