Taliesin Moonwolf is a collaboration of Musical Friends. Joe Melini and Jackie Melini-Eyster were a Songwriting Couple. Joe Melini and Jackie Melini-Eyster will be revamping our music. Music that was never released from Melini Studio will have a serious new mix down. We also hope to add some new music that we had worked on and add some more ROCK to our belt.
Joseph J. Melini
Born in Vineland, N.J. Raised in North Jersey area. I played with a garage band for about 2 years. I played Lead guitar. I've been playing since 15 years old. I also play bass, accoustic, and I wrote the music with my ex wife Jackie Melini-Eyster.
I am PRODUCER/ARRANGER/SONG AND LYRIC WRITER
My favorite bands are:
Black Sabbath( Tony Iommi), Ozzy Osbourne(Randy Rhoads), Twisted Sister, all 80's heavy metal bands rock,AC/DC(Angus Young,Malcom Young), Lynyrd Skynyrd(Gary Rossington,Rick Medlocke, Ed King), Alice Cooper. I love all Southern rock also.
I have been singing since I can remember. My mom sang professionally for a while, and I vaguely remember her singing in the studio in Danbury, Ct. So I was hooked when I heard her. And I knew from then I wanted to sing and write music. I was born in Danbury, Ct., when I was about 5 we moved to Southern Illinois. We first moved to Energy, Il. and we attended a small but wonderful Methodist Church were I sang in the Choir I loved it. Then to Herrin, then Carterville, then our last stop was Crainville, Il. Where I attended Carterville Community High School. Then we moved to Ebensburg, Pa., where I attended Central Cambria High School. I have been writing lyrics, poems and music since I was about 15 or 16. Then we moved to Millville, N.J. when I was 21 and I met a great musician by the name of Walt Sapsai.
This CD is the 2nd one for myself and my husband Joe. I moved to New Jersey in 1988. I met Walt Sapsai in 1989, and we jammed and wrote music together. Walt was in working bands and have remained best of friends ever since. I met my ex husband Joe Melini in 1995 and found out he was a musician too. Well I fell in love. WE married and made beautiful rock music together. Joe and I divorced and I went on to write and record with Frank Maione of Copper Ridge Studio. That is a whole other brand of music.
My favorite singers/bands are:
Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac, Heart-Ann Wilson, Pat Benatar,Wynona Judd, Rainbow, Deep Purple,Twisted Sister Dio, Krokus, any 80's heavy metal bands. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot, Rossington/Collins Band-Dale Krantz-Rossington I love all Southern Rock tunes.
I just love writing and recording.
Walter Sapsai Jr.
Walter has recorded with us on the new studio set of songs to be finished in April. He played drums and bass. Walter also played on our first CD. He played and Co-wrote "Lips So Sweet" with us. Thank you Walt. Plus he has his own song "If By Chance" which can be downloaded. He plays in a variety of bands and does alot of studio work.
We used to go out from time to time to play at open mike's in our area. And hosted our own Open Mic at one time. But due to work obligations we haven't been able to lately.
Jackie Melini-Eyster now resides in Hendersonville, Tn. and Joe Melini still has Melini Studio in Vineland, NJ.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot, Martina McBride, Wynonna Judd, April Wine, Heart, Black Sabbath, KISS, Rainbow, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Hendrix,
Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many country and blues artists. We like everything with the exception of some rap. I think Will Smith is cool tho.
Kenny adds the Beatles, The Who, Led Zepplin, Woodstock 69'Generation music.