Since forming in 2002 and cutting their teeth in the highly competitive Alberta country music scene, Hey Romeo have grown from a hard-touring regional success to a national sensation in waiting; earning a reputation, not only as one of Canada’s hardest working country acts, but as one of the hardest working bands in the country, period.
Ten years on, they remain as tight on stage as off, a family who share as deep a connection personally as they do musically. Over time, Hey Romeo have shared the stage with artists including Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Gord Bamford, and Johnny Reid and have become fixtures on stage at Las Vegas’ annual National Finals Rodeo.
In 2008, their self-titled debut garnered them a Canadian Country Music Award for Top New Talent of the Year – Group or Duo. The follow up, 2010’s That’s What I Am, yielded five singles and a 2001 CCMA For Group or Duo of the Year. Demonstrating the drive and determination that’s been a hallmark of their career from day one, following the 2011 CCMA’s, Hey Romeo immediately went back into the studio to record their third album, Twist of Fate (Royalty Records), which landed the band the 2012 CCMA Award for Group of the Year yet again.
Characterized by tight harmonies, the signature interplay between Rob Shapiro’s keyboards, Darren Gusnowsky’s guitar, and Stacie Roper’s powerhouse vocals, Twist of Fate is a relentlessly energetic blend of modern and traditional country, vintage folk and rock and roll that fans will find themselves singing along to halfway through the first chorus of the first track.