UniversalDice, featuring Gerry Dantone, the band and their music
The songs, written and produced by Gerry Dantone, are always relevant and usually intensely emotional and often unique in the rock music arena. At the same time their memorable melodies recall the qualities admired in the the Beatles, Green Day, Pink Floyd and the Killers even though their songs never sound like any of these classic band's tunes in particular. These are original tunes with original ideas.
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.
Gerry Dantone is the lead vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, programmer, and recording, mixing and mastering engineer for the band. Longtime bandmates Bob Barcus on guitar and Eddie Canova on bass are among Long Island's finest session players and are given a chance to stretch. Long Island musical giants Walt Sargent and Vincent Crici add their keyboard support to the band's latest tunes.
We would be remiss not to note the past incredible contributions of longtime musical partner, Sam Cimino, who contributed bass, guitar and vocals not to mention wrote 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, acoustic guitars, keyboards, 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" and "Misfit Memoirs."
Walt Sargent - Keyboards
Appears on "birth, love. hate, death" and "Misfit Memoirs."
Visit Walter's web site for his solo work and events: