Rosario De Marco signs on with the PBGB Family !

Santa brought PBGB a very special present this year.

We received an email from a fellow named Rosario De Marco. Rosario explained that he is a song writer / guitarist from Melbourne, and that he and his family have a holiday house in Pambula Beach. Rosario had come across the PBGB Blog, and he figured we might be able to help him find a couple of gigs while he was here on holidays.

Well we checked out Rosario on the web, and were delighted to discover that Rosario is a fine songwriter / guitarist. So we got back in touch, and the fireworks started.

We sent out an email to people we thought might be able to help Rosario find a gig or two. We also explained the PBGB concept to Rosario and invited him to get on board.

The PBGB jungle drums started beating. All across the Valley !

Next thing we knew, the always generous, music loving and promoting Lyn and Andy O’Donnell had offered Rosario a gig at their very groovy home of local music “The Cheeky Mango” cafe.

Neil and Jan, Ken and Susie, Jem and Ami, and Pete and Penny went along for dinner and a listen. We met up with Rosario and were mighty impressed with his music and his friendly demeanour. It was a great show, and immediately after Lyn and Andy offered Rosario a second gig a few nights later. Fantastic support Andy and Lyn – thank you so much ! Welcome Rosario !!

New Year’s Eve saw Rosario and his family join us as we watched the mighty Figmentz, featuring special guests Andy O’Donnell ( he’s everywhere ), Garry Carson Jones and Pol O’Shea absolutely tear up the Ford Park NYE Community Concert. Brilliant performance from Ken, Dave and da boyz ! Rosario was impressed to see some of his fellow PBGB Family Members strut their stuff, and figured he was in fine company.

On to January 1 - things are happening at lightning speed and Rosario, Jem, Ken and Pete are in The Shed recording a couple of Rosario’s original songs.

We fired up the recorder and Rosario launched straight into Jambudvipa which you can listen to by clicking on the title, or by clicking on ‘The Rosario De Marco Project’ on the right of your screen.

Well Jambudvipa sounded great straight off the bat. What you hear is one take, straight off the recorder.

We knew straight away we had ‘a take’, so we handed Rosario a PBGB T Shirt and warmly welcomed him to the PBGB Family.

On the same day we recorded Jambudvipa, we recorded another composition by Rosario, titled ‘Momentum’. We wanted to add some overlay tracks to Momentum, which we have now done. You can listen to Momentum by going to the PBGB JukeBox on the RHS of this page.

Meantime, you can read all about Rosario by clicking on his ‘Musician’s Page’ and by clicking on “The Rosario De Marco Project” site on the right hand side of your page.

A very warm welcome to The PBGB Family Rosario !

Hurry on back to Pambula Beach and The Shed !!


released January 2, 2013



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