MEET THE BAND
MELT is genre-defying music that skillfully blends elements of dark alterna-pop, swing, psychedelia, prog, punk, goth, gypsy jazz, world beats, and soundtrack music. As the name implies, these seasoned musicians take a variety of sounds and MELT them together into a sizzling rockstew...
The idea came to bassist Paul Pipitone and guitarist Danny Modern a decade ago. They both thought too many bands were so stuck on finding a “sound” that the sets sounded like one long song. They were determined to pull from a larger pool of sources and locales. The trick would be finding a singer versatile enough to pull off the scope.
They got lucky when they found Lindsey Kyte whose background was in theatre and choir. It was one more thing to make them different. John Kokas, a friend who was drumming with another known local band sat in from time to time and embraced the variety. He joined full time shortly after.
Danny recently withdrew from daily band activities but has transitioned to social media and promotions for the band. His slot was filled by multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer Jonathan Sasor who took a liking to them when they did a recording session with him. Like his predecessor, he has a style that can change on a dime and is a strong songwriter in his own right.
Well known in the Boston music scene, MELT has performed in a diverse arena of venues throughout New England creating dynamic, high-powered fusion songs for all musical tastes. Stay tuned on this site for more gigs near you!
Lindsey is a classically trained soprano with a background in musical theater and choir.
Her inspirations are Simone Simons from Epica for power, Sarah Brightman for range and control, and Amy Lee of Evanesence for her haunting vocal quality. Mixing these styles with her sometimes quirky, theatrical personality complements the band in an exciting and fun way.
Jonathan is a multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer who has been performing live and in the studio for over 20 years.
With a guitar style rooted in classic blues-based rock & roll, he has played with groups covering everything from funk to alternative rock to lounge prog. This variety of styles to pull from made him a perfect complement to the band. In the time he has been in, he has already contributed several original songs to the live set.
Paul has been performing professionally for 20 years. He creates dynamic music that is edgy, yet melodic, and most importantly, fun! He also doubles on upright bass, clarinet and saxophone (infrequently).
Melt's Founder draws influence from punk, art rock, global, goth, and funk, and is one of the main songwriters of the band. Steven Severin, Chris Squire, John Entwistle and Paul Chambers as his favorite bassists.
John is a powerful and versatile drummer bringing a dynamic sense of rhythm rooted in rock, prog, jazz fusion, Latin, Mediterranean, and African drumming.
These influences create a unique style that works well with Melt's diverse sound.