Rome 56 straddles the line between Americana and British 60’s pop. Arthur Lamonica (lead singer/ songwriter/guitarist) was a founding member of The Shirts, signed to EMI, and penned their top hits “Tell Me Your Plans“ and “Laugh And Walk Away”.
Art was a player in the golden age of CBGB’s, toured Europe supporting Peter Gabriel, and recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
In Rome 56 Art has surrounded himself with a mix of talented musicians in the US and Europe, producing 5 cd’s (Spotify, iTunes, etc.). Rome 56 has been playing the NY music scene with shows at Bowery Electric, Mercury Lounge, The Cutting Room and currently enjoying a 2nd year residency at East Village “SideWalk NYC”.
The band has also performed in Europe and U.K. at venues including Duke’s Whitstable in Kent, Paradiso in Amsterdam, and Q-factory in Amsterdam (Jul 2018).