Red Room Effect
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Red Room Effect

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Blues Rock


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"Album Review"

Red Room Effect
Frame of Mind

Impressive sounds on a debut EP from a local three-piece. With some straight-up rock tunes, some funky blues, some ill-advised rapping (reminiscent of Anthony Keidis) and recurrent grunge overtones, Red Room Effect is diverse in its influences, but perhaps a little too diverse, in that we can't find the band's center. That having been said, a few of the tunes here are top-notch; "Raindrops" could have been a '90s radio hit no problem. Talented guys, maybe just looking to find their voice as a unit.

— Andy Mulkerin, Pittsburgh City Paper

RED ROOM EFFECT EP RELEASE. 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 25. Cattivo, 146 44th St., Lawrenceville. $10-12. 412-687-2157 or - Pittsburgh City Paper


Funky, Hip, Music. LP (currently in production) 

1. Fire Field 

2. Boogie Down 

3. Move Your Body

4. My Ghetto Blaster

5. Lady In White
6. Allergic To Negativity
7. Gypsy Lullaby
8. Gotta Groove 
9. Lovely Lady
10. Rise Up
11. Risks & Reward$
12. Hold Me closer
13. Georgia Peach 
14. Never Gonna Grow Up

Frame of Mind EP (2014)

1. Frame of Mind
2. Rain Drops
3. Mysterious Lover
4. Lonely One
5. Cali Beat
6. For Free



Eric Gadola, also known by his stage name "Crazy Eric" formed the grassroots of Red Room Effect in the summer of 2013. Working as a golf pro by day and struggling singer/songwriter by night, Gadola approached producer/drummer, Paul Jay with songs he had been writing with hopes of forming a rock band. Impressed by his songwriting abilities,  Paul Jay and Eric began to mold the the majority of songs that would later appear on the "Frame of Mind EP."

Stricken with sadness and loneliness from Paul Jay's unexpected death, Gadola turned to talented Pittsburgh drummer, Spencer Day with the demos produced in Paul Jay's Red Room Studios, in Cheswick, PA  After hearing the demo, Day agreed to help Gadola jumpstart the band.  Gadola crowned the band Red Room Effect in honor of the late Paul Jay. Mason Callender was added on bass guitar, as the group began gigging across Western PA. They later recorded the Frame of Mind EP with producer Ryan Wood (formerly of New Medicine) which yielded favorable reviews and national radio airplay.

In November 2014, Day expressed interest in pursuing other musical ventures. As a result, Gadola began producing and recording songs he composed in his home studio.  While recording the majority of the instruments himself, Gadola sought out the talents of a few local skilled session musicians, including  guitarist, Anthony "Tony Tone" Lamendola. (formerly of The Next Month)  Gadola's lust for the stage lights was short lived when Tony suggested revitalizing the group with a new lineup.  Former Next Month bassist, Matt "Matural Ice Jr." Johnson soon joined the band. Eric grew fond of  local indie rockers Blithehound,  and later recruited 2 of their members: muilti-instrumentalist Nick Svitek, and drummer Jon Walters.

"It's special how we have a built such a strong musical chemistry in such a short amount of time as everyone shares a mutual respect for one another. What a humbling experience this has been. I'm geeked guys this talented want to be bring this project to life.  Being on stage in front of crowd is what I live for, and I'm thankful for these guys. 

As for the music, what type of music you ask? This music will make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, make you feel.   It's blues, it's funk, it's hip hop, jazz, r&b, soul, it's art… It's rock n'roll.    This band, this music, these songs……..          Will move you."   

It's what we like to call Funky, Hip, Music."

                         - Eric Gadola-



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