Nina Romanenko performs a variety of tunes including some Old-timey Jazz, Country Blues, Folk and Rockabilly. Her original tunes are combined with standards - and songs of fun and whimsy are combined with those of meaning, conscience and history.
Nina Romanenko is a CT singer, songwriter and guitarist who loves working with and performing for people of all ages. She's a former Therapeutic Recreation Director and voice major - who currently provides Therapeutic Music Programs at Healthcare Facilities to bring smiles, laughter, peace and comfort. She also performs at cultural events and venues where she enjoys engaging audiences with songs that are fun and spirited - as well as those of meaning, history and social conscience.
She’s been a part of the bands, "No Soap Radio" with Rick Nelson - and John Beardsly’s “Elvis Experience” - and was founding member of “The Quarry Cats", "East River Junction" and "The Rumblin's". She's appeared in venues including the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Groton Sub Base and Cheney Hall - and has opened either solo or as a band member for "Danny & the Juniors", "The Drifters", “Tom Rush” and Jeffrey Gaines”. Her Trio, "The Quarry Cats", with Mike Harrison and Kent Aldrich, was winner of Cheney Hall's, “Folk on Friday’s” public competition culminating in opening for Tom Rush at “Little Theatre of Manchester”.
Nina and her husband, Mike Harrison, have been traveling cross country in recent years - in their Airstream Camper during the winter months - often performing along the way. They enjoy the various music scenes and love meeting people, sharing adventure, culture, history and the beauty of nature and dark skies.
During the Pandemic, she had provided Virtual Therapeutic Music Programs at Healthcare Facilities - and had also worked in collaboration with friend - multi-instrumentalist, Kevin Gallagher and "virtual" friend - video producer, Tom Caraher. During that period - they had made several music videos together - most all, with important social messages.