The Big Game is the debut album from OGD featuring Derek Olivero on guitar and lead vocals, Bobby Gavin on drums, and Dave De Ranieri on bass with special guest performance by Daniel A. Weiss on keyboards for three songs.
World renown rhythm master Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney) produced the album at the iconic Dreamland Recording Studios outside of Woodstock, New York.
The band recruited legendary album cover artist Hugh Syme (Rush, Dream Theater) to design the artwork for the record. Both the CD and Vinyl include a 20 page booklet created by Hugh. Get ready for some good old fashion power trio rock!
Derek Olivero – Guitar, Lead Vocals
Bobby Gavin – Drums, Vocals
Dave De Ranieri – Bass, Vocals
Daniel Weiss – Keyboards
Jerry Marotta – Backing Vocals
Written by Olivero, Gavin, DeRanieri
Audio Produced by Jerry Marotta
Album Cover Artwork, Direction, and Illustrations by Hugh Syme
Audio Recorded at Dreamland Recording Studios in West Hurley, NY
Additional Recording at Jersville Studios in Woodstock, NY
Audio Engineer – Ken Helmlinger
Assistant Engineer – Ariel Shafir
Mixed by Michael Cozzi at Moscozzi Studio in Seattle, Washington
Mastered by Chris Athens for Chris Athens Masters in Austin, Texas
Video Production and Animation by Doug Hatley
Band Photography – Natalie De Gennaro & Francis X DeGennaro
Strategic Liaison – A.J. Chippero