APRIL 2016: “SURRENDER”.
Nothing is more gratifying for a songwriter than when inspiration comes flooding to you. It usually happens when a life event affects you at your core and that is what happened to me. I got laid off from my job after 30 years on Wall St. In my prayers and meditation to help me get through the ordeal and the finality of it, I asked for help. I knew that I needed to ‘surrender’ all of the weight of this burden. And as soon as I said the word ‘surrender’ I immediately felt the inspiration (which means ‘in-spirit’) that led me to the melody and words. I hope you enjoy, and by all means feel free to share with any and all. Especially those who might need this advice..
JANUARY 2016: NEW VIDEO RELEASE..I’m very happy to release this video as it helps me to ask the question I know we all have asked ourselves at one time or another when contemplating our reality..”IS THIS THE DREAM?”
INTERVIEW WITH ‘AMERICA’S HOLISTIC SWEETHEART’ DR. REN! With a huge thanks to my good friend Lauren Laurino ‘aka Dr. Ren’, this interview provides all of the insight to my latest CD ‘one bass one voice Simply ONESONG’, all of my music in general and to where my message of oneness came from and why it’s so important to me! ENJOY!
SEPTEMBER 27-30, 2015: My first trip to Nashville! I can’t wait to perform at some of Music City’s legendary open-mic venues, and let them see and hear ‘that acoustic bass guitarist from Jersey’
SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 10PM: I’m always excited when I get the opportunity to be Danny Coleman’s guest on ‘ROCK ON RADIO’!! We’ll be discussing my new CD ‘one bass one voice Simply ONESONG’, I’ll be performing some tracks and taking your calls!
July 11, 2015; Dr. Ren film party!
July 1, 2015 – “one bass one voice Simply ONESONG” Featuring 12 new original songs, 2 cool cover tunes and a SPECIAL BONUS TRACK! AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE!
June 14, 2015: SPRING REINS OF LIFE 2nd Annual Open House / Demo:
OPEN HOUSE – Come Visit the Farm, Meet the Herd & See The Horses In Action!
LIVE DEMOS – Showing EAGALA Model EAP Services for
Veterans, At Risk Youth & Bereaved Children
(Hillsborough, NJ – Somerset County)
Crafts. Games. Bake Sale. PRIZES. Face-painting. Live Music from Gina Leigh and Danny Rongo! Food Catering Truck. Parking/Restrooms. HORSE DEMOS…And MORE!
FUND RAISER – This demo is an annual event held in the late Spring to display how Horses are helping trauma survivors cope. We are fundraising to cover our EAP programming costs which provides sessions free of charge to Veterans with PTSD-TBI-MST, At Risk Youth Teens and Children in Bereavement. This event is the ONE TIME during the year where the public is invited to the facility and meet the horses – all other visits must be scheduled with an appointment. Spring Reins of Life is an EAGALA Model certified program, a public charity 501c3 nonprofit and currently run by volunteers. Your support is what we provide services with. Thank You.
SAVE THE DATE! and JOIN US
Sunday, June 14th, 1pm-6pm ET
2pm (Intro), 230pm (Veterans), 330pm (At Risk Youth) & 5pm (Children’s Grief)
Spring Reins of Life, Inc. – at Foxx Creek Farm
281 Longhill Road Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
March 21, 2015: ‘Swing into Spring’ Fundraiser for SPRING REINS OF LIFE: I’m very happy to be performing and supporting my second event for SRoL. They are an amazing 501c3 organization that uses horses through Equine Therapy to help so many people; bereaved children, our Veterans suffering with PTSD and individuals suffering from addiction. Please come out and support this worthwhile cause!
Sept 18, 2014: This is the latest single I am releasing off of my upcoming CD ‘One Bass, One Voice, Simply ONESONG’. It is a dedication to all the young ladies in our lives that are contemplating and weighing their priorities and how they should set their standards in life. This is “Set Them High On Love”
July 12, 2014: Here is the next single I am releasing off of my upcoming CD ‘One Bass, One Voice, Simply ONESONG’. I hope you enjoy my version of the classic song “When Sunny Gets Blue”
May 23, 2014: As I continue to mix and finish my new CD ‘One Bass, One Voice, Simply ONESONG’ I want to release specific tracks as singles. Here is the first! It’s a video with lyrics to “I Am”
April 27 and May 3, 2014: I am honored to be performing at these two very special events!
FEBRUARY 19, 2014: Every 20 years or so something inspires me to get a new bass! For the past year I’ve been manifesting this gorgeous instrument, and now she’s mine! Here is my new “Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V” (now I gotta learn how to play it!!)
FEBRUARY 15, 2014: I’m very excited to be starting the recording process for my next CD: “One Bass, One Voice, Simply ONESONG”. I’ll be working with life-time friend and very talented producer, engineer and musician Stevie DeAcutis at The Sound Spa in Edison NJ.
Albeit the local charts, I’m very happy to be starting the year as:
#1 on the POP CHARTS!
2013 MUSIC REWIND VIDEO
The 2013 Holiday Season: **PLEASE REMEMBER** that we have brave men and women protecting our freedom around the world. Watch and share “A SOLDIERS CHRISTMAS SONG” and keep them in our prayers..
November 11, 2013 ‘VETERANS DAY’: The American Legion Riders of NJ featured ‘Say Thank You to a Veteran’ as the background music for their special Veterans Tribute video.
CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH VIDEO
October 5, 2013: The American Legion Riders of NJ 3rd Annual NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ride. Culminating at the PNC Arts Center, I will be performing “Say Thank You To A Veteran”
September 17, 2013: NJ ROCKS TV
I had such a blast performing and being interviewed on my first visit to the studio! Big thanks to Host Jeff Turead and the staff at NJ ROCKS TV! Here is the video clip of “ITS ALL GOOD”. There will be 2 more songs and the interview to follow…
August 23, 2013: “HAPPY-YO”
When you hear that inspiration can come from ‘anywhere’, that is so true! My family has been blessed with the addition of my Great-Niece Catherine Grace. Our little 1 year old angel is now talking up a storm, and this latest song of mine is based on her current favorite phrase! HERE IS THE DEMO:
April 27, 2013: “NJ RUN FOR THE FALLEN” fundraiser
I’m honored to be ‘the entertainment’ at this fundraiser!
April 1, 2013: I’m proud to release the video.. “IT’S NOT ABOUT ME”
With huge thanks to singer/songwriter Annika Vitolo for her beautiful piano and strings and to City Lights Studio producer Guy Daniel, I’m very happy to release
“IT’S NOT ABOUT ME”
CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR DANNY! 2013 JAM “MUSICIAN ON MISSION” AWARD
What a treat it was to have percussionist David Halpern perform with me Saturday Feb. 2, 2013. I look forward to many more shows featuring David and other percussionists!
LOOKING BACK AT 2012…
October 2, 2010 at ‘BEDSTOCK’ fundraiser for Autism, here I am meeting singer, songwriter icon and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame John Sebastian (‘Do You Believe In Magic’, ‘Daydream’, ‘Summer In The City’, ‘Welcome Back’)
Thursday Sept 23, 2010 at the annual ‘VETWORK RECOGNITION BREAKFAST’ here I am with Vetwork President Joe Arata as he presents a special plaque of appreciation to me for last years ‘Say Thank You to a Veteran’ fundraiser. (see photos in gallery and video on video page)
At Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival at Monmouth Park June 2010, I presented the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to Jazz Guitarist Legend John Pizzarelli