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Melissa McGinley

Drummer and Violinist

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Chicago Acoustic Underground Podcast

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Melissa McGinley - Drums, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Electric Violin Chris Padgett - Vocals, Electric Guitar, Foot-operated synth-bass.

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You see, the fast-fingered guitar player (Chris Padgett) keeps the bass lines pounding through a one-octave floor keyboard, the tiny female vocalist (Melissa McGinley) is also the drummer; he sings too, and she plays violin.
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The StereoFidelics, Melissa McGinley, Chris Padgett, Chicago Acoustic Underground, CAU, Michael Teach


Press - The Amish Outlaws

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And quirky, with female drummer/violinist Melissa McGinley dressed in a party dress and singing in a chirpy voice and male keyboardist/guitarist Chris Padgett playing foot-pedal bass barefoot while wailing on intricate, riffy, throwback guitar.


press | The StereoFidelics

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This time, though, Chris Padgett hands over all of the vocal duties to Melissa McGinley as opposed to the responsibility being shared between the two of them.

If this is your first introduction to the band, you might become overwhelmed by the eclectic mix of music being thrown at you from song to song. But the deeper into the album you get, the comfier you will begin to feel. You will not find another two-person band, or any other band in general, with the same peculiarly addictive sound and incredible energy that these two convey so well.
The peculiarities of McGinley's voice and Padgett's guitar playing do well to complement and offset one another.
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A male guitarist, a female drummer, and rock-n-roll gusto to spare - like their influences before them, Chris Padgett and Melissa McGinley can't be contained within a single genre - a fact that their latest release, You Are Having A Wonderful Time, only serves to cement.Unlike the Whites, Padgett simultaneously plays guitar and bass (with his feet) and Melissa can truly play drums, sing, kick ass on the fiddle, and do all three at roughly the same time.
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A male guitarist, a female drummer, and rock-n-roll gusto to spare - like their influences before them, Chris Padgett and Melissa McGinley can't be contained within a single genre - a fact that their latest release, You Are Having A Wonderful Time, only serves to cement.Unlike the Whites, Padgett simultaneously plays guitar and bass (with his feet) and Melissa can truly play drums, sing, kick ass on the fiddle, and do all three at roughly the same time.
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Meanwhile, McGinley captivates the listener, laying down a groove that would leave the likes of John Bonham bobbing his head, while piercing your ears with the power and finesse of an Etta James.
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By David Maine 6 December 2010Talented duo keeps things surprisingThe Stereofidelics consist of Chris Padgett on guitar and vocals and Melissa McGinley on drums and vocals.
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Luckily for me, Chris Padgett and Melissa McGinley (aka The StereoFidelics) were enjoying a midwestern jaunt within their never-ending tour schedule.
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Their names are Melissa McGinley and Chris Padgett.
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When they played their modified version of the jazz standard "Summertime," McGinley belted out the lyrics, while Padgett played his guitar with mastery.
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caused a lot of jaw dropping from audience members when they listened to Padgett playing his instrument and making distortions with his foot-operated synth bass, while McGinley played her drums with so much energy that the stage was shaking.
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Some people were impressed and used their cell phones to record videos of the band when McGinley played her violin and drums at the same time, while the duo performed "Yahawt." In "A Round" they combined sweet mellow harmonies with noisy distortions and some excited people started to yell. McGinley played her violin moving dramatically and stomping the floor with her feet as an angry robot, when they performed "Psycho," the last song of their show.
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Performing on seven instruments between the two of them, Chris Padgett and Melissa McGinley create the rich sound of at least a five-piece band.
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Comparisons to other guy/girl groups may be inevitable, but the duo of Chris Padgett and Melissa McGinley, by contrast, creates sophisticated, melodic and groove-laden songscapes.
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Padgett plays guitar and uses a foot-controlled bass synthesizer, and McGinley is responsible for drums and electric violin, and each shares lead-vocal duties.Mastery of compound instruments is an impressive feat, and the talented musicians proved their mettle in laying down tracks for The StereoFidelics' excellent 2010 album, You Are Having a Wonderful Time.
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nd quirky, with female drummer/violinist Melissa McGinley dressed in a party dress and singing in a chirpy voice and male keyboardist/guitarist Chris Padgett playing foot-pedal bass barefoot while wailing on intricate, riffy, throwback guitar.
Much of the music in their early set was sonic and orchestral, but also moved into R&B.
And they even did what Padgett introduced as "an interesting cover": Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter," McGinley whipping her head as she drummed and Padgett playing Jimmy Page-ish guitar.


Lead vocalist and drummer Melissa ...

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Lead vocalist and drummer Melissa McGinley and guitarist Chris Padgett seek a blast from the 1970s art-rock band past.


about | The StereoFidelics

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Melissa McGinley - Drums, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Electric Violin

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McGinley sings better than Meg, too, and there are plenty of other sounds rounding out the mix."
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Their names are Melissa McGinley and Chris Padgett.
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Performing on seven instruments between the two of them, Chris Padgett and Melissa McGinley create the rich sound of at least a five-piece band."
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Members Chris Padgett (Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals) and Melissa McGinley (Drums, Violin, Vocals) have refined their sound to the point so you could never tell that they aren't at least a five-piece ensemble.

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