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UniversalDice, featuring Gerry Dantone - About the band and their music

Infidels Records artists UniversalDice is a most unique band; just beneath the surface of their accessible, melodic and beautifully played and arranged modern/classic rock sound lay an ambitious and rich lyrical content that challenges pop music orthodoxy. There are few band that not only make you think, but can take you to another place musically while they force you to re-think what was once taken for granted.

 

The songs, written and produced by Gerry Dantone, are always relevant and usually intensely emotion and often unique in the rock music arena.  At the same time their memorable melodies recall the qualities admired in the Who, the Beatles, Green Day and the Killers even though their songs never sound like any of these classic band's tunes in particular.  

 

Songwriter, singer and political and philosophical writer/activist Gerry Dantone has perfected a writing style that is first and foremost humanistic, but also coherent, provocative and multi-layered.  In addition, the band's primary themes are as big as they get; life and death and meaning and purpose.  No other band is as prepared to tackle these subjects as UniversalDice.

 

Bandmates Bob Barcus on lead guitar and Eddie Canova on bass are among Long Island's finest sesson players and are given a chance to stretch.  Newest members are longtime Long Island musical giants Walt Sargent and Vincent Crici who add their keybaord support tothe band's latest tunes.

 

We would be remiss not to note the incredible contributions of longtime musical partner to Gerry Dantone, Sam Cimino, who contributed bass, guitar and vocals not to mention some of out most memorable tunes on previous CD releases and also Tom Beckner whose keyboard work was a highlight of the band's first 3 releases.

 

How many bands make you feel and think?  We hope you can spend some time with UniversalDice's music.

Gerry Dantone - Songwriter, vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, programming, production, mixing, recording and mastering, artwork

Appears on all CDs.

Bob Barcus - Lead guitar, photography, graphics, computer/software, tech, production

Appears on all CDs.

Ed Canova - Bass guitar

Appears on "Out of Many, One" and "birth, love, hate, death."

Walt Sargent - Keyboards

Appears on "birth, love. hate, death."

Vin Crici - Keyboards, arrangements, production

Appears on "birth, love, hate, death."

Sam Cimino - Bass, guitar, songwriting, vocals, production, mixing

Appears on "My Name Is Thomas," "mostly True Stories," and "Out of Many, One."

Tom Beckner - Keyboards, production, programming.

Appears on "My Name Is Thomas," "mostly True Stories," and "Out of Many, One."

Bill Dean - Harmonica

Appears on "My Name Is Thomas " and "mostly True Stories."

Rosemary Dantone - Vocals

Appears on "mostly True Stories."

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