Malik Family Trust


Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.


Melancholics is a veteran original coop of all star musicians based in Las Vegas. The sound is groove oriented all original pop with a jam band feel. Las Vegas City Life Magazine said of the band, "The melancholics specialize in dark, minor chord grooves that will make you shake your ass like in a goth themed Burning Man tent. Brawny musicians....this is crunchy granola."

Melancholics have a catalog of hundreds of songs, recorded on several studio self releases and compilations around the world, including one with platinum artists in the Philippines. They have performed hundreds of shows in Las Vegas and the West Coast, including an opening set for the Bare Naked Ladies 20th anniversary tour, and for the very first Moonalice concert ever.

In their studio working on a 2014 release entitled "Could be worse", the band intends on releasing the CD with a party at Smith Center in the summer, and will likely hit LA and SF in the fall.

Screen name:
Member since:
Dec 19 2013
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
59 years


Crowded House
King Crimson
Miles Davis
The Cure
Death Cab for Cutie
Fitz and the Tantrums

Members Of Band

Dwight David Aquinaldo, vocals, bass, keys
Phillip Chamberlain, electronic guitars
Edward Malik, drums
Brian Lusk, guitars, keys, woodwinds, vocals
rotating guest talent.


Complete Pro tools studio
DW drums
Evans heads
Vic Furth
Audix, AKG
Mackie 32-8 live studio