This Month: Signal, ACME, and The Melly & Mafoo Variety Hour

After an Alarm Will Sound/Dirty Projectors February and a Little Death March, I’m looking forward to something new this April. Well, I’ve got it in that I’ll be playing (horn) for the first time with two new music ensembles that I really dig and respect, as well as playing in my improbably fun duo with Mellissa Hughes.

Horn Stuff:

On April 11th, I’ll be playing with Signal for two shows featuring of the music of Philip Glass at Le Poisson Rouge, 7 and 10pm. We’ll be playing the New York Premier of Glassworks, Music in Similar Motion (my fave Glass piece), and several other of his pieces.

On April 18th @ 7pm, I’ll be back at LPR with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) playing the music from the Louis Andriessen soundtrack for Peter Greenaway’s (!!) film, M is for Man, Music, Mozart.


After our premier performance in August, The Melly & Mafoo Variety Hour is back with our crazy show of warped pop covers. We’re playing a concert on Saturday, May 1st at the Gershwin Hotel at 8pm, along with another expert in the art of song cover corruption, Galen Brown.

For those that missed our last show, here are a couple of our videos on YouTube:

Narwhals/Don’t Know Much:

Yeah, Oh Yeah:

And as a special preview, here is the live recording of our infamous cover of Beyonce’s Single Ladies. It’s very special, I promise :)

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Galen Brown

If you haven’t heard Galen’s covers yet, you’re in for a treat. A fun, somewhat psychologically-disturbing treat. :)

Here’s his twisted, gender-bending take on Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl:

and Smooth Criminal:

Word, so I hope to see some of you at some of these shows. And if you haven’t yet, please sign up for my mailing list! It’s up to the right of this page, or any page on my website.


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2 responses to “This Month: Signal, ACME, and The Melly & Mafoo Variety Hour

  1. This is awesome. And in the joyous spirit of hommage to the Beyoncé oeuvre, I refer you to:

  2. Pingback: The Melly & Mafoo Variety Hour – Saturday, May 1st, 8pm @ The Gershwin Hotel « Matt Marks Music

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