A a kid from Western PA, I grew up singing songs written in the 20's and 30's ... What fun!! In my teenage years I was fortunate enough to meet Arthur DeSimone (charismatic piano player, mentor, angel). I followed him through the lounges, sang at his concerts, and thanks to him my knowledge of the old songs grew and grew. Later on I found myself writing songs, surely inspired by those old classics. The idea for "ROMANCE"came after hearing renditions of those old songs melodically changed. I called Tony, Jim Dennis and Kenny and we all met at Jack's Tracks Recording Studio. What fun! ... recording to 2 track and with Mark flying the plane we got to perform these great songs as they were written. And there you have it ..."ROMANCE WAS BORN!" Hopefully it will stand as a gift to these wonderful writer-spirits who have moved so many.
"Pop in its purest sense, meaning the old-time Tin Pan Alley kind. The album front says "Romance," but it's Sandy Mason (of "When I Dream" fame) doing her saloon chanteuse thing with some of Music Row's finest. The whole thing is simply adorable."
Robert K. Oermann Music Row Magazine April 8, 1997