Rick Roman & The Synthetic Machine some bio

Band History:

Rick started playing guitar when he was about sixteen, around 1966. Back then it always seemed he was playing in some band playing at schools and parties. Then he went to Chicago to go to Wilbur Wright College, majored in music and joined a brass band, that was cool for a while but Rick did not want to become a music teacher. So he came home and married a beautiful girl, and formed a band, that was in 1968. Now he could work on his ambition to make it big somehow. After that, it seemed like each band lasted about 8 or 9 months then he was in another one.

Then Rick met Paul a drummer who had the same ambition as he, they hit it off pretty good and they found Berry a bass player and called themselves “AD”. They began to tape their music and write songs as they gave it their all, but they just ended up playing bars and clubs. At that time Rick started drinking and smoking allot of weed, yes this was back in 1971. By the time 1972 came, all their hopes and dreams just came to and end and Rick found himself becoming spiritually hungry. By this time Rick’s life was falling apart because he was always high. Music became meaningless and empty and no longer could Rick just play for the therapy of his soul.

Rick had some friends who were heavy into drugs and they were all of a sudden carrying bibles and talking about Jesus. Rick always thought he had an open mind about things, so he would listen to what they had to say. One of them told him that we all have an empty space inside that is meant for God and we try to fill it up with everything else but Him. So why don’t you give God a chance to prove Himself to you, go home and start reading the Gospel of John, before you read, pray and ask God to show Himself to you. Well, Rick did just that and to his surprise God began to speak to him through the bible and to make a long story short, Rick gave himself to Jesus Christ in 1972. Rick’s empty space inside became filled with the Holy Spirit and he found that he no longer had a need for drinking and smoking weed. Jesus began cleaning up his life and giving direction with His power. After Rick was born again everything began to make sense and his music began to take on a purpose. He felt like his music was no longer just for selfish reasons, now he could tell people about his experiences with God and the things God was speaking to him about. Rick says: I was dead but now I am alive. He was still playing Rock but it was about the true Rock which is Christ. He joined a band called ” Harvest ” a local group and played with them from 1973 to about 1976 playing and giving testimony.

Then the Lord told him to lay it down for a while and learn to be a family man, so he sold all of his equipment and got a job. Then somebody gave him an acoustic guitar and he used it to write songs that he was impressed to write. Then in 1988 he built a little home studio with his son Rick Jr.. Rick felt a green light from the Lord to began recording the songs he wrote. The first CD” Let God Arise ” under the name of Raw Dog was born. Two other brothers Bernie Hahn and Robert Schwartz joined Rick after the first CD. During this time the band “Raw Dog” which is now called “Christian Raw Dog” was the three and they put out three more CD’s “Let God Be God”, “God War” and “Different Faces” and the fellowship was great. Those days lasted until 1996 when winds and circumstances changed for the three and they went there separate ways. Raw dog came to an end.

About this time something tragic happened. Rick’s daughter was killed in a boating accident. He sold his guitar and some other stuff and did not play for the rest of that year. Then on New Years night, Rick had a desire to go to prayer and as he was praying in his little studio, spotted his son’s keyboard and went over and started playing on it. He felt the Lord was giving him a peace that this was what he was to do. Then Rick started a new project and called it “Rick Roman & The Synthetic Music Machine”.

May the Lord bless you as you listen.

Constant Recourse

“Are you ready to go back to real life?” Wrapping up nine months of missions work in Australia, this was a common question for Ben Mell, songwriter for Philadelphia-based Constant Recourse. His time in missions emphasized giving and sharing life, discovering truth, and challenging self-centeredness. In a way, that life seemed more real than the often superficial life at home. “I don’t think that’s the right question” he responded. “Instead, I more often wonder: How can I bring this real life to the stagnant life I’m used to?”

Since 2006, Constant Recourse has created and performed dynamic music for churches, universities, conferences and retreats, encouraging people to bring real life to their own lives. With much of American culture devoted to attention-capturing television and unrelenting headlines, our senses can become calloused towards the people around us and matters of true importance. An engaging concert can sharpen and encourage those who feel dulled or weary.

Constant Recourse layers electronic elements and inventively rhythmic drumbeats onto a solid acoustic-pop-rock backdrop, complimented by thoughtful, punchy lyrics and tight harmonies. This five-piece group develops music from earnest, vulnerable faith reflections.

While on the road, they at times lead worship just as they would back home, playing well-known songs by Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, David Crowder, Hillsong United, and others. All of their songs can be heard in their entirety at www.constantrecourse.com. If you would be interested in having the group play at your venue, please contact Ben at ben@constantrecourse.com or 484-995-7800.

Radio Stations at which CR has had singles Hold On and/or Nightly Amnesia played in 2009/2010:

Canada: CHSB (Bedford/Sackville, Nova Scotia); CJOA (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

USA: WAUF-LP (Auburn/Opelika, AL); KLUH-FM (AR); KJAY (Sacramento, CA); WVOF (Bridgeport, CT); WCSE & WNLN (New London County, CT); WBEL/WGCF (Paducah, KY); WSNL (Flint, MI); KLUH-FM (Poplar Bluff, MO); WGNU (St. Louis, MO); KGNM (St. Joseph, MO); KROZ (Hobbs, NM); WLIX (Long Island, NY); WCSE & WNLN (Long Island, NY); WGWG (Boiling Springs, NC); KAZRadio (Cleveland, OH); WFKJ (Gettysburg, PA); WSWV (Pennington Gap, VA); WWIP (Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA)WJWD (Madison, WI); WDOV (WV); WEMM (Huntington, WV)

Online: Life Radio; Live 365 (Christian Originals Radio & Oikeo Grassroots); Cross Driven Radio (Washington, DC); Apostle Internet Radio ( Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX); Real Country RCR (Japan); Warriors of the Cross (Natchitoches, LA); Bethel Radio (Dayton, OH); Radio for Life; EJNM.net;

UK: Branch FM 101.8 (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire); World Outreach Radio; Northern Ireland (divineauthority.com)

Peru: Z Station (Lima)

Samoa: KNWJ (Showers of Blessing FM)

CR was selected in the nationwide Band With A Mission Competition and showcased at Nashville’s Rocketown. The band then released its first album, Something Brighter, in July 2006 and played shows locally through the fall to promote it. The following year, Constant Recourse participated in the 2007 Emergenza International Music Competition and finished in 5th place among the 180 participating bands in the Philadelphia area. Immediately following Emergenza, the band played venues in the summer 2007 Extreme Tour, which took them as far West as New Mexico.

Constant Recourse released their second album, REMAIN, in 2009. The band is currently booking and playing many local venues. Recently, one new song, “Nothing to Live For,” was featured on a special edition compilation album called “Philly Rockers For Life” featuring 25 local Philadelphia bands.

To contact Constant Recourse, please e-mail Ben Mell at ben@constantrecourse.com or call (484)-995-7800.

Ben Mell – Vocal, Electric Guitar
Jessica Mell – Vocal
Matt Gore – keyboard
Luke Patterson – Drums
Rob Bell – Bass Guitar

Remain (2009) – full length album
Philly Rockers for Life (2007) – compilation
Something Brighter (2006) – full length album

Christian Raw Dog

Bernie Hahn – Robert Schwartz – Rick Roman
Rick started Raw Dog with the Lord’s help back in 1988 with a cassette tape called “Let God Arise“. Rick’s attitude was to see if there was anyone who would be spoken to thru the song’s the Lord gave him thru the years. The cassette tape was done in his home studio on a Fostex X-3 Multitracker cassette recorder and mixed down on a Panasonic stereo cassette deck 635. When Rick started that project, he had no idea that he was going to continue recording, he just had a desire to record something that day in a little space in the shed that Rick Jr. his son was recording in. Equipment being barely sufficient but adequate enough to satisfy his desire, he put together some chords and the song Let God Arise was born. When he was finished, he was blessed. That day a desire and a freedom was born in him to start recording all the material the Lord had previously given. After the first tape “Let God Arise”, two more brothers Bernie Hahn and Robert Schwartz had a desire to play and their addition just added more of a depth to what was being said and performed. The songs that they added just fit together to form more of a balanced expression of truth. ” Let God Be God” was recorded and from there it felt like a green light and a wonderful blessing of fellowship was born. Then came ” God War ” Raw Dog 3, which is raw dog spelled backward. An amazing observation by Robert Schwartz. During these days God knit their hearts together for a common purpose and expression. The last tape called ” Different Faces was recorded and was the last tape the boys did. Since then the tapes have been converted into CD’s and the band is now called “Christian Raw Dog”.

The little home studio was called Roman Recordings

Andrea Lane

Andrea Lane- Biography

John Lennon meets Sioxisie and the Banshees for tea on a spiritual retreat. This is inspirational rock. Singer/composer Andrea Lane got her start in the heavy punk and grunge music of the late 1990’s. She fronted several bands including the popular L.A. band, ‘North Green’ from 2001-2004.Her focus now is on inspirational rock, a genre she coined in 2008.  She enjoys playing music in churches, prisons and schools. Agape International Spiritual Center is the place that made it possible for her to unleash this unique style of music.  It is here that Andrea is based and calls her spiritual home.

Andrea’s songs of hope, love and freedom push the limits of Inspirational Music.Her latest solo project ‘Churches and Prisons’ is a 10 song labor of love inspired by those contradictory bounds we call freedom and bondage.Andrea has songs out on Cleopatra Records, Independent Records, as well her own label, OhMyGod Productions. North Green’s EP entitled 7 Deadly songs was independently released in November 2004 and has 8 song placements on The Gilmore Girls, a popular WB television show. Their music was also featured on the LTN cable network.

Her independently released EP entitled “Blessings” and her CD  Churches and Prisons  are available at CD Baby  and  The Agape Quiet Mind Bookstore  .She has enjoyed regular radio play in Kentucky, her hometown (hay 98.3), on the internet (Bounce Radio, One Vibration Radio and more).

Andrea Lane is inspiration on the edge.

Rick Roman says

Hello, Think you guys have a great format in how you are doing things. I don’t say this because you are playing some of our music. I say this because I like the way you have scripture readings and a great mixture of music. Keep up the good work. God is good. May the Lord bless you and grant you wisdom.


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Brenda Janz

Canadian born, Brenda Janz, recently released her first solo album “You Carry Me”. As an immensely gifted singer and passionate communicator she has been an inspiration and blessing to many in concerts and various recordings over the years.Her voice is not unfamiliar to a broad audience, and is most notably recognized by her duet with Brian Doerksen in the song “The River” from the CD & DVD “Today” (Integrity), as well as many others. Produced by Philip Janz (Brian Doerksen, Kathryn Scott, Andy Park), these 12 mostly self-penned compositions are sure to bring comfort and encouragement in the midst of everyday “life” challenges with songs like “Mama’s Prayer”, “Solid Ground” and “Treasure of my heart”.In Brenda’s own words:“This CD was ultimately born from accounts that have shaped my life, right from the early years. The title of this project gives testimony to that equation: ‘You Carry me’.”What others are saying:”For almost 20 years, Brenda has moved me as a singer and worshipper . . . but to finally hear a whole CD with her is an amazing treasure! She sings her story with passion and moved me to tears with her powerful voice and words of truth. Like good wine served at just the right time, ‘You carry me’ will delight all who listen!”Brian Doerksen Songwriter, Recording Artist www.briandoerksen.com ”Captivating vocals. Inspiring lyrics. I wake up in the night with these majestic songs playing through my mind. And I smile.”Phil Callaway Author and Speakerwww.philcallaway.ab.ca “Brenda Janz has the kind of voice that makes you say ‘I wish I could sing like that.’ A wife, a mom, and a veteran worship leader who brings all that to her latest musical offering, Brenda delivers honest, unpretentious songs from a tested and faithful heart.”Paul Baloche Songwriter, Recording Artistwww.baloche.com“Brenda has one of the most intensely beautiful voices I’ve ever heard. She sings with a passion for both Jesus, and the broken, in a way that will touch your heart in profound ways. Her writing is personal, yet inclusive. Her delivery is powerful, yet intimate. ‘You carry me’ is a beautiful album – an album you’ll come back to time and again.”Kathryn Scott Songwriter, Recording Artistwww.myspace.com/kathrynscottmusic

Brenda was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) and spent her growing up years in the beautifully Canadian maritimes! She moved to British Columbia at age 19, and several years later, on to Hong Kong where she was to spend her next 4 years working with St. Stephen’s Society (Jackie Pullinger).During that time, she learned to speak Cantonese as well as play the acoustic guitar! She led worship within the community and also served in other areas of the ministry (ie. people coming off drugs and finding a new life in Jesus).In 1988, a team from the Langley Vineyard in Canada (Brian Doerksen, Gary Best, and others) came to Hong Kong to lead worship/teach and also learn. It was at that time that Brenda met the team from the Langley Vineyard and would later forge long-standing relationships.Brenda moved back to BC, Canada in 1989 and got involved with the Langley Vineyard. During these fruitful years, some of her best memories were found in serving at the local food bank that was run out of the Vineyard at that time.She also traveled a lot with Brian Doerksen and sang on many music productions, which has continued on to this day. Although she has immensely enjoyed her travels and various music endeavors, she finds her greatest joy in serving at home, and in other various local settings (prison, recovery house, church).She currently lives in Mission, BC, Canada with her husband and 3 children (Jonas, Noah and Rebecca). She has also been busy homeschooling over the last 6 years. Much of Brenda’s involvement of the various productions that her husband has produced & worked on, has revolved around good food, which she cooks!!!!! Yes, she LOVES to cook!! Here and there, in between watering the garden or teaching a math lesson, she’s happy to pop in the studio and sing on somebody’s CD production.

-A note from Brenda:”This CD was ultimately born from accounts that have shaped my life, right from the early years. The title of this project gives testimony to that equation: “You Carry me”.To be honest, I’ve never really had big dreams to record my own album. But what I have always found myself doing, without really giving it much thought, is singing!Song has always been the most natural way of expressing my feelings to God. So it made sense for me to sing about grief, joy, gratitude & relationships; singing through every season of life, whether happy or sad.Over the years, I’ve written about many “life” experiences that I’ve encountered and consequently walked through, with God. It hasn’t always felt that way; there were many times where I certainly was “doing my own thing”. God is with me, still.So the album is simply a collection of prayers, reflections, and worship.I sincerely hope you, the listener, will be encouraged to draw from the Father’s presence, through these “life” songs. He is near, very near; no matter what circumstances may bring.” – Brenda JanzFor more information:http://www.brendajanz.comhttp://www.myspace.com/brendajanz


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