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Two Big Shows in One Night @ Off The Traxx
And Meg O'Malleys Downtown Melbourne
Story/Photos By Miss Kimmee Stone
TERROR ON THE TRAXX
DJ Magic Mike
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
$1000.00 CASH Costume Contest !!!!!
Largest Street Party of the Year Just got "BIGGER"
Show starts 6PM on Saturday, October 27th
6PM - DJ Kerr & DJ Tool Time
7:30PM - Kaleigh Baker
9PM - Costume Contest Sign Up
9PM - Foreign Trade
10pm - Costume Contest
11pm - DJ MAGIC MIKE (( "Feel the Bass Bass" ))
FREE SHOW FREE SHOW FREE SHOW FREE SHOW FREE SHOW
Magic Mike made his debut in the world of Miami Bass productions when he met Miami based producer/rapper Rod Whitehead (of Pryme Tyme fame) in 1986. Rod enlisted Mike as a DJ for his upcoming projects on Miami's Suntown Records, but after Mike reviewed the deal offered by label owner Edward Meriwether, he left the label, project unfinished. Shortly after while performing cuts on the radio, he received a call from Beatmaster Clay D to add cuts on an upcoming project for rappers MC Cool Rock and MC Chaszey Chess. This resulted in his first recorded work, Boot the Booty. However, Mike often found himself in the producer's chair by default while working with Clay D, and always remained uncredited. During this period, he also was called into Vision studios to add cuts to songs he had no creative input on, such as Chilla Frauste's Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose and Popular Demand's Don't Clock Me.
After realizing his back-breaking work for Clay D and Vision Records was not getting him the money nor fame he deserved, he returned to Orlando and landed a solo deal with the then unknown Cheetah Records, releasing his first batch of solo singles in 1988. Those led to a full length album in 1989 entitled "DJ Magic Mike and The Royal Posse", which featured many guest crews and rappers all based on his production and turntable antics. His following album Bass is the Name of the Game in 1990 saw the Miami Bass genre reach a zenith both creatively and commercially.
Much like most other Miami Bass producers, Magic Mike's music was never exclusively Miami Bass, but also aimed for the traditional Hip-Hop market. Eventually, he teamed up with MC Madness as his primary rapper during his more Hip-Hop oriented days, although there was no exclusive deal for this, and Mike continued on, collaborating with artists such as Sir Mix-a-Lot and Techmaster P.E.B..
Despite his history with Miami Bass and his overwhelming catalog of straight ahead Hip-Hop, he's also made a mark in the Florida breaks scene, including a track titled "2001" while alongside D.J Infinity and the 2005 single release "Cowbell". A compilation featuring instrumental versions of many of his hits was published by Mo Wax. Magic Mike currently plays regular Friday Nights at The Beacham Night Club in Downtown Orlando and On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day Sundays for "Service Industry Night" at House of Blues at Downtown Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
*~*~*~*~*~*~ Meg O'Malleys Presents *~~*~*~*~*~*~
812 E. New Haven Ave, Melbourne, Florida 32901
.((__((__))__))__BEN MILLER BAND __((__((__))_)).
--- (( Ozark stomp, hard working band )) ---
Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dF4rGYPgr6c
Ben Miller Band website: http://www.benmillerband.com/
FREE SHOW - FREE SHOW - FREE SHOW - FREE SHOW - This event starts at 10PM!
Hailing from Jopllin, Missouri, The Ben Miller Band is a one-of-a kind trio that combines the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music. Band members Ben Miller, Scott Leeper, and Doug Dicharry create a unique and modern sound while continuing the tradition of blending together many different musical styles, which has long been a trait of their native Ozarks.
Poet and songwriter since childhood, Ben Miller started playing guitar at age 16. He soon left his home in Curlew, Washington and began his musical career on the streets of Northern Europe, playing his distinctive delta-blues slide guitar and honing his one-man-band performance style which now includes guitar, banjo, harmonica, and foot percussion. Armed with a plethora of earthy songs about prostitutes, meth, scriptures, and the meaning of life, he met Scott and Doug in Joplin, Missouri and formed the Ben Miller Band in 2004.
Washtub bass player, Scott Leeper started playing drums at age 7 and by age 10 he was wowing audiences in his family’s band, The Leeper’s. Throughout his career Scott has played in a duo with his brother, performed as a one-man country act, and played drums for various blues artists. Finally, in 2004, Scott began playing the one-stringed washtub bass and singing backup vocals with pitch-perfect harmony for The Ben Miller Band. Comprised of a weed eater string attached to a wooden pole, this is not your ordinary bass. "Playing that thing may sound simple but it is deceptively difficult," says Ben of his musical comrade. “You have to adjust the tension to change the note. It is incredible to watch him do it. We always have a few bass players right up on him in complete disbelief.”
Drummer and percussionist Doug Dicharry started playing trombone in the 6th grade and continued to study music throughout his college years. As an Air Force brat growing up, Doug moved across the globe every two years. During this time he assimilated an array of musical styles, from punk to ska, to progressive noise and school marching bands. In high school, he began playing trombone in various bands while teaching himself to play the drums. In 2004 he picked up the washboard, and with a bit of homemade ingenuity, made it electric. During that time, he met Ben at an open mic night in Joplin, Missouri and “followed him until he had to hire him.” Now Doug plays drums, trombone, trumpet, mandolin, percussion, electric washboard, and electric spoons for the Ben Miller Band. "I basically have musical A.D.D," says Dicharry. "Playing all these instruments isn’t hard, it’s just loading them in and out that’s hard. I feel sorry for whoever becomes my tech."
Despite the eccentric and out-of-the-box appearance of The Ben Miller Band, "we're not some kind of gimmick band," says Ben Miller. "Just because we use junk to make music doesn't mean we aren't serious about it. We are legitimately making real music, and when you hear us play I think you get that."
Together for the past eight years, and playing over two hundred shows every year, The Ben Miller Band has crafted a tight, dynamic, and amazingly original sound that captivates and embraces people of all generations.
These shows are brought to you by: www.deutermanproductions.com
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