BB Melanson


Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Mandolin, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello.


BB Melanson - Multi-Instrumentalist, Backing Vocalist, Sound Engineer - Contact BB 617.504.7385

* instruments include: Bass, Drums, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Keyboards, Mandolin, Lead Vocalist

** other music related - MD, Guitar & Drum Tech, Monitor Engineer, FOH Engineer

Bass Player/Multi Instrumentalist - Available for busy band. I have over 20 years experience and great gear for any size venue. I'm a fast learner of new material and know the "do's & dont's" of touring & recording.

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 14 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
42 years


Here is what the drummer for David Bowie/Susan Tedeschi/Dave Navarro/Seven Mary Three/Natalie Imbruglia/Candy Butchers/Juliana Hatfield has to say:

Bob Melanson has been my first call bass player, rhythm guitar player, keyboard frosting genius and all around musical force of nature since 1991. Through countless bands, singer-songwriters, all night sessions, great gigs and even the crappy gigs, Bob has been my right hand man. His groove is impeccable, his sound is always top notch and he is always a hysterically great person to be around. This is the guy you want to drive 6 hours with for a 45 minute gig. This is the guy you want that comes up with that magic part in the studio that saves the day. This is the guy that simply cannot allow himself to let you or anyone else down in any musical or personal way. I wish I could clone him. Really.

Mike Levesque


BB Melanson is from Taunton Massachusetts where some great bands and music has emerged including: Wheat, Janet LaValley, Jena Keaney, Bob's Day Off, The Montgomerys, The Irresponsibles, Bowman, Lost Audio Network, Big Daddy & the Accelerators, Dwight Ritcher Band, Elcodrive, Ricky Valente, Ultrasonic Production's Jesus Christ Superstar. Since moving to Utah I have played with: Larry McCray, Tom Rodwell & Storehouse, Duwayne & Dan Burnside, Lafayette 'Shorty' Gilbert (The Wolfgang), BB's Acoustic Blues, Blues On First, Daniel Weldon's Acoustic Soul, Zach Parrish Blues Band, The Bastard Redheads, The Blue Devils Blues Review, Barrelhouse Trio, The Huckleberries, Haun's Mill Massacre... among others.

Members Of Band

Zanzibar, The Wine Cellar, The Spur, The Owl Bar at Sundance, The Huka Bar, Boston's, Gallivan Center, Port O Call, Gracie's, Green Street, Hogwallow Pub, Snowbird Resort, Snowbasin Resort, Poplar Street Pub, Speakeasy, The Depot (Utah), Glastonbury Music Festival (England), The Garage, London Royal Festival Hall (London), Melkweg, Paradiso (Amsterdam), Werchter Music Festival, AB Club (Belgium), Avalon Theatre, Paradise, The Middle East - up & down, TT the Bears Place, Harry's Blues Club, Mama Kin's Music Hall, Bill's Bar, Venus de Milo, Sculler's, Hynes Convention Center, Great Woods - Tweeter Center, Cape Cod Melody Tent (Boston) The Lizard Lounge, House of Blues, Toads (Cambridge), 4th & B, The Casbah, Dick's Last Resort, Java Joes (San Diego), Stubbs, Emo's (Austin), Sit n Spin (Seattle), Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco), Hole in the Wall (Nashville), First Avenue, The Side Door (Minneapolis), Blind Pig (Ann Arbor), The Double Door, Schuba's (Chicago), Mercury Lounge, Brownies, The Knitting Factory, CBGB's, Arlene's Grocery (NYC) House of Blues, Club Fais Do, Malibu Inn, The Knitting Factory (LA), Hard Rock Cafe (Atlanta).


1967 Ampeg SSUB, 1954 Fender Precision Bass, Hofner 500/2-CV-0 Club Cavern Bass, TC Electronic RH750, TC Electronic RS210c, TC Electronic RS112, 1963 Ampeg B15N, Shure Beta 87A, Shure Beta SM58