Welcome To RPM-

Promoting Hudson Valley Musicians, Bands, and Venues

One Site, One Source, One Mission.


We love music just as much as you do. We want to see it thrive here in the Hudson Valley and developed this platform for local artists, fans, and area venues to be able to share performances, schedules, new releases, gigs, and so much more. We’ve partnered with local radio stations and performance venues throughout the region to do our part in giving Live & Local a stage and a voice. Take a look around. If you have a band, submit your stuff.  If you have a great story to tell, drop us a line.We’ll shine the spotlight and share it with everyone!


162914_1753468233160_461203_nCharlie Cornacchio

Charlie Cornacchio has been involved in music since he was 10. He is an award winning singer songwriter who plays guitar, bass, piano, and sings. As lead vocalist of several rock bands in the 70’s, including the SNAPSHOTS and POPEYE, Charlie played throughout the Tri-State area until joining a traditional “function” band called CIRCUS in the early 80’s as the group’s lead vocalist and bassist. The band played over 1000 weddings, clubs, and corporate gigs through his 22 years with the group. During that time, Charlie also signed a recording contract with Squires Productions and recorded his original songs.

His playing days are now relegated to a few acoustic gigs and singing with the Calvary Chapel worship team on Sundays. He is the Founder and Executive Producer of HVNN.com and also the Managing Partner of Hudson Valley Sports Report.


frank-deraffeleFrank De Raffele

Frank is a New York Times Bestselling author.  He has 5 books published with 3 in production. His most recent book, Business Networking and Sex: Not what you think!, (which has now been translated into Chinese), was an Amazon.Com #1 Best Seller in 9 categories.  It also became the #2 Amazon.Com best seller for overall book sales, only behind The Hunger Games.  (So, Frank is now thinking: “Business Networking and Sex…The Movie!”). He created and hosted the Entrepreneurial Excellence Radio Show. The show achieved the #1 ratings in listener-ship in each market it was syndicated. As one of the principals and the Business News Anchor for Hudson Valley News Network.com, Frank focuses on producing features on local businesses, entrepreneurial personalities and important business news to the Hudson Valley community. He also shares his business insights, (sometimes outspokenly), in his Frankly Speaking video blogs.  Frank interviews nationally recognized authors, CEOs and personalities.

matthew-chernay-rpmonhvnnMatthew Chernay

Matthew Chernay is the website developer and online marketing specialist for Rhythm & Pulse Music (RPM). He is the owner of IT Visions, Inc., which is a company that specializes in Website Design, Website Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Online Marketing for small businesses throughout the Hudson Valley region. He is also the webmaster for Hudson Valley News Network and Hudson Valley Sports Report.