Chief Engineer, Producer, Session Vocalist
Dominic Romano is an Engineer, Producer, Musician and Singer-Songwriter. He started his musical career at the age of 5 on the violin, and continued to branch out into a diverse range of styles upon taking up the guitar and singing. He graduated Bennington College with a degree in Recording Arts & Sound Design, learning from such sound greats as David Baron, Julie Last, and Scott Lehrer. He worked as an assistant engineer at several studios around the country before becoming Chief Engineer at Bongo Boy Studios in 2015. He has worked in a diverse range of styles including Folk, Pop, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Hip Hop, Classical, Country, Bluegrass, Reggae, World, and all of the best genre-defying projects in between. He also plays both solo and with local progressive folk quartet The Gatehouse Well.
Studio Owner, Producer & Staff Engineer
Jimmy Foot is a producer, engineer, and guitar player. Known for his work with World Artists
The Rhyth-O-Matics, Reggae Jackson, Hedzoleh Soundz, Djialy Kunda Kouyate, Borracho Y Loco,
Escola Nova de Samba, Jah Sun & The Lion Camp, Rod & The I-Deals, Jimmy has also been involved with Rock, Folk, Surf, and Country music over his long career. He co-produced three albums with the late, great, and legendary producer Bob Johnston of Dylan/Cash/Cohen fame. Jimmy has also engineered many albums and demos and has worked in a variety of styles including Hip Hop, Reggae, Rock, World Music, and Country. He currently plays with the Humboldt County trio Kingfoot and Ghost Train.
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Studio Owner & Manager
Susie Foot was a staff engineer at Wally Heider Recording, San Francisco, from 1974 until its closing in the spring of 1980. There Susie got the opportunity to work with and learn from many world-class producers and engineers. The many artists whose albums she worked on include Santana, Patti Labelle, Herbie Hancock, Rod Deal & the I-Deals, Tea Leaf Green and many more. (Full Discography at www.facebook.com/Susie-Foot-190848814589399)
Susie also worked as a free-lance engineer at several major studios, including The Record Plant, Caribou Ranch, Village Recorders, Music Annex, Suntreader Studio, Villa Recorders, and Different Fur. Her engineering background provided Susie with a strong foundation when she was hired to manage a multi-room recording studio in San Francisco named Hyde Street Studios. Serendipitously, this was the same building that was originally Wally Heider Recording! Hyde Street's owner, Michael Ward, opened the doors in 1980. http://www.hydestreet.com/history.html