New York's U-Melt describes its sound thusly: "There's jambands that are rock bands, jambands that are jazz bands, jambands that are funk bands, jambands that are trance bands, . . . and we're none of those, but then again, at times we're all of those." Influences include: Steely Dan, Phish, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa, Pat Metheny Group, Yes, Weather Report, etc.