Hey Romeo

Hey Romeo

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Somewhere between the Dixie Chicks and Hwy 101 is Canadian act, Hey Romeo. They won CCMA Top New Group on Sept 8, 2008. They had 4 singles hover at top 40 over the last year and are poised to become household names in country music. A new album to drop in early 2010, listen at heyromeo.com

Biography

**2008 CCMA TOP NEW GROUP**
Hey Romeo-- Stacie Roper (vocals), Rob Shapiro (keyboards) and Darren Gusnowsky (guitarist)--is one of Canada's busiest touring bands.
The dynamic Edmonton, Alberta country trio released its debut single "Wrap These Around You" in 2005 under the humorous band name, Udder Maddness. Sanity prevailed; the name of the band changed to Hey Romeo and has since chalked up more than 700 shows throughout Canada since forming in 2002.

The band has opened shows for such diverse acts as Sugarland, Chely Wright, the Corb Lund Band, Emerson Drive, the Road Hammers, The Trews and Blue Rodeo.

Hey Romeo members, while performing with other projects, were each well-respected musicians within Edmonton's music community, when they decided to work together in 2002. The hook-up came when Stacie went to see Canadian country singer Gord Bamford perform and was drawn to the quality musicianship of Rob and Darren. She talked Bamford into letting her onstage to sing a couple of songs with his band, and the three soon became close friends.

Within a month, Stacie, Rob and Darren had played their first show together. A collective chemistry between the three was unmistakable from the first rehearsals. In time, they were able to develop their own sound and their own group identity as Hey Romeo. While Rob handles much of the band's day-to-day business, all three members are skillful songwriters.

Since forming, the band has built up an enthusiastic fan base in Western Canada, appearing at such major events as The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, The Big Valley Jamboree, The Canadian Finals Rodeo, Edmonton Klondike Days, and The Canadian Brier Curling Championships as well as several Alberta Pro Events.

Hey Romeo will be touring through 2008 in support of it's debut self-titled album, which includes the singles "Sorry That You're Leavin" and their version of Fleetwood Mac's, "Second Hand News", both of which have drawn significant support nationally from Canadian country music radio.

"The diversity and talent of this band makes them a favorite with our country audience" adds Larry Werner, producer, of The Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta. "The band understands the theory of working hard and entertaining well. It sets them apart from other artists."

"Stacie's vocals along with some of the arrangements have hints of Shawn Colvin in them (Silent Screams espically) the blue grass influence is cool as well.. this record has a nice vibe to it!" Casey Clark Host of the Top 20 Countdown on CMT/ A and R for Icon Records

Joel Stewart respected video director and CMT on air personality chimes in.. "With their catchy melodies and tight harmonies, Hey Romeo is an original band that cuts through the clutter of today's country...keep your eyes and ears on this dynamic trio"

"The Canadian Country Music scene needed something fresh. How do you spell fresh?...Hey Romeo" comments Larry Donohue of 790 CFCW & 96.3 Big Earl Music Director Newcap Radio- Edmonton

"One of the best Canadian female voices today" Mark PatricMusic Director/APD/On Air93.7 JRfm/600am Radio, Vancouver, B.C.

Media Contact:
Anya Wilson Promotion & Publicity
416-977-7704
awilson@netsurf.net

Bookings:
UM Entertainment Inc.
(780)915-5126
shapsy@telusplanet.net
Websites: heyromeo.com, myspace.com/heyromeoband

Personal Bios

Stacie Roper

Stacie grew up in Sherwood Park, AB in a home filled with music of every kind. Her mom was the organist at their church, which lead Stacie to start singing in the choir and taking piano lessons at a very young age. Her Dad was a truck driver who loved his country music and encouraged Stacie to record all his favourite songs at a local studio so he could take a piece of her on the road with him during his long, lonely trips across Canada. During junior high and high school, Stacie was the leading lady in two rock bands. But singing Ozzy Osbourne was not in this girls future. Her country roots took hold as soon as she moved to the small town of Hay Lakes where everyone lived and breathed by the lyrics of the latest Garth Brooks song. Having music as her only true love in her life, her future was uncertain, not knowing how to attain her dream. Slinging beer at the Hay Lakes Hotel, jamming with bands that came in on the weekends, and singing in local talent competitions was how she paid her bills and kept her musical indulgence fulfilled. She took a second job at Lammles Western Wear and Tack where she found a huge support group and a way to network with the people in the country world. It wasn't until a few years later that she would meet her future at the Leduc Black Gold Rodeo after she had been successfully dumped by a boyfriend. Gord Bamford was playing that night and he had a great keyboard player, Rob Shapiro and a fantastic guitar player, Darren Gusnowsky. They were very sweet to her and let her sing the blues for a song or two that night. She wouldn't be singing the bl

Lyrics

Weathered Names

Written By: Hey Romeo

Weathered Names on Stone 3:44

(Darren Gusnowsky, Rob Shapiro, Stacie Roper, Rob Hewes)

So many years connect us

There’s memories in between

Of places that we’ve been to

And the things we haven’t seen

We went back to the mountains

The place where we first met

Our names are carved into that rock

And they haven’t faded yet

You held me close

I felt your breath

You were so near

And you said these words

As you whispered in my ear

You said

I will always love you

I’ll warm you in the cold

I’ll help you up and down the stairs

When both of us are old

I’ll be with you forever

And you’ll never be alone

We’ll survive like

The weathered names on stone

A year after we married

You called me on the phone

You said to pack the boxes

They approved us for a loan

For that little house with a picket fence

That someone painted green

It’s all I’ve ever wanted

And the happiest I’ve been

You held me close

I felt your breath

You were so near

Just like the day when you whispered in my ear

You said

I will always love you

I’ll warm you

Second Hand News

Written By: Lindsay Buckingham

I know theres nothing to say
Someone has taken my place
When times go bad
When times go rough
Wont you lay me down in tall grass
And let me do my stuff

I know I got nothin on you
I know theres nothing to do
When times go bad
And you cant get enough
Wont you lay me down in the tall grass
And let me do my stuff

One thing I think you should know
I aint gonna miss you when you go
Been down so long
Ive been tossed around enough
Couldnt you just
Let me go down and do my stuff

I know youre hopin to find
Someone whos gonna give you piece of mind
When times go bad
When times go rough
Wont you lay me down in tall grass
And let me do my stuff

Im just second hand news
Im just second hand news

entire album lyrics

Written By: hey romeo


1.Wrap These Around You 3:26
(Byron Hill, Billy Spencer)
Universal Music/Corp ascap/Chrysalis Music/Billy Spencer Music ascap
You say the world is feeling just a little bit chilly · Loves good for nothing except to make
you feel silly · What cha gonna do just go it alone · And say you don’t need nobody · Well
baby don’t hold it against the weather · It’s gonna be cold now and then forever · Come a
little closer and you’ll find out · There’s a fire already burnin · Wrap these around you
Baby · These two arms of mine · I’ll cover you up in kisses · It’s gonna feel like
summertime · That’s all that you’ve been missin · Someone to warm your heart · Wrap
these around you Darlin · That’s what these lovin arms are for · This ain’t your regular
security blanket · The one you cling to afraid that someone’s gonna yank it · This is
somebody juststayin beside you · Rain or shine or whatever · Now ain’t this better than
freezing todeath out on your own · Even when you can see your breath · You won’t be
cold

2. Sorry That You’re Leavin’ 2:54
(Steve Fox, Darren Gusnowsky, Rob Shapiro, Stacie Roper)
You tell me thatyou’re leavin and you’re doin it tonight · You’re packing socks and shorts
and shirts into your Samsonite · I’ve takin it for granted that you never ever would · I
could try to stop you but I know it’d do no good · Now you tell me you don’t love me · As
you’re handin me the house key · There’s nothing left to say · As you’re backing down the
driveway · I’m sorry that you’re leavin · So sorry that you’re gone · Oh but most of all I’m
sorry that you’re leavin took so long · Tomorrow I’ll wake up and take your picture off the
wall · I’ll sit down in your favoritechair and when your girlfriend calls · I’ll tell her that
you’re not the man that you pretend to be · Then I’ll thank her for finally takin you away
from me · I thank the Lord in the blue sky · That I got to hear your goodbye · There’s
nothing left to say · As you’re backing down the driveway · I’m sorry that you’re leavin ·
So sorry that you’re gone · Oh but most of all I’m sorry that you’re leavin took so long ·
You do what you gotta do · So I can be done with you · Yeah I’m gonna be alright · Cause
I’m lookin atyour tail lights · I’m sorry thatyou’re leavin · So sorry that you’re gone · Oh
but most of all I’m sorry that you’re leavin took so long

3.Goodbye 3:39
(Darren Gusnowsky, Rob Shapiro, Stacie Roper, Rob Hewes)
I can’t point to any one thing · But there’s one thing I know for sure · I get discouraged by
those little things · That aren’t so little anymore · I don’t know what to say cause I’d hate
to lose a friend · There’s no pretending anymore · It’s time for this to end · Cause I think
it’s time for things to change · We can’t go on if it stays the same · We’ve thought it out
and we talked it through · So I’ll start tomorrow without you · And I know all alone I can
fly · Goodbye · I thought I knew how you were thinking · Was all you told me just a lie · If
you’re ashamed of us together · Then it’s time we said goodbye · I hope you find
everything you’re looking for · I didn’t matter what I gave to you · You always wanted
more · The past is gone · And I know I can put it behind me now · I’ll move on

4. I Got Nothin 3:35
(Darren Gusnowsky)
I got nothing · In this house to remind me · There were two young people in love livin
here before · But I’ve got a bottle · To help with the misery · And the painful memories
nowthatyou’regone · You always said that you would leave me · I should’ve never made
you cry · I musthavewent out once too often · Now I’m the one who’s left behind · I tried
to talk you out of leavin · You said it wouldn’t work this time · Then you packed away all
our good memories · And left all the painful ones behind


5. Second Hand News 2:53
(Lindsey Buckingham) Now Sounds Music
I know there's nothing to say · Someone has taken my place · When times go bad · When
times go rough · Won't you lay me down in the tall grass · And let me do my stuff · I
know I got nothin on you · I know there's nothing to do · When times go bad · And you
can't get enough · Won't you lay me down in the tall grass · And let me do my stuff · One
thing I think you should know · I ain't gonna miss you when you go · I’ve been down so
long · I've been tossed around enough · Couldn't you just let me go down · And do my
stuff · I know you're hopin to find · Someone who's gonna give you piece of mind · When
times go bad · When times go rough · Won't you lay me down in the tall grass · And let
me do my stuff · I'm just second hand news · I'm just second hand news

6. Weathered Names on Stone 3:44
(Darren Gusnowsky, Rob Shapiro, Stacie Roper, Rob Hewes)
So many years connect us · There’s memory’s in between · Of places that we’ve been to ·
And the things we haven’t seen · We went back to the mountains · The place where we
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Discography

Wrap These Around You, 2005(udder maddness)
Sorry That You're Leavin, released April 2007
Second Hand News, released August 2007
Weathered Names, released Feb 2008
from self titled album Hey Romeo

New Tradition, released December 2007(Lammles Country Christmas, Universal release)

Set List

75 minute show

original material

I got Nothin
Wrap These Around You
Weathered Names
New Tradition
Destinations
Goodbye
Good For Me
Second Hand News
Just Like Today
Darkest Day
Sorry That You're Leavin
Silent Screams
Easy
If I'm Not Here
Searchin For You
Can't Wait To See The Rest
He Still Calls Me Baby
Yes You Will
Its Love
Holding Me
What I Am

cover material varies from the Mavericks to the Dixie Chicks