fbpx

BRAND NEW ALBUM FROM HEY ROMEO OUT THIS WEEK!

For Immediate Release:

Alberta-based, CCMA Award winning Country band Hey Romeo

set to release Ride With Me EP September 25th

Ride_With_Me_COVER SMALL

 

(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.

Track List:

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

-30-

 

NEW MUSIC FROM THE ORCHARD HITS COUNTRY RADIO THIS WEEK!

Royalty Records & Sony Music Canada Present

 

the orchard Wanted Cover

 

With “Wanted” we were wanting to portrait a story of a couple who are getting themselves into trouble. Kind of a Bonnie and Clyde type thing. We wanted it to sound fun and exciting. Bart McKay helped us put this one together, and we are happy with how it turned out.. Crank it up!Mitch & Kasha (The Orchard)

——–
Fresh off the heels of The Orchard’s successful COCA Showcase and their selection as the Alberta representative in the 2015 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest, they are set to hit the road for a busy summer of shows.

 The Orchard-GM-2

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

June 29th, 2015 Ponoka Stampede – Ponoka, AB

July 4th, 2015 Osteria Restaurant – Calgary, AB

July 7th, 2015 Osteria Restaurant – Calgary, AB

July 11th, 2015 Wild Hose Saloon – Calgary, AB

July 16th, 2015 Billy Bob’s – Westerner Days – Red Deer, AB

July 17th, 2015 Corporate Gig

July 18th, 2015 HMV in-store Bower Mall – Red Deer, AB

July 18th, 2015 Bo’s – Red Deer, AB

July 30th, 2015 Big Valley Jamboree (Kick-off Party) Camrose, AB

September 5th, 2015 – Party in the Park – Whitecourt, AB

September 11th, 2015 – Apex Casino – St Albert, AB

September 12th, 2015 – Apex Casino – St Albert, AB

September 19th, 2015 – Art in our Park – Edmonton, AB

 

BRAND NEW SINGLE FROM BLAKE REID

Royalty Records & Sony Music Canada Present

 

BReid_LIKEASONGcover_FINALiTunes

 *CANCON*

Music has always been a way to escape the doldrums of everyday  – especially for folks spending the bulk of their day on the road, in the field, or at work.  Radio has been that escape for me for my entire life – visualizing within the song.  In writing ‘Sounds like a song’ we wanted to take the listener on that ‘cut and run’ journey.  Close your eyes for 3 minutes and get lost in that escape…….but make sure you’re not driving or running heavy equipment! – Blake Reid
———-
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
July 3rd – July 12th, 2015
Calgary Stampede
Calgary, ABJuly 25th, 2015
Cowboy Classic Bullarama
Cochrane, ABAugust 2nd, 2015
Big Valley Jamboree
Camrose, AB

August 26th, 2015
Stettler Summer Sessions
Stettler, AB

September 7th – September 13th, 2015
CCMA Awards/Country Music Week
Halifax, NS

September 25th, 2015
U of A Ales 100 Year Anniversary
Edmonton, AB

———-

SOUNDS LIKE A SONG
is available on iTunes May 11th, 2015.
From Blake’s upcoming album “RUST”.

———-

AMY METCALFE’S DEBUT ALBUM – NOW AVAILABLE!

ROYALTY RECORDS &
SONY MUSIC CANADA PRESENT…

 

 

AM-Facebook

 

 

A multi-faceted talent grown in a small town in Manitoba, and cured on an acreage in Alberta, Amy Metcalfe is the newest face to Country Music.

With her unique vocals and writing Amy has caught the attention of some of the biggest writers in country music today. She has written over 250 songs herself and co-written with talents such as Byron Hill, Grammy award winners and Nominees Cindy Morgan and Wayne Kirkpatrick (Little Big Town, Faith Hill, Martina Mcbride, Trisha Yearwood…),Duane Steele and Phil Madeira (Garth Brooks, Civil Wars, Toby Keith…) to name a few.

Amy’s debut EP “InsideOut” comes out today on iTunes and hits store shelves Tuesday April 28th, 2015, with 6 of the 7 tracks self penned. Amy hopes the compilation gives listeners a good sense of the many sides of her.

Metcalfe Album Cover 

 

 TRACK LISTING:

 

 

 

 

iTunes_Logo copy

“This EP, if you listen to the lyrics, is about self discovery whether that be through someone who hurt you, someone you’ve lost, or the person you’ve shaded yourself to be.  As a new artist I’m trying to figure out my place in the mix and this album is a good representation of the last few years of my life. There are a lot of question marks in the lyrics.  I’ve been blessed to write with so many amazing writers but I felt like the stuff we wrote was better suited for my second album, allowing room for growth and to show another side of me… as there seems to be a few of those!” – Amy Metcalfe

With a love to perform and be on stage rooted in a 13 year dance career Amy aspires to impact Canadian Country Music in a big way by embracing radio and performances across Canada.  Her hopes are that with every performance and listen you experience, you leave with a sense of who she is and can relate to the life in her lyrics.

UPCOMING SHOWS

April 27th – Album Digital Release
April 28th – HMV Bower Place – Red Deer, AB
May 9th – Tracks – Olds, AB
May 17th – Cloverdale Rodeo – Surrey, BC
June 28th – Ponoka Stampede – Ponoka, AB
June 29th – Ponoka Stampede – Ponoka, AB
July 9th – Carman Fair – Carman, MB
July 11th – Carman Fair – Carman, MB
July 23rd – July 29th – Chengdu International Festival – China
August 1st – BVJ Songwriters Stage – Camrose, AB
August 15th – Corporate Red Deer Golf & Country Club – Red Deer, AB

 

New from Tristan Horncastle “Recreation Land”

Royalty Records & Sony Music Canada 

Present

RecreationLand-CoverV1

 “RECREATION LAND”
*CANCON*

Out-The-Gate ADD from
KHJ/Fredericton!!

New ADD coming Wed, April 22nd from
Country 94.1 FM/Saint John!!

——–

“I’m very excited about Recreation Land! I wrote this in Nashville with #1 hit writer, Bart Butler and Aaron Goodvin. We all love and enjoy our free time, therefore wanted to write a fun song that talks about those weekends and nights that we take the gun out for some target practice, four wheeling, back road drives, getting dirty, having that cold one after a long week of work, and just living life to the fullest. It’s just an all around fun song. I hope you all enjoy!”

– Tristan Horncastle

——–

Country Legends Tour special guest on eastern Canada dates with Sammy Kershaw and Gorgette Jones
 
Nominated for a Canadian Radio Music Awards for Best New Solo Act in the Country Music Category 

——–

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

April 24th – Moncton Wesleyan Center
Moncton, NB

April 25th – Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Truro, NS

April 26th – Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Bridgewater, NS

April 28th – Center 200
Sydney, NS
May 7th – Imperial Theatre
St. John, NB

May 8th – Fredericton Playhouse
Fredericton, NB

May 22nd – Mariners Center Arena
Yarmouth, NS

May 23rd – Kentville Centennial Arena
Kentville, NS

May 24th – Garcelon Civic Centre
Saint Stephen, NB

May 30th – Fredericton Rib Fest
Fredericton, NB

June 26th – Bud Country Fest
Grande Prairie, AB

July 11th – Peace Fest
Peace River, AB

July 18th – Westerner Days
Red Deer, AB

August 8th – Manitouliin Country Fest
Little Current, ON

September 11th – Ganong Nature Park
Dufferin, NB
September 12th – Fredericton Exhibition
Fredericton, NB
——–
RECREATION LAND” is from Tristan’s latest album
A Little Bit of Alright” available in stores and digitally:

——–

Check out TRISTAN HORNCASTLE online:
http://www.tristanhorncastle.ca
https://www.facebook.com/tristanrhorncastle
https://twitter.com/THorncastle
http://instagram.com/ttristanhorncastle

NEW SINGLE FROM HEY ROMEO HITS RADIO THIS WEEK!

Royalty Records & Sony Music Canada Present

HR-TwitterV1

“We live in a day and age where both husbands and wives work. When I’m out on the road touring, my wife works a full day at the hospital and on top of that takes care of the day to day goings on of our household. I know how challenging this can be when it is my turn to deal with it all. 
 
I started thinking about this song idea when I got back home from a tour. I could see she needed a break. I poured her a glass of wine when she got home from work, told her to put her feet up and not to worry about supper and the kids. “I Got This,” I told her.” – Darren Gusnowsky, Hey Romeo

—-

“I GOT THIS” is from the ALBUM
“I Got This, Vol. 1 – EP”
available in stores and digitally:

iTunes_Logo copy

 

2014 ACMA Winner – Song of the Year – Hello Patio

2014 Support Act – Alan Jackson

2014 Support Act – Terri Clark

2014 Support Act – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

2014 CCMA Legends Show – A Tribute to Yesterday & Today

—-

Just performed on Friday in Camrose, AB at
The Tap Room + Brewery!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

May 23rd, 2015
CFCW’s Listener Appreciation Party
7:00pm – River Cree Resort & Casino
Enoch, AB
December 3rd, 2015
Shell Place Grande Ballroom
Fort McMurray, AB
December 10th, 2015
Shell Place Grande Ballroom
Fort McMurray, AB
—-
Check out HEY ROMEO online:

THE BOOM CHUCKA BOYS JOIN GORD BAMFORD’S 2015 COUNTRY JUNKIE CANADIAN TOUR

10437458_10152840657824839_2746008222597642387_n

 

Hitting the road this February & March 2015, The Boom Chucka Boys will embark on their first Canadian tour with CCMA Award winner Gord Bamford.

TOUR DATES
Feb 19th, 2015 Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – Calgary, AB

Feb 28th, 2015  Club Regent Casino – Winnipeg, MB

Mar 5th, 2015 Sean O’Sullivan Theatre (Brock University) – St. Catherines, ON

Mar 7th, 2015 Casino Rama – Rama, ON

Mar 8th, 2015 London Music Hall – London, ON

Mar 10th, 2015 Grand Theatre – Kingston, ON

NEW MUSIC FROM HEY ROMEO!

Hey_Romeo_CD_2014_FINAL 
  Produced by: Hey Romeo & Brad Crisler

Hey Romeo releases their new album I Got This on September 9th, which includes the first single “Won’t Be Over You”. Hey Romeo have delivered a record that, as lead vocalist Stacie Roper sings on the title track, will literally “turn your day around.”

Featuring good time, party tunes like “Hello Patio,” and introspective offerings such as “Won’t Be Over You,” I Got This is as refreshing as a cold drink on a blazing hot day. When it comes to spreading sunshine, Stacie Roper, keyboardist Rob Shapiro and guitarist Darren Gusnowsky put it themselves, I Got This.

TRACK LISTING

1. Hello Patio
2. Two Hearts and a Radio
3. Do it in the Sun
4. Won’t Be Over You
5. No Sleep
6.  I Got This

ROYALTY RECORDS SIGNS BLAKE REID!

Wednesday April 23rd, 2014
Edmonton, Alberta

ROYALTY RECORDS SIGNS BLAKE REID!

imgmystory

Royalty Records hand picked Blake Reid to add to the label’s roster of new artists to be released this year.

Blake was one of the first 6 artists chosen to participate in the CCMA discovery program in 2013, where he quickly earned his reputation as a quality songwriter, inspired by his deep country roots.

“Everyone at Royalty is excited to have Blake join our family. We’ve been following Blake since last year and saw him perform and the CCMA’s in Edmonton. Blake is deeply embedded in country music and the agricultural community, which clearly inspires his song writing and singing by telling real life stories.” – Rob Smith

Blake Reid comes from a five-generation farm family who staked their claim in 1902, broke the land and made a life in Alberta. Blake grew up with country music, with his mom singing along with all the radio legends that echoed in the old farmhouse and Dad would tune into the daily grain prices. Blake spent thousands of hours listening to the evolution of country music through the AM radios of tractors, trucks, and combines.

Blake’s music is about my life and home. He finds himself drawn to the intimacy of farm life, found down every gravel road outside the city limits. Whether the dirt field beside your road is red, brown, or sandy, Blake believes we all turn our ear toward something real and genuine.

“I’m super excited to be partnering with Royalty Records going forward in 2014 and to begin work on my next record. I’m not going to give out too much info yet, but I will say this record is setting up to be really cool and fresh. Joining the Royalty family and working with Nashville Producer/writer Phil O’Donnell is definitely a big step toward success for my career.” – Blake Reid

Blake Reid hits the studio next month to work with Phil O’Donnell in Nashville and will have new music coming later this year!

website logo  unnamed(1)unnamed(2)  unnamed(3)

-30-

Rob Shapiro of Hey Romeo WINS CCMA Award for “Keyboard Player of the Year”.

DWF_5209

SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2013

ROB SHAPIRO NAMED CCMA” KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR” FOR THE 5TH YEAR IN A ROW!

 Tonight the Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) continued to reveal winners of 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards™ at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards and All-Star Band Awards event at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

After the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards event, seven 2013 CCMA Awards were handed out at the CCMA All Star Band Awards event, honouring an array of talented musicians from the Canadian country music industry.

A full list of 2013 CCMA Awards given out this evening at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards event, and CCMA All-Star Band Awards event follows: http://ow.ly/oMvOn

 

DSC_9056

DWF_5217