The soothing sounds of Steve Melville’s jazz guitar layered over his Country, Latin, Traditional, Ballad and Jazz tracks – relaxing musical backdrop to a tapas style meal balanced by a fine wine or innovative cocktail. All happening each Tuesday night at the fabulous Uncorked on Main, 6-9 pm (when you can actually walk right into Uncorked and grab a seat!). With just a hint of Lenny Breau, this is the lounge experience Georgetown has been missing.
Steve picked up guitar at the age of 15 in his native Jamaica, and was encouraged by the expert hand of legendary Ska pioneer Ernest Ranglin. (Photo L-R: Jamaica natives Monty Alexander, Ernest Ranglin and Steve Melville).
He also plays at local events, and has a weekly Saturday stint from 6-10 pm at Georgetown’s The Cellar Steak and Seafood fine dining restaurant. Having retired from Air Canada 20 years ago, Steve has since applied his time and energy to becoming the guitarist that showed so much potential as a youth. Air Canada’s gift to the local live music scene!
“The magic of live music events lies in thrilling the audience with ‘real’ live music. VERSATILITY IS OUR STRENGTH”– Joseph Rebello
Joseph Rebello (or ‘RebellJo) is a versatile vocalist, bass guitarist and music conservationist with a passion for saving authentic live music. Exciting audiences with Reggae, Top Forty, Classic Rock, Funk, Dance Music & Oldies, there is nothing “programmed” about his approach.
Joseph grew up in Tanzania where he was deeply influenced by the widespread culture of clubs and live music. By the late 1970’s he was a self taught bass guitarist, vocalist and founder of popular band The Revolution. They performed at the prestigious Kilimanjaro Hotel for eight years.
Now known as the Njenje Band, the group continues to be one of Tanzania’s leading bands.
While in Tanzania Joseph often played with world renowned musicians such as Jazz maestro Sadao Watanabe, and Hendrix style guitarist Jimmy Mawi from Madagascar. Upon immigrating to Canada in 1989, Joseph formed Naked Flame, a popular group at music venues and events across Canada and the USA for over 10 years.
His latest avatar (RebellJo Band) pulls from a collection of over 14 local music artists. This multitalented group offers the diverse skill set which allows Joseph to truly customize his live music configuration for each event.
He enjoys producing “One Love” Bob Marley Tributes, St Patrick’s Day performances, Country Nights, East Coast Nights and Tropical Nights.
Various RebellJo configurations (Duo/Trio/Full Band) can be heard at: Fionn MacCool’s (multiple locations), Port Credit’s Roc’n Doc’s Live Music Grill, Georgetown’s Uncorked On Main and The St. George Pub, Burlington’s Gator Ted`s, The Busholme Inn in Erin, and various Legions, Moose Lodges, and Senior`s Dances (where the RebellJo versatility is put on full display through vintage Oldies music).
See upcoming events here.
After a long and personal battle with addiction and recovery, Joseph has been campaigning to raise awareness through his Project Twende Afrika Rebelljo. In December, 2014 he undertook a personal journey to Tanzania with his band to support Sober House, a rehabilitation center in his erstwhile hometown of Tanga. Joseph spoke to staff about their needs, helped create much needed awareness, and raised funds.
Joseph is driven to bring to reality his dream of producing a collaboration of African and North American artists, all in an effort to raise awareness and aid for this cause so close to his heart.
JJ Millstone is an acoustic guitar duo from Georgetown, Ontario playing Popular music that is both soulful and easy to listen to. Their unique blend of musical backgrounds and artistic expression provide an enjoyable range of entertainment sure to please all.
Larry Melton has been lead vocalist for a number of bands ever since his first high school group, “Blue Steel”, and is now performing covers with a band of great musicians under his own name LARRY MELTON BAND.
Larry is also playing acoustic shows, both solo and with an assortment of musical partners.
Australian Rock Stars INXS requested a demo from Larry Melton in 2005 in their search for a new singer with the show ROCKSTAR INXS, which landed him an audition with INXS guitarists Tim Ferris & Kirk Pengilly !