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Richard Demko on Challenges, Changes and Keeping Connecticut’s Live Music Scene Thriving

Rockmommy

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

02/10/2021 

 

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

AMP Magazine

By RALPH BEAUCHAMP  

JUL082020

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- jean.sos@snet.net

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

CT Verses

Admin

4/26/2020

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

Sean Corbett

3/24/2005

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

Bill Copeland

12/7/2020

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

Valley Independent

JEAN FALBO-SOSNOVICH 

12/27/2020

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..........