STREETS OF ROME
Streets Of Rome was formed in 2012 in Sonoma County, in the heart of California’s wine country. The band was created from shared Cursillo experiences, to express our faith through songs about life, love, loss and redemption. We are a new voice in Catholic/Christian music – building on influences from classic singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young to contemporary Christian bands such as Switchfoot and Third Day – creating a body of songs unique in message, structure and style. These are personal songs about the life's journey in faith, and also musical explorations in consciousness from a believer's perspective. Streets Of Rome has recorded its first CD/EP for release in mid-2013. All band members are experienced in music ministry and youth ministry and Streets Of Rome enjoys performing for charitable, community, and faith-based events in full band format or in ‘unplugged’ settings.
Edward Patrick Mooney (Vocals, Guitar, Bass)
Edward Patrick Mooney began writing songs in his early teens and began playing in bands while in high school. After college, he was a songwriter and sang and played bass for the LA-based band The Rub. The Rub released two albums/CDs on Happy Squid Records to critical acclaim. Over the past ten years he has been involved in youth ministry, parish music ministry, parish and diocese councils, community involvement as a youth coach, and is the co-founder of the Global University for Lifelong Learning, which brings educational and empowerment opportunities to some of the world’s poorest communities.
Ana Anzore (Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Ukelele, Stand-up Bass)
At a young age Ana Anzore discovered playing and singing music was a way to bring joy to others. In recent years she rediscovered the love of bringing music to others and made it her ministry, both as a parish and Cursillo musician and by performing in bands. She regularly performs for senior centers and Alzheimer care facilities. She is a singer and plays multiple instruments for Streets Of Rome on recordings and in live performances. She also performs with Homebrew – an Americana band from Petaluma, California.
Stu Manzano (Piano, Keyboards)
Born in Santa Rosa California to Filipino immigrants, Stu Manzano grew up in neighboring Rohnert Park. After high school he attended Berklee College Of Music in Boston, MA where he studied Composition and Production. He has been in the local Sonoma county music scene since 2010. His Jazz, Latin and Funk influences add interesting and innovative arrangements, lead lines, solos and pianistic touches to the band’s classic California singer-songwriting style. Stu currently works at as a music minister at St. Vincent's Parish in Petaluma and also produces music under his dance alias Fried Bananas.
Bob Gibson (Guitar, Vocals)
Bob Gibson has been involved in youth ministry for more than twenty years. He is passionate about working with kids in faith formation. He is also passionate about the role music plays in ministry and in life itself. He started playing guitar six years ago and joined Streets Of Rome in 2013. He enjoys listening to and playing both Classic rock and Christian rock. Bob is originally from Lake Tahoe where he became an avid skier and learned to appreciate the beauty that God creates and the wonder of life itself.
John Reed (Drums)
John Reed has over 25 years experience playing drums in the Bay Area music scene, and brings a vibrant energy to Streets Of Rome arrangements, both in the recording studio and live performances. John is a musician at Spring Hills Christian Church in Santa Rosa, California.