Lisa Roma & Rob Darnell (Electrik Goddess Club Orquestra & Poetic Notion Chorus

Lisa Roma & Rob Darnell (Electrik Goddess Club Orquestra & Poetic Notion Chorus

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Lisa Roma's jazzy soprano-alto vocals & unique guitar stylings melt into Rob Darnell's lustrous piano arrangements blending Poetic Notion Chorus harmonies to create delicious aural magic.

Biography

Lisa Roma is a unique singer-songwriter and self-styled guitarist with an earthy angelic soprano-alto. Her songs emerge from a place of soul inspiration and social consciousness, blending catchy melodies, poetic lyrics, jazzy chord inventions with lullabye acoustic rhythms and freestyle fingerpicking. Her songpoems are gently soulful, intimate and honest, weaving folk-jazz threads with Celtic storytones and Native Earth heartbeat rhythms. She was greatly influenced by Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, and Carole King, as well as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, The 5th Dimension, Earth Wind & Fire, The Carpenters, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Neil Young, and the harmonies of Crosby Stills Nash & Youth, Peter Paul & Mary, The Everley Brothers and the Beatles, the compositions of Debussy, Antonio Carlos Jobim, James Taylor, vocals of Astrid Gilberto, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Motownand Sarah Vaughan and many more jazz, funk, folk and soul artists.

Rob Darnell is a composer, pianist, baritone, arranger, choral director who trained vigorously with John Motley, Phil Bingham and David Brandon, and was a member of the Barry Harris Jazz Ensemble. He was greatly influenced by Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson, Laura Nyro, Motown, funk, jazz and soul music.

Rob and Lisa are both basically self-taught vocalist musicians. Lisa Roma created Electrik Goddess Club Orquestra (EGCO) around 2004 as a concept band combining the diverse musical talents of local artist friends. Lisa joined the Poetic Notion Chorus (PNC) in December 2006, which began an ongoing musical collaboration with its founding director Rob Darnell. Their continued inspiration and musical creativity prompted Rob and Lisa to combine their musical personnel, thus forming The Half Moon Theatre Company. The two have created RUSTIC SHADOW ON A SUMMER TREE, a new musical theatre "peace" currently being performed at University of the Streets (Sun. April 25 from 4pm - 6pm), and are deep at work on another musical theatre production.

Discography

Is It Really Love - Lisa Roma
Cosmic Bodies - Lisa Roma
Girl With A Guitar - Lisa Roma
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword, a funk opera by Rob Darnell, Leaf Littered Pathway Music
Floating Pretty Fine on Cloud Eighteen ... and other cosmic stories, a funk opera by Rob Darnell, Leaf Littered Pathway Music
The M.A.P. - Lisa Roma & Rob Darnell, Leaf Littered Pathway Music

Set List

Usual sets run 1 to 2 hours, depending on venue. We cover the gamut of vintage and later Laura Nyro songbook, as well as jazz and show music standards, and original material, including featured compositions from our CDs and upcoming musical theatre production.