Hey Romeo Signs Exclusive Booking Deal with Invictus Entertainment Group

For Immediate Release:

January 16, 2013




Toronto, ON – Canadian Country Music Association Award winners Hey Romeo announce the signing of their exclusive booking deal with Jim Cressman and Invictus Entertainment Group. With the reputation as one of Canada’s hardest working country bands, Hey Romeo joins a roster at Invictus that includes Terri Clark, George Canyon, Emerson Drive and more. The trio’s current single, “Maybe You Remember Me Now,” off their third studio album, Twist Of Fate, is climbing the country charts entering the Top 30 on Mediabase this week. Signed to Royalty Records, Hey Romeo consists of Stacie Roper (vocals), Darren Gusnowsky (guitar) and Rob Shapiro (keyboards).

“Royalty is thrilled to have Jim Cressman and his team at Invictus sign Hey Romeo to their roster,” says Rob Smith, President / CEO of Royalty Records. “Jim has been a long time supporter of the band and we at Royalty would like to thank him for his belief in Hey Romeo.” Rob Shapiro, keyboardist for Hey Romeo continues, “We have great respect for Jim and his amazing team and are all excited to be a part of the Invictus family.” Cressman, President of Invictus Entertainment group, adds, “I admire this band for their perseverance and their work ethic. Glad to have them as part of our elite team of clients.”

Following the release of Twist of Fate, Hey Romeo took home Group or Duo of the Year at the 2012 CCMA Awards, an award they also won in 2011. Additionally, they received nominations for Fans’ Choice Award and Interactive Artist of the Year. The group joined country icon Gord Bamford on select dates during his 2012 cross-Canada tour and hosted the first annual Alberta Country Music Awards at Westerner Park in Red Deer. Known for spending much of their career on the road, Hey Romeo has shared the stage with artists including Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Johnny Reid and Marty Stuart.

In 2010, Hey Romeo’s sophomore album,That’s What I Am, sparked five hit singles including “Searchin’ For You,” which went Top 20 on both the Mediabase and BDS charts, and “That’s What I Am” which peaked at #13 on the Billboard Canada Emerging Artist chart. A year after the release of their debut album, the band’s perseverance paid off when they took home a 2008 CCMA Award for Top New Group of the Year.

Website: www.heyromeo.com

Twitter: @heyromeo

Facebook: www.facebook.com/heyromeoband


Invictus Entertainment Group

Invictus Entertainment Group takes a focused and concentrated approach with our boutique agency. Our agency is committed to bolstering brand recognition and extracting maximum revenue opportunities for our clients.

In addition to strategic planning and execution of touring initiatives, Invictus has developed alliances and partnerships to explore commercial endorsement opportunities, as well as film and television placements for our sterling roster of clients.

Website: www.iegroup.ca

For additional information about Hey Romeo or to request an interview, please contact:

Strut Entertainment

Liz Reid



Strut Entertainment
1240 Bay Street, Suite 205
Toronto, ON M5R 2A7


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Get into the Holiday Spirit with Royalty Records….


Tenille gets into the Holiday spirit with the release of  “I Wanna Be Your Christmas”.
Check out her new lyric video here, single now on iTunes and available at Canadian Country Radio!



The Orchard releases their 1st Christmas single “All Roads Lead Home”.
Pick up a copy at iTunes just in time to add to your holiday playlist!


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Hey Romeo’s latest single “Maybe You Remember Me Now” playing on CMT Canada & online everywhere!

Hey Romeo’s newly released single “Maybe You Remember Me Now” is now playing on Canadian country radio, CMT Canada and online everywhere. The #1 track on the band’s latest album “Twist of Fate” was co-written and produced by Nashville’s, Byron Hill.

2012 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award Winner Tenille Presents Play It Forward Tour


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               September 28, 2012


2012 slaight music humanitarian award winner tenille

presents play it forward tour


Toronto, ON – Winner of the 2012 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, 18-year-old Canadian country artist Tenille is proud to present the Play It Forward tour. Beginning in Peace River on October 15, the tour will incorporate music and motivational speaking for students in schools across Alberta, promoting positive leadership efforts for Canada’s youth. The tour is sponsored by Canadian Tire (Grand Prairie store), Caron Measurement and Controls, Low Impact, Save on Foods and T-Ram Canada. Additional 2012 and 2013 Canadian tour dates to be announced soon. For current listings, see below.


 “I am really looking forward to being out on the road and recognizing students who make a positive difference within their own school environments,” says Tenille. “It’s exciting to know that these kids inspire others through simple acts of kindness or dreams to change the world. I’m honoured to play for them and inspired by their potential to play it forward!”


Tenille will give a 50-minute presentation at each school that will include a performance and interactive activities. The school will pre-select one to three students that will be recognized during the show for their leadership skills. At the end of the tour, these students will be entered in a draw for the chance to win $10,000 to put towards a charity of their choice and an in-school charity program.


In 2012, Tenille won Female Artist of the Year at the Alberta Country Music Association Awards and in 2011 she was the youngest ever to be nominated for Female Artist of the Year at the CCMA Awards. Her debut album, REAL (Royalty Records), was released in June 2011 and debuted at  #13 on the Soundscan Country charts the week of release. Tenille is the founder of Alberta-based charity Big Hearts For Big Kids which has raised $194,000 since its inception in 2010. All proceeds raised at the annual event benefit Sunrise House, the only emergency youth shelter north of Edmonton. 

Canadian Performance Dates:


October 15, 2012                    TA Norris Middle School                   Peace River, AB

October 16, 2012                    Fairview High School                        Fairview, AB

October 17, 2012                    Hillside Jr/Sr High School                 Valleyview, AB

October 18, 2012                    Summitview Middle School               Grande Cache, AB

October 24, 2012                    R.F. Staples Secondary School         Westlock, AB

October 25, 2012                    Elmer S. Gish                                  St. Albert, AB

October 26, 2012                    Wabamun School                             Wabamun, AB

October 26, 2012                    Sherwood Heights Junior High           Sherwood Park, AB

November 1, 2012                   Donnan School                                Edmonton, AB

November 15, 2012                 Clairmont                                        Grande Prairie, AB

November 16, 2012                 Harry Balfour                                   Grande Prairie, AB


Website: www.tenille.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/realtenillemusic 

Twitter: @_Tenille

YouTube: www.youtube.com/realtenillemusic


Play It Forward Website: www.tenille.ca/playitforward  


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Tenille will be available for select advance and in-person interviews surrounding the Play It Forward tour.


For more information or to request an interview, please contact:


Strut Entertainment

Liz Reid




Strut Entertainment
1240 Bay Street, Suite 205
Toronto, ON M5R 2A7

Tenille PRESENTS…. The Play It Forward School Tour




  Most recently honoured with the 2012 CCMA Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, Tenille presents The Play It Forward School Tour beginning October 15th, 2012. This exciting launch of the Play It Forward tour will take place in Tenille’s home province of Alberta between October 15th and November 9th, 2012.

The Play It Forward School tour is a 50 minute in-school presentation that uses music and storytelling to spark interest, ignite change, and fuel passion while recognizing positive leadership efforts of our nation’s youth! Particular emphasis given to selfless, community-minded behavior that helps others; essentially, PLAYING IT FORWARD!

During the presentation, Tenille and staff members of the school will call on 1 – 3 pre-determined leaders out of the student body who will be recognized for their actions. Each leader will receive honorariums to Play It Forward…. Additionally each leader will also be entered to win the final mass draw at the end of the tour! The final draw at the end, will include a $10,000 prize pack consisting of a $5,000 donation to a charity of choice that the chosen leader is passionate about, and a $5,000 monetary prize to the school of the winning leader to be put towards a program that Plays It Forward.

Tour dates will be announced on Friday September 28th, 2012.


  Awarded the 2012 Alberta Country Music Association Award for Female Artist of the Year, Grande Prairie’s Tenille first experienced national media attention at age nine, when she was hoisted on to an Edmonton stage to perform with Shania Twain. It was then she declared, “I really want to be a singer – that’s my dream.” And and so her dream unfolds…

Tenille was signed to Royalty Records at seventeen years old and was selected to sing when the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay went through her hometown. Later that year, she took the stage at the CCMA New Artist Showcase and her song “Time Machine” placed in the Top 50 for the International Songwriter’s Competition in the youth category. Tenille’s exceptional songwriting skills have aligned her with Nashville SESAC Legacy Award Winner Stan Webb, and multi JUNO nominated and CCMA Award winners Tim Taylor, Byron Hill and Troy Kokol.

One year later working with Nashville-based Canadian producer Fred Mollin, Tenille released her debut album, REAL, in 2011. The album reached #13 on the Soundscan Country chart in its first week and earned Tenille the title of youngest ever nominee for Female Artist of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards.

On July 9, 2012 Tenille’s latest single, “Starts With You” was serviced to Canadian country radio.

A strong advocate for ‘giving back,’ Tenille has contributed to fundraising efforts for Slave Lake, Haiti and is the creator behind the annual music event Big Hearts for Big Kids benefiting Sunrise House, the only youth emergency shelter north of Edmonton. In the three-year event tenure, $194,000 was raised which helped to keep the shelter doors open. Her efforts have been recognized by Chris Warkentin, Canada’s Member of Parliament for Peace River and she was also recognized by the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau Association and awarded a Leaders of Tomorrow Award.

On September 8th, 2012 at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in Saskatoon, SK, Tenille was honoured with the 2012 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, previously won in 2011 by Johnny Reid and Gord Bamford in 2010.

Tenille’s Play It Forward tour begins October 2012 in her home province of Alberta and will continue to move throughout the country in the spring 2013. Additional school tour dates and locations will be announced shortly.

Go to www.tenille.ca/playitforward for the latest news, event information and join the conversation by tweeting hashtag #PlayItForwardSchoolTour.

A special thank you goes out to our sponsors, Low Impact, Caron Measurement and Controls, Canadian Tire (Grande Prairie Store), Save On Foods and T-Ram Canada.

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Alberta-based country trio Hey Romeo are back-to-back winners Royalty Record’s celebrated country trio Hey Romeo claimed the coveted award for Group of the Year at the 2012 CCMA Awards on Sunday, September 9. With member Rob Shapiro picking up a CCMA All-Star Band award for keyboards and the band winning Group of the Year in 2011, Hey Romeo is clearly a group that shows no sign of slowing down.


“We feel so honoured and blessed to be receiving this award for the second year in a row. It’s humbling to be a part of such an amazing event and to be nominated amongst the four other incredibly talented groups in our category,” said Stacie Roper, Hey Romeo’s lead singer. “We would like to sincerely thank all of the people who voted for us this year – we’ve worked so hard to get to where we are, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of our fans, friends, and family.”

Hey Romeo’s third and most recent album, Twist of Fate, showcases their knack for blending traditional and modern country music. Its success has been a large part of the biggest year the group has seen to date. With this new album, increased recognition due to numerous CCMA Award wins and an incredible fan base that continues to grow, Hey Romeo has proven that they are definitely a band on the rise.

Home to some of Canada’s greatest country acts, Hey Romeo’s hometown of Edmonton will continue to celebrate the success of the group along with countless other talented Albertans as it hosts the 2013 CCMA Awards in September.

About Hey Romeo

Hey Romeo, a Canadian country-music trio from Edmonton, Alberta has become a national sensation since forming in 2002. The band’s members, Stacie Roper (vocals), Darren Gusnowsky (guitar) and Rob Shapiro (keyboard) have shared the stage with artists such as Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Gord Bamford and Johnny Reid over the past decade.


The Orchard Releases Debut Album “Southern Ground”.

The Orchard made up of Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith are set to release their debut album

“Southern Ground” today, August 28th, 2012. The duo will host a CD release event tonight at 5:00pm at Permanent Records.

The band also releases their 3rd single today. “Gotta Let You Go” is officially at radio.

“I’ve gone through those relationships, where I know things have to come to an end. The thought stays with me throughout the day, another night behind closed doors doesn’t seem like such a terrible idea..I think it is common for people to go through things like that. Whether they are afraid of missing that person, or just aren’t sure what the right thing to do is. That’s what this song means to me…Honest and simple, with a touch of bluegrass” – Mitch

“We all have a person in our lives at some point who we love, but isn’t good for us. Gotta Let You Go is light and encouraging for anyone who needs the strength to make a change. Hopefully this beat can help kick the blues.” – Kasha