2003-2007

 

 

DOMINIC MACRONE:

Guitars, Lead & Background Vocals, Songwriter, Percussion (2002-2007)

ROB LOMBARDI:

Bass, Keyboards, Lead & Background Vocals, Percussion, Songwriter  (2003-2007)

ALYX REINHARDT:

Lead & Background Vocals, Percussion, Keyboards, Songwriter (2003-2007)

BRIAN BERLANDA:

Drums, Percussion (2004-2007)

MIKE GERSTNER:

Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Songwriter (2005-2007)

JOE RUSSO:

Lead Guitar, Bass (2003-2007)

MARY KIRK:

Vocals, Percussion (2006)

 

 

 

GREG ROMANO:

Drums, Percussion (2002-2004)

MAT MONGES:

Lead Guitar, Vocals, Songwriter (2003)

A.J. SUSSMAN:

Drums (2003)

KRIS BALLERINI:

Lead Vocals, Songwriter (2002-2003)

GREG LOCKE:

Bass (2002-2003)

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MUSIC

AIN'T GOT NO TIME   (Dominic Macrone)

ALL I SAID  (Dominic Macrone)

ANOTHER LONG JUNE   (Dominic Macrone)

BACK IN MY ARMS   (Alyx Reinhardt)

CLOSE MY EYES   (Rob Lombardi)

DON'T CARE IF I NEVER SEE YOU   (Dominic Macrone)

EARLY SUNDAY MORNING   (Rob Lombardi / Dominic Macrone)

FLAMING BAGS   (Dominic Macrone)

GAME OF LIFE  (Rob Lombardi)

HAPPY   (Dominic Macrone)

HIDDEN   (Alyx Reinhardt)

HOLD ON   (Dominic Macrone)

I JUST WANNA BE LOVED   (Rob Lombardi)

I'LL BE THERE   (Rob Lombardi / Dominic Macrone)

INSIDE YOUR HEAD   (Alyx Reinhardt)

IT MUST SUCK TO BE YOU   (Alyx Reinhardt)

LIVING THIS WAY  (Mike Gerstner)

LOLLIPOP JUNGLE   (Dominic Macrone)

REVEALED   (Rob Lombardi / Alyx Reinhardt / Dominic Macrone)

RUNAROUND   (Rob Lombardi / Dominic Macrone)

SECOND CHANCE   (Dominic Macrone)

SNOWSTORM IN SEPTEMBER   (Alyx Reinhardt)

THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME   (Dominic Macrone)

UNTIL I SEE YOU AGAIN   (Rob Lombardi)

WELCOME   (Rob Lombardi / Alyx Reinhardt)

WHAT'CHA GONNA DO (Dominic Macrone / Alyx Reinhardt)

WISHING   (Dominic Macrone)

 

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RECORDINGS:

      DRIVEN        (Digital Download)

(2006)

   Roads Previously    Traveled   

 (Digital Download)

(2005)

Demo's & LIVE!

(Out Of Print)

(2004)

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Original 'DRIVEN' Concept Art

  BAND BIO:

The band "Road Trip" has it's beginings with Dominic Macrone (Guitar & Vocals) and Rob Lombardi (Bass, Keyboards & Vocals). Their history goes back to High School where the two met and played in a few garage bands. Playing in numerous bands over the years, the two musician/songwriters wanted to get their own songs out on the Philadelphia music scene and they enjoyed moderate success in the 80s & 90s with "DRIVE" 1985-1987,  and into the new millennium with the band "RED SKY" with whom they cut their first CD "Game Theory." Shortly after the release of "Game Theory" the band Red Sky evolved into Road Trip.

From early 2002 to late 2003, "Road Trip" had bassists Greg Locke & Joe Russo, as well as drummers Greg Romano & A.J. Sussman in and out of the band, with vocalist Kris Ballerini and guitarist Mat Monges. All were involved in recording & gigging.

In late 2003 Rob Lombardi joined & was introduced to new "Road Trip" vocalist - the dynamic and powerful singer/songwriter, Alyx Reinhardt who had taken time off from the music scene after returning from Europe where she had been fronting an original rock band. The three felt a positive chemistry and decided to give it a go in late 2004 Road Trip finally found the stability they were looking for in Lead Guitarist Mike Gerstner and Drummer Brian Berlanda. Veterans of the Philly Music Scene playing in both cover bands and original bands; the two brought the missing elements in attitude, personality and sound that Road Trip was looking for. Road Trip has a full show of original tunes that have a 70s/80s flair, which has been missing from rock music in the past few years. Road Trip has a powerful driving sound on its up-tempo tunes as well as a laid back melodic sound to its ballads. The lyrics are fun and tell true-to-life stories to which all can relate. The band started gigging regularly in 2005, and recorded their debut full length album "DRIVEN" in the fall of 2005.

LIVE PICS

2005

 

THE DIRT!   All went smoothly in the studio during the recording & mixing of "DRIVEN", though the mastering took until February of 2006 to complete.  Problems arose at the end of 2005 when Dominic, Brian & Mike wanted to play more shows at venues that featured "cover bands". Rob & Alyx were not thrilled with 3-4 hour shows in places that were 2 hours from home and didn't pay enough to cover expenses.  There was some discussion about replacing a member in December, but I got my point across that it would not be a smart thing on the eve of of an album release. As 2005 drew to a close and the recording was complete, the subject of track order for the cd became a sore spot between Dominic & myself.  I thought (and still think) that all four lead vocalists should have been featured equally throughout the cd to feature our diversity, while Dominic wanted to feature Alyx in the begining tracks of the cd & push the male vocalists to the end.  After going back & forth over this issue for about a month, Dominic informed me that he wouldn't budge on the issue & since it was his band, he thought it best to replace me.  They brought back former bassist Joe Russo and added vocalist Mary Kirk to the line up & continued to gig. In late 2006 the band invited me back to play keyboards and sing for their final gigs throughout February 2007.