About

ROY CICALA – DIRECTOR

Roy Cicala at S.A Plant Studios - São Paulo

Roy Cicala at S.A Plant Studios – São Paulo

Roy Cicala (born Roy Joel Cicala in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American producer, engineer, song-writer and musician. His body of work includes over 10 Platinum Records for producing, writing, engineering and management for talent from the 70’s through today. His biography is written by Brazilian journalist Claudio Tognolli

Roy is known as one of the best producers and sound engineers of the world. For almost 20 years at Record Plant Studios in New York (1968–1987), he recorded and produced some of the greatest artists of modern music like John LennonAretha FranklinMadonnaElvis PresleyElton JohnBruce SpringsteenStingFrank SinatraDire StraitsJimi HendrixDavid BowieHarry NilssonMiles DavisChick CoreaRay CharlesQueenAerosmithBon JoviLiza MinnelliRoberta FlackPatti La BelleVan Morrison,Don McLeanThe WhoJohnny WinterCrosby, Stills, Nash and YoungFrank ZappaLou ReedPrinceSantanaSarah VaughnCharles Mingus and so many others.

Roy began working freelance engineering jobs in New York when he took over Record Plant Studios piloting mega-albums hits as chief engineer. Roy was an engineer on the first album ever recorded at Record Plant Studios, Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, released in 1968. Through the years, he worked on hundreds of albums. During the 1970s, house engineers Shelley Yakus and Roy Cicala gave many local bands their start by donating session time and materials to upcoming artists, engineering and producing their demo tapes. While at Record Plant, Roy Cicala was involved with a wide range of projects including doing the remote work for the “Live Aid” concert in 1985. Record Plant closed in 1989.

Roy worked with John Lennon just before The Beatles broke up in 1970. Roy engineered John and Yoko’s first solo compilation Plastic Ono Band and went on to work with John on many other of his solo projects including Imagine, Mind Games and Double Fantasy. He also is credited with writing the song Incantation. Ex-wife Lori Burton co-wrote songs with Roy for John and Yoko. He has 3 children, son Jade and daughters Shaune and Hanna.

PRODUCTION AND RECORD PLANT NYC CREDITS

Roy Cicala, John Lennon and Yoko at New York

LIVE AND REMOTE RECORD PLANT CREDITS

SONGWRITING CREDITS

OTHER CREDITS

Roy has been working in Brazil since the 70s in various engineering and production capacities. He is currently producing and managing major label artists like Charlie Brown Jr. inBrazil at the newly launched Record Plant South. He sits on the Advisory Board for Ingk Labs, a New York City based IP accelerator founded by his nephew Craig Alberino.

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