By: Taylor Magill
You won’t find the word MELODIME in the dictionary, but it’s the name of a band of brothers that hails from a farm right outside Washington D.C. The band defines ‘melodime’ as a memories in the form of a sound or sonic deja vu.
The band’s members, Bradley Rhodes and Brothers Sammy and Tyler Duis have always been taught not to despise small beginnings. Growing up on a farm in Leesburg, Virgina, they learned to play music in a hayloft of a barn, far enough away so as not to disturb their neighbors.
From a humble beginning, the band have fought their way in an uphill battle from lowly tavern shows, to recently becoming one of the premier bands in the DC area. Their cross-genre sound attracts listeners and audiences of all ages and from all walks of life.
Often likened to bands like Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers, MELODIME has landed on a clean, polished sound they’ve termed “Southern Fusion:” rootsy, colorful and pleasing to those who hold an appreciation for the past, while being catchy, contemporary and original.
The band has performed on local stages such as the 9:30 Club in the District, the State Theatre in Falls Church, IOTA Music Club in Clarendon, and Jammin’ Java in Vienna. They have also shared the stage with other popular artists such as Matt Nathanson and The Ready Set.
Although they haven’t yet reached Billboard’s Top 100 chart, MELODIME is without a doubt worth a second listen!
MELODIME will be at The State Theater Friday, January 4. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are just 15 dollars.