Melina Alvarez: Vocals | Dylan Rother: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | DJ Pops: DJ | Bubba Abril: Bass guitar | Frank Diaz: Drums

Genre: Funk, Rock

RIYL: River Bottom Rockers, Sound Lupus, Irieality, Digital Dustmites

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Inception: San Diego, 2014

Influences: Incubus, Portishead, Slipknot


The founders of Melvus (Latin for "wolves") grew up together in the South Bay except for guitarist Dylan Rother, who grew up in Maui and moved to San Diego in 2013. The members' previous bands include River Bottom Rockers, Sound Lupus, Irieality, and Digital Dustmites.

The band augments their funk rock sound with DJ Pops, aka “The Medic,” who overlays his digital audio arsenal over their material, drawing from obscure sources such as random synth squeaks or spoken lines from movie soundtracks.

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