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Gene Marchello: all guitars, lead and backing vocals
Nick DiMichino: bass, backing vocals
Gary Bivona: keyboards, backing vocals
John Miceli: drums

1.  Brown Eyes  4:28
2.  Tight Pants 4:18
3.  Destiny  6:26
4.  First Love  4:54
5.  What If  3:51
6.  Living for Number One  3:50
7.  Love Begins Again  4:30
8.  Heavy Weight Champ Of Love  4:12
9.  She's Magic  4:15
10.  Winners Never Lose  2:52
11.  Rock 'n Roll Rumble  4:27




Location: New York
Members: 10
Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2012


A New York based Melodic Rock band fronted by Gene Marchello, the son of GOOD RATS main man Peppi Marchello. MARCHELLO were, needless to say, produced on their 1989 'Destiny' album on CBS Records by the elder of the two men. The record was notable for its lavish and highly accomplished guitar work. Bassist Nick Dimichino was also a GOOD RATS man. Drummer John Miceli held a tradition with both the GOOD RATS and with MEAT LOAF.

Throughout the 1980s, Peppi Marchello continued to write and produce recordings with his son Gene. They toured locally for a while under the name "Popzarocca" until the song "First Love" became a minor hit for the band (now renamed "Marchello"), with the music video receiving minor airplay on MTV's Headbanger's Ball. This band featured Gene on guitar and lead vocals and also included drummer John Miceli (Meatloaf, Rainbow, "We Will Rock You"). The band recorded two albums (only one which was released).



Destiny (1989)

The Power Of Money (1991) (unreleased album)


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First Love


Brown Eyes




Love Begins Again


Winners Never Lose


Rock 'n Roll Rumble


The Magic Comes Alive








Every Man's Lover



Sleazy Street

Rock Me


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Comment by dokkcrue71 on June 22, 2012 at 12:25pm

I'll kick things off with a REALLY obscure band. They had only one album, and were built around guitar virtuoso and singer Gene Marchello of the well known Long Island Marchello clan. In fact Gene's dad, Peppi, produced the album. The band's name? Why, Marchello, of course. Their 1989 album "Destiny" yielded one big hit, "First Love", which had a video that received fairly heavy airplay on MTV that was fairly cliche' and somewhat funny for all the wrong reasons (look out for a then unknown Gina Gershon as the obligatory "hot girl" in the video, replete with some BIG ASS HAIR). Still, "First Love" was hardly the best song on the album. Their sound featured some pretty impressive guitar AND vocal work by Gene. He was obviously channelling Steve Perry as far as a vocal influence, and his guitar playing gave a fairly obvious tip of the hat to both Eddie Van Halen and Ynwgie Malmsteen as well as Rick Emmett. Their sound was melodic hard rock and had a bit of Triumph, a bit of Journey and a bit of Silver Mountain (another obscure band in their own right). There is a bootleg of an unreleased second album out there, but I have yet to get my hands on it. Supposedly it's very good.

At any rate, it's a band worth running down if you enjoy this kind of music. Once in awhile I see a CD pressing of it in the used music bin at the record stores. I've seen it all over the file sharing networks, too, if that's your bag. Gene now plays with his brother (a drummer) in his dad's band The Good Rats, which have been around in various incarnations in the greater NYC/Long Island area. He's probably too talented to be in a local band, IMHO, but whatever floats his boat I guess.

Comment by dokkcrue71 on June 21, 2012 at 3:50am

Cool Karen !!!


Comment by Karen Hamilton on June 21, 2012 at 2:54am

I am luving this!!!


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