The Romano Project hails from the Merrimack Valley, a group of cities and towns just north of Boston, Massachusetts. The band was pieced together to make a refreshing new sound in early 2010 by gifted songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Romano. With a high attention to rhythm and a passionately gruff vocal style, he constructed a group of talented musicians that share a common musical vision, now known as The Romano Project. Or simply, TRP.
Since their live debut as a trio in 2010 at Harry’s Hoe-down, they have kept feet moving for many years since then. Drummer John Elliott and multitalented musician Chris Taillon have been playing together in various bands for 15 years prior to TRP. They asked a long time friend, Tim Dunning aka “DJ Icculus” to join the band and he soon started layering infectious sax grooves and his unmatchable scratching styles over TRP’s sound. These musicians can be found on the bands first EP, “Where’s The Love?”, with appearances by Steve Gofstein on bass and Ryan Goodhue on keys.
They soon after acquired bass player Ben Siwak, a musician well versed in the art of jazz, funk, and blues music, and his longtime friend Brian Cogger, a creative trumpet player with energetic hooks and a unique approach to music. They’ve made many contacts in the close-knit New England music scene, and will frequently host some of these friends onstage. The Hornitz, Force of the Alchemystics, Shawn LaRochelle from StraddleDaddy, and Johnny Bongos have been known to find their way onstage during Romano Project’s shows. The band continues to demonstrate their catchy hooks, brash rapid fire vocals, slow build of chords and non stop energy that culminate into intoxicating and infectious sing-alongs.