Joseph Masciello was born in 1949 to a musical Italian family living in Queens, New York. He learned to play the accordion and the piano.
During the 70s, 80s, and early 90s, he traveled the southeast United States in several bands, primarily playing the keyboard and doing vocals. He has been writing songs for most of his adult life.
In 2000, he settled in Tampa, Florida. He works for a major insurance company and resides in Tampa with his wife and two step-children.