“Nina Romanenko performs original and standard tunes with her own take on Old-Timey Jazz, Blues, Country Blues, Folk and Rockabilly.  Her shows and songs are great fun!  They’re filled with humor, connection, meaning and conscience.”


NINA ROMANENKO is a CT singer, songwriter, guitarist who loves working with and performing for people of all ages.  She performs original and standard tunes with her own take on old-timey jazz, blues, country blues, indie folk and rockabilly.  Her shows are great fun and filled with humor, connection, meaning and conscience.

Nina is a former Therapeutic Recreation Director and Voice Major who provides therapeutic Music Programs to bring smiles, laughter, peace and comfort.  She also performs at cultural events and venues including Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Mark Twain House, Groton Sub Base, Cheney Hall, Rockwell Theatre and the famous Matt Malloy’s pub in Ireland. 

She was part of No Soap Radio with Rick Nelson and was founding member of The Quarry Cats, East River Junction and The Rumblin's. The Celtic Spirit band invited her on two tours of Ireland and for ten years she had sung back-up vocals for John Beardsley’s Elvis Experience, which opened for The Drifters and also for Danny and the Juniors. She has opened for Tom Rush along with her band, The Quarry Cats and opened as a solo artist for Jeffrey Gaines.

She and her husband, Mike Harrison travel cross country in an Airstream Camper during the winter, often performing along the way. They love sharing the adventure, culture, history, varied music scenes and the beauty of nature and dark skies.  

During the pandemic she provided Virtual Therapeutic Music Programs for Residents in Healthcare Facilities. She performed virtually for Willimantic, CT’s Breadbox concert series and also took part in Virtual Talent Showcases that were hosted by Willington, CT’s EC-CHAP - producing several music videos (most with social messages) - in virtual collaboration with musicians, Kevin Gallagher and Tom Carraher. 

She currently performs solo and also collaborates on various music projects.