WATCH: Melbourne Songwriter John McDonald Celebrates Summer With New Music Video Featuring Downtown Melbourne
By Space Coast Daily // August 4, 2021
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ABOVE VIDEO: “Rooftop Island” by John McDonald
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Space Coast singer and songwriter John McDonald is celebrating the summer with his new music video that prominently features Downtown Melbourne in Florida.
Showcasing his song Rooftop Island, the video captures McDonald crooning from elevated perches, including the upper level of the Mainstreet Pub and the tallest rooftop in the area, The Landing at the new Hotel Melby.
“When performing live, I sometimes introduce Rooftop Island as my updated take on the great Carol King classic Up on the Roof,” McDonald said.
Accompanied by his Mango Men bandmates, drummer Kevin Kornicki and guitarist Dale Cinski, McDonald combines tropical instrumentation with old school, Motown-style vocals.
Listeners will detect the Bossa nova beat wrapped around steel drums and percussion.
Brevard Live reviewer Rob Pedrick calls Rooftop Island “a great tune reminding me a little of the Drifters.”
Rooftop Island, the first single from McDonald’s 2021 CD Islandology, went to #1 on the Weekly Trop40 chart, hosted by the Tropical Americana station Radio A1A.
“This is a great concept” states Mainstreet Pub proprietor Joe McAneney, who describes John McDonald & the Mango Men as “an exceptionally talented group. The vocals are strong and the video came out really good.”
The video was produced by Dan Jones of Cocoa Beach Productions and spotlights dramatic panoramas of Downtown, the Melbourne Causeway, Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic.
John McDonald & the Mango Men perform all-year around Florida and Space Coast venues like Lou’s Blues, Squid Lips, Matt’s Casbah, Pier 220, Old Fish House and Mainstreet Pub.
For more ticket information, visit www.JohnMcDonaldMusic.com