The Melillo Brothers

The Melillo Brothers

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Singer/Songwriter Anthony (18) with brothers Nick (21) & Joe (23) are the next hottest thing to hit the music scene! The depth & maturity to this family of talented artists is apparent in their lyrics & melodies. Wonderful stage presence, audience participation & stunning harmonies! The real deal!

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Biography

THE MELILLO BROTHERS...are Singer-Songwriters and Recording Artists, performing Acoustic, Pop & Soft Rock music.

You may have enjoyed seeing young Anthony around Yorktown and Ossining playing his guitar for friends and fans at open mics and battle of the bands or at the pavilion in town. You may have seen him and his older brother, Nick, acting and dancing in shows at Yorktown Stage, the Westchester Broadway Theatre, Tarrytown Music Hall or singing with The Westchester Dreamcoats at Giant Stadium. Both were active in Yorktown High’s Drama Club, Choir and Dance Company, where they wowed audiences with stellar performances. Anthony in his senior year was nominated for the popular high school equivalent of the “Tony’s,” the Helen Hayes/Metro Awards, for Best Supporting Actor and Outstanding Duet as “Bobby Randall” in “Good News.” He won for "Outstanding Duet" at The Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill on June 8, 2009. See www.lohud.com/inthewingslive for a streaming video of the event.

And now, The Melillo Brothers are making news in the local and national music scene, as well!

Anthony is an 18-year-old acoustic artist, singer/songwriter and composer. He is often compared to an early John Mayer, Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and recently, to Jason Mraz. Some of his other influences include Ray Charles, Cat Stevens, Eric Clapton, Jack Johnson, Kenny Vasoli and Mike Rowe.

His passion for words come in beautifully vocalized love parables that take you on a musical journey with heartfelt rhythm and grace. Mixing it up with some fun, jazzy and upbeat songs, he continues to take you on a lyrical ride. Each of his transitions is quite unique and keep you listening for the next change. Both to the trained and untrained ear, he is a listening delight and a joy to the heart.

Although new to the music scene, this charismatic teenager should rise fast as a family favorite, developing fans of multiple age ranges and genres of music. Now, teaming up with his older brothers, they are making strides and gaining much attention. Wayne Warnecke, President of Segue Records says, "It is so rare now-a-days to find such young artists with an enormous amounts of talent and ability. They're bound to go far." Marcus Cheong, Producer of “Angels-The Musical” says, “This music has a refreshing honesty and real emotion. Anthony writes from the heart and sings with great passion." Says Anton Evangelista, President of Comprehensive Films, "Every once in a while, a talent comes along and everything clicks - voice, lyrics, music, performed by a young man who makes it all look so easy. Be on the lookout for Anthony Melillo - a singer/songwriter who brings together all the elements of great original music, beyond his young years!"

He was originally influenced by his older brother, Joe (23), who is also a singer/songwriter, to begin playing guitar in the first place. "Joe was 14 when he picked up a guitar and started playing and composing. My other brother Nick was 12 and jumped on a drum set my parents gave him one Christmas, so I just wanted to be part of the band." says Anthony, "I was only 9 and to keep me quiet, the parentals bought me a bass and the rest is history!"

His brother Joe is a recent graduate of Pace University Honor's College, and was managing a restaurant before giving up his career to help his brothers go for the big prize. He wows audiences with his soulful vocals and jazzy style originals. Nick is a new graduate of SUNY New Paltz with his BA in Theatre Arts, which he acquired in only 3 years. He energizes this team of brothers with precision percussion and switches seemlessly from drums to keyboards and back again. Whether playing an instrument or not, he adds another dimension to their 3-part harmony. They are both talented and gifted in their own right and are committed to supporting their younger brother's dream. Together, there's a "magic" that happens when they hit the stage, an energy and honesty rarely seen, and with beautiful harmonies that leave an audience awestruck and wanting more. It's just plain good music that keeps all ages singing & dancing along. Their interaction with audiences is professional and mature, not typical of such young talents. More recently, not only Joe but also Nick has chosen to forego his career to help his younger brother fulfill his dream. During this transition, they are fast becoming known up and down the east coast as "The Melillo Brothers."

As a recent featured musician on the local cable television show "Alive with Clive - Turning Your Passion Into Profit," Anthony has made quite a stir with his appearance along with his brothers, especially with one of his songs, "That's My Son," which can be viewed on YouTube or heard above with full orchestration. Clive Swersky, host of the show taped weekly live out of White Plains Cablevision, has recently inaugurated the Alive with Clive Top 20 Music Chart fe

Lyrics

That's My Son

Written By: Anthony Melillo

Ever since I was a boy, I knew I would grow up to do something great.
‘Cause that’s what my momma had said.
As soon as a few years had passed, I realized that growing up happened so fast.
So, those words would stick in my head.
And then I would find a guitar and I knew that this thing would get me so far…
So, I asked my dad what to do.
He said, “Soon you’ll be a man,” he laughed and said “By then you should understand. But, now is the time to, now was the time to, make something of you…”
I said, “I’d work real hard and I’d do everything that you say, ‘cause all I wanna be is someone you’d look at and be led to say, hey…”

That’s my boy, that’s my son, that’s my baby, my flesh and my blood and he’s grown into someone that I can be proud of…
That’s my boy, that’s the one, doing his job and he’s having some fun and you’d both look at me and be proud to say, yeah…that’s my son…

Looking back on all those times that I did things that you didn’t like, well I tried my hardest to see…
You said, “There’s nothing to hide, well just go with what you feel inside and be what you’re destined to be…”
But I heard, “Son don’t let us down ‘cause this life ain’t for fooling around, start taking it seriously…”
‘Cause when I see all that we have, I know it’s all ‘cause of momma & dad, and now was the time to, now is the time to give ‘em what they gave me…
I said, “I’d work real hard and I’d do everything that you say, ‘cause all I wanna be is someone they’ll look at and be led to say, hey…”

That’s my boy, that’s my son, that’s my baby, my flesh and my blood and he’s grown into someone that I can be proud of…
That’s my boy, that’s the one, doing his job and he’s having some fun and you’d both look at me and be proud to say, yeah…that’s my son…

Yeah, yeah…

Say that you’re proud of me, tell me you’re proud of me, say that you’re proud of me…
Say that you’re proud of me, tell me you’re proud of me, say that you’re proud of me…
Say that you’re proud of me, tell me you’re proud of me, say that you’re proud of me…
Say that you’re proud of me, tell me you’re proud of me, say that you’re proud of me…
Tell me you’re proud and say…

That’s my boy, that’s my son, that’s my baby, my flesh and my blood and he’s grown into someone that I can be proud of…
That’s my boy, that’s the one, doing his job and he’s having some fun and you’ll both look at me and be proud to say, yeah…that’s my son…

Music & Lyrics by Anthony Melillo
Copyright 2008

Kiss Me Sweetly

Written By: Anthony Melillo

Don’t you speak now…you might ruin this…
Don’t you leave now…just give me one more kiss…

‘Cause… I belong…
‘Cause… I belong…

Pinch me hard now, make sure I’m not dreaming this…
Play this game now, it’s lovin’ with a twist…

‘Cause… I belong…
Because...I belong…

And when there’s nothing left to say…
Kiss me sweetly….

It’s in your eyes now, you can find me there…
From your neck to your lips, gotta chance, take a risk
While I’m playing with your hair…

‘Cause this is where…I belong (right here in your arms, right here in your arms)
I belong… (right here in your arms)

Let’s make this right now, may be the last of this…
For just tonight now, I’ll make it what you’ll miss…
‘Cause… I belong… (right here in your arms, right here in your arms)
‘Cause… I belong… (right here in your arms)

And when there’s nothing left to say…
Kiss me… (huh) Kiss me sweet…
Kiss me sweetly…
Kiss me… Kiss me sweet…
Kiss me sweetly…yeah

(instrumental break)

And when there’s nothing left to say….
Kiss me…

Music & Lyrics by Anthony Melillo
Copyright 2008

WiiOut

Written By: Anthony Melillo

You ever felt like you were sinking?
Well that's just what I feel every time that I start drinking...
It's like I'm stuck between two worlds that are pulling me...
In two opposite directions, and they say...
Don't sweat the small stuff and don't take it too hard.
You've got plenty of time left, your life ain't even started.
So, shut up sit down and listen, just let me speak my mind...
Damn it, don't you interrupt me with those pretty eyes...
And I, don't want you to choose...
No, no I ain't asking you what to do...

I just want you, I just want you
I just want you, I just want you
Now let me sing it now...

La dat deet dop bo deet dop, singing wii out...
La dat deet dop bo deet dop, singing, sing it, sing it, sing it now...
La dat deet dop bo deet dop, singing wii out...yeah
La dat deet dop bo deet dop, singing, sing it, sing it, sing it now...ooo yeah

You ever felt like you were sinking?
Well that's just what I feel every time I get to thinking...
About those days I was naive to think you'd fall for me...
But, I got hit with reality...and I said,
I won't sweat the small stuff, I'll keep playing this guitar
I've been sitting waiting for the right one, gotta get off my bed and find her...
So, shut up, get off-and-running while I still got some time...
Cause she's out there somewhere lookin for Mr. Right...
And I, I don't want you to choose..
Baby, it's up to me and I got nothing to lose..

And I want you, I just want you
I just want you, I just want you, hey

And I, I don't want you to choose...
Baby, it's up to me, I got nothing to lose...

I just want...you

Music & Lyrics by Anthony Melillo
Copyright 2008

Fairytale

Written By: Anthony Melillo

Remember when we walked along the beach and we watched the water dance around our feet and, And I could think of a thousand reasons I think they made a movie about that…

Remember when we sat up on your roof and we watched the stars as they were slightly moving, maybe it was just me & you girl…
I think they made a movie about that…

And all we need to make this story true is a little bit of me & you girl…
I just want you to see that our love is like a fairytale to me… whoa… Whoa…

Remember when I said I’d love you forever, but two weeks later a break-up was for better, one week after we were back together…
I think they made a movie about that…

Remember when we walked along the street and a single light was shining down on you & me, I was so nervous I couldn’t see girl…
I think they made a movie about that…

And where we go (it’s only up to you)
And who you know (is only up to you)
And if you show (is only up to you)
But, it’s up to both me & you when…

Life is like a fairytale or movie, with pirate ships and peace is really groovy, we got butlers making us smoothies, yeah…
That’s why I made a movie about us…

And all we need to make this story true is a little bit of me & you girl…
I just want you to see that our love is like a fairytale to me… whoa…
Whoa… oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…

And all we need to make this story true is a little bit of me & you girl…
I just want you to see that our love is like a fairytale…

Music & Lyrics by Anthony Melillo
Copyright 2008

Coffee

Written By: Anthony Melillo

Breathe in…this air is laced with doubt tonight’s just one more slip,
You blame it on the sun again, and again, and again…
And I know…all that’s left to say we’ve said it all before, just different ways,
the same mistakes…
Caress my lips from mine to yours into a kiss… we’re never sure just what we’ve done…

And the taste of coffee draws your lips as your waist attacks my fingertips
And I know, I know that you’re loving it, you say “no” but you know that you’re loving it
She kissed me back and she grabbed my wrists…she put ‘em places I just kissed…
And I know, I know this is what I missed and you know, you know I’m just one more on your list…

You are forbidden just like fruit…
Tempting as nicotine, no patch or gum can cure…your gravity…pulls me…
And I’ll wait, anticipation kills, vibrations numb my legs, I grab it quick to hear you say let’s find a bridge and watch the stars, lay back on the hood of your car and
freeze tonight…

And the taste of coffee draws your lips as your waist attacks my fingertips…
And I know, I know that you’re loving it, you say “no” but you know that you’re loving it
She kissed me back and she grabbed my wrists… she put ‘em places I just kissed…
And I know, I know this is what I missed and you know, you know I’m just one more on your list…

And the serums made from summer love have made their way into my lungs…
You’re gone… your gone…
I try and try to catch my breath but the scent you left in my chest is too strong… Go…
Yeah…Ooooooo

And the taste of coffee draws your lips as your waist attacks my fingertips…
And I know, I know that you’re loving it, you say no but you know that you’re loving it
She kissed me back and she grabbed my wrists… she put ‘em places I just kissed…
And I know, I know this is what I missed and you know, you know I’m just one more … Yeah…

And the taste of coffee draws your lips as your waist attacks my fingertips
And I know, I know that you’re loving it, you say no but you know that you’re loving it
She kissed me back and she grabbed my wrists… she put ‘em places I just kissed…
And I know, I know this is what I missed and you know, you know I’m just one more on your… list…

Music & Lyrics by Anthony Melillo
2008

Justin's Song

Written By: Anthony Melillo

Given the chance, the words that you spoke would be quoted and painted all over town…
Given the chance, the music you made would be sang to… you’d watch as we danced around…
I know there’s an answer, but it’s yet to be found…
‘Til we find it…

You’ll soar over us, watching us smile to the memories of yesterdays…
You gave me a reason to play... I hope that this song’s okay…
But, I’m tired of this one, it’s his that I want…
Play me Justin’s Song…

Given the chance, the heart that you gave would inspire the world to keep pushing on…
Given the chance, to be sittin’ next to us trying to figure out why you’re gone…
I know there’s a reason, but it’s gotta be wrong…
Help us find it…

You’ll soar over us, watching us smile to the memories of yesterdays…
You gave me a reason to play... I hope that this song’s okay…
But, I’m tired of this one, it’s his that I want…
Play me Justin’s Song…

Yeah, I know there’s a reason but it’s gotta be wrong…
Now, I’m tired of this one, it’s his that I want…
Play me Justin’s Song…

Now don’t leave us hangin…Oh Justin… Now don’t leave us hangin’…
Waiting here, waiting here… Justin…Justin… Come on play us a song…

Music & Lyrics By Anthony Melillo

Never Slow Down

Written By: Anthony Melillo

I've got a few things that I've got to take care of
There's a few people that I gotta call
There's lots of reasons that I hate how life's going
And I still got two more years 'til I can run from it all

I'm gonna, pack up my things and head on straight to Miami
Or, South Carolina, no that's in the past
I think L.A.'s a thought but, Hollywood's better
Okay, I don't know where I'm going but I'm going there fast
'Cause I'm...

Running, I'm running away from this town
My wheels, they ain't stopping 'til my car breaks down
I'm running, I'm running away from these years
I'm gonna pack up all my problems, then I'll leave them right here

Can't wait to tell my friends that I never liked them
Can't wait to tell my girl I'm not that soft
Can't wait 'til the day that I graduate high school
I'm gonna walk into my job and tell my boss to back off (just back off)
'Cause I'm

Running, I'm running away from this town
My wheels, they ain't stopping 'til my car breaks down
I'm running, I'm running away from these years
I'm gonna pack up all my problems, then I'll leave them right here

I hear Chicago's got a thing or two
Maybe I'll go and get a hotel room
Then there's New Orleans with the House of Blues
'Cause when your life is what is holding you, then running's what you've got to do...

Yeah, my wheels they ain't stopping 'til my car breaks down
I'm running, I'm running away from these years
I'm gonna pack up all my problems, and then I'll leave them right here...

I'm running...yeah
Away from this town...
I'm running, running, running now
and don't you try and stop me
'Cause I'll never slow down

Music & Lyrics by Anthony Melillo

Attitunes [ft. Theory]

Written By: The Melillo Brothers

Hold up, stop wait a minute, let me clear my throat. ‘Cause I sat back and waited to play this song I wrote. You’ve got too much time invested in a man who makes you cry.

I… I feel it in your heartbeat. I can tell when you’re not happy.
And I… I tell you you’re amazing but my words remain and nothing’s changin’.

Keep the notes and the clothes I handed you. Keep the words that I wrote, my attitunes. ‘Cause what you see [is what] it’s love, love, love, love, love.
You can have it all, but I’m keepin’ me.

And I got a feelin’ that I’m just a step from giving up on missed calls and message shadowed unreplies.
The drama’s rising like Season II of me and you girl. Your lips ain’t moving but, I read the books you hid behind your eyes.

I feel it in your heartbeat, I can tell when you’re not happy.
And, I… I swear I’m not complaining girl but, mark my words there’s nothing changing.

Keep the notes and the clothes I handed you. Keep the words that I wrote, my attitunes. ‘Cause what you see [is what] it’s love, love, love, love, love.
You can have it all, but I’m keepin’…

Every “I love you” that slipped, the way you move your hips… The winks & smiles you threw my way… what you said when you couldn’t say a word. And I learned your lines about your boys and what they’re like. I tried to make you see but... Now, I’m leaving and I’m keeping…

[I tell you if you tried to walk a mile in my shoes. I promise you, you wouldn’t understand what I do. But you’ve got your pride so I’mma let it be. How's it feel to be with enemies…it’s not me? If life throws, the shiny brick road, you missin’ the point, I’m keeping the stones. Toe-doe. What I gotta do to get it right? Oh, no. I figured I’mma move with the fight.]

[A new sound might be your new found light. Attitunes bright, so I changed my mic. It’s killing you, it’s killing you…isn’t it. Hittin’ on your guilt, so I prove my innocence. I’m thinking on the things I reminisce. Hadda put your best effort…LOL. Here’s a text message. And freedom wouldn’t feel so rich, if I didn’t just change my pitch. Hit it kid…]

Keep the notes and the clothes I handed you. Keep the words that I wrote, my attitunes. ‘Cause what you see, it’s love, love, love, love, love.
You can have it all. But, I’m keeping me…

Music & Lyrics by Anthony Melillo (The Melillo Brothers)
[featuring Theory]

Letter To You

Written By: The Melillo Brothers

Dear So & So, so I wrote, how you doing lately? Oh yeah…
Well, I’m just writing to confess, that I been missing my baby…
And I know it’s been some time since we both been face-to-face. Oh yeah…
But here’s a twist, my miss, since our last kiss, I… I been dying for your taste.

Now, I don’t know if you’ve been around
If you’ve been in love or been feeling down
Well, to keep it all inside, ain’t the right thing to do
So, I’ll put my heart on paper in this…In this letter to you
In this letter to you…

And I don’t suppose, to hear back from you too soon. Oh yeah…
You know, I never was the kind of guy to make all the girls swoon…
So for now, jot it down, you gotta know that I am grateful, Oh yeah..
Thanks so much, keep in touch, I found a love and to her I’ll be faithful,

Now, I don’t know if you’ve been around…
If you’ve been in love or been feeling down…
Well, to keep it all inside ain’t the right thing to do
So, I’ll put my heart on paper in this… In this letter to you,,,
In this letter to you…

Oooo… Oooo…

I don’t know if you’ve been around
If you’ve been in love or been feeling down
Well to keep it all inside, ain’t the right thing to do
So I’ll put my heart on paper in this letter to you…
In this letter to you…
In this letter to you…
In this letter to you…

Oh… oh…
Whoah… Whoah…
Oooo, Oooo
Whoah… Whoah…
Yeah, yeah..
Whoah… Whoah…
Oooo, ooo
Whoah… Whoah…
Oh!

(Music & Lyrics Joe Melillo)

Discography

Debut Album: "Just Gettin' Started"
1. Coffee
2. Drift Off
3. WiiOut
4. That's My Son
5. Kiss Me Sweetly
6. Her Song
7. Never Slow Down
8. Come Home
9. Fairytale

New EP "Something In Between"
1. Just Gettin' Started
2. Blanket
3. Attitunes (ft Theory)
4. Coffee (new version)
5. That's My Son (new version)
6. WiiOut (new version)
7. Justin's Song

Soon-To-Be-Released Singles:
Your Favorite Song
I Told You So
Where's My Juliet
Little Black Dress
Letter to You
Love Actually

Set List

Originals:
1. Kiss Me Sweetly
2. WiiOut
3. Fall For Me
4. Sweet Songs
5. Just Gettin’ Started
6. Only One To Someone
7. Blanket
8. Hey You
9. That’s My Son
10. Fairytale
11. Attitunes
12. Her Song
13. Coffee
14. Away
15. Dr. Love
16. Unexpected Summer
17. Tapped Out
18. Drift Off
19. Never Slow Down
20. Delaware
21. I Told You So
22. It's All For You
23. Frosted Flakes
24. Wanted
25. Come Home
26. Lifetime Guarantee
27. Letter to You
28. On His Arm
29. Notes From Freshman Year
30. Alone Again
31. Love Actually
32. Learn How To Let It Go
33. Your Favorite Song
34. Where's My Juliet
35. Stratosphere

Covers:
36. Gravity
37. No Such Thing
38. Daughters
39. Sea Breeze
40. I’m Yours
41. Edge of Desire
42. Two Is Better Than One
43. Gimme One Reason
44. Don't Know Why
45. Banana Pancakes
46. Brown Eyed Girl
47. I’ll Be
48. I Will Follow You Into The Dark
49. You & I Both
50. My Stupid Mouth
51. Free Fallin’
52. Confidence
53. T