This album is dedicated to Adelaide Nuschese, my mother, who told me to never give up on my dreams and always supported me.
Retrograde is comprised of bands I put together from musicians at Georgetown. Dagos is a indie/punk rock band that was formed in the fall of 2012. It has been my personal band, and I hope to continue working with the band after graduating from Georgetown. The Bulldog Alley Alleycats originally started as a random grouping of a few musicians whom I brought together to play some jazz standards at a show for the Georgetown Improv Association. I decided to bring them back to play a few tunes on this album because of the instant chemistry that was formed at the original show. Spit is a project that my roommate and bandmate John Romano revealed and performed as this year. I decided to feature him on this album because he is making music that is incredibly unique to the Georgetown music scene. Spit ssockett officially met and started playing together this year, and I asked them to play for the album because they are a fantastic product of the musical relationships that can be formed at Georgetown.
to Professor Flawn Willams, Professor Anna Celenza, Professor Ben Harbert, Ron Lignelli, and the Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts for their instruction and assistance in making this album possible.
to all the musicians who were willing to devote their time, energy, and passion to the music and to John Romano, Joe Romano, Mary Ellen Funke, and Lyell Roeder for their assistance in mixing and mastering the album.
to Edman Urias, Nick Giberti, Rianna Folds, Andrew Carter, Nathan Epstein, Anthony Damond, John Romano, Joe Romano, Mike Wang, and the GSH for all of their support during the making of this album, and for always being there when I needed them.
to my family and my parents who supported me throughout my time at Georgetown, and who were behind me no matter what my goals were.
released April 28, 2014
All tracks recorded and mixed by Gianfranco Nuschese in McNeir Hall and Control Room D using equipment borrowed from Georgetown’s Department of Performing Arts with the help of Professor John Flawn Williams, Lyell Roeder, Mary Ellen Funke, John Romano, and Joe Romano.
Album cover photo credit to Nick Giberti
Dagos is comprised of:
John Romano - Guitar, Vocals
Joe Romano - Bass, Backing Vocals
Gianfranco Nuschese - Drums, Backing Vocals
The Bulldog Alley Alleycats are comprised of:
Christopher Almeida - Saxophone
Rohan Advani- Bass
Gianfranco Nuschese - Drums
Lyell Roeder - Piano
John Romano - Guitar
Mary Ellen Funke- Vocals
Spit is John Romano
Spit ssockett is comprised of:
ssockett -Suzy Jivotovski - Guitar, Vocals
Spit - John Romano - Guitar, Vocals
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