Richard Barone

Richard Barone

Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since his beginnings on radio at age seven as “The Littlest DJ” and later fronting indie-pop icons The Bongos, Barone has produced countless studio recordings and has collaborated with artists in every musical genre -- from Lou Reed and Moby to Liza Minnelli, Tiny Tim and most recently, Pete Seeger. As musical and theatrical director, he has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books. His most recent studio album,Glow (Bar/None Records), was produced by Tony Visconti. A deluxe CD/DVD set, “'cool blue halo' 25th Anniversary Concert” was released this winter on Digsin/RBM Records. Barone lives in Greenwich Village, New York City where he was recently appointed to the Board of Advisors for Anthology Film Archives and as a Professor at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.

Mendition of the Quay

The Mendition of the Quay is a four-piece psych-pop group from Connecticut. The two frontmen, lifelong pals David Elliott (who you may have seen behind the counter at Replay Records, or taping live shows for his web site Connecticut Recordings) and Justin Martell (author of the upcoming definitive biography of pop culture icon Tiny Tim), have spent their lives scouring every record shop they could get to for 60’s pop, garage and psychedelic sounds. After devouring everything from Gary Lewis & The Playboys to The Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band, the members of the Quay have crafted an album that plays to their influences while still maintaining a sense of identity and originality, with their debut LP ‘Hear Is … The Mendition of the Quay.’ Soon after forming, Mike Jackman, a veteran drummer known for his love of the Beach Boys and Echo and the Bunnymen, was brought in to play skins, and Nick Lombardo, known for his love of bacon and his eerie physical resemblance to Charles Manson, hopped on board to play bass.

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