Melonbelly Acoustic Guitar Duo

Acoustic Guitar from Raleigh, NC - Will travel up to 3000 miles

$800 - $5000 per event

Our 2008 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, Nora Jones, 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.

*2008 Rising Star Award Winner - TOP ROCK DUO IN THE US - GigMasters

*VOTED FAVORITE WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT FOR THREE YEARS RUNNING - The Bride's Book 2007, 2008 and 2009 Reader's Choice Awards

*PREFERRED VENDOR at exclusive resorts and hotels

*PROUD MEMBER OF NACE - The National Association of Catering Executives

Melonbelly Performance Includes:

* Exciting and fun live entertainment

* Professional sound equipment

* Experienced MC service (announcing the wedding party and helping to coordinate the flow of the evening)

* Personalized playlist

* DJ music in any style during breaks or as requested

* A microphone for announcements and toasts


“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 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 or two if necessary. 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, once again, for helping to make our Realtor event such a success! You both are extremely talented, very friendly and always accommodating. Each time you play at one of our events we get numerous requests for your contact information. The comments I hear over and over are “Where did you find these guys?” and “The band is fantastic!”. Thank you for always knowing exactly what we need for our events. We look forward to working with you again very soon!

-Ellen W.

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.

"Melonbelly recently played at my wedding and they were wonderful. I have received so many compliments on the band. The guys were very accommodating to our needs and created a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere by playing a variety of great music that everyone could enjoy. I can not say enough nice things about Melonbelly, they would be a great compliment to any event." -Crystal W. Lexington, SC

Hi Burke!

We just wanted to take a minute to thank you and Clifton for a wonderful day last Saturday. So many guests asked where we found you and had many nice things to say about your talent. Everyone thought you both were great. We also appreciate the fact that you were so flexible and just willing to go with the flow. The entertainment at a wedding reception is so important and can make a huge difference in whether or not the guest have a good time (the alcohol doesn't hurt either). But really, I can't thank you both enough for being so great and for contributing to the success of the day. If you ever need a reference for other brides feel free to send them my way. We only have good things to say. Thanks again and have a great week!

-Jenny and Greg

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 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

Hi Clifton & Burke - I thought you may want to use some of these pictures on your website. I received your e-newsletter the other day, things sound like they are going well for you, congratulations on the CD's babies, etc! :) I hope you enjoy these, we certainly enjoyed having you there at our wedding, it was definitely an unforgettable night. Please feel free to contact me if anyone should need a reference.

Thanks guys, take care - Julia C.

Clifton and Burke,

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 we wish you well. We hope to use you again in the future for many other events.


- The Brothers of Chi Psi Fraternity, UNC-Chapel Hill

Dear Clifton and Burke, Thank you so much for making our most important day so relaxed and so special. We were most surprised and most grateful that you took the time to learn a song very special to us. 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 - you were easy to work with and really took the time to make sure that we heard everything we wanted. It is so nice to work with musicians who are truly interested in the happiness of their clients. Thank you so much for everything!

-Cortney & David M.

Melonbelly, Thanks for doing such a great job at our wedding. You played something for everyone. My guests were very entertained. We hope to see you again soon.

Thank you,

-Chrystal & Rick A.

Clifton and Burke: WOW!! David and I can't thank you enough for providing the music for our luncheon wedding reception. It was delightful to work with both of you. Being able to create our own song list personalized our day---there was something for everyone. We know that our guests really enjoyed Melonbelly, and we can't wait to find an excuse to have you play again! --Cara and David K. Henderson, NC

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.
Gold Member
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Jimmy Buffett
Proud Mary
Crash Into Me
Dave Matthews
Come Away With Me
Norah Jones
Allman Brothers
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
My Girl
The Temptations
Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
Rocky Top
Chet Atkins
How Sweet It Is
James Taylor
Sweet Home Chicago
Robert Johnson
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Stand By Me
Ben E King
When You Say Nothing at All
Alison Krauss
Making Memories of Us
Keith Urban
The Wedding March
Felix Mendelssohn
Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles
Knockin on Heaven's Door
Bob Dylan
All Along the Watchtower
Jimi Hendrix
(Sittin' on) The Dock of The Bay
Otis Redding
Baby, Now That I've Found You
The Foundations
Under The Boardwalk
The Drifters
Time of Your Life
Green Day
American Girl
Tom Petty
...and over 200 more great songs!
Acoustic Guitar
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Melonbelly Acoustic Guitar Duo will also travel to Garner, Cary, Knightdale, Apex, Morrisville, Durham, Rolesville, Wendell, Clayton, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Willow Spring, New Hill, Zebulon, Youngsville, Angier, Creedmoor, Chapel Hill, Franklinton, Middlesex, Northside, Smithfield, Butner, Coats, Selma, Carrboro, Benson, Moncure, Four Oaks.
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