I am songwriter that writes straight from the heart & soul of who I am

"it's been a long time 
since somebody called me a band geek" 


musician songwriter

all music available here

there's only so much you can do

listen to everything with just one click- 3rd solo album; there’s only so much you can do

listen to everything with just one click

better left unsaid

listen to everything with just one click- 2nd solo album; better left unsaid (instrumental/soundtrack) songs

listen to everything with just one click

accidentally on purpose

1st solo album- accidentally on purpose

listen to everything with just one click

there's only so much you can do *album content

  • there's only so much you can do 
  • obstacles
  • so-called artist
  • fun 'n games
  • driverless cars
  • on the contrary
  • first time

better left unsaid *album content

  • to love you
  • the wait is over
  • beautifully fragile
  • save the world
  • lovin' life
  • perfectly imperfect
  • the day after
  • super hero
  • everything will be ok
  • smile
  • accomplishment
  • voyage
  • smile

accidentally on purpose *album content

  • monopoly
  • the possibilities
  • band geek
  • the way she makes me feel
  • different
  • if I could fly
  • smell the roses
  • it'll do you good
  • conditioned by the media
  • easier said
  • in the worst kinda way
  • inevitable

a little about me..

glimpse of my BatCave...

about me...

I'm proud to be a band geek! That's exactly why I've written a song called just that. I've been playing music since the third grade and haven't stopped since - clarinet, sax, bass guitar, keys, guitar and vocals is what I do. Composing is what drives me though and my love for writing impactful, meaningful songs for the world to hear

 is what I strive to do - never stop doing what you love...never!!

  

gig in West Covina

a few nice words on N1M & Drooble


there's only so much you can do:

I love this song! I love everything about it. The production, lyrics, melody, voice, instrumentals. An awesome combination! I'm pretty sure I just got high off this song. - double-f the king


the way she makes me feel: 

excellent! thumbs up! wow, sounds like a song from elton John. I especially like the orchestral parts of the song.


to love you:

rare jewel! after rummaging thru a few songs like I always do I decide to give up until I found your music - you know what you're doing and the world is yours


easier said:

Inspirational! Mr. Tomaselli is a multi genre artist and it shows in this song.. A fantastic melody and keyboard/piano sound with great lyrics. The track blends with an epic sounding guitar part. This song is a great listen and a must listen on N1M.


KingCT CTWindhoek, Namibia


so-called artist 


Great vocal performance! I love the way you use your voice on these songs, you are a very talented songwriter. I really like the little backups you do as well. they fit with the song very well. I enjoy the strings most of all very beautiful sounds.


You really have great dynamics in your music, the way you use those strings, keys and brass instruments to evoke emotions is world-class my friend you are doing great stuff. great drum and guitar solos towards to the end I love that do more of those mate!


fun ‘n games reviews on drooble 


Double-F the King

I love the messages in your songs! They reflect some of the things I think about. I think a lot of people will be able to relate with them too. The guitar on this is really good! The backup vocals and main vocals are great! I felt energetic listening to this. The hook is catchy so I just wanted to sing along.


18dJoe Teresi

I really love that bass and guitar tones! They really make the song special! The vocals are amazing! They sing with such conviction!


18dRose Headway

The song has a surprise rhythm that makes us to enjoy and tapping the shoes!
The voice singers is the energy we can bring from this fabolous track!

18dHoward Nkomo

This song is really good. I really enjoyed listening to it. The solo was pretty epic. I love the guitar work on this song it gives the song its character.

gig at the vibe in riverside

straight from the fans...

 I always saw your profile in new artists recommendations but never took the time to listen to any of the music. Ever since yesterday I have been listening to your songs over and over again. What great music! - Audrey


your song "band geek" is my favorite. I'm absolutely speechless about it. Please keep up the brilliant work, it's people like yourself that keep the music alive! - Chris


Thank you for sharing your talent... I feel blessed to know you in this life... keep your music alive... it sounds great and I feel your heart and soul in all that you do and share with the world... - Will


Hi, I heard some songs off a friend and was pretty impressed. I really like your sound and this is what I called good music. A lot better than most of the crap on the go these days - Carmella


Hi there, you have some incredibly good recordings on your site and I just love it - Yvonne


I will always recommend and support you! 

- A/V Music Mgmt Entertainment, LLC


a cinematic ballad of genius
Ralph Tomaselli's song called ( The Way She Makes Feel) is a cinematic ballad of genius. The music sounds like a romantic movie soundtrack and its short and sweet to its not over bearing. all in all its a good song. probably good for a wedding reception . I give this track a 5 out of five. 

Reviewed by Storms of Jupiter PRO Today
United States, Tennessee, Kingsport


easier said

Smooth is the key
Now I remember who Ralph Tomaselli's voice reminds me of. A smooth Tom Waits; with a little Joe Cocker vibrato. Smooth is the key, and the smooth sine wave of Ralph's voice takes away all the sawtooth edge, and that is a style all his own. The piano is also smooth but the piano has a limited dynamic range compared to Ralph's voice. With that voice I sometimes feel pain, joy, self confidence, and always the thrill of making beautiful music. Thanks again Ralph, I'll let you go for now but I must listen one more time. 

Reviewed by John P Earls PRO on Sep 2018
United States, Washington, Lakebay

there's only so much you can do

I said it's not my fault 

it's outta my control...

there's only so much you can do

sometimes we think we could do it all

 like we're superman or somethin'

well I like to think I'm batman sometimes

  but I still can't do it all

I don't think any of us can...

what do ya think?!

I think I'm right... see ya!!





obstacles video - hot off the press!

upload this

you got your omg's and your lol's 

abbreviate this what the hell

is the matter with our world today 

it's taking its toll in so many ways

affecting the youth in disarray

does anybody know

does anybody care

I get an smh and stfu

idk what I'm gonna do

Is anyone sane enough to dare

 someone to speak their mind and wear

a face that is agenda free

no hypocrites or phonies

(chorus)

I said oh my god

 I'm laughing out loud

why don't you upload this

 to your iCloud


I hear a wtf and lmao 

communicate this

 now where do we go

the quality of life ya see

 it's all about the "what's in it for me"

some will push the envelope 

and some will take 

their words and choke

(chorus)

we think it's funny I think we do

a laughing matter

 is never thought through

short message service or an sms 

is paving the way to an sos

I got your btw, ttyl

 tgif I gotta gel

jk, tbh, fyi it's all tmi

it's all tmi

it's all tmi




so-called artist

ya think you're damn cool

ya so-called artist

an artificial fool

the credit that you take

you so-called artist

music you replicate

believing that you are

a so-called artist

overnight superstar

bet everything you do

ya so-called artist

pathetic through and through

so-called artist.

get a life...




the wait is over

let your imagination take you where you wanna be...

to love you

listen with your heart...

save the world

if only we could...

lovin life

just sit back, close your eyes and relax

band geek

It's been a long time since...


somebody called me a sissy

I've been to high school

somebody called me a band geek

so now I'm singing this song about all of them fools

I've had hair down to my ass

somebody made fun of me

I stood up for myself

and now I'm singing this song about a boy named me

can you relate with me

(chorus)

now it's time to turn the other cheek

it's no lie we've all been ridiculed

I've got pride to say I'm a band geek

and I don't mind, I really don't mind

I wanna be a band geek

so what if I'm a band geek

proud to be a band geek

I was born to be a band geek

you know you wanna be a band geek

(chorus)




easier said

So when you're feeling down

and you can't get up

It's when you need a sign

that you know you're tough

and this thing we all call life

... is beautiful

and at times we sacrifice 

as it takes its toll

(chorus)

we all fall down we all get up

sometimes it's easier said

So when you're all alone 

and got time to think

look at the things that make

 oh you smile and wink

It'll pick you up again

oh I know it will

It's 'cause you got the heart 

and you got the will

(chorus)

and when you need a friend

 I'm right here

two arms to hold you tight

two inviting ears

just know you're no alone 

and you will never be

I'll be right by your side

til eternity

(chorus)

the possibilities

We're always disbelieving

 so why is it that we cannot see

the good in anything

so many circumstances

somehow it's not enough to please

this society


what do we do when we're faced with negativity

 consuming our emotions

pessimism free...

(chorus)

the possibilities...

are waiting to be seen

can give us what we need

a chance to see

there's more to life than you and me


each day's a new beginning

 to stop crying and start singing

there's a place for everything

and these chains that bind must be free

let them go

and throw them out to sea...


the way she makes me feel

Can't take my eyes off her

so hard to concentrate

the way she makes me feel

 is this even for real

so many things to say

she takes my breath away

my heart won't be the same 

it adds a beat each day

I just can't get enough 

her smile her laugh her touch

she brightens up my day

 in so many ways

I just know there's something there

can't help this smile I wear

and this taste of happiness

don't ever let it end

(chorus)

'cause she makes

me feel

 like I'm alive

'n for awhile

 I felt 

like my soul has died 


it's the way she makes me feel


inevitable

step out of yourself

you just might find someone else

you just might find

someone hiding inside

something searching for

maybe reaching for that star

you know it's in you so

what are you waiting for

a little goes a long way

you owe it to yourself to be ok

and no matter what people say

you owe it to yourself to 

monopoly

life's not a game...

cool places to find me

Drooble

The Bat Wall

iTunes

another shot in my bat cave

Apple Music

rock in’ out with my bud Kenny at West Covina gig

YouTube

alexa’s wish promo shot

amazon

Slappin’ the bass!!

shout out!!!

through the years...

I just wanted to say a quick "thank you" 

for being a part of my musical journey


These need first recognition: 

Keith Durflinger - photography

Michelle Mills- publicity writer

Rock 'n Roll Peg - radio,  gig and supporter  Pat Bacich -  soundman and promoter 

Phil O'Keefe - studio engineer 

Alan C , Sharla D and Chuck G - art work

Mike T - photography                                    Tony B- biggest supporter as well as Liz M, Jennifer & Dave W and Larry and Diane M.

Love you all!


Fellow Bandmates; 

Extended Play: 

Mike M,  Deron B, Adam C, Ron D, Mike G, Kelly Mc

JoJo Anthony Group: 

Jojo A, Tommy R, Greg C, Kenny A, Dennis H, Alan A, Scott S

Alexa's Wish: 

 Scott S, Scott O, Robert O, Eggers, Rich D, and Aage, one of the very best!!! thank you for always being there for us!! (miss you man)

The Griffins: 

Deron B, Mike G, (at it again), Kenny (my piston brother), Tom-ato

Gorilla Cookies: 

Vic, Matt, Rich, Vito, Brad Mc

SGB:

Scott C, Brian H


*special shout out to Rich G. - song writing friend for years ...

and my Uncle Sonny for his incredible ear for music by giving me positive feedback and key change suggestions on occasion. Also Brian B for allowing us to rehearse at his warehouse for years and Allen T and Aage J.


Radio Station support:

Rock 'n Roll Peg - KCAL 96.7 (You Rock Peg!!!)

Bill Hartew - KLOS 95.5

John DeSantis - KCXX  103.9 


Huge Shout Out to all our alexa's wish fans who've been there for us on a fantastic ride and 4 albums later -

some people's kids - reality...in your face - whatever- it's always about you

 you all know who you are...

so just know that YOU ROCK BIG TIME!!!!



and all my band directors through the years as well:

Mrs. Sartor, Mr. Mercer, Roger Rickson, Dana Wheaton.


Above all, my wife Tiffany, my two daughters Alexa and Nika, and my mom.

Love you!!!



The Bat Wall
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