Veteran musician Fil Ramil, major component of the local Steely Band tribute band No Static, has a new original solo E.P. out with the release party at Hennesy’s 25 Union St, Boston, MA 02108 in the live entertainment room known as the Hooley House. According to the venue’s website: The design and décor echo that of a traditional Irish Village, complete with a post office, a full Irish cottage and, of course the obligatory Irish Pub. Doors open at 7 PM with Scott Daamgard (of The Wayoutz) and Le Roxy Pro opening the program. After Ramil’s set there will be a reception.
On Veteran’s day, November 11, WEMF radio in Cambridge dubbed the video for “Anything You Want (Within Reason)” as its “video of the day.” “Anything you Want” got “Video of the Day” honors at WEMF!
The four songs on the new release are “On and On,” “Anything You Want (Within Reason)” with guest vocalist Kate O’Connor, “Last Forever” and the two minute forty nine second “Let It Go.” Ramil, a Malden resident, appeared on Ron Cox’s celebrated Malden Access TV’s Live on Tape program on November 3. Ramil played “On and On” and “Last Forever” in-between the interview segments, and the TV world premiere of the video was an added bonus.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Ramil was interviewed on CCTV Cambridge’s Psycho Fashion Show on Thursday night performing “On and On” and “Last Forever” live again, then it was off to the Original New England CD and Vinyl Record Expo on November 9 to be interviewed for Haverhill TV’s Across the Universe TV show. On November 11 Fil showed up at the Rock and Roll Social at the Model Café where DJ types and musicians have been showing up for 10 years, every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
From Fil’s biography from his website
Hailing from Boston, Fil has been performing professionally since the age of 13. He is a versatile singer/guitarist who possesses an extraordinary repertoire of styles; From soul to swing, hard rock to latin, there is little he can’t play.
Winning awards and scholarships to Berklee College of Music as a teenager, Fil went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with his degree in performance and songwriting. Since then, he has gone on to perform and record with some of the finest acts in the northeast, such as: No Static, The Brian Walkley Band, Entrain, Xguru, Jerry Vivino (of “Late Nite w/Conan O’Brien” band), members of the Blues Brothers band and many others.
In 2003, Fil released a solo album called “Daybreak” on Digital Point Records. The album tour took him through Europe, including nationally televised performances in Germany and France. Later, Fil continued to tour locally and internationally with Hollywood Records artist Michael Africk and Whiz Kid Records artist Jillian Wheeler.
Fil is lead vocalist for the exquisite 10 piece Steely Dan tribute band called “No Static.” Fil performs 70+ nights per year with various show/function bands and is a featured entertainer on the Odyssey cruise line as well as countless other venues around New England.
With each performance Fil brings soul, passion, and energy, no matter what the occasion. in the spring of 2014 Fil began work on a 4 song EP called “NightFall” at Ugly Duck Studios in Brighton MA. The single “Anything you Want (Within Reason)” features a rising star in Kate O’Connor and a cutting edge music video directed by Boston Music Award Nominee Ken Schmidt. The album is officially released on CD Baby.
Joe Viglione is the Chief Film Critic at TMRZoo.com. He has written thousands of reviews and biographies for AllMovie.com, Allmusic.com, Gatehouse Media, Al Aronowitz’s The Blacklisted Journal, and a variety of other media outlets. Joe also produces and hosts Visual Radio, a seventeen year old variety show on cable TV which has interviewed Jodie Foster, director/screenwriter David Koepp, Michael Moore, John Cena, comics/actors Margaret Cho, Gilbert Gottfried, Gallagher, musicians Mark Farner and Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad, Ian Hunter of Mott The Hoople, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, political commentator Bill Press and hundreds of other personalities.