'It sounded like Ansonia': City releases its own theme song
by Eddy Martinez
October 1, 2021
ANSONIA — Strawberry Field was an orphanage near his home in Liverpool that inspired John Lennon to write the song “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Billy Joel came up with the lyrics to “New York State of Mind” while riding a bus near the Hudson River.
And local songwriter Richard Demko was struck by the flowers blooming near Ansonia’s downtown to write “Ansonia Recharged.”
Ansonia Has New Theme Song, And A Music Video To Go With It
Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast
by Eugene Driscoll
September 29, 2021
ANSONIA — Press the play button on the video above to watch and hear the story behind “Ansonia Recharged,” a new song and music video commissioned by city government to promote the City of Ansonia.
The song and video are played about four minutes into the podcast.
The interview includes Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti, Economic Development Director Sheila O’Malley, and Corporation Counsel John Marini. They’re joined by Seymour’s Richard Demko, the song’s writer and composer, and Rafael Klein, who shot and edited the video for the tune.
Richard Demko on Challenges, Changes and Keeping Connecticut’s Live Music Scene Thriving
by Marisa Torrieri Bloom
March, 17, 2021
If anyone my local music scene in Southern Connecticut is deserving of the ‘jack of all trades’ designation, it’s Richard Demko, longtime multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, promoter and more. He has an ear for talent and a knack for making things happen. He’s a dad, too, which is awesome.
I had the honor of meeting Demko — a.k.a., ‘Rick’ — in early 2020 at Café Nine in New Haven, through a mutual friend who invited him to see my band Trashing Violet play its third-ever gig. But although his reputation as a superstar engineer and founder of independent label NeuroTronix Records made me feel a little intimidated, his easygoing, engaged personality immediately......READ MORE..........
IBG Interview – 9 Questions With… Richard Demko
Indie Band Guru
By Keith Pro
We have all been living in a world turned upside down for the past year. Those truly dedicated to their music have been able to focus on their art and create some amazing things. Our friend Richard Demko has had his head down hard at work and is now ready to share some amazing music with the world.
We caught up with the talented producer, composer, and label executive for a chat to get deeper into his story. Enjoy the interview here: READ MORE........
NEUROTRONIX RECORDS’ RICK DEMKO-AN INTERVIEW
By RALPH BEAUCHAMP
NeuroTronix Records is an independent label based out of Seymour,Ct. According to their website NeuroTronix Records “represents artists of multiple genres of music and provides worldwide distribution services to hundreds of online music retailers“. Since being founded by Lauren Demko (CFO) in 2019, the label has amassed an exceptional roster and reputation.
The team at the label is also quite impressive. NeuroTronix Records is headed up by president and Senior A&R rep Richard Demko (Rick, Rick D Keys). Also on board are Vic Steffens (Horizon Music Group) and Amanda DeFilippo (Photo/graphic arts).
AMP was able to corral Rick Demko for an extensive interview about his mission at NeuroTronix Records.
AMP: You have a very varied resume. Give AMP a quick rundown who Rick D Keys is. READ MORE..........
Valley Baroque/Operatic Rock Duo “Demkovic” Prepare for National Album Release
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017
View from the Valley
By: Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Shelton native Suzanne Vick and Seymour resident Richard Demko have been busy in the studio lately putting the finishing touches on their debut album that is scheduled to be released on Tuesday March 7, 2017.
The Duo calls themselves “Demkovic”, and their music is classified as Baroque Operatic Rock. What exactly is Baroque Operatic Rock? Primary songwriter Richard Demko gives us an idea of what to expect. READ MORE........
Duo from Shelton and Seymour to release debut album Release party to be held at Cafe 9
New Haven Register
Jean Falbo-Sosnovich- email@example.com
March 6, 2017Updated: July 29, 2017 10:56 a.m.
The Valley-based duo who call themselves Demkovic and specialize in “baroque and operatic rock” music will celebrate the national release of their debut album “Breathe” Tuesday.
Shelton native Suzanne Vick and Seymour resident Richard Demko recently put the finishing touches on the debut, which is now available on HMG Recordings nationwide, at every major online retailer and in select stores. READ MORE........
The Bark List- Local Music and Nonsense From the Constitution State
Richard Demko wears a lot of hats. mostly we know him as the head of Neurotronix Records (which recently released that excellent Passing Strange album), but here’s a look at his ambitious symphonic metal project, Demkovic. Demko plays most of the instruments, with the exception of a brief lead guitar and the vocals, which are provided by Suzanne Vick. READ MORE......
Hidden Treasure: The Black Crowes rock out Toad’s Place under a pseudonym
The Fairfield Mirror
In order to warm up for their seven night string of sold out shows at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, The Black Crowes, hidden behind the alias of Mr. Crowe’s Garden, took the stage at Toad’s Place, a bar/concert venue in New Haven.
Rick Demko, the bookings coordinator at Toad’s Place, explained how the venue had to remain faithful to their gag order, as defined by the band’s tour manager. To paraphrase, he told me that if Toad’s Place were to break the news to anyone, the band would not play a single note. READ MORE.........
Music journalist sees great post-pandemic New England music scene future
Bill Copeland Music News
My name is Billy Copeland, and I’ve become unstuck in time. I see my past. I see my future. I shift from one to another like a man moving from one dream or nightmare to another. I relive the summer Sunday when my mother’s cousin threw me down a waterslide before I knew how to swim. READ MORE......
Seymour’s Demko Is A Rock ‘n Roller At Heart
SEYMOUR — While many in town might know Rich Demko as the chairman of the Republican Town Committee, this father of two is a true rock and roller at heart.
Demko, a classically trained pianist, actually started honing his musical chops at age 5. He went on to study drums, guitar, bass and, eventually, music production and engineering. READ MORE..........