Billy Mello was a virtuoso of classical music on the accordian at age 13. Since his early days on the North Shore of Oahu , ,playing music and surfing have sustained Bill through numerous bands and music styles.
This first cd Surf Jones encompasses rock, blues, pop, R&B, reggae and surf instrumental.All the lyrics and music are composed by Bill and published by Shaloha Music-SESAC and Maple Syrup Records.
Bill plays the guitar and vocals, Eddie Sitzler plays drums and percussions ,Mike Berkemyer Bass, and Kelly Johnson sings vocals.Henry Adam Curtis plays the keyboards , Jimmy-Z the saxophone, Casey Havens the Bass Guitar and Brent Eynon backround vocals.Jim Irons(uncle to World class surf champions Andy and Bruce Irons) created the cover art.
Bill plays guitar,bass,drums,keybords and sings a variety of styles that continue to rock the north shore of Kauai, while also occasionally playing in his country band West of the Best and the Take-offs. His Surf Jones band is the base for a nine peice ensemble that gets together for events and conventions on Kauai.
Surf Jones REVIEW in FODOR"S TRAVEL GUIDES
Author: sistahlou on Fodor Travel Guide website- a Kauai trip report
Date: 08/01/2006, 07:23 pm
Ran into Mike from SURF JONES. Fodorites, if you get anything from this report, please if you can see Surf Jones when in town....fun cover tune, extremely talented threesome that rocks the night away.
You can view the He'e Nalu Meditations on Kahuna Surfcats video at You
Tube.com or buy it at http://www.lulu.com/content/801176
Same with the Save the Music in our Schools video, watch it at You Tube and buy it at http://www.lulu.com/content/871178
Here's the link to the iTUNES Music Store to digital downloads of Surf Jones