For Immediate Release:
Alberta-based, CCMA Award winning Country band Hey Romeo
set to release Ride With Me EP September 25th
(Toronto, On –September 21st) – Hey Romeo’s records always reflect their commitment to their craft, their fans and each other, and Ride With Me (Royalty Records/Sony Music Canada) is no exception.
On Ride With Me, vocalist Stacie Roper, guitarist Darren Gusnowsky and keyboardist Rob Shapiro offer up their signature blend of harmonies, but also display a deeper, more fluent dialogue as players and songwriters than ever before.
Preoccupied with beginnings and endings, the 7-song EP dwells equally on the hope new relationships inspire and the places where love went wrong, treading the line between heartbreak and happiness and on songs like the tongue in cheek lead single, ‘Pushing Up Daisies,’ and rockers like ‘If That Sounds Like You’ and ‘Don’t Cry To Me’ – a track that finds Hey Romeo stretching out to create a unique style of modern country with echoes of 80’s New Wave haunting the edges.
Ride With Me’s title track finds Gusnowsky stepping up to take on lead vocals for the first time since Hey Romeo’s self-titled debut, adding substantial depth to the record and displaying just how much talent the trio possess, individually and collectively.
Ride With Me features an aggressive, more modern sound for the band, a seamless blend of country, roots and straight ahead rock and roll that’s a product of Shapiro and Gusnowsky’s insistence on producing the EP themselves, capturing Hey Romeo’s live sound on record and, Shapiro says, “Owning the album from the bottom up.”
Put bluntly, Hey Romeo have put in their 10,000 hours and then some, and that shows on Ride With Me; a set of songs so true to life, listeners will hear their own lives reflected in them on the very first listen.
About Hey Romeo: Over the years Hey Romeo have toured extensively, playing countless shows on their own and with artists including Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Gord Bamford, Johnny Reid, Alan Jackson, Terri Clark and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
In that time Hey Romeo have been awarded multiple CCMA Awards beginning with Top New Talent of the Year (2008), and Group or Duo of the Year two years running in 2011 and 2012. In 2014 their single, ‘Hello Patio,’ from the I Got This EP garnered the band the Alberta Country Music Award (ACMA) for Song of the Year.
If That Sounds Like You
Pushing Up Daisies
After All This Time
Ride With Me
Don’t Cry To Me
Something I Could Get Used To
Half Your Love
RADIO VISITS/TOUR DATES
Sept 24 – Leduc, AB (Special acoustic appearance – The One radio station) Stage 1, Jonathans Lounge, Denim Inn and Suites
Sept 25 – Red Deer, AB (performing on KG Sessions)
Oct 16 – Edmonton, AB (CFCW Listener Appreciation Party) The Venue-Rivercree Casino
Oct 17 – Grande Prairie, AB (Corporate Event)
Oct 24 – Edmonton, AB (STARS 5th Building Magic in the Air Gala) Chateau Lacombe
Dec 3 – Fort McMurray, AB (Corporate Event) Sawridge Inn
Dec 10 – Fort McMurray, AB (Corporate Event) Sawridge Inn
2016 Canadian Co-headline Tour – Dates TBA