In the spring of 2007. Bernie Klemmer (composer and lyricist) along with Nelson Hill and Bethanne Reid, started a recording project to develop a collection of original compositions and arrangements. As the sessions progressed, the project attracted some of the areas’ finest musicians and performers, including Rob Cochran, Fran Danis and Dave Mohn among others. The sessions resulted in two self-produced CDs which were recorded at Stoney Hill Studios in Buckingham, PA and mixed and mastered by Jim McGee at SpectraSound Recording in Nazareth, PA.
By the fall of 2007, after performing and recording a live, 10 piece ensemble presentation at Havana in New Hope, PA, friend and promoter Michael Kurtz introduced the band to Grammy winning producer, Phil Nicolo. In 2008, the band (KHR and Friends) began recording sessions with Phil at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA. The band performed throughout the area in various ensemble sizes over the next couple years.
In 2009, Klemmer, Reid, Cochran and Danis were joined by Andrew Neu and Mark Walsh and a regular performing unit was in place. The rhythm section was completed with drummer/engineer, Matt Curran and B3 Hammond player, John Fioravanti. With the collaboration of Klemmer and Neu, the writing and recording sessions intensified, the band began to find it’s “sound” and RGM Project was born.
2010 brought about some innovative recording techniques for the band. Multiple remote recording sessions began in order to keep up with the large amount of material being written. The tracks were taken back to Jim McGee at SpectraSound Recording to be engineered. Fall of 2010 found RGM back in Studio 4 with Phil Nicolo where finishing touches are being put onto tracks for RGM's upcoming CD release
Some of the other contributing musicians and engineers and producers includes: Bill Washer, Chuck Gottesman, Peter Neu, Brian Pastor, Christopher McGovern, Alan Gaumer, Leonard "Doc" Gibbs, Ed Gaittins and Craig Kastelnik.