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Descendants Of Noah / Bio

Jay M Rodgers
Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
born 11-11-1964 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
One of the founding members of DON. Singer songwriter and longtime member of Bridesburg UMC, regularly shared personal compositions and organized music program.
Began training in guitar under Ken Greenfield in 1983 and studied vocals under John Peters in 2012.. Founding member of the JM Rodgers Project in the 80's. Brings background in country, rock, metal, and Christian music.

Melissa Balczarek
Began singing at the age of 2.
Was an 8 year member in the St. John Cantius Children’s Choir. Performed in scholastic shows and plays..
Was a member and soloist in the Little Flower High School Choir. In Junior year gained entrance into the National Music Honor Society, and then was inducted into TRI-M
In Senior Year grade performed at the Ring Mass at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Won the school talent show with.performance of Senior Song in Japanese “Sakura”. Upon graduating in 2003 was awarded the Vocal Music Award. In College choir performed The National Anthem before a Phillies game.
Currently sings in the shower and performs every week with her dog Bear as a back-up dancer!

Mike Gallagher
Drums, Percussion
A retired rock drummer from the Mayfair area of the city. Mike adds a flair the the groups sound.

Eric Rapp
Guitar, vocals
Local Star and accomplished lead guitarist. Formerly a part of Chosen Sound, Eric unites with the descendants to create sweet vocal harmonies and helps bring the music to a new level.

Ed Austin
Bass Guitar
Formerly member of the Christian Hard Rock band Fair Warning, Ed brings a special feel to the Descendants music.

General Info

Band Members
Jay M Rodgers - Acoustic Guitar/Vocals, Melissa Balczerak - Vocals, Mike Gallagher - Drums, Eric Rapp - Electric Guitar/Vocals, Ed Austin - Bass
Artist Name
Descendants Of Noah
Home Page
Active Since
Christian/Gospel / Christian Rock

Contact Info

Philadelphia, PA
Jay M. Rodgers 215-776-7797/descendantsofnoah@gmail.com

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