The Connection is an American rock and roll and power pop band, formed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Brad Marino and Geoff Palmer

Goldmine Magazine placed the band's first full-length LP, 2013's Let It Rock!, on its "Top 20 Albums of 2013" list, stating, “A helping of punk energy, plenty of pop songwriting smarts and a whole lotta rock and roll attitude sums up these New Hampshire boys. A number of their tracks have been chosen by Steven Van Zandt and his Underground Garageradio station as "The Coolest Song in the World."[3]

Palmer, formerly of The Guts and a professional musician since high school, was a practiced lead, rhythm, and bass guitarist, and vocalist, by the time The Connection formed. Originally, The Connection was composed of Marino on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Palmer on lead guitar and harmony vocals.


The Connection just released their new Full Length record "Labor Of Love"

The New Trocaderos is an independent American rock 'n' roll and power popband formed in November 2013 by New England natives Brad Marino and Geoff Palmer of The Connection, and Kurt Baker of the Kurt Baker Band. The group has released several EPs including The New Trocaderos and Frenzy in the Hips, with John Borack of Goldmine Magazine calling the band "sort of a mini-supergroup" and describing its sound as "a louder version of mid-'70s Dave Edmunds all hopped up on stimulants." Their first full-length album Thrills & Chills was released on August 20, 2015, with a vinyl release and supporting tour of Spain announced for October. Pop that Goes Crunch described it as "timeless rock ‘n’ roll for the modern world.