Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Cox and her band Mythica will return to Oahu for their second annual tour from March 24 – April 1.
The East Coast-based singer and band first came onto the Oahu scene in Spring 2011 when they co-headlined the Hawaiian Scottish Festival at Kapiolani Park. This year, the four-piece group will appear at the festival again on the heels of Cox’s newly released album “Harmonious Maladies” which was funded entirely with fan support through the famous Kickstarter.com art project fundraising website.
“We absolutely loved performing in Oahu in 2011, and we cannot wait to return for an even better tour this March,” Cox says. “We are excited to reveal our new music to our fans on the island.”
Self-dubbed “Celtic fusionists,” Melissa Cox and Mythica combine haunting vocals with violin, guitar, mandolin, whistles, bass, and percussion to create a sound that Sing Out! Magazine called “a cross between Grace Slick and Loreena McKennitt.” Not easily categorized under one genre, Cox and her band mates Erin Flynn, Matt Smith, and John Lindsay frequently cross over the boundaries of Celtic music to dabble in styles such as funk, Hawaiian, progressive, and jam infused with elements of chicha, or South American surf rock.
Their unique sound has won them national acclaim, songwriting awards, and opportunities to share the stage with Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors, Sister Hazel, Three Dog Night, Tom Chapin, Cyril Neville, and many others.