Top photo: Al Gomes and
songwriter Andrew M. Chukerman
Second photo: L-R: Film director Peter Farrelly, Al Gomes
and film director Mike Izzi
Big Noise's Al Gomes has
composed songs with many award-winning and reknowned songwriters
including two-time Emmy Award Winner Sean Callery ('24,'
'Medium,' 'La Femme Nikita'), John Cafferty ('Eddie and
the Cruisers'), Jimmy Crane (Elvis Presley, Doris Day),
Mike Viola ('That Thing You Do,' 'Walk Hard'), Andrew M. Chukerman ('Frasier,'
'Murphy Brown,' 'Charmed'), David Minehan (Paul Westerberg, The Neighborhoods), and Chris Dominici (National Geographic Network,
Fox Sports), among others.
Music supervisors can contact Big Noise about Al and his collaborators' catalog at 401-274-4770 (USA) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen to mp3s:
Where Home Is
Written by Al Gomes, John Cafferty and Mark Cutler
Performed by John Cafferty and Mark Cutler
Surrender to Serenity
Written by Al Gomes, Jim Beaupre, Robyn Cullen and Mike Murnin
Performed by Film At Eleven
A Piece of Our Hearts
Written by Al Gomes, Mark Bram and Jamie Kurtis
Performed by Bandwagon and the Bandwagon Chorus
I Want It to Be (Demo)
Written by Al Gomes, Sean Callery,
Sharon Vessella and Cynthia Roberge
Performed by Sean Callery
Everybody's In A Hurry to Get Nowhere
Written by Al Gomes, David Minehan and Freddie Katz
Performed by Freddie Katz and Patti Rothberg
We're Friends Again (Demo)
Written by Al Gomes and Chris Dominici
Performed by Chris Dominici
Al Gomes has been in the music business for over 30 years.
Al is the founder of Big
Noise, an international music production and artist
development firm. Al and Big Noise have been responsible
for the release of 250+ recordings of diverse musical
genres. Al has 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 was part of the team that
helped launch Christina Aguilera's career. After Christina
was discovered by his good friend Steve Kurtz, Al served
as Director of Online Entertainment and Marketing for Christina
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' for RCA/BMG Records. Al also produced
American Idol's Katharine
McPhee's Christmas single, 'A Gift to You.'
In addition, Al has designed
award-winning websites for superstar artists like Christina Aguilera ('Best Websites of the 21st Century' -
Entertainment Weekly), Billy
Anthony and the Imperials, and many others.
Al and Big Noise 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.'
Al and 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.
Al conceived the Bandwagon Project which produced a benefit recording, 'Three Sides of Hunger,' and two concerts which raised awareness and thousands of dollars for the homeless in New England. 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 was placed on the Official Ballot
for the 2004 Grammy Awards for 'Best Compilation for A Motion
Picture.' He also produced the documentary 'Billy Gilman:
The Making of Everything and More' which also became an
Official Grammy Ballot Finalist for 'Best Long Form Music
Video' at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
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