Armand John Petri

Armand John Petri

BMHOF Class of 2012

Armand John Petri] Armand John Petri: is a producer, engineer and performer. Armand produced, engineered and pre-produced five Goo Goo Doll albums, Jed through Dizzy Up the Girl. He engineered or produced The 10,000 Maniacs albums, Candy Everybody Wants, Love Among the Ruins and Earth Pressed Flat; engineered or produced for The Splat Cats; and engineered numerous Manowar albums. In fact, he has about 110 albums to his credit and has 5 multi-platinum awards, 3 gold record awards and was a Dove Award winner.

Armand has worked with many other renowned artists including Sixpence None The Richer, for whom he served as Personal Manager and producer of three of their albums; and John & Mary. He has produced about 60 local bands and has worked in over 50 studios worldwide.

He studied Music and Sound Recording at SUNY Fredonia. After a year, he left Fredonia to tour full time as the drummer for the show group Life. He returned to Fredonia and his senior project album, called The Rods, got him signed to Arista Records. He has performed in European tours and cruise ships. Armand put together and produced his own group Ara Nova which signed to Refuge Music Group. He has served as staff producer at Pure Metal Records and has directed a number of music videos.

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