Melanie Martinez – Tickets – Cat’s Cradle – Back Room – Carrboro, NC – June 12th, 2014

Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez

Dresses, Mike Squillante

Thu, June 12, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cat's Cradle - Back Room

Carrboro, NC

$15 GA, $35 VIP

Melanie Martinez
Melanie Martinez
Melanie Martinez is a remarkable 18-year-old artist from Long Island, New York – a stunning and provocative singer, songwriter and visual presence, who is currently collaborating with Robopop (Jessie J, Lana Del Rey), and Kinetics & One Love (B.o.B) to produce her debut EP, THE DOLLHOUSE, due out on Atlantic Records May 20th. Having spent much of 2013 selling out clubs across the country, Martinez will celebrate THE DOLLHOUSE EP with her biggest national tour to date, while simultaneously finishing her eagerly awaited debut album. Her first official single “Dollhouse,” which Martinez co-wrote with the aforementioned, GRAMMY Award-nominated tunesmiths Kinetics & One Love, is a brutally honest depiction of a family falling apart, set to a spare dance beat. The song “positions Martinez as an American version of Lorde,” writes Newsday. “(Martinez) sings about a picture-perfect family that is much more troubled under the surface,” declared Us Weekly, noting that Martinez – a former contestant on NBC’s smash reality singing competition series, The Voice – “might be the show’s first real breakout star.” Melanie captured the country’s imagination with her arresting performances on the highly rated Fall 2012 season of NBC’s The Voice, driving her unique renditions of “Too Close” and “Seven Nation Army” to top 5 sales on the iTunes Store. In addition, her rendition of “Toxic” lit YouTube on fire, earning more than 6 million individual page views.
Dresses is Timothy Heller and Jared Ryan Maldonado--a folk band from Portland, OR with a knack for pop songcraft.
Mike Squillante
Mike Squillante is a pop/rock/alternative singer/songwriter/guitarist. Currently a songwriting major at Boston's Berklee College of Music, he's been writing and recording original songs since the age of 12. He recently performed on the 2010 Warped Tour with the band, Ever Since, and gigs regularly around the New York club scene. Mike has completed work for his debut full length LP, Backward Glances, Second Chances with bassist Owen Danoff and drummer Miles Nasta. In addition to being the sole writer for all 14 tracks, Mike produced AND engineered the entire album as well. He has conceptualized, directed and appeared in two professional music videos for his songs, "Valentine's Day" and "Three Flights Down."
Venue Information:
Cat's Cradle - Back Room
300 East Main St.
Carrboro, NC, 27510