Barry Romberg’s R.A.L.E.

Random Access began as an outlet for my home studio experiments in 2001. (I have always has an interest in studio manipulation since the mid 80’s). I would lay down all kinds of tracks and have people come in and play on top. An interesting concept since I am basically an improvising musician so the interaction element is key! But I must admit , I AM a fan of the overdub. Must be my pop upbringing. After 3 CDs I formed a group for the CD release party for RA Part 3 in January 2005. A new band was born, and there was no turning back!
The group now has 3 incarnations:
RALE: the newest version, The Large Ensemble, a 14 piece big band, with the end result being to capture the modern sound and playfulness of the original unit utilizing the palette of the additional 8 horns.
The Band Is:
Saxophones: Kirk Macdonald, John Johnson, Kelly Jefferson, Peter Lutek
Trumpets: Kevin Turcotte, Jason Logue, Brian Okane
Trombones: William Carn, Andrew Scott, Gord Meyers
Rhythm Section: David Occhpinti, Geoff Young, Rich Brown, Barry Romberg
Special Guests: Hugh Marsh & Blair Mackay