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Melrose: (1) Finnish band. (2) Female fronted Pop/Rock/Metal/Prog duo. (3) Dutch band. (4) R&B female group.

(1) Melrose (FIN) was formed in 1981 by Mika Tokela (lead guitar), Repa Nurmi (2nd guitar), Mika Rantanen (drums) and Jari Piilola (vocals). They started out as a rock-a-billy/50’s rock’n’roll combo in Länsimäki, Hakunila. The name Melrose came from the text ‘Melrose S&A Club 1962’ which was on Tokela’s baseball jacket. Soon the original singer, Piilola, left the band and Tokela took over the vocals.

By the time they made their first single, the band had shifted from being a somewhat odd rockabilly quartet to a kind of psychobilly trio with the line-up of Tokela (guitar & vocals), Repa - who had switched from guitar to upright bass - and Jami Haapanen on the drums. They quickly became known for their energetic live shows and the distinctive image that made them stand out from the crowd.

The current members are Tokela (vocals & guitar), Jami Haapanen (1984-, drums) and Roger Nieminen (1991-, bass).

(2) Metal-infused Pop/Pop Rock with some sparks of Prog influence and carried by vocal hooks provided by a great singer who never plays it safe, never relies on cheese over melodic substance. Pop Metal done right.

(3) Melrose (NL) is a Dutch band with five band members: Erik, Dik, Rob, Mattheus and Arjo. Melrose became famous after their single ‘o’. A lot of football suporters sing the song during the football match.


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  • Justinvdk


    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • theo_taylor

    What is this Dutch invasion here?! What is going on? Does this OooHOO thing have something to do with Dutch Melrose? What!?

    12 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Meuras

    oewtuooeoooooooooooooo oo0000000!

    11 Jul 2009 Reply
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  • mavas

    there is also a dutch band Melrose who made the song O, a cover from the song Bro hymn from Pennywise.

    30 Nov 2006 Reply
  • Jim_Lithium

    Great live band for sure.

    5 Oct 2006 Reply

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