Beatnik Turtle is a busy, horn-powered rock band that has produced 20 albums, written music for TV, film, podcasts, and theater, written two how-to books for musicians (The Indie Band Survival Guide - St. Martin's Press; The DIY Music Manual - Random House), created IndieGuide.com (a free and open resource for musicians), and wrote and released over 365 songs at TheSongOfTheDay.com., where they continue to release a song every week. Each year, after RPM is over, we write/record more songs and release them as full-fledged albums later in the year. All our albums can be found at CD Baby (http://cdbaby.com/all/beatnikt), the iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc. File under: They Might Be Giants, Fountains of Wayne, XTC, The Saw Doctors, Barenaked Ladies, and of course classic bands such as, The Beatles, The Who, and Pink Floyd.
Jason Feehan - Lead and Backing Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Casiotone, Accordion | Randy Chertkow - Saxophones, Flute, Clarinets, Penny Whistle | Chip Hinshaw - Trombone | John Owens - Lead and Backing Vocals, Casiotone, Omnichord, Percussion, Drums | Tom Roper - Lead and Backing Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Banjo, Sitar, Melodica | Ryan Lockhart - Lead and Backing Vocals | Tom Susala - Bass | Mike Combopiano - Trumpet | Chris Joyce - Trumpet and Flugelhorn | Drew Swinger - Trumpet | Additional Musicians include -- Carrie Bruno, Alison Logan, Cheyenne Wright - Backing Vocals | Katelyn Cohen - Cello & Backing Vocals | John Lisiecki - Guitars, Mandolin, Vocoder, Keyboards
All in a Day's Work(2007)
13 fun, upbeat, and energetic pop-rock tunes about work and technology. Tackles such topics as not wanting to go to work; being bossed around; I.T. Departments; interns; not "getting the memo"; working retail ("Can I help you please?"); office gossip; the ubiquitous bagged lunch; daydreaming about a more adventurous job; annoying project consultants; and "sleepworking" through life.
10 updated and rockin' traditional Irish Pub Songs
When I Was Your Age(2009)
13 fun and upbeat pop-rock songs about life when we were kids. Topics include everyone's favorite breakfast, going to school, having a crush on your teacher, tattletales, bullies, monsters, mischief, and the ever-memorable family road trip. Included is the title track "When I Was Your Age," a collaboration with George Hrab of the Geologic Podcast (http://www.geologicpodcast.com/).
So Much To Rock About(2010)
We write what we know: 11 fun and upbeat pop-rock songs about music, recording songs, and being in a band. Topics include: getting reacquainted with your ol' guitar ("Hello Guitar"), not quitting your day job ("Don't Quit Your Day Job"), catchy songs that won't get out of your head ("Earworm"), groupies (All The Pretty Girls), knowing when to quit when you're ahead ("Jump The Shark"), and a warning that being the leader of a band isn't what it's all made out to be ("Never Be The Front Man"). An album for any fellow RPMer.