ABOUT

The band Rougon has been on the music scene since 2009.  In the past year, the band has been redeveloped to include Bryan Romano, Lucas Spinosa, Steve Schittone and Randy Carpenter.  Rougon is comprised of four career musicians with talent abounding.  Their latest album, “Set Me Free”, has been well received by the music community and distributed worldwide.

Bryan Romano

Musician – Lead Vocals / Guitar / Saxophone

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inductee 

 

Bryan has been performing in South Louisiana since he was 12 years old.  He began playing on the saxophone locally with his dad, Buddy Roy, and The Buddy Roy Band.  He continued playing sax with numerous local artists, Floyd Brown, Showdown, GG Shinn, TK Hulin, Steve Adams, Chris Gray, Contajus, Kane Glaze Sr., Chris LeBlanc, Eddie Smith, Stormy, and countless others. He has performed with bands across the globe and has played with the Music Hall of Fame Event Band.  He formed the original band Rougon in 2009 naming the band after a small town about 20 miles west of Baton Rouge in Point Coupee Parish.  His vision was to perform the music he loved playing rather than conforming to the norm, but doing enough material that he could entertain almost any audience.  The result was an unusual blend of Rockin’ Blues Swampy Muddy Backroads Soulful Grooves and straight from the heart honest South Louisiana sounds that you can only get from Rougon. No two shows are ever the same.

 

 

Lucas Spinosa

Musician & Songwriter - Piano / Keyboards / Organ  / Vocals

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inductee - Lifetime Achievement as a Musician and Songwriter 

Voting Member of the Recording Academy

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Lucas developed an interest in music by the age of eight years old and has been playing professionally since junior high school.  By the time he reached nineteen, he had recorded his first album. He has a great interest in writing, including an expansive library of original songs.  He recorded four albums with his band, Lucas Spinosa & Southern Star and a fifth album released just this year with eight of his original songs recorded by Rougon.  Lucas’ career has allowed him to travel extensively from coast to coast in the United States. He has worked as a studio musician at such studios as "Studio East" in San Diego, CA, and “Bluff Road Studio”, “Dockside Studio” and "Studio in the Country" all in south Louisiana. He has performed on many recordings with individual artists, including Brooke Benton and Melanie.  He has opened shows for a variety of groups and individual artists such as, Sha Na Na, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Three Dog Night and B.J. Thomas. As the Manager and Promoter for Lucas Spinosa & Southern Star, he secured a contract with the Coors Light - Silver Bullet Tour to include shows with Tracy Lawrence, Martina McBride, Waylin Jennings, Ray Charles and various performances in Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics.  The tour brought about several product endorsements and national sponsorships with Coors Light, Yamaha International, Mesa Boogie, etc.  Today Lucas is proud to be a part of the band Rougon, performing his original songs with a mix of rhythum & blues, classical rock and a little swamp pop.

 

 

Steve Schittone

Musician – Bass Guitar / Vocals

 

Steve was born into a family of music.  His grandfather (Mickey) and father (Steve, Sr.) were already established musicians way before he was even born.  He grew up being inspired every day and influenced by his family of talent.  Steve first took music classes in 5th grade and continued through high school in the Concert and Marching band.  He got his first bass guitar for his 14th birthday and has been passionate about playing ever since.  Steve has had the honor to play alongside some of Louisiana's finest musicians in his musical career.  Steve found a musical niche with the Romano family.  He performed with Buddy Roy and then formed a band together with Jimmy Romano. He has also played alongside with Rustin Romano, and finally joined up with Bryan Romano and Rougon.  Steve has been very blessed with the talent that the good Lord gave him and it has made him truly happy to be able to share this magical talent with all of his Family, Friends and Fans out there.  Lifelong hobbies are Music and Cars.

 

 

Randy Carpenter

Musician - Drums

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inductee (LeRoux)

 

Randy grew up in Gonzalez, Louisiana.  He studied music at Loyola University in New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana University.  He has performed on recordings with John Fred, Joe Stampley, GG Shinn, The Dameans, Al Hirt, Dr John, The Boogie Kings, Doug Kershaw/Hank Williams Jr, Luther Kent, John Schneider, Waylon Thibodeaux, Don Rich, CJ Chenier and Jo-el Sonnier.  Randy has been fortunate to perform shows with Lynn Anderson, Tareva Henderson, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Edgar Winter, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), Jimi Jamison(Survivor), Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers), Steve Cropper (Blues Brothers), John Elefante (Kansas), Bill Champlin (Chicago),  T Graham Brown, John Cafferty and Sammy Kershaw.  He is a current member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame band LeRoux.  Randy is thrilled to now be a part of south Louisiana’s hottest band, Rougon.

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