BAND BIOS

 

 

TODD MAKALINAW - KEYBOARDS/VOCALS

 

Todd got his start in music as a vocalist in the band Century back in 1980. He replaced the very talented vocalist Mike Perron and joined members Peter Delasanta, Paul Richard, Gerry Bilodeau and Dave Coulombe. Peter showed Todd the "ropes" in music and gave him his keyboard start. Eventually, Peter left to pursue another offering and Todd went on with Century, bringing in Jim Pelletier and Mark Zielinski (Z-Man). Later on, Jim and Todd joined up with Pete St. Amant, Tony Moratti and Chris Cruz to form A Million Pictures.

A Million Pictures teamed up with agent "Ricky Carr" and hit the club circuit hard. They stunned crowds with their unique style, sound, vocals, and stage presence. People still talk about them and are still waiting for a reunion. The band eventually broke up to venture out into different musical avenues. Todd and Pete formed a funkier version with Tom Desaulniers, Ricco Royster, and Don Morse. They were "Something Wild"! The name says it all. 5 vocalists,.....that was cool!

After years in the club circuit, Todd decided to take a break from the hustle and bustle and rigorous schedule. In that time, married Karen and had two boys, Braydon (VIDEOGRAPHER/PHOTOGRAPHER) and Kolby (BOY GENIUS).
 
Fast forward to 2011>>>> the Niteflies,.....Yeah!

 

Todd in "LOST IN MANCHESTER" movie

Music Influences: Steely Dan (who'da thunk), Toto, Take 6, David Foster Productions

Todd at Twin River with The Complaints

 

 

 

MELISSA LORIN - VOCALS/PERCUSSION

 

Melissa is The Nitelfies' "Rock Goddess"! Her Rock/Dance/Ballad/Harmony versatility has been asset to The Niteflies line up. She has graced the stage with bands such as WITZEND, Alter Ego, and MADHATTER

Melissa with WITZEND

Melissa and Todd with Madhatter

 

 

JIM PELLETIER - GUITAR/VOCALS

KEVIN HAZEBROUCK - GUITAR/VOCALS

BOB SOARES - BASS/VOCALS

MARC ZIELINSKI - DRUMS/VOCALS

You can find us here:

The Niteflies
11 Sunnycrest Ave
North Smithfield, RI 02896

Phone: 1 (508) 269-4884

Email: todd@niteflies.com

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