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Growing up a child of the 60s and 70s .. ( Hell !) .. music was everything and it was omnipresent in our lives. My friends and I would always be listening to music and we'd spend hours queueing up records and poring over and interpreting the lyrics. We were also fortunate to be able to listen to every style and genre that would be playing on top 40 and AOR Radio stations in the New York City area and this would range from folk to country to rock to R&B , Motown, heavy metal , bossa nova , jazz , progressive rock ,etc. We were also blessed to have musicians who were not only dedicated to their craft , but who were also writing music that said something as they was trying to effect change in the world . My heroes were many: The Beatles, The Who, Pink Floyd , The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Allman Brothers, ELP, Yes, CSN&Y, Steely Dan, Cream, Traffic, Queen, Deep Purple, Chicago, Jethro Tull, Paul McCartney, Pete Townsend, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Billy Joel, Keith Emerson, John Lord, Rod Argent, Lyle Mays, Joe Sample , Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Sting and on and on .
My songs reflect the many genres, styles and artists that are mentioned above and these 15, (for a start), are a small part of a collection of music that I have written over the course of my life. I will be posting new songs every few weeks .Please be sure to check back from time to time. Also feel free to drop me a line to provide some feedback.
If you like what you hear please tell your friends and direct them to this website! Also check out the Song Notes page for some insight on each song.
Thanks for listening! Hope that you enjoy !
All words and music -written by Richard Onorato
All songs performed by Rich Onorato using the Yamaha MOX8 Music Production Synthesizer ( which has incredible samples of almost every musical instrument imaginable ).
All Vocals performed by Rich Onorato
Drum Samples were taken from the Alesis SR-16 and the Yamaha MOX8 Music Production Synthesizer
All songs were recorded on the Tascam DP 24SD Digital PortaStudio and were Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Rich Onorato
Artwork by Cara Davies