The Latest NEWS From THE MELROYS
12/21/14 - The MELROYS just celebrated our 15TH YEAR! We
played our first gig in December 1999 in Collinsville, IL. Maybe
someday there'll be a historical marker there. All these years later,
we're still having fun putting on our little rock and roll show for
YOU. 2015 stretches out in front of us. We've already put lots of dates
on the calendar. Let us know if you have ideas for an event or a venue
where you'd like to see us. THANKS for being our friends and fans.
06/09/14 - Wow, has it been that long since we updated the
NEWS page here? Sorry about that. The MELROYS have several public and
private dates this summer. Thanks to everyone for making Stoogefest a
great success. We always look forward to the Indian Hills Swim Club
Luau. This will be about our 6th year for this fun event.
12/15/09 - The MELROYS are celebrating our 10th anniversary
as a band. Formed several months earlier, we performed our first date
in Collinsville, IL in Dec, 1999. THANKS to all our friends, fans, and
the venues who've supported our music and bought our CDs over these
years. Thanks, too, to all the radio stations who've played our music
and helped us earn new fans all over the world.
07/17/09 - We had a great time opening for Chris Isaak at The Pageant. Chris and his band put
on a great show. After our sound check, he and his drummer, Kenney Dale
Johnson introduced themselves to us and said some very nice things
about our music. THANKS, Chris, and everyone at The Pageant.
11/05/07 - At 21 weeks on the Roots
Music Report's Roots Rock Chart, The MELROYS - WALLS WILL FALL is
at #35. It is #8 on the Missouri
Roots Artist Airplay chart. As of Oct. 21, it was #11 on XM Radio's
Channel 12 "X-Country" Chart. Thanks to everyone who requests our
music on your favorite roots radio stations and programs!
09/20/07 - The MELROYS - WALLS WILL FALL is at #38 on the Roots Music Report's Roots Rock Chart! Thanks to the DJs, programmers, and radio stations who are playing it -- and to you, our fans, who request it on your favorite stations. Keep it up! Here in St Louis, you can hear it on KDHX. In Southern Missouri/Western Kentucky, KYMO radio says they are "playing the snot out of it." Across the country, our friends at XM radio Channel 12 "X-Country" are spinning it. We got a nice letter from a station in Brisbane, Australia who are featuring it. Thanks to Bill Hurley and Fred Boenig at the Artist Developement Co-op for their enthusiasm and hard work for our record.
10/08/06 - Our new CD "Walls Will Fall" finally arrived
today! In the next few days, we'll be putting up new pages on this site
so you can listen to the music and order a copy for yourself. We plan
to have release parties at our regular venues. Keep an eye on this site
for more info. THANKS!
08/28/06 - WALLS WILL
FALL is the title of The MELROYS upcoming CD release. Recording at Mike
Martin's Broom Factory is complete and the album has been mastered by
Jack Patracek. Artwork is in the works and plans are for a September
06/08/06 - The MELROYS
spent the winter and spring in the Mike Martin's Broom Factory studio
recording their follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2004
self-titled CD "The MELROYS". The new record will feature 13 cuts, 10
of them written by Randy Leiner.
05/23/05 - An art and
music scholarship has been established at SEMO University in honor of
Randy Leiner. The MELROYS invite you to attend a fundraising event, The
RANDY LEINER MEMORIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, in Scott City, Missouri,
Saturday, June 4, 2005. For details, click HERE.
03/20/05 - The MELROYS
are down but not out! Since the untimely passing of our dear friend and
bandmate, Randy, we are performing as a three-piece and will continue
our regular schedule. Expect something different but, hopefully,
something you'll enjoy. Plans for our follow-up CD are delayed, but we
expect to be in the studio this fall. THANKS for your continued support
and enthusiasm for our music!
02/20/05 - Dear
Friends, it is with great sadness that I must tell you of the passing
Leiner -- songwriter, guitarist, vocalist with The Melroys, husband to
Sally, father of Jordan and Noah, wonderful friend to many, and an
excellent BBQ chef. He passed this Sunday morning Feb. 20, 2005. Though
Randy struggled with some medical problems, his death was
unexpected. He died peacefully as he slept.
Cards and letters can be sent to:
2608 Cory Dr
Imperial, MO 63052-1451
08/24/04 - The Melroys
are seeing success on the radio airplay charts. Last week marked our
debut in the top 40 at #38 on the Americana
Music Association chart. This week we moved up five slots to #33.
The Roots Music Report
lists us at #16 on the Roots
Rock Airplay chart and #48 on their Top
100 chart. These charts rank albums based on radio airplay as
reported by stations all across the country and a few across the big
pond. THANKS to all those stations playing The Melroys and to the
excellent promotion by 95North Records.
08/02/04 - The Melroys will open for the BoDeans at the Pageant on Saturday August 28 at 8pm. We're excited about this show, having been fans of the BoDeans for a long time!
ALSO - Our CD, "The
MELROYS" debuted last week on the American Music Association airplay
charts at #82 and moved to #51 on the latest chart. THANKS, Bill Hurley
and everyone at 95North Records
AND all those radio stations who are spinning our disc!
06/17/04 - The Melroys
have signed a record contract! For only 5 cents (plus shipping) we get
10 CDs with no further obligation.
NO, that's... I say,
that's a joke, son. But keep reading.
The Melroys are proud
to be a part of the 95NORTH
Recording Corp. family! Located in the Boston area, 95 NORTH
has just busted out of the gate and is destined to be a major name in
Americana, Blues, and Roots music. We thank them for their faith in our
music and compliment them on their exquisite taste! Look for great
things from 95 NORTH and The Melroys.
03/07/04 - The Melroys
had a great time at The Pageant opening for 1964 the Tribute...
We made some new friends and fans, sold some CDs, and saw a great show
by 1964. SEE and HEAR these guys whenever you have the opportunity!
03/02/04 - The Melroys will open for 1964 the Tribute to The Beatles once again on Thursday and Friday March 4 and 5 at The Pageant. This will be our third year in a row to share the stage with this fantastic re-creation of the The Beatles experience. The February '04 edition of Rolling Stone Magazine says "1964...The Tribute is the best Beatles Tribute Show on Earth!"
01/26/04 - We're proud
to announce JORDAN
LEINER as the latest Melroy. Jordan filled in for Denny a
couple of times in the past and did a great job! He's a natural to fill
the spot on the left side of the stage (from where you see us). We
salute Denny for his time as a Melroy, and most of all, his friendship,
present and future. THANKS, Denny!
06/17/03 - Holy cow! I
have let this "NEWS" page get old and dried up. ALL KINDS of stuff has
on since the entry below -- pretty much all good stuff. I'll have to
a few things to stick in here later and get you all caught up . I should tell you that The
have several new original songs since our CD came out. For now, you'll
just have to show up at a gig to hear them! We
for BR-549 last week at the Duck Room and had a great time. Our part of
show seemed to be a crowd pleaser and several people took THE MELROYS
home with them. More here soon, I promise!
01/31/02 - We're excited about next weeks gig at The Pageant 6161 Delmar, where we'll open for 1964 Tribute to The Beatles. If you're a Beatles fan and haven't seen these guys yet, you must get a ticket (to ride)! If you squint your eyes just a little, you'll swear you are back in your parents living room on a Sunday night watching Ed Sullivan. Their performance alone will be worth the price of admission. Get there early and see The MELROYS for free!
06/06/01 - The Melroys have been busy in the luxurious confines of Randy's basement trying to get a few songs on tape, sorta as a dry run for when we record them for a CD.
02/17/01 - Did you enter our DRAWING? See the winner of The Melroys February drawing!
01/15/01 - Had a great time at Frederick's Music Lounge last Saturday night. Will make our return Friday March 30th. See our complete schedule. We received email from Fred his-self saying, "Frederick's Music Lounge loves The Melroys!" Thanks, Fred!
The Melroys are making plans to record a CD. Save your change, we'll be peddling it soon!
12/10/00 We had a great time opening for NRBQ at OFF BROADWAY on Friday December 8th. NRBQ put on a great show as usual. Thanks to Joe C. and NRBQ for letting us share the stage with them. OFF BROADWAY is one of St. Louis' best venues for live music!
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