“Fun Old-timey Jazz, Country Blues, Folk and more - with renditions of Nina’s original tunes along with those of artists like Patsy Cline, Bessie Smith, Blind Blake and Mississippi John Hurt.”
“Songs of fun and whimsy are combined with those of meaning, conscience and history during performances that are spirited, rockin’ and great fun for all age groups.”
Nina Romanenko is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from CT who loves working with and performing for people of all ages. She's a former Therapeutic Recreation Director and voice major with training in music as therapy.
She has been a part of bands like John Beardsly’s “Elvis Experience” and Rick Nelson’s “No Soap Radio” and she was founding member of “The Quarry Cats" and "East River Junction".
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”.
Nina's Trio, "The Quarry Cats", with Mike Harrison and Kent Aldrich, was winner of “Folk on Friday’s” public competition culminating in opening for Tom Rush at “Little Theatre of Manchester”. She currently performs either solo or with her duo “The Rumblin's".
At library, town and cultural events, she puts on fun, interactive performances of her original tunes along with songs from various genres including old timey jazz, folk and country blues.
Nina also provides uplifting therapeutic music programs to more than 90 Healthcare facilities throughout CT, using music as therapy and bringing smiles and laughter to people of all ages and peace and comfort to those who are sick, struggling or at end of life.
She and her husband, Mike Harrison, currently travel South in their Airstream Camper during the winter months and she has had the pleasure of performing in places such as Sebastian, FL, Austin, TX, Nashville, TN and Asheville, NC.
They enjoy the music scenes in these areas and love meeting the people, sharing fun, adventure, culture, history and the beauty of dark sky and nature.