Melrose is a Finnish psychobilly rock 'n' roll band originating from the city of Vantaa. The group was founded in 1981 by guitarist-singer Tokela (Mika Tuokkola) and achieved their greatest popularity in the late 80's in Finland. They worked as a warming band for Guns N Roses in the summer of 2006, when they toured Finland, as part of their Chinese Democracy World Tour.

Links To Peel

Peel discovered the band from a compilation tape given to him by a Finnish journalist during the Christmas period between 1986 and 1987. He described on many occasions that the best Finnish record he heard was from Melrose's Coming Out Soon. In his 23 March 1987 show, Peel mentioned that he would drive from his home to Helsinki in 3 or 4 weeks time to see the band perform. However, he didn't make it to Finland on his car journey, where his European road trip only reached Sweden, due to lack of funds and his ambition to see the group live in Helsinki disappeared.

Shows Played

Melrose - Coming Out Soon

Melrose - Coming Out Soon

  • 23 February 1988: Coming Out Soon (album - Melrose) Electric Kids (JP - 'Nothing they have done since has matched the serious indiscipline of that'

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