BIOGRAPHY
Born in New York City and raised in Massapequa, Long Island, in the looming mega-watt shadow of Big Apple AM radio years before the Baldwin brothers, Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Setzer, Dee Snider, Ron Kovic, Elliot Easton, or Joey Buttafuco were even on the map. It was the sound of the 60s culminating into one great event when he sees The Beatles at Shea. In that one August evening, there was no turning back. Soon every basement and garage became a testing ground for one of his bands offered to the hormonal high school gods at dances, battle of the bands, leading to his first paying gig at 15. Nothing was ever the same as FM took hold, Dylan went electric, the Byrds went country, and the Fab Four went broke. With an acoustic guitar in the back of a VW bug off to Albany where a few years of playing the 70s plaintive singer-songwriter led to Lena's famous caffe. Musically restless in the 80s and determined to find a new sound he created fully-charged, guitar-driven, college radio friendly music honing his writing and performing skills. Settling back in the 90s and playing closer to his roots, which lie halfway between unabashed garage band ethos to thoughtful folk and twang, he reassumed his natural role of collaborator and arranger working with countless friends and as the guy-to-call for the right sound or the perfect space. Today he's still armed with a guitar or bass searching for some elusive song or perfect chord change.

PERFORMANCES
Shared stages with: Rosanne Cash, The Replacements, Charlie Daniels, Pete Best (The Beatles), the Blasters, New Model Army, Fred Eaglesmith, Wayne Hancock, Eric Roscoe Amble (Steve Earle, Del Lords, Joan Jett), Tommy Womack (Government Cheese), Tim Easton, Aaron Lewis, and others.

Performed with: Jason Ringenberg (Jason & the Scorchers), Peter Levin (Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Robbie Robertson), Jimmy Eppard (The Band, Levon Helms, Rick Danko), Simi Stone, Hayseed, Jimmy Ryan (Blood Oranges, Beacon Hillbillies), Rich Schell (Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Pinmonkey), Nikki Sudden (Swell Maps, The Jacobites), Dennis James (Stevie Wright/the Easybeats), Kent Hughes (Lucky Oceans/Asleep at the Wheel), and some of New York Capital Region's best musicians known for their work with the Rascals, Commander Cody, Savoy Brown, Aimee Mann, Marshall Crenshaw, the Gibson Brothers, Blotto, Robin and Linda Williams, and many others.

BANDS present and past
THE LAZY SUNS
American roots n’ roll blending the sound and spirit of the Flying Burrito Brothers and Tom Petty.

WEEKEND ROCK GODS
C'mon, you want to be one too! A real rock n' roll party band playing the good stuff you grew up with.

COAL PALACE KINGS
The legendary cow-punk band from upstate NY is back.

WOUNDED KNEE
Marc Delgado’s Alt-Rock/Americana band now in two flavors: original
Central California and new Northeast.

CAPOWSKI
Singer-songwriter Bob Capowski is a rocker with roots in the 80s NYC anit-folk scene.

HAWBUCKEES
Raw American-grade rock like Steppenwolf meets Merle Haggard, but with twin Telecasters.

KNOTWORKING
Alt-country indie rockers bring their beautiful spatial regressive mix.

HAYSEED
The "New Time Preacher Man" separates the country posers from the real thing.

THE LAST CONSPIRATORS
Critically acclaimed edgy psychadellic-punk rock supergroup.

THE NEW SANTA MONICA FLYERS
A genuine-to-the bone recreation of Neil Young's 1973 Tonight's the Night Tour.

FALLEN ANGELS HOUSE BAND
House band for area premiere of the documentary "Fallen Angle" about country-rock legend Gram Parsons.

IMAGINING LENNON
Tom Raider's (Hey Jude / The Brits) musical mystery tour celebrating the artistry of John Lennon.

NAMES FOR NUMBERS
Like if the Smithereens and the Who has a baby at 288 Lark Street, but cuter.

THE FAN CLUB
Before Names For Numbers was pure pop and pure joy

MIKE ROMELING & THE SCHODACK HEDGEHOGS
Blurring the line between folk, rock, roots, and country long before the "Americana" tag was fashionable.

THE EVS / WIZARDS OF OZ
Aussie/American combo featuring Dennis James (Stevie Wright, the Easybeats), Kent Beast Hughes (Lucky Oceans, Asleep at the Wheel, Dave Hole), Al Kash (Blackfeather, the Units, Fear of Strangers).

STAGES
The Mercury Lounge (NYC), Rodeo Bar (NYC), The Basement (Nashville TN), Helsinki Hudson (Hudson NY), Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs NY), Hudson Music Festival (Hudson NY), Maxwell's (Hoboken NJ), Toad's (Cambridge MA), Poe's (Richmond VA), Mohawk Place (Buffalo NY), Hogs and Heifers (NYC), Americana Music Association (Nashville TN), Roots on the River Festival (Bellows Falls VT), Rockin’ on the River (Troy NY), Americade Concert Series (Lake George NY), Brand New Opry (Troy NY), Lark Fest (Albany NY), the Empire State Plaza Stage (Albany NY), Abbey Lounge (Somerville MA), The Van Dyck (Schenectady NY) and others.

DISCOGRAPHY arranger, composer, musician and production
Danl (Daniel Conley):
Crooked Mile <c>
The Lazy Suns: Bar Hotel Music - Bass, vocal, guitars, percussion <a/c/m/p>
The Lazy Suns:
The Lazy Suns - Bass, vocal, guitars, keyboards, percussion <a/c/m/p>
The Last Conspirators: A Celebration of Fury <c>
The Last Conspirators: When It All Comes Down - Bass <a/c/m>
The Last Conspirators: Warparty - Bass <a/m>
The Last Conspirators: Capital Underground, The Album Volume 2 (compilation) <a/m>
Tales From The Script (soundtrack) - Bass <m>
Coal Palace Kings:
Live at the Garden Grill - Bass, vocals <a/c/m/p>
Coal Palace Kings:
Upstate - Bass, acoustic guitar, Hammond organ, percussion, vocals <a/c/m/p>
Coal Palace Kings:
Metroland Retrospective 25 (compilation) <m>
Mike Romeling: Rough Mix <p>
Mike Romeling: Collected Recordings, 1990-1997 (credits below) <a/m/p>
Mike Romeling: Cold Northern Rain - Bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals <a/m/p>
Mike Romeling: Faraway Trains - Bass, electric guitars, keyboards, harmonica, vocals <a/m/p>
Mike Romeling: Obstacle Illusion - Bass <a/m>
Free Agents: Why'd You Go - Electric guitar <a/m>
Free Agents: Feel Good About Yourself - Electric guitar <a/m>
Billy Reily: Lead into Gold (compilation) - Keyboards, vocals <m>
The Radiators: American Underground (compilation) - Electric guitar, vocals <a/m>
The Fan Club: American Underground (compilations) - Bass, vocals <a/c/m>

PRESS Below and band links above
Nippertown Five Firsts, March 31, 2011

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CONTACT
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