The Dreaming are:

Ann Janish-Schieder: vocals, piano, synth
Leah Pinnavaia: vocals, clarinet, keyboards
Daniel Haskin: acoustic and electric guitar, ebow, synth
Ray Lorigo: Lead Guitars, Classical
Pat O’Connell: percussion, drums

Who we are . . .
Based out of Buffalo, New York, and featuring Ann Janish-Schieder, Ray Lorigo, Daniel Haskin, Leah Pinnavaia, and Pat O’Connell, The Dreaming blend myriads of styles, from alternative rock, to folk, to ethereal, weaving their own style of musical soundscape. We are happy to have two lead vocalists with such emotion and power.

Having produced two previous CDs, their third outing, Shadow Days, is a richly textured disk of powerful electronics and sensual acoustics. In this latest installment in their career The Dreaming bring a new spin to their own brand of delicate alternative music. According to radio personality Sarah Sullivan of WHOB and WBOS in Boston, Mass.,”The guitars, at the beginning of ‘Perfect Skin’, make you wish they would go on and on. I was happy to discover, however, the vocals are just as hypnotic. Phew . . . . The band follows this with a kick in the ass of ‘Piglet and the Black Fox’ which takes you on a journey, sometimes frightening, keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout the track.”

The Dreaming is a band that writes songs that run the gambit of emotion. Each song is a story. The strength behind the band is it’s penchant for creating great catchy songs with dynamic range and literate, lyrical, beauty.

As live performers The Dreaming have played in a wide array of settings. From this year’s Music is Art Festival, to three times opening for British folk-rock legends, The Strawbs, and then on to a late night national television appearance on WKBW’s syndicated TV show ‘Off Beat Cinema’, the Dreaming have performed in venues large, and small, and everything in between.

The Dreaming are now reaching out to their fan-base through their website at www.dreamsuite.com . Visitors can sample tracks, catch up-to-date news, concert information, communicate with the band, download special recordings, and order CDs.

We are currently in production of our fourth CD, self titled – “The Dreaming”. “The Dreaming” will be released sometime in 2006.

The Dreaming’s CD catalogue is currently internationally distributed through Witchwood Records in the UK.

A little about the personalities behind The Dreaming:
Vocalist, and pianist, Ann Janish-Schieder , a veteran of Buffalo’s folk / jazz scene, possesses a voice that is at once both sensual and timelessly beautiful. Her musical past is quite varied as she has previously recorded with the Jazzabells and has a storied past within the local theatre scene.

Ann was nominated two years in a row, 2003 and 2004, in the Top Original Female Singer category in this year’s Buffalo Music Awards.

Vocalist and clarinetist Leah Pinnavaia is looking forward to adding vocals to The Dreaming’s live performances. “Ann has a gorgeous voice and adding lead and background parts will allow me to use areas of my vocal range that I don’t have an opportunity to use when singing lead parts.” Leah has been singing and writing songs for the past 11 years and is lead singer for The Cosmic Stepping Stones which is a spin-off from the group Muse. Previous CD’s released include Muse’s Symbiotica and Garden. After Garden was released, Leah was voted Top Original Female Singer in 1999 and 2000 Buffalo Music Awards. Last year, The Cosmic Stepping Stones released their self titled CD at The Tralf and has received radio play for their single “Winter on the Sun”.

Leah was also nominated in the best singer category in 2003 and 2004’s Buffalo Music Awards.

Guitarist Daniel Haskin has been with the band from inception and performs on 6 and 12 string guitars. He is one of the main writers in the band.

Lead guitarist and classical player, Ray Lorigo is also one of the Dreaming’s songwriters. Ray is one of the founding members of the band and has been in previous bands such as, Cloudwall, and The Black Squirrels.

Drummer, and percussionist, Pat O’Connell is a staple of the Buffalo music scene. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Pat has self-produced many solo projects and has himself been nominated, and won, previous Buffalo Music Awards.

About the projects:
Shadow Days
Having produced two previous CDs, their third outing, Shadow Days, is a richly textured disk of powerful electronics and sensual acoustics. In this latest installment in their career The Dreaming bring a new spin to their own brand of delicate alternative music. According to radio personality Sarah Sullivan of WHOB andWBOS in Boston, Mass.,”The guitars, at the beginning of ‘Perfect Skin’, make you wish they would go on and on. I was happy to discover, however, the vocals are just as hypnotic. Phew . . . . The band follows this with a kick in the ass of ‘Piglet and the Black Fox’ which takes you on a journey, sometimes frightening, keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout the track.”

The Dreaming is a band that writes songs that run the gambit of emotion. Each song is a story. The strength behind the band is it’s penchant for creating great catchy songs with dynamic range and literate, lyrical, beauty. Launched on their new label, DreamSuite Records, ‘Shadow Days’ is yet another stone on their independant path.

As live performers The Dreaming have played in a wide array of settings. From this year’s Music is Art Festival, to twice opening for British folk-rock legends, The Strawbs, and then on to a late night national television appearance on WKBW’s syndicated TV show ‘Off Beat Cinema’, the Dreaming have performed in venues large, and small, and everything in between.

The Dreaming are now reaching out to their fan-base through their website at www.dreamsuite.com . Visitors can sample tracks, catch up-to-date news, concert information, communicate with the band, download special recordings, and order CDs.

Picturebook Rain . The band’s first full-length album is comprised of fourteen relatively short tracks that span a range of styles. Ann Janish-Schnieder continues to front the band on vocals and contributes keyboard and piano. The line-up is completed by Ray Lorgo (guitars, classical, acoustic, electric), Daniel Haskin (guitars, acoustic, electric ebow, keyboards) and Pat O’Connell (drums, percussion). Guests include Chris Nagy (drums) and Cathy Carfagna-Meinzer and Mari Anderson (backing vocals)

The album is a clear development from the band’s first EP release. Instrumental and vocal arrangements are substantially more lush. The band have certainly developed into the art- or progressive-rock direction from the folky and bluesy roots of their debut through the loss of the violin and viola parts. The album opens with the title track which is an upbeat but light progressive-style rock classic. Vocal layers make an instant positive impression.

Silent was recorded at Select Sound Studios through the summer of 2000. “It was a mixture of what Ray and Ann had from their former band Cloudwall and what I had from my past with some newer songs.” says Daniel Haskin. “I lived with some of the older material for a while but it’s the newer works like ‘I Think I’ll Disappear’, and ‘For Real’ that were particularly exciting for me since those really took shape in the studio. Ray and Ann’s rhythmically jazzy ‘Need’ was also a pleasure to work on with Kilissa stepping right in with conga.”

“Ann and Ray really work well together as a song writing team since her words play off of Ray’s great chordal progressions so well. Ann is a wonderful writer, and her work is intensely personal”, Haskin says, “She really pulls these words from her heart. Plus with the addition of Cindy McCaffrey’s viola and zeta treatments it took the music to a whole different sonic level.”

Their new CD Silent churns it’s own brand of acoustic and electronic ambience, spinning a sound that is hauntingly bittersweet but yet . . . catchy.

Featured on Silent:
Cindy McCaffrey is an accomplished violinist / viola player who has performed with the Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra, Cloudwall, and Dallas Alice.

Kilissa Cissoko is a multi-instrumentalist who performs as part of Buffalo’s own Jazzabells. Her work with the University of Buffalo Music Department is documented on their web site.

Featured on Picturebook Rain:
Mari Anderson Backing Vocals
Cathy Carfagna-Meinzer Backing Vocals