Antique Melody Show's saloon croon ballyhoo all centers around the smoke and honey vocals of Marilyn Brown. No stranger to the Richmond music scene, Marilyn has more than 20 years of professional stage singing experience, most notably with Spectrum, a Richmond-based multi-genre big band and The Continentals, a high-powered swing band.
Art Mayer anchors the band on guitar. His brand of playing is anything but traditional, often blending jazz progressions with Americana campfire crunch. Art made his Richmond debut after founding Rumble Seat Revival, a Richmond-based Tin Pan Alley band in 2013.
Allen Cole is the boss on clarinet. He is also one of the hardest working horn players in all of Richmond. Allen performs on a regular basis, on both clarinet and saxophone, in several bands including Spectrum (for over 30 years), My Son the Doctor, Elbe-Musikanten Polka Band, Swing Shift, Richmond Clarinet Choir, the Richmond Pops Band and Rumble Seat Revival.
On violin is the versatile Kassia Arbabi. Her musical tastes encompass a variety of styles, most noteably classical, world music, klezmer and jazz. Kassia also plays with The Vulgar Bulgars and the Breakfast Cabaret Orchestra.
On keyboards and trombone is the multi-talented Andy McCarty who brings his own brand of iconic saloon-esque flavor to the mix. If you catch us live you'll almost always get to hear Andy entertaining the audience with a few select ragtime pieces. Andy is a true throwback to early popular American music.
AMS is lucky to have the eclectic thump and vibe of Carter Blough on the upright bass since 2019. If you're a fan you can catch Carter around town with Django Tango, Hotel X, the Breakfast Cabaret Orchestra and The Doctors of Jazz.