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The University Magazine

Dickie Nyquist lives!

The new CD features new, original music by DiFelice and Daniels.

The band known around RIT in 1995 as Dickie Nyquist has been reborn as We Love 2 Rumble Band. Members Ryan Cahill ’95 (biology), Matt Daniels ’95, ’99 (mechanical engineering), Ron DiFelice ’94, ’95 (chemistry) and Dylan James ’98 (civil engineering technology) reunited to produce a CD titled Dickie Nyquist Explodes.

DiFelice spearheaded this project, and he and Daniels wrote the scratch tracks and the music developed from there. DiFelice (bass guitar and vocals) brings his funk roots and Daniels (guitar and vocals) his rock/pop background. Cahill (percussion) adds a rock/jazz influence and James (lead guitar) contributes blues sensibilities. Two non-RIT musicians round out the sound: Kyle Crosby (keyboard and piano) and Steve Daniels, Matt’s brother (saxophone and trumpet).

Included among the nine songs is one titled Brick City, described as “a nostalgia-soaked anthem that related to the social scene at RIT during the mid ’90s.”

The band plans to return to RIT for a performance during Brick City Homecoming, Oct. 9-11.

The CD, a fund-raising project for The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, can be purchased online at, or