Posted Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2011
Lots of Love for The Romano Project
BY DANIELLE SIPPLE
It is nothing short of exciting when young musical groups showcase an eager ‘go get ‘em’ attitude towards making their way in the industry. The zealous nature of the boys from The Romano Project are just that. Infectious, unassumingly innocent with the potential for major growth. The Romano Project is just a wee little musical seedling from Lawrence, Massachusetts that has its eyes set on the big sun of success.
Spearheaded by guitarist/songwriter Eddie Romano, this musical configuration came after the demise of his previous band The Change Up. With the help of drummer John Elliot and lead guitarist Chris Tallon, Eddie completes the instrumental triangle that is the core of this mellow rock n’ roll band. It appears that while playing live shows they have added to their line up live turntablist Tim Dunning and bass player Steve Gofstein.
They just recently released their ‘Where’s The Love?’ 5 song EP which is a small teaser for their full length album that is stated to be released sometime later this year. This EP contains songs titled ‘Lottery’, ‘For No One’, ‘Round and Round’ plus the title track ‘Where’s The Love’. Each song is a solid progression of rolling guitar riffs, easy going drum kicks and slightly overly produced vocals. Most of the songs follow a mellow trajectory of jams that are perfect for the summer festival circuit with the only sound diversion being an overly forced reggae influence on ‘Where’s The Love’. Nonetheless these songs are impressively perfect for dancing in the fields during hot summer days.
The Romano Project are definitely busy for the 2011 Summer season. Their site has their tour schedule hitting many of the bigger local festivals in the Northeast which is great for exposure and further development of their simply fun sound. I am excited to see what The Romano Project gives us in their full length album, with a sincere hope that they steer clear of the overly produced reggae sound and just have fun jamming out. Bring back the relaxing times of early jam bands. I know we are all ready.