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Nicolai, Ron

Styles: Pop, Blues, Country, Light Jazz, 60s' & 70s' music
Phone: 772-332-1161
Instruments: Guitar, bass guitar, piano chords/background
SONGWRITER - Catalogue of 22 copyrighted, formatted, all original songs, all styles. Lead-Sheets, lyric sheets, CD Demo disks and N.A.S. song evaluations are available. 6 Songs have won National & International songwriting awards, Semi-Finalist to Honorable Mention. Several songs published. Member of the Songwriters Guild & the Recording Academy. C.S.A. Song Screening/Evaluation Committee, Executive member. I produced several Songwriter Showcase Concerts for C.S.A. Lyricist.
MUSICIAN/GUITARIST - Acoustic/Electric Ovation and Fender Electric 6-String guitars main instruments, Fender 4-String Precision electric bass guitar second instrument. Back-up chords on Korg electric piano. All styles; Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Country. Lead, rhythm and bass guitar. Live performances and recording experience. Member of A.F.M. #655 and the Recording Academy. 20 years experience teaching guitar and bass guitar. I authored beginners and intermediate guitar method books.
SINGER - Tenor to Baritone Range, All Styles; Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Blues. Lead singer and back-up singer. Live performances and recording experience. Shure microphones, Fender 300 Watt, 6 Channel sound system. Sang lead and background vocals on other artists? recordings. WRITER - Freelance Writer. 4 Movie Scripts; 2 Comedies, 1 Sci-Fi, 1 Ghost. All original, copyrighted, WGAw Registered, properly formatted and on computer disk. One page synopsis on each, including some referral letters. 3 Movie scripts in progress; Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi. 11 Short Stories, all original, copyrighted. Several poems published. For past seven years attended screenwriting seminars, writers groups and collaborated with other writers. I authored several technical manuals. Two scripts Semi Finalists in ?Fade-In? Competitions. EXPERIENCE: Associate of Arts Degree w/a Major in Music from Almeda University. Recorded/produced CD of 12 original songs titled 'Waitin' for the Sun'. Produced songwriter showcase concerts for Connecticut Songwriters Association. Served on the C.S.A. Songwriters song screening and evaluation committee. Semifinalist, American Song Festival Lyric Competition 7, professional category Top 10% Merit Award in UNISONG International Song Contest professional category Top 10% Honorable Mention in Music City Song Festival professional category. 3 Honorable Mentions in World Music Song Contest, professional category. I authored beginners and intermediate guitar instruction manuals. Played acoustic/electric & bass guitar & vocals for artists? recordings. Taught guitar, bass guitar & music theory privately & in studios for 15 years. Played w/Country Connections' band of the year at San Dimas Holiday Inn. Performed for Chevy Chase Country Clubs' annual summer awards dinner, Ca. 2 Private parties at Malibu Racquet Club & stars' homes in Malibu, Ca. 1 Concert with Rosalind Grahams' Gospel group for an L.A. charity. Televised on PBS Ch. 58, 'Coffeehouse' program, Marina Del Rey, Ca. Performed at Woodland Hills, Ca. Ruebens' restaurant lounge. Solo performance at Horseshoe Casino lounge, Bell Gardens, Ca. Performed w/the Viva Fresh Cantina lounge house band in Burbank, Ca. Performed at Highland Grounds, Stageleft & Know Where coffee houses in Ca. W/Hubbard Orchestra, New Haven, Ct. Yacht Club Party for Americas Cup Winners. Televised w/'PEGASUS' Ch. 3 Annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, Hartford, Ct. Performed at the New London Holiday Inn lounge & the Mystic Steakhouse, Ct. Televised on Ch. 22 'STARSTRUCK' talent program, Springfield, Ma. 6 concerts for Hubbard Park MPTF Summer Music Concert Series, Meriden, Ct. Performed for New Haven, Ct. Country Clubs' annual summer barbecue party. 2 concerts for the Hartford Institute of Living, Hartford, Ct. Performed at The Tavern on the Green, New Haven, Ct. 4 concerts, C.S.A. Songwriters? Showcase, soloist & w/my band 'PEGASUS'. Performed at the Southington Country Club lounge, Ct. 3 Band performances at Palisades Park, N.J. summer music concerts. Performed at Powder Ridge and Mt. Southington ski resort lodges, Ct. Played w/house bands at several N.Y. Catskill Mountains' ranch & ski resorts. Performed at Brannigans?, The Broken Wheel and Mauris? lounges, Ct. Performed at Merroticas?, Jillys?, Crawdaddys?, Mickey Finns?& Petes? in Fl.
ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS: The Songwriters Guild of America East, Associate member, New York The Recording Academy, Miami, Associate member American Federation of Musicians Union, Local #655, Miami STUDIED WITH: Lenny Pugliese, Professional Musician, Performer and Guitarist for the Four Seasons Bill Leavitt, Berklee College of Music Instructor/Author, Musician and Performer Al Faraldi, Professional N.Y. Musician, Performer and Teacher Emile DeCosmo, Professional N.J. Musician, Performer, Teacher and Author

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