Melody Tibbits & The Cade is a jazz/funk/rock/blues band based in Lugano, Switzerland. All members are music conservatory graduates and include Melody Tibbits Zanecchia from Los Angeles (vocals) who featured on the Gotthard album "Bang", the American brother and Berklee grads duo Christof Zanecchia (guitar) and Alex Zanecchia (keys), Luca Mazzoni (bass) and Stefano Marinucci (drums).

The band has featured at events and venues including Blues to Bop, MelidEstate, Asspetando Estival, Piazza Della Riforma Lugano, Hotel Villa Sassa, Hotel Swiss Diamond, the Grotthard Cafe, and many others. The band accommodates a variety of styles and event settings including jazz, blue/funk/dance music, and rock/blues for larger scale festivals/events. 

Please be in touch about your event! We play with passion and professionalism. Our focus is on making good music and making our guests happy with the music we perform. 

Members: 5

Languages: English, Italian

Location: Lugano, Switzerland

We Will Travel: Up to 500 km

Services: Festivals, Corporate Events, Weddings, Birthdays, Seasonal Events, Background Music

Sound System: We travel with our own sound system that accommodates up to 300 people

Lighting System: We don't provide one

Prices: Starting from 1500 CHF

Set Up: We need space for 5 musicians and a power supply

Christof Zanecchia: +41 78 929 3558  

Luca Mazzoni: +39 339 504 1934

email: thecadeband@gmail.com


★★★★★ "We want to thank you sincerely for your outstanding performance! ...our guest were totally exited for your extraordinary quality and told us 'this band has the best musicians we've ever seen!' We are so thankful that we booked you for this important event."
-MD (private function Zug, Switzerland)

★★★★★ "Melody & the Cade was fantastic at our wedding! The dance floor was packed the entire night. We feel really lucky with our decision to have them and they made the wedding! They are extremely talented and we can't stop getting compliments from our guests about how fabulous our band was. Thank you for making our big day so memorable!"
-Bride and Groom (Bad Ragaz, Switzerland)

★★★★★ "Melody Tibbits & The Cade were the absolute highlight of our wedding (and they were many)! They are incredible entertainers: Melody has an amazing voice, and the guys are young and passionate and super good musicians too. They did a great job both in the church (voice & guitar), at the apero (jazz/ bossa nova), and rocking the party and getting people on the table at night. The blend of tracks and styles was perfect. But most of all: They are really cool and super nice guys. You could feel that they were having a great time performing, and the crowd loved them for it! :-)"



★★★★★ "Hanno suonato durante il nostro matrimonio. Molto bravi e con un grande repertorio di canzoni."



★★★★★"Grazie!!! Siamo stati molto felici del vostro intrattenimento musicale!!"




We offer Jazz, Blues, Dance, Pop and Rock music, entertaining guests of all ages with everything from oldies to current hits. We take song requests at an extra cost. Here are a few songs from our repertoire:


Ain't No Mountain High    
Ain’t No Sunshine
A La Modeliste
All of Me    
All Night Long    
American Boy
Am I Wrong    
Back to the River    
Black Magic Woman    
Born To Be Wild    
Change Gonna Come
Do I Do
Fairytale Ending
Feelin the Music Brings    
Get Lucky/Billie Jean
Get Stupid
Gimme Some Lovin
Give Yourself to Love    
He Can Only Hold Her/That Thing



It's Your Thing    
I Wish    
Locked Out of Heaven
Love is in the Air
Love Me Again    
Love Never Felt So Good
Love on Top
Marry Me    
Move On Up
Other Side of the World    
People Get Ready    
Proud Mary    
Purple Haze
Rainy Night in Georgia
Rolling in the Deep
Set Fire to the Rain
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Sittin on the Dock of the Bay
Sky Full of Stars


Suit & Tie
Suzie Q
The Story
Uptown Funk
Use Me
Wake Me Up
What a Wonderful World
When You Say Nothing at All    
You Are the Sunshine of My Life





All of Me    
Autumn Leaves    
Come Fly With Me
Fly Me to the Moon
Girl From Ipanema
Lullabye of Birdland
Pure Imagination
Slow Boat to China
Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Too Darn Hot
Wade in the Water