Co-written with Carolyn Dawn Johnson
“We believe everyone has there own twist of fate in their lives. Whether it be something or someone that can change their day or circumstances from bad to great. Rob Darren and I, our lives completely changed when we met each other. We all had different paths that we were on and everything twisted around when we became friends, started playing together and started writing music together, to eventually winning 3 Canadian Country Music Awards together as Hey Romeo.
This single is co-written with Carolyn Dawn Johnson, as a love song but it is inspired by the journey that we have taken together as a group. We are each others Twist Of Fate!”
Upcoming TOUR dates (more in the works):
Fri, Jun 21/13 – HUMBOLDT, SK – JCI Cabaret
Sat, Jun 22/13 – WAINWRIGHT, AB – Wainwright Rodeo
Thu, Jul 04/13 – CALGARY, AB – Corporate Event (Private)
Mon, Jul 08/13 – CALGARY, AB – Corporate Event (Private)
Fri, Jul 19/13 – BOYLE, AB – Boyle Rodeo
Fri, Jul 26/13 – EDMONTON, AB – Bruce Stampede Grounds
Sat, Jul 27/13 – HINTON, AB – Hinton Rodeo
For Immediate Release:
January 16, 2013
2012 CCMA AWARD WINNERS HEY ROMEO SIGN EXCLUSIVE BOOKING DEAL WITH
INVICTUS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
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.
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.
For additional information about Hey Romeo or to request an interview, please contact:
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Toronto, ON M5R 2A7
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 18th, 2012
Hey Romeo Nominated for Multiple CCMA Awards, including Fans’ Choice Award
Toronto, ON – 2011 Group of the Year Hey Romeo have been nominated for the 2012 Fans’ Choice Award, Group of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA). Additionally Hey Romeo members also received nominations for “Keyboard Player of the Year” (Rob Shapiro), “Guitar Player of the Year (Darren Gusnowsky)”, “Drummer of the Year (Brad Tebble)” and “Bass Player of the Year (Curtis Ebner)”.
Fan’s Choice Award, voting opens this July 18th, 2012 until Friday, September 7, 2012 where fans can vote for their favourite artist online at www.ccmas.org. The winner will be announced at the CCMA Awards, which will broadcast live from Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, SK on Sunday, September 9, 2012.
Hey Romeo released their third studio album, Twist of Fate (Royalty Records), on June 26, 2012. The new record was co-produced by Hey Romeo and Byron Hill (Gary Allan, Gord Bamford) and features 12 songs including the first single, “Jump Back In.” Recently, they joined country icon Gord Bamford on select dates during his cross-Canada tour and hosted the first annual Alberta Country Music Awards at Westerner Park in Red Deer. They have also opened for legendary country acts including Sugarland and Johnny Reid, making a name for themselves within the Canadian country music industry.
Last year was particularly memorable for the band, garnering a win for Group of the Year at the CCMA Awards and keyboardist Rob Shapiro received an All-Star Band Award for Keyboard Player of the Year for the third year running. 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” peaked at #13 on the Billboard Canada Emerging Artist chart. A year after the release of their debut album, the band took home a 2008 CCMA Award for Top New Group of the Year.
In addition to their Fans’ Choice nomination, Hey Romeo will be performing at the CCMA FanFest on September 8 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon.
ABOUT THE CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION
Established in 1976, the CCMA is committed to ensuring the growth of Canadian country music through education, communication, information, promotion and recognition. Core to the organization’s efforts is Country Music Week – an annual event that heightens awareness and increases exposure for Canada’s country artists. A culmination of Country Music Week, the Canadian Country Music Awards were inaugurated in 1982 and continue to celebrate the music and artists that represent Canada’s unique culture.
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CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD WINNERS HEY ROMEO
SET TO RELEASE THIRD STUDIO ALBUM
TWIST OF FATE OUT JUNE 26, 2012
Toronto, ON – 2011 Group of the Year (CCMA) winners Hey Romeo are set to release their third studio album, Twist of Fate (Royalty Records) on Tuesday June 26, 2012. Hey Romeo consists of Stacie Roper (vocals), Rob Shapiro (keyboard / vocals) and Darren Gusnowsky (guitar / vocals). Largely recorded at Calgary’s MCC Studios, the new record features 12 songs including the first single, “Jump Back In,” that was serviced to radio on May 3. The accompanying video premiered on CMT on June 12th, 2012. Full track listing below.
“We are really excited about the release of our new album, Twist of Fate,” says Stacie Roper. “We have worked really hard to give our friends, family and fans something that showcases what we as a band are all about. We wrote the songs for this album with some of our favorite writers such as Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Victoria Banks, Roger Brown and of course Byron Hill. We are looking forward to crossing Canada once again to play our new music for our fans. Thank you to everyone who is a country music listener. We couldn’t do this without you!”
Written over the course of 2011 while the band toured across Canada, Twist of Fate was influenced by a variety of musical styles including country, folk and rock. The album was co-produced by Hey Romeo and Byron Hill (Gary Allan, Gord Bamford) and includes performances by A-list session players Jimmy Carter (bass – Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley), Paul Scholten (drums – Brooks and Dunn, Randy Travis), Mike Johnson (pedal steel player – Faith Hill, Brad Paisley) and Glenn Duncan (multi-instrumentalist – Waylon Jennings, George Jones, The Chieftains).Over the span of their career, Hey Romeo have performed alongside legendary country acts including Sugarland and Johnny Reid, making a name for themselves within the Canadian country music industry.
Most recently, they joined country icon Gord Bamford on select dates during his cross-Canada tour and hosted the first annual Alberta Country Music Awards at Westerner Park in Red Deer. 2011 was particularly memorable for the band, garnering the win for Group of the Year at the 2011 CCMA Awards and keyboardist Rob Shapiro received an All-Star Band Award for Keyboard Player of the Year for the third year running.
Hey Romeo’s 2010 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” peaking at #13 on the Billboard Canada Emerging Artist chart. A year after the release of their debut album, the band took home a 2008 CCMA Award for Top New Group of the Year.
This summer Hey Romeo will support the release by playing various dates across the country.
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Twist of Fate Track Listing:
- Maybe You Remember Me Now
- Jump Back In
- If I could Fly
- Outlove You
- One Sweet Thing
- Night Out With The Girls
- Twist of Fate
- Here I Go Again
- I Just Need You
- It’s A House
- That Would Be Alright With Me
- You Are So Not The Guy
Hey Romeo – Canadian Summer Performance Dates:
June 28, 2012 The Ranch Edmonton, AB
July 1, 2012 “Canada Day” Celebration Strathcona, AB
July 6, 2012 Carlton Trail Jamboree Rabbit Lake, SK
July 7, 2012 Nashville North Calgary, AB
July 8, 2012 Cavendish Beach Music Festival Cavendish, PEI
July 20, 2012 Billy Barker Days Quesnel, BC
July 24, 2012 The Taste of Edmonton Edmonton, AB
July 28, 2012 8th Annual Gateway Festival! Bengough, SK
Aug 02, 2012 Combines for Cures Country Concert 2012 Strathmore, AB
Aug 05, 2012 Boot Hill Country Jamboree Bothwell, ON
Aug 25, 2012 Raise The Roof Fundraiser Hardisty, AB
Sept 6-10, 2012 CCMA’s Saskatoon, SK
Sept 15, 2012 STARS Bling and Boots Fundraiser Edmonton, AB
“JUMP BACK IN”
From the new album coming JUNE 26th:
‘Twist of Fate’
Co-Produced with Byron Hill
Hey Romeo‘s new single “Jump Back In” is a fresh, upbeat, summer loving kinda song. In takes you back to when you were young and spent all of your summers up near a cottage or camping, with friends and maybe one or two summer romances:) It makes you want to find a rope swing by a lake and Jump Back In.
NATIONAL TOUR with Gord Bamford:
(Remaining dates left from the Is It Friday Yet Canadian tour)
Sat, Apr 21/12 – Winnipeg, MB – McPhillips Station Casino
Wed, Apr 25/12 – Lloydminster, SK – Vic Juba Community Theatre
Fri, Apr 27/12 – Melfort, SK – CJVR Performing Arts Theatre
Mon, May 14/12 – Terrace, BC – REM Lee Theatre
Wed, May 16/12 – Prince George, BC – PG Playhouse
Thu, May 17/12 – Quesnel, BC – Vanier Hall Theatre
Other SUMMER TOUR DATES
Fri, Jul 06/12 – Rabbit Lake, SK – Carlton Trail Jamboree
Sat, Jul 07/12 – Calgary, AB – Stampede, Nashville North
Sun, Jul 08/12 – Cavendish, PEI – Cavendish Beach Music Festival
Fri, Jul 20/12- Quesnel, BC, Billy Barker Days
Thu, Jul 21/12 – Merritt, BC – Merritt Mountain Music Festival
Sat, Jul 28/12 -Bengough, SK -The Gateway Festival
Sat, Jul 25/12- Hardisty, AB-Raise The Roof Fundraiser
Sun, Aug 05/12 – Bothwell, ON – Boot Hill Country Jamboree
Amazing recent HIGHLIGHTS:
2011 CCMA Group Of The Year
2011 CCMA All Star Band Award (Keyboards): Rob Shapiro (3rd win)
TOP 20 single “Search’ For You”
Over 50,000 tour KM’s traveled to-date!