Phil Levy and Leo Glass, formed the Romaniacs with Guy Madigan on percussion (founding member of the band Sirocco)and Julie Metcafe on violin. The resulting CD, Wanted received a Dolphin award (Nth. Coast Music Awards) for best instrumental in 2004 and a nomination for album of the year. The Romaniacs music is inspired by Gypsy, Folk, Latin, Celtic, and Spanish roots grooves. The second CD Rainbow Town is out now. The song 'Rainbow Man' from this CD won the best folk/country song and 'La Cicada' came second in the instrumental category in the 2005 Dolphin Awards. The Romaniacs CD has been played on National and local ABC radio, Community FM stations on the North Coast of NSW and Melbourne. The tune Paso Fino from the bands first CD has been selected by the ABC's Fresh Air initiative for Radio National and DIG internet air play in 2004. La Cicada from the new CD has been selected for ABC Internet jukebox OzTrax. Rainbow Town features some of Australias' finest musicians. Cleis Pearce ~ Violin, Voice Steve Gilbert ~ Harmonica, Harmonies Andrew Clermont ~ Fiddle, Greg Lyon ~ Fretless bass.
'Provocative instrumentals,tight arrangements and honest from the heart lyrics, flavoured with a blend of folk,latin, celtic and gypsy grooves, an original tonic for the heart and soul' www.go.to/romaniacs
Leogee from the Romaniacs has been colaborating with renowned world music writer, producer, arranger, Scott Hill, on the forthcoming Mediterannea, cd to be called 'Snake Charmer' 2nd mix here to sample.
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