Mr Bennett – Imitation Always Fails

March 22nd, 2015 by admin

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Enigmatic singer/songwriter from all over the planet.  We cut this record with the late Brain [Brian] Harrison in Nashville at the Rendering Plant and mixed in Toronto at Noble Street Studios [of course].  Check out the world of Mr. Bennett here.

Midnight Shine – Northern Man

March 22nd, 2015 by admin

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I finished up the sophomore release for Midnight Shine, an epic rock / pop record called Northern Man.  So proud of what these guys have accomplished and all they represent to the Cree communities and Canada.  Their first single, “Over You,” continues to climb the Canadian Aboriginal Music Charts.  You can here clips on iTunes.  Visit the band here.

Stegall

March 22nd, 2015 by admin

Introducing Stegall, the three-sister powerhouse band from San Francisco/Grand Bend, Ontario/Cork, Ireland!  The EP will be available this summer.  Until then, check out the first single, PREDATOR.

 

KAT

March 22nd, 2015 by admin

I had a blast writing/producing this talented artist from Houston, Texas.  Check her out at katmetcalfe.com.

 

 

Juno Nomination for McConnell Sperandei album, “Stealing Fire.”

February 4th, 2014 by admin

Congratulations to Amy McConnell and William Sperandei for their 2014 Juno nomination for Stealing Fire!  Pleased to have Produced and Engineered this album.

McConnell Sperandei Romanow

You can check out the album here:  Stealing Fire.

 

Alan Parsons Recording

January 16th, 2014 by admin

It was an honour and also a ton of fun to play in the band being recorded by Alan Parsons … here are a few pics [thanks, Paul Reid] from the session:

 

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Justin Bieber Toronto Sessions

January 1st, 2014 by admin

I can confirm that rumors of  Justin Bieber’s retirement are greatly exaggerated.  I have spent much of this holiday season recording this talented artist.

 

Justin Bieber with Douglas Romanow

 

 

Johnny Reid Christmas

January 1st, 2014 by admin

It was great to work with Johnny Reid on his Christmas special, with Michael Shand at the Fazioli piano.

Doug, Johnny Reid and Michael Shand

Shooting in Studio A

Working it out at the piano

A Brand New Production Suite

January 1st, 2014 by admin

We are re-developing office and production space at Noble Street Studios and building me a customized production suite.  In this space, I’ll be writing with artists, programming tracks and taking/making calls as well as working with Roar Records.  It should be completed early February 14.  Here are a few pictures of our work in progress …

 

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Donny DaSilva, A Man of Immeasurable Talent

 

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Fitting all the keys in the room

 

a quick panorama

And here’s a picture of my cat, Jasper:

A picture of my cat, Jasper

Midnight Shine – Sophomore CD

January 1st, 2014 by admin

It’s been a privilege to work with Midnight Shine, the Cree rock band from the James Bay area.  [Is that like Toronto’s GTA only JBA? LOL].  Their first, self-titled CD, released recently in June 2013, was named one of CBC’s Top Five Aboriginal albums of the year.  One track,  “Since You Been Gone” continues to occupy top twenty status on national Aboriginal radio [without radio tracking].

We have been in the studio again this fall, working hard on their sophomore CD, which will be released on my new label, Roar Records!

Midnight Shine signs to Roar Records.

Midnight Shine signs to Roar Records.

George at the Timps.

George at the Timps.

Doug Romanow joins Midnight Shine for Gathering of Our People.

Doug Romanow joins Midnight Shine for Gathering of Our People.