Atlantis the Band: Spotlight

There’s nothing like a charismatic twin-duo to get a room grooving. Today let’s look at the jazzy R&B/Soul and Pop group stationed in Los Angeles, Atlantis the Band, led by the Merriweather twins – brothers bound not only by blood but by their simple love of music. Their voices blend smoothly with a cool dynamic; lead singer Travis Merriweather leads the group with his sweet but edgy melodies and impressive range, while his brother Rustein Merriweather  provides the the fruity rap component with his quick, magnetic, syncopated verse. Watch the band performing their own version of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabrosa” live at the Viper Room in Los Angeles. 

 

 

The band also has a pretty stacked cast in regards to instrumentation. In addition to Travis with funky bass lines and Rustein’s adeptness on the keyboard, there is some serious backup. They’re joined by the Regiment Horns – Sean Eric on trumpet, Kevin Lloyd Williams, Jr. on trombone and Leon Silva on the sax. On drums sits Grammy award-winner Lyndon Rochelle, whose drum solos captivate and will leave an awestruck audience wanting more. Takahito Mori’s guitar interludes and riffs rock the stage and fill the sound with eccentric, gleaming energy. They are also joined by Grammy nominated producer and drummer Taylor Gordon in addition to Natalie Stephenson on vocals. Watch them here performing a cover of Santana’s “Maria Maria” at Couture in Hollywood. Be sure to catch Mori’s epic guitar solo about 50 seconds in!

 

 

The band has performed at some notable venues, such as The Mint, The Peppermint Club, Sofitel Beverly Hills, Sunset Tower, and The House of Blues on Sunset. The twins have also been involved at a political level with Hillary and Bill Clinton, after being invited back during college to take part in the Clinton Global Initiative University summit. The two of them stayed connected with the Clintons and Travis even got to work on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign. See lead singer Travis Merriweather showing off his vocals with “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

 

 

Atlantis the Band, thanks to the initial catapulting by the twins back in college, has emerged as a powerful band with an intense range of talent – everywhere from their emotional depth and soul to excited hip-hop beats – and their innovative interpretations and writing proves them to be very worthy of the stage. Be sure to check out their page to see and listen to more of their music. Also, although they began in Texas, their music-making happens in Los Angeles, so if you’re in the area, be sure to check on their Upcoming Gigs category so that you can hear their hearty music live! Here’s one last clip of them covering Jay Z’s “Can’t Knock The Hustle” at the House of Blues on Sunset.

 

 

Feature – Solo Costa Rican Artist Meli Malavasi

Gigmor artist, Costa Rican singer, Meli Malavasi, often combines rock and punk with the elegant smoothness of Latin vocals to create songs that are undeniably catchy and attention-grabbing. However, some of her works carry slow harmonies mixing with modern, syncopated guitar and drum rhythms that sway and pulse with passion. Check out “No Vuelvas Mas” which means “Do Not Return Anymore.”

 

 

Meli’s talents extend over a large musical range and across two languages. She is an accomplished songwriter, and writes songs both in Spanish and in English. Her versatility as an artist and songwriter has taken her far already. She was the winner of the International Songwriting Competition, in which she beat out over 20,000 other songwriters. Here she is singing “Open Your Eyes” at the Holiday Inn, Burbank.

 

 

Meli is already an accomplished performer, as she has performed in many notable venues such as The Mint, House of Blues, Amara Cafe, The Hotel Cafe, The Gibson Showroom, Levitt Pavilion, and many others. She also was given the opportunity to participate in The BMI/Warner- Chappell Songwriting Camp at the Gibson Showroom, and got to have some of her songs placed in TV shows “Bad Girls Club” and “American Pickers.” She was awarded with “Best Female Dance & World Artist” at the Indie Music Channel Awards. Malavasi is very flexible and versatile in her music, and often covers songs. Check her out performing “Invisible Sun,” a song by The Police, live at Drumfest in Costa Rica.

 

 

Most recently, Meli has worked on finishing her new Latin EP, Girasol. The album, now available on Soundcloud, was produced by Emmanuel Briceno, Musical Director from the 21-time Grammy Award Winning Band “Juanes.” It is comprised solely of emotional Spanish songs, driven by her multi-dimensional voice and graceful timbre. Though her previous music-both her originals and covers-was explicative of her talent, Girasol does it on a completely new level. Even if you do not speak or understand Spanish well enough to hear and absorb her lyrics, her emotional vocal style tells its own powerful story; with these songs, even if you don’t understand, you understand.

 

Be sure to check out Meli’s profile on Gigmor, check out her social media, and listen to her new EP. She has a few upcoming performances in Los Angeles, so for those interested living in LA or visiting soon, be on the lookout for Meli Malavasi and her unique style!

 

Gigmor Matching

Find the Right Musicians Using Gigmor’s Matching

Happy New Year from all of us at Gigmor! Today we’re happy to announce that we’re over 85% toward our goal of $500,000 in our crowdfunding campaign! Thanks to everyone who’s contributed to our StartEngine campaign so far! Please help us reach the finish line by spreading the word!

We’re committed to building the world’s biggest, and best, musician and gig marketplace. So expect to see some really cool features launching soon. To help you get the most out of Gigmor right now, here’s a refresher on the most common questions about our matching service.

When Do I Get New Matches?

We look for new matches every time you log in, when you switch profiles when you’re online and every Sunday night. We work overnight—well some of our team does. Seriously!

Why Aren’t I Getting Any New Matches?

Remember: the maximum number of matches is 40 so if you’re at the maximum, make sure to delete old or irrelevant matches to free up room for new ones.

Make sure all the genres you play are listed in your profile. If all you play is Latin Jazz, that’s fine, but you’ll get more matches if you diversify a little.

I’m not Getting Any New Matches For My Band. Why?

Make sure your band profile lists one or more Required Instruments. We only match musicians who play the instrument you’re looking for. Musicians are matched with all local musicians except those who play the same instrument as them.

Why Dating Sites Use Matching

We know a lot of musicians still use craigslist—stubborn folks, those!—but matching is, plain and simple, a superior technology for connecting people based on compatibility. It’ll save you time—and headaches. It just takes a few minutes to complete or revise your profile then we do the searching for you.

We want to be your go-to site as you grow your musical career—or pursue music as a passion. So we’re working hard every day to earn your loyalty. We want to hear from you so keep sending us feedback. You are our most important asset!

Rock On!
Team Gigmor

Welcome to Gigmor Jams!

Welcome to Gigmor Jams!

I can’t tell you how excited we are to announce the launch of Gigmor Jams – an easy way to manage your jam sessions, rehearsals, workshops and auditions within the Gigmor platform.

This is the first step in creating a best-in-class set of band management tools that will help you take your career to the next level!

To start, we’re going to launch in beta in the Los Angeles market. During this 3-4 week period, we’re going to put Gigmor Jams through its paces and fine tune it based on member feedback so we can make sure everyone has a first class experience when we launch it nationally in the U.S. and Canada.

Since this is a new piece of functionality, I wanted to provide a quick “How To Create A Jam” for everyone’s easy reference. It really is super simple – whether you’re creating a Jam on your desktop/laptop or mobile device. It even comes with pictures!

FYI – we’re working on a mobile app so we totally appreciate your patience. It’s coming, we promise!

How To Create A Jam

Log into Gigmor – told you it was easy!
Click ‘Play’ on the Gigmor toolbar at the top.

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Select ‘Create a Jam.’

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Complete Your Host Profile.

  • The information will be auto-filled from your Gigmor profile but ​this is your chance to ​make sure your profile​ is complete and up to date. Make sure you’ve posted some music!

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Hit ‘Continue’ at the bottom of the page.

Jam Details

You’re halfway home. Once you’re done, hit ‘Next’ at the bottom.

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Fill out your ‘Location Details.’

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Add in some “Location Characteristics.” In other words, include the information that you feel is important for having a successful Jam. In my case, I’ll provide the PA, the guitar amp – there is parking at the rehearsal studio – and if you like to smoke whatever, I don’t care, but I have sensitive lungs so I prefer to jam without hacking up a lung.

Hit ‘Save’ at the bottom when you’re done.

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Boom – you’re done!

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Have fun and if you have any questions or comments, hit us up at jams@gigmor.com!

Create A Jam Now!

Jam on!

Team Gigmor