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The Non-Domestiks

Take early 70's ballad pop in the likes of the Carpenters and Elton John, combine it with a hint of art and prog rock with classical influences similar to the Moody Blues and Renaissance, then throw in some Lou Reed, Bowie and Rundgren for a little edge and you may have an idea of what The Non-Domestiks sound like.
So who are the The Non-Domestiks? Two multi-instrumentalists by the name of Rosalba Gallo and Katrina Wylie currently celebrating their third CD release, "September Monday."
A concept album, the idea for "September Monday" was brought about by a news story that mentioned that statistically there were more suicides on Mondays in September than any other time. It tells the story of a relationship from the beginning through rough times, a break up and then a break down. But it moves past that breakdown to a better place, a place of inner peace.
The CD spans many different genres - rock, country, reggae, dance, prog rock, fusion and pop ballads - influences can be heard from a wide variety of artists such as Donovan, The Moody Blues, Jefferson Airplane, Lou Reed, Bread, and the Beatles. In addition, if you listen to the CD in its entirety, you could even easily imagine it as a Broadway musical.
The Philadelphia-area based duo has been together for a little over a decade. They both dropped out of the same college at about the same time, never meeting until years later through an ad in a local music paper. They hit it off immediately and found they had chemistry in their vocal style, writing and sound.
Their first EP "Time to Turn," (released in 1999 under their former name, "Beat Theory") quickly gained recognition, the title track of which received airplay on WXPN's Philly Local program. They went on to record two more original CD's, Try (2003) and Happy Defiant (2007) as well as two all-instrumental jazzy Christmas CDs, "Merry Christmas from The Non-Domestiks," Vol. 1 and Vol. II.
Although you probably wouldn't be able to tell while listening to it, Rosalba and Katrina play all the instrumentation on their CDs. While they both play keyboard, guitar and bass, Rosalba predominantly plays lead guitar, bass and drums whereas Katrina mostly plays keyboards and woodwinds (saxophone, clarinet, and bassoon). When it comes to vocals, Rosalba and Katrina's voices blend comfortably together into lush harmonies, which they augment through their instrumentation.
Philadelphia area venues they have played include, most notably, The Tin Angel, The World Cafe, and The Fire, as well as a number of other area clubs, restaurants and coffeehouses. They have opened for Mary Lee's Corvette and appeared at Sister Space, a prominent annual women's festival in Darlington, MD. They've also played the former CBGB's Gallery in New York City and often tour the New England region where they perform annually for the Women's Concert Series at the Highlands Inn in Bethlehem, NH as well as having been featured artists for various singer/songwriter showcases in Massachusetts. They have also gone international, traveling to Mexico where they were invited to perform at Uncommon Grounds Chill Out Lounge in Puerto Vallarta.