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Digging into the musical influences of singer/keyboardist/songwriter Rich Genoval and guitarist/songwriter Mark Scandariato, the driving forces behind emerging New Jersey based Pop, Rock and Soul band Novae, one finds a unique and special musical convergence. Novae’s new six song EP Novae: One, produced by multi-platinum producer Anthony J. Resta is an amalgamation of classic - and modern - musical and songwriting elements. Songs about personal crossroads and love’s uncertainties are beautifully captured by Resta and Grammy-Nominated Engineer Karyadi Sutedja, through a plethora of vintage recording gear, with contemporary and even orchestral arrangements at Resta’s Boston-based Bopnique Studio. Growing up in urban Newark NJ, Novae frontman and singer Rich Genoval loved the silky classic sounds of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder and Al Green as much as the more contemporary harmonic sounds of BoyzIIMen, and the pop/rock energy of Guns N’ Roses. After scoring several domestic accomplishments, including singing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden and Prudential Center sporting events, Genoval began searching for an extra edge to add to his material. He suddenly found himself acquainted with Mark Scandariato via bandmix.com. Guitarist Mark Scandariato is a music business veteran. As a touring and studio musician for indie and major label artists, Mark has collaborated and toured with artists such as Bob Dylan, Kenny Aronoff, The Spin Doctors, Hootie & The Blowfish, Charlie Sexton, Lisa Loeb, and many more. Rounding off their line-up with respected local musicians bassist Jim Arra and drummer Kevin Hill, Novae have been gigging frequently at NYC hotspots such as The Bitter End, as well as at familiar NJ haunts such as the Starland Ballroom. [Novae’s studio drummer for the EP was the famed British drummer Dave Mattacks (Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Elton John, etc.)] For more information, visit www.novaemusic.com.
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