Meet The Team
Sound Engineer / Producer
Mick Connolly picked up a guitar at the age of 9 and never looked back. A lover of true rock and roll and influenced by classic bands and guitarists like The Rolling Stones, Faces, Jeff Beck, Blood Sweat and Tears, Led Zeppelin, Mike Bloomfield, Larry Carlton and Steve Howe, Mick’s playing became as diverse as his record collection. Sought after for not only his playing, but also for his authentic vocal ability and undeniable stage presence, Mick took his talents to his original songwriting and production skills.
As the owner of the Red Room Sound Studio, an all analog, all tape studio in Torrington, Connecticut, Mick is keeping the art of analog recording and production in the forefront with all original equipment from the 1970’s heyday and still editing with a razor blade! The Red Room Sound Studio is incredibly busy with clients that have included well known and up-and-coming bands and most recently Steve Katz, founding member of Blood Sweat and Tears and the Blues Project. Having the opportunity to record and co-produce Steve’s newest release “The Juggle” was a career highlight as Steve was always a huge musical influence on Mick.
With Mick’s multi-instrumental ability, artists can depend on Mick for performance on drums, keys, guitar, and Hammond.
Added as lead guitarist and vocalist in 2019 in the 50th anniversary of the legendary band “The Blues Project”, Mick is also well known for his work with National Recording artist Lucinda Rowe in the rock project “Lucinda and Michael” and “The Red Room Project”. This rock project has performed with or opened for many well-known artists such as Pat Benatar, Eddie Money, 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Byrd of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Patty Smythe and Scandal, REO Speedwagon, Tony Bennett, KC and The Sunshine Band, Stevie Nicks, The Guess Who, The Monkees, The Georgia Satellites, and numerous others. Recent tours have taken them to the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama, Key West, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and Boston. Their latest album release “The Red Room Project” is a writing collaboration between Mick and Lucinda showcasing their different styles of songwriting. This album was produced, arranged and recorded by Mick on tape at the Red Room Sound Studio.
National Recording Artist and Award Winning Vocalist and songwriter Lucinda Rowe offers Private Vocal Coaching and Vocal Production at the Red Room Sound Studio.
Days/Evenings/Weekends.First vocal assessment is free. Beginners to advanced...contemporary style: Rock, Country, Blues, Pop. Coaching is 1 hour long and first vocal assessment is free. Children and Adults...(Children must be at least 13 yrs old)
Resume' includes performances with Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, Tony Bennett, Eddie Money, Patty Smythe and numerous others.