Top photo: L-R: Al Gomes and Bob Geldof Second photo: L-R: Al Gomes, Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson
and Big Noise's A. Michelle Third photo: L-R: Christina Aguilera and Al Gomes Fourth photo: L-R: A. Michelle, legendary photographer
Henry Diltz and Al Gomes in LA during Grammy Awards Week Fifth photo: L-R: Film director Peter Farrelly, Al Gomes
and film director Mike Izzi Sixth photo: L-R: Film producer John Scaccia,
Al Gomes and Andrew McCarthy Seventh photo: Bandwagon EP Eighth photo: Derek Carvalho CD
Al Gomes has been in the music business for over 30 years.
Al, along with partner A. Michelle,
is the founder of Big Noise, an award-winning international music
production, artist development, and music publicity firm.
Big Noise has overseen the release of 300+ recordings of
diverse musical genres by superstar and independent recording
artists. They have managed each and every project from concept
to completion including assistance with establishing the budget for each project, choice
of the artist's material and producer, hands-on A&R direction in the
studio, art direction of recording package, and the publicity, marketing and distribution of the release.
Big Noise's work has earned
the firm gold and platinum awards from the Recording Industry
Association of America, in addition to other major
Al has produced
26 award-winning CD compilations including CDs for First
Night Boston and the National Association of College Broadcasters
(which featured R.E.M., Anthrax, Primus, Cowboy Junkies,
Henry Rollins, Cracker, Eve's Plum, Luscious Jackson, and
Mazzy Star). The NACB CD received Print Magazine's annual
'CD Design Award.'
Al also produced the original motion picture soundtrack CDs for the directorial debuts of actors Andrew McCarthy ('News for the Church') and Tiffani Thiessen ('Just Pray' ‚ which featured Paul Doucette from Matchbox 20 and Lori McKenna).
Al is a full voting and nominating member of the
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (The Grammy
Awards), as well as serving on the Grammy Nomination Craft
Committees for Best Recording Package and Best Box Set.
Inspired by Bob Geldof's Band
Aid project, Al conceived the Bandwagon
Project which produced a benefit recording, 'Three
Sides of Hunger' (featuring platinum recording artist John
Cafferty, Belly's Gail Greenwood, and a 150-person celebrity
chorus consisting of musicians, journalists including MTV
Networks executive producer Bill Flanagan, TV broadcasters,
politicians, and service agency heads), and two sold-out
televised concerts which elevated awareness of the plight
of the poor in America and raised thousands of dollars for
American agencies that aid the hungry and homeless. For
his efforts, Al went on to win The Jefferson Award from
the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foundation for Outstanding
Public Service. View
Al has composed songs with many award-winning and renowned songwriters including two-time Emmy Award Winner Sean Callery ('24,' 'Medium,' 'La Femme Nikita'), John Cafferty ('Eddie and the Cruisers'), Jimmie Crane (Elvis Presley, Doris Day), Mike Viola ('That Thing You Do,' 'Walk Hard'), David Minehan (Paul Westerberg, The Neighborhoods), and Chris Dominici (National Geographic Network, Fox Sports), among others, and had his songs covered by several artists including pop singers Derek Carvalho and Alyssa Surrette