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Al Gomes and Bob Geldof
Al Gomes and Rhode Island Bandwagon Official Website
Al Gomes and Rhode Island Bandwagon Official Website
Al Gomes and Rhode Island Bandwagon Official Website
Al Gomes and Rhode Island Bandwagon Official Website
Al Gomes and Rhode Island Bandwagon Official Website
Al Gomes and Rhode Island Bandwagon Official Website
Al Gomes and Rhode Island Bandwagon Official Website
Al Gomes and Rhode Island Bandwagon Official Website
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'Love + well done + thanks!' - Bob Geldof

'The finest RI rock ever emsembled.'
- Mike Boehm, Providence Journal

' 'Surrender to Serenity' is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.' - Adam Duritz, Counting Crows

Big Noise is proud to release the Anniversary Edition of Bandwagon's recording 'Three Sides of Hunger.' This is the first time the classic album is available on CD.

The new Anniversary Edition of 'Three Sides of Hunger' features all three original tracks completely remastered plus demos, live versions, and bonus tracks.

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Photo at left: Al Gomes and Bob Geldof

Other photos: Bandwagon recording sessions and live concerts

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Where Home Is speaker
Written by Al Gomes, John Cafferty and Mark Cutler
Performed by John Cafferty and Mark Cutler

Surrender to Serenity speaker
Written by Al Gomes, Jim Beaupre, Robyn Cullen and Mike Murnin
Performed by Film At Eleven featuring Jim Beaupre

A Piece of Our Hearts speaker
Written by Al Gomes, Mark Bram and Jamie Kurtis
Performed by Bandwagon and the Bandwagon Chorus

Contact: Al Gomes
Big Noise

11 South Angell Street, Suite 336
Providence, RI 02906 USA
Phone: 401-274-4770
E-mail: al@bignoisenow.com

The Anniversary Edition of 'Three Sides of Hunger'
Complete Tracks:

1. Bandwagon : 'A Piece of Our Hearts' (Ted Jensen master from the Bandwagon EP 'Three Sides of Hunger')
2. John Cafferty & Mark Cutler : 'Where Home Is' (Ted Jensen master from the Bandwagon EP 'Three Sides of Hunger')
3. Film At Eleven featuring Jim Beaupre : 'Surrender to Serenity' (Ted Jensen master from the Bandwagon EP 'Three Sides of Hunger')
4. Mark Cutler : 'Where Home Is' (Demo)
5. Jim Beaupre & Manny Vincente : 'Surrender to Serenity' (Live on TV show 'Artists RI')
6. Steve Dubois : 'Where Home Is' (Live on TV show 'Artists RI')
7. Rash of Stabbings : 'A Christmas Song' (From the Bandwagon EP 'A Christmas Song')
8. Rash of Stabbings : 'Mr. Avery' (From the Bandwagon EP 'A Christmas Song')
9. Bandwagon : 'A Piece of Our Hearts' (Instrumental master)
10. John Cafferty & Mark Cutler : 'Where Home Is' (Instrumental master)
11. Film At Eleven featuring Jim Beaupre : 'Surrender to Serenity' (Instrumental master)
12. PM Magazine report on Bandwagon Chorus recording session

Twenty years after its release, Bandwagon's charity recording 'Three Side of Hunger' continues to sell and generate profits for agencies that aid the poor. Producer Al Gomes recently presented a check to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank for $3500 from the sales of the recently released 'Anniversary Edition' CD of the recording.

Inspired by Bob Geldof's 'Live Aid' concert and Band Aid recording, producer and songwriter Al Gomes wanted to put together a similar effort to aid those less fortunate in New England. Gomes founded Bandwagon in 1986, along with Jamie Kurtis, and produced the benefit recording 'Three Sides of Hunger,' and two sold-out televised concerts.

Bandwagon's goal was to elevate awareness of the plight of the poor in New England and raise thousands of dollars for those New England agencies that aid the hungry and homeless.

Al Gomes and Bandwagon went on to win the coveted Jefferson Award from The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foundation for Recognition of Outstanding Public Service. View YouTube clip

'Three Sides of Hunger' features three songs co-written by Gomes and performed by the most popular recording artists in the New England area including multi-platinum artist John Cafferty and legendary singer/songwriter Mark Cutler on the song 'Where Home Is' (which also features guitar great Thom Enright), Jim Beaupre of The Probers performing 'Surrender to Serenity' (along with Dan Moretti on sax), and 'A Piece of Our Hearts' which features soloists including legendary singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler and Belly and L7's Gail Greenwood plus a 150-person celebrity choir consisting of musicians, journalists (including MTV Networks executive producer Bill Flanagan), TV broadcasters, politicians, and service agency heads. All three songs received massive airplay.

'Three Sides of Hunger' was produced by multi-platinum producers Phil Greene and Tom Soares, who've produced New Kids On the Block, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, and Joey McIntyre, and mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen, whose work includes Norah Jones, Billy Joel, and the Rolling Stones.

In addition to raising money, during its initial release, Bandwagon donated hundreds of copies of 'Three Sides of Hunger' and time in public relation and publicity services to various agencies throughout the state to raise further money and to help guarantee the success of the agencies' own fundraisers and capital campaigns.

The Anniversary Edition CD also features the long out-of-print second Bandwagon release, the Rash of Stabbings EP 'A Christmas Song,' which featured the title track and 'Mr. Avery.'

Click here to order the Anniversary Edition CD of 'Three Sides of Hunger.' Please send a check or money order for $15 to Big Noise, 11 South Angell Street, Suite 336, Providence, RI 02906. Please make the check out to the 'Rhode Island Community Food Bank.'

You can also order a copy of the 'Three Sides of Hunger Record Release Concert,' available for $25. It features The Schemers, Rash of Stabbings, Neutral Nation, Rubber Rodeo, The Probers, MX, The Dames, Shorty Jackson, and many others.

Hunger and homelessness continues to affect increasing numbers of people everyday. Agencies like the Rhode Island Community Food Bank rely on donations to keep the programs running. You can also help by volunteering at one of the many agencies that provide food and shelter for the hungry and homeless in your area.

Executive producer: Al Gomes
Executive co-producer: Jamie Kurtis
All songs produced by Phil Greene and Tom Soares
Engineered by Tom Soares
Mixed by Tom Soares and Phil Greene
Recorded and mixed at Normandy Sound, Warren, RI
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York City

All recordings Big Noise.

Where Home Is
John Cafferty: Vocals
Mark Cutler: Vocals, guitar
Phil Greene: Guitar
Thom Enright: Lead slide guitar
Jim Beaupre: Bass
Bob Cotoia: Piano
Bob Giusti: Drums

Surrender to Serenity
Jim Beaupre: Vocals, guitar
Dan Moretti: Alto sax
Bob Giusti: Drums
Tom Soares and Cindy Ballou: Backing vocals
All other instruments arranged and programmed by
Jim Beaupre and Jay Fernandes

A Piece of Our Hearts
Lead Vocals (in order of appearance): Jim Beaupre, Steve Smith, Sue Fitz, Bob Hymers, Manny Vincente, Mack Odem and
Debra Lilli, Jimmy Winters, Sarah Birdseye, Cathren Dan, Mark Bram, Abdul Mateen, Dana Mauro, Cindy Ballou, Manny Silva,
Gail Greenwood, Sean Feeley, Cheryl Wheeler, Al Gomes, Jamie Kurtis, Malaina Stringfield, Jim Beaupre
Backing vocals: Cheryl Wheeler, Jimmy Winters, Mack Odem, Malaina Stringfield, Jim Beaupre, and the Bandwagon Choir
Phil Greene: Acoustic guitar
Jim Beaupre: Electric guitar
All other instruments arranged and programmed by
Jim Beaupre and Jay Fernandes

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