Nina Romanenko

Nina Romanenko performs Old-timey Jazz, Country Blues, Folk and a bit of Rockabilly.  Her original tunes are combined with standards - and songs of fun and whimsy are combined with those of meaning, conscience and history.

Bio

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 who now provides Music Programs at Healthcare Facilities, using music as therapy to bring smiles and laughter to folks of all ages - and peace and comfort to those who are sick, struggling or at end of life.

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 has 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" 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 Cheney Hall's, “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".

Before the Pandemic - Nina and her husband, Mike Harrison, had begun traveling South in their Airstream Camper during the winter months - and she had performed in Sebastian, FL, Austin, TX, Nashville, TN and Asheville, NC.   They enjoyed the music scenes in these areas and loved meeting the people, sharing fun, adventure, culture, history and the beauty of dark sky and nature.

Since the Pandemic, Nina has been providing Virtual Therapeutic Music Programs at Healthcare Facilities - and has also begun working in collaboration with her duo partner, multi-instrumentalist, Kevin Gallagher and her "virtual" friend, West Hartford, CT President, percussionist and multi instrumentalist, Tom Caraher - who she has yet to meet in person.  They met when he was producing his song and video, "Is This A Moment" - and they have since made several more music videos together - each with important social messages.