Four instruments, two dynamic voices, and a record of relentless touring have earned virtuosic indie-groove rock duo the StereoFidelics their reputation as a superb, high-energy live act.
The StereoFidelics are a high-energy, virtuosic groove-rock duo that blends mind-bending improvisation and extreme instrumental choreography to deliver an exciting show for both the eyes and ears. By showcasing their multi-instrumental capability, they are able to operate completely as a duet and deliver a full sound. Chris shreds solos and lays down the groove on the guitar, tickles the electric piano, sings lead/harmony vocals, and pounds out synth basslines on a floor keyboard while Melissa contributes lead/harmony vocals, holds down the rhythm on the kit, and throws in string pads and raging violin solos. Extreme touring over the last three years (500 shows, +/-) has given their live show an intense tightness, both technically and emotionally.
Chris Padgett–electric guitar, acoustic guitar, foot-operated synth-bass, vocals
Melissa McGinley–electric violin, drums, vocals
Melissa’s 5-string electric violin is a NS Designs CR-5