Chris’s debut studio record as a bandleader, “99 Cent Dreams” is a series of original compositions written for and performed by his band THE BROMANTICS. “99 CENT DREAMS”, recorded in September of 2008, is a wild, genre-jumping, romp through African-inspired rhythms, jazz improvisation, driving blues, mixed-meter progressive rock, and reggae. It is a musical response to urban living, from the perspective of a country boy from coastal Maine. It is also a dance party at times.
The music of “99 CENT DREAMS” evolved from regular gigs at the 507 Bar, The Lucky Cat, and ROSE Live Music, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY throughout 2008.
released October 2, 2009
Chris Conly – Guitar, Compositions
Maria Eisen – Flute, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax
Adam Minkoff – Electrical Bass
David Andrew Moore – Drums
Kevin Norton – Vibraphone (D.I.Y.)
Brad Whiteley – Organ, Rhodes, Keyboards (BLAZE YOUR OWN PATH, ISLAND MAN, SPIDER BITES, SHARKS, EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION)
Engineered and Mixed by Eric Heveron-Smith.
Mastered by Rob Calhoun, Los Angeles, CA.
Basic tracks recorded at Seaside Lounge Studios, Brooklyn, NY, September, 2008. Overdubs recorded at Studio 537, Brooklyn, NY.
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