The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is thrilled to have Seattle based band Mealfrog perform on Saturday, March 2nd at 4:30 pm at the Landmark on the Sound Event Center in Des Moines. Mealfrog is a six member band formed in 2008 The band explores many genres in their music from reggae, rock, folk, funk, to acoustic.
During an recent interview in August 2012 with Nicolas Mirabelli, a writer for Chic Galleria, an online Fashion and Lifestyle magazine, the band was asked if the Seattle Music Scene inspired their music. Band lead, Jason Riemath replied, “Absolutely, it’s impossible for it not too. Living here our whole lives, we have been hearing about the grunge scene, Jimmy, the EMP right next to the Space Needle to remind everyone about the music scene that really made Seattle the place for music. Venues like the Crocodile, Tractor, The Comet, Neumos, The Paramount, Showbox, Danny’s Pup, The Vogue…another list that could go on and on where you could see bands like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, and Mudhoney”. Mealfrog is also inspired through a joint love for bands like Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, The Zac Brown Band and many others. This certainly rings true when you listen to their albums or hear them perform live.
The group’s passion for music is evident. When asked about their love for music, Riemath stated, “I think we all have always had that inner tractor beam pulling us to music. I know that’s a typical answer but you just are. It’s that weird tingly feeling you get in the pit of your stomach, like an athlete gets when they watch an amazing documentary on sports, or how a new doctor gets excited while watching a complicated surgery. You have that inner feeling that just says, “I have to do this”, “I don’t care what it takes”, and “I will make this happen”. When you get that feeling, don’t ignore it, embrace it and it will lead you to some amazing discoveries about yourself.”
The band recently released a new music video entitled “Hey Girl” which can be viewed below.
With Mealfrog’s faithful fan-base rapidly expanding and the group’s resume continuing to build, the buzz for this band is tangible in the northwest and primed to grow into something special. Come see for yourself.
The complete entertainment line up can be found on http://www.dmrotary.org/winefestival.php.
Tickets for the Poverty Bay Wine Festival are on sale now – $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. Major Sponsors of the event are Powell Homes, Landmark on the Sound Event Center, Waterland Blog, Warm 106.9 and Click 98.9.
To purchase tickets please visit www.dmrotary.org.