Following the successful release of their live debut album in May 2013, folk rock ensemble, The Mike Medved Band, returns to Club Cafe for a Christmas show on December 21st, 2013. This year’s holiday event benefits The Salvation Army & WTAE’s Project Bundle-Up; a local charity dedicated to helping needy senior citizens and children purchase new winter outerwear in Western Pennsylvania.
A year marked by numerous ‘firsts’ – 2013 saw The Mike Medved Band not only release their debut EP to local acclaim, but also receive radio airplay on WDVE, as well as a live in-studio performance on the WDVE Coffeehouse segment. The band’s front man and songwriter, Mike Medved, also embarked on a solo tour across the UK over the summer.
As the year comes to a close, the band is preparing to record their debut full-length studio album, but not before they give back to the city that has nurtured their growth and supported their music. Recently, Mike Medved recorded his heartfelt sentiments for the city that he calls home and his thoughts on the music scene here in Pittsburgh, http://youtu.be/D-Yj-gYZNe0.
“We really caught the charity bug last year when we played a Project Bundle-Up benefit concert amongst other Pittsburgh musicians at Stage AE. Since then, we have also performed for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Cancer Society,” said Medved. “The local music scene is a great place to promote selfless acts of kindness, and as a band we enjoy giving back to the community.”
The event will feature tracks from the band’s debut EP as well as an array of classic holiday music. Throughout the evening, guest musicians will be joining the Mike Medved Band onstage to lend their instrumentation to the Christmas melodies. All proceeds from the event will benefit Project Bundle-Up and the band’s first studio album.
The Mike Medved Band will be returning to the stage at Club Cafe on Saturday, December 21st at 10 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased at http://tktwb.tw/18sWanW.
For further information regarding The Mike Medved Band, please visit the band’s website at www.mikemedvedmusic.com or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mikemedvedmusic. You can also find live performances of the band on their Youtube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/mikemedvedmusic.