Randy Roos' Urethane is an original quartet that features the compositions of Randy Roos. From his critically acclaimed album Mistral to more recent compositions, the band selects tunes from Randy's expansive catalog to perform. With each band member’s distinct influences and background, the music is fresh, exciting and daring.
Member of Club d’Elf, Donkilo Afrofunk Orkestra, 7 odd 7, Marc Rossi Group Performances with Orchestra Luna, Steve Swallow, Mick Goodrick, John Medeski, and Bill Bruford Recordings include Primalvision, Raz, and Liquid Smoke (Narada); Photogenic Memory (Agharta Japan); Mistral (Spoonfed); and Orchestra Luna (Epic) Articles in Guitar Player magazine and Electronic Musician Composer for the PBS series Scientific American Frontiers since 1991, and several in the Nova series Owner, Squam Sound Recording and Production.
"Starting off as a surf guitarist, I moved on to become a serious blues guitarist, then a jazz guitarist-turned-composer. I was one of the original members of Orchestra Luna, a theatrical rock group with a fanatical following and an ill-fated record deal with Epic. Continuing on as a bandleader, I released an LP entitled Mistral on the Spoonfed label, a result of a band I had for about a year with guitarist Mike Stern. Years past, bands evolved, many gigs were played, and more recordings were made including Photogenic Memory (Agharta, Japan), two with George Jinda and World News (JVC), three on the Narada label, and others. I'm currently working on two band and recording projects, Vertigo-Z and Van Gogh Shadowtree, and I often perform with world/jazz/jams band Club d'Elf and Donkilo Afro Funk Orkestra.
I began composing music for television in 1989. I've scored hundreds of shows, including the last twelve seasons of Scientific American Frontiers, a PBS science series hosted by Alan Alda, as well as several from the NOVA series. an Emmy nomination came my way for my work on the European art film, A Celebration of Architecture. Teaching has always been a part of my life, and after 14 years in the New England Conservatory jazz department, I’m now at Berklee College of Music as Professor of guitar."
The band features Randy Roos on guitar and compositions, Steve Hunt (keyboardist with Allan Holdsworth for ten years) on keyboards , Mike Rossi on bass and Jared Steer on drums.