Top photo: Al Gomes and
composer Andrew M. Chukerman
Second photo: L-R: Film director Peter Farrelly, Al Gomes
and film director Mike Izzi
Al Gomes has been in the music business for over 30 years.
Al, along with partner A. Michelle,
is the founder of Big Noise, an international music
production and artist development firm. Big Noise has been
responsible for the release of 250+ recordings of diverse
musical genres. They have managed each and every project
from concept to completion including helping artists with
budget, choice of the artist's material, hands-on A&R direction
in the studio, art direction of recording package, manufacturing
of finished CD, and marketing and distribution of the finished
Al served as Director of Online
Entertainment and Marketing for Christina Aguilera and her
company, Three Wishes Productions, Inc., working as her
publicist and webmaster, as well as being her biographer
and archivist. In addition, Al has produced two singles for Aguilera ( 'Holiday
With Christina' and 'What
A Valentine Wants') and executive produced a #1
dance remix of her single 'What
A Girl Wants.'
He also produced American Idol's
McPhee's Christmas single, 'A Gift to You.'
Al has also worked with Chicago, Billy Gilman, Nils Lofgren, Little
Anthony and the Imperials, Tiffani Thiessen, Stephen Collins, Paul Doucette (Matchbox 20), and many others.
Al and A. Michelle have produced
26 award-winning CD compilations including CDs for First
Night Boston and the National Association of College Broadcasters
(which featured R.E.M., Anthrax, Primus, Cowboy Junkies,
Henry Rollins, Cracker, Eve's Plum, Luscious Jackson, and
Mazzy Star). The NACB CD received Print Magazine's annual
'CD Design Award.'
Big Noise's work has earned
the firm gold and platinum awards from the Recording Industry
Association of America, in addition to other major
Al is a full voting and nominating member of the
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (The Grammy
Awards), as well as serving on the Grammy Nomination Craft
Committees for Best Recording Package and Best Box Set.
Inspired by Bob Geldof's Band
Aid project, Al conceived the Bandwagon
Project which produced a benefit recording, 'Three
Sides of Hunger' (featuring platinum recording artist John
Cafferty), and two televised concerts which elevated awareness
of the plight of the poor in New England and raised thousands
of dollars for New England agencies that aid the hungry
and homeless. For his efforts, Al went on to win The Jefferson
Award from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foundation for
Outstanding Public Service.
Al executive produced the CD
soundtrack for actor Andrew McCarthy's directorial debut
'News for the Church' which became an Official Grammy Ballot Finalist for 'Best Compilation for A Motion Picture'
at the 2004 Grammy Awards. He also produced the documentary
'Billy Gilman: The Making of Everything and More' which
became an Official Grammy Ballot Finalist for
'Best Long Form Music Video' at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
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