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The Cerny Brothers, Jenny Leigh

Fri · May 26, 2017

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

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Melodime's americana-flavored songs merge a slight country twang with rock and roll, successfully blending stunning piano melodies with catchy guitar riffs and sing-along choruses.

Melodime, featuring Brad Rhodes (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Sammy Duis (piano, organ, bass), Tyler Duis (drums), and Jon Wiley (bg vocals, guitar, mandolin, dobro), has performed 125+ shows annually throughout the continental United States, sharing the stage with such well-known acts as  Sam Hunt, Jonny Lang, A Thousand Horses, and Sister Hazel. The band has also left its mark internationally with performances in Mexico, Canada, and Europe, all while founding and running a charity, 'Now I Play Along Too,' which provides musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children in the DC area, Florida and Haiti. The band is quickly becoming a fan-favorite in the festival scene, playing four consecutive Rock Boat  cruises, as well as Musikfest, Herndon Festival and other events. In their hometown of Northern Virginia, the group has performed at such popular venues as Jammin Java, The State Theatre, and 9:30 Club.

Melodime's latest single, "Little Thing Called Love," has received a great response from both fans and critics alike. The Boot describe the track as "catchy, lyrically strong - and perfect to listen to with the windows down during the summertime months," while Tune Collective describes the track as a "fun song bursting with vibrant uplifting energy." Kings of A&R featured the band as a buzzing act, and The Washington Post noted "It doesn't pay for those who want to say 'I saw them way back when' to procrastinate."  Melodime's previous albums were recorded with platinum-selling producers, including Where the Sinners & the Saints Collide with Rick Beato  (Parmalee, NeedToBreathe), and 3 Reasons For Fighting with Jim Ebert (Butch Walker, Cowboy Mouth).
The Cerny Brothers
The Cerny Brothers
A weekend boating trip on the Mississippi River was where young brothers Robert and Scott first decided they wanted to put together a band. Robert would sing and Scott would play guitar, even though at the time Robert had never sung in his life, Scott had never touched a guitar, and both of them were almost never prepared for their piano lessons that their mom forced them to take. Instead of practicing what they were supposed to they wrote their own pieces and recorded them with a small cassette recorder, selling them at their high school for five dollars.

The house where they grew up during their high school years was located in a small town in rural Illinois. Robert and Scott would lock themselves in their upstairs bedroom, toiling away at their next creative project. They wrote dozens of songs, and played them whenever they had a chance at local cafes, friends birthday parties, and barns in the middle of nowhere. They put together a band with their close friends that started out as a high energetic punk group, then evolved into a more hardcore, metal mosh phenomenon. The band didn't last long.

After high school the brothers stuck together and went to the same college so they could continue writing and working together. Robert majored in music and was trained as a classical singer, while Scott studied a media degree, where he was given school credit to direct and produce a feature length film on a very small budget. Robert ended up playing one of the lead roles as well as scoring the movie, while Scott spent endless hours editing all the footage. During the production and completion of the film, their music had now turned to a more electronic sound. Their shows consisted of the brothers switching back and forth between piano, guitar and synthesizer, while both operated the lab top that acted as their drummer. After awhile, the stage set up became so complex that they decided to get to the basics of songwriting, stripping their musical world down to a guitar and a voice. After focusing on crafting even better songs, they teamed up with their friends in The Giving Tree Band, and recorded their debut record under the name The Cerny Brothers in Yorkville, Illinois.

Their first album “Dream” was what they carried with them as they packed up everything they had and headed out to Los Angeles. Robert started to learn the banjo, and they would practice for hours writing new songs in their apartment. At this point they didn't know anyone, and on top of that started to receive complaints from the neighbors that they were being too loud. The brothers soon took to parking their van for hours on the side of the road while they rehearsed. In a musical climate that was so bloated it was easy to get buried in the noise, Robert and Scott set out a for a sound that would project in the midst of it. They played for awhile with a drummer, which set apart their breed of folk rock from a lot of acoustic music happening in LA. The Cerny Brothers played all over the city, and soon found a bassist and a practice space in the basement of their church. They recorded an album in Ojai, California, which included popular songs like “Ohio,” and “Don't Run,” with “beautiful folk melodies and extremely catchy and chorus driven sing-a-longs.”

Buzzbands.LA call The Cerny Brothers “a group without any trendy gimmicks, a lead banjo player strumming with the same vigor as if on the electric guitar and simplistic lyrics delivered with strength.” This year marks the release of their new album “Sleeping Giant,” which they recorded at Bear Creek Studios in Seattle with producers Jerry Streeter and Ryan Hadlock, who are known for their work with Brandi Carlile and The Lumineers. The album signifies a new direction for the band, as the music has turned from an acoustic, folk element to a more electric, American rock sound while still keeping the roots spirit in their earlier work. The songs on “Sleeping Giant” deal with becoming a man and finding identity in a constantly changing world, staying rooted in something that can be shaken but not moved, and realizing that we all have a sleeping giant inside of us waiting to be set free.
Jenny Leigh
Jenny Leigh
Jenny Leigh brings an edge to country music with soulful grit, larger than life vocals, and a blend of inspirations derived from rural MD, Baltimore City, Central North Carolina, and

Nashville, TN.

Music has been the red thread through Jenny's life as she grew up performing in school plays, recitals, and musical theatre productions, and continued in college when she joined Elon

University's a cappella group, Twisted Measure. Recently featured in People Magazine, USA Today, and Time, this award-winning group ignited Jenny's passion to combine her love for

singing and writing to pursue a solo career.

Jenny returned to her roots with piano, learned to play guitar and mandolin, and began visiting Nashville frequently after graduation. While working at Baltimore's Under Armour

headquarters in the marketing department, Jenny earned an East Coast following sharing the stage with some of today's biggest acts including: Dierks Bentley, The Eli Young Band, Joe

Nichols, Gloriana, Jana Kramer, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, to name a few. She gained the support of Baltimore's industry-award winning country radio station, 93.1 WPOC

opening their Sunday in the Country Festival with the National Anthem multiple times. She performed at the world-renowned Preakness, Baltimore Marathon, and teamed up with Cam

Newton and DJ Araabmuzik to deliver vocals for Under Armour's commercial "Cam's Night Out".

She caught the attention of talent scouts for the reality singing TV show, "The Next" and ended up as a finalist under mentorship of John Rich of Big & Rich. John advised Jenny to move

to Nashville and kick her career into high gear ASAP, which is what she did. She raised 100% of the funds needed to record an EP in music city, and moved to Nashville with co-writers,

Adam Wakefield, and Ryan Sorestad.

Jenny was selected to perform on one of the main stages of CMA Festival her first summer in Nashville as an unsigned artist. She went on to win the Nashville Emerging Star

Songwriting Competition to open for Little Big Town, currently tours as a vocalist with Adam Wakefield, who is the Season 10 runner-up of The Voice, and works behind the scenes on

CMT's show, "Nashville". Jenny has been a guest of WSMV's Channel 4 show "Today in Nashville" where she has performed her songs "Old Oak Tree", "Boots Off", and debuted her

recent single, "Spitfire." Look for new releases in 2017!

"I am in love with Nashville and the inspiration that comes from the people within it. I feel incredibly honored that my journey as brought me to a home where I can walk alongside the

greats and strive to make an impact on this thing we so casually call music." - Jenny Leigh


"Aside from having the voice, the look and the sound that will lead her to success, Jenny has this uncanny ability to connect with an audience. There's an aura around Jenny that I don't

even see with many chart topping artists. Catch her live once and I promise you'll be online looking for more music and upcoming dates."

-Jeff St. Pierre

Producer, "Laurie DeYoung Morning Show: 93.1 WPOC

"Jenny Leigh is a serious talent. Her songwriting shows her roots as a true country artist while her presence on stage solidifies her as a natural performer."

-Chad Harrison

Producer, "The Next:Fame is at Your Doorstep"

"Jenny Leigh is a crazy talented artist with an intriguing combination of sass and sweetness. While she is a genuine, down to earth person, Jenny, as a singer and a performer, rises to

amazing heights. I am eagerly looking forward to following Jenny’s success as she continues in her development as a musical artist."

-Juliana Kim

Senior Supervising Producer, 'The Next:Fame is at Your Doorstep"

"Jenny Leigh has a powerful voice that conveys every emotion in the spectrum, and she's not afraid to bare her soul when she writes a song. Combine that with being one of the most

beautiful women you will ever see, and I'd say you have a dangerous combination."

-Mark Bryan

Hootie and the Blowfish
Venue Information:
The High Watt
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203