Romanteek
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Romanteek

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Jul
19
Romanteek @ Redmond Firehouse

Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Romanteek will have you snapping your fingers and swooning to those sexy swooping synth's. That old skool delivery ain't hurting either. Simple and essential! - Rought Trade - London


Valentine sang and rapped about love in her appealingly nasal voice (tricked out with echo effects), while Le Matt contributed hook-filled guitar lines and backup vocals. By the third song, people had begun to shimmy within their own eighteen-inch circles of personal space. And by the fifth song many people were encroaching on the inches of others, too wrapped up in the music to care about their neighbors' toes.

With no barrier between band and fans, Valentine seemed to get caught up in the group's energy. Writhing on the floor after one song, she proclaimed with childlike abandon, “Wow! Awesome! This is a great time!� Then she told the crowd the same thing she'd said to me earlier. “This is our favorite place to play,� she announced into the mic. “The energy per person is incredible.�

Three times they announced that the next song would be their last, but the people weren't havin' it. Singing the words they must have memorized from Romanteek's three CD releases, more and more people became lost in an unmistakably music-, alcohol- and drug-induced abandon. Eyes were closed, limbs were flailing and armpits were sweating. “It's all warm and stinky in here,� said a woman near me. But she said it with a smile and kept on dancing. - Ryan Burns - Eureka Times Standard


Romanteek will have you snapping your fingers and swooning to those sexy swooping synth's. That old skool delivery ain't hurting either. Simple and essential! - Rought Trade - London


I call out to all fans in love because if they want to stay this way, please listen to Romanteek; the band with the name that says it all. A voice reminiscent to Molokos heroine, strung out by funky beats, Ruby Valentine is a classy girl with a classy feminine wardrobe. Glitter dresses fluttered by flowers and 'out of this shop' star like glasses, Ruby carries herself on stage like a Lady. But as much as she will drink tea with you, she will taste your whisky when you are not looking. Le Matt is a bloke with a white man's afro, who will fiddle knobs for new electro and eclectic sounds to come up with that perfect love song but he will pull his guitar strings just as much till he finds that ideal rift to match Ruby's harmonious and soulful voice. As a support band to Stinkmitt, they were the wind before the storm, setting up the atmosphere, filling the stage with lovey sweet but funky aromas.

Their last concert was at Lovelite where DJ Beatneck simply summed up my own feelings about the band: 'I love them!'

For each show, Ms Ruby Valentine hid her eyes and flirted with us from behind a new pair of spunky shades…with a fetish she collects them in each city …a new city a new pair of shades… During after show cocktails her Rome shades suddenly disappeared from our table. High on the show, we were too busy to notice but not to drunk to ignore their disappearance. However heartbreaking it was for Ruby to loose her glasses on the night she managed to sleep that night, only to be nicely surprised in the morning before catching their train to Amsterdam, by her shades walking up to her, hobbling on some guy's face! Can you believe it? Three million people and he walks into me wearing my shades. Better luck next time buddy. Those shades are meant to be with me. - Lady Gaby - Dorfdisco


I call out to all fans in love because if they want to stay this way, please listen to Romanteek; the band with the name that says it all. A voice reminiscent to Molokos heroine, strung out by funky beats, Ruby Valentine is a classy girl with a classy feminine wardrobe. Glitter dresses fluttered by flowers and 'out of this shop' star like glasses, Ruby carries herself on stage like a Lady. But as much as she will drink tea with you, she will taste your whisky when you are not looking. Le Matt is a bloke with a white man's afro, who will fiddle knobs for new electro and eclectic sounds to come up with that perfect love song but he will pull his guitar strings just as much till he finds that ideal rift to match Ruby's harmonious and soulful voice. As a support band to Stinkmitt, they were the wind before the storm, setting up the atmosphere, filling the stage with lovey sweet but funky aromas.

Their last concert was at Lovelite where DJ Beatneck simply summed up my own feelings about the band: 'I love them!'

For each show, Ms Ruby Valentine hid her eyes and flirted with us from behind a new pair of spunky shades…with a fetish she collects them in each city …a new city a new pair of shades… During after show cocktails her Rome shades suddenly disappeared from our table. High on the show, we were too busy to notice but not to drunk to ignore their disappearance. However heartbreaking it was for Ruby to loose her glasses on the night she managed to sleep that night, only to be nicely surprised in the morning before catching their train to Amsterdam, by her shades walking up to her, hobbling on some guy's face! Can you believe it? Three million people and he walks into me wearing my shades. Better luck next time buddy. Those shades are meant to be with me. - Lady Gaby - Dorfdisco


Discography

"Dancing Discotheque" - 12" EP 2006
"Yellow" - CD LP 2005
"Dance With Me" - CD LP 2003
"Heartaches: It'll be good for your art" - CD LP 2001

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The Band

Romanteek: a dynamic duo and a band with a mission. Here to bring the love. How will they do it? With bass heavy dance jams and smooth songs about love. Why do they do it? Because they care. Each song is jam packed with messages of love, hope, heartache and truth, delivered by the deliciously sexy voice of Ruby Valentine. Valentine is a true romantic joined by the fabulous LeMatt. LeMatt is a one of a kind, jack-of-all-trades displaying his talents on the guitar and electronic beat production. Romanteek, so versatile, will delight you with both live instrumentation and booming disco beats to knock you into a dance attack. With a sound so unique it is often asked, "Where are they from, Europe?!" Romanteek - they come from the Land of Love.

Romanteek was born in 2001 when Le Matt joined Ruby Valentine's solo keyboard act as a drummer. As they're music became more dance oriented, the duo evolved to include songs using Le Matt's computer devised beats and live guitar. Freed from the confines of the keyboard, Ruby Valentine shines as an unfettered vocalist, and Romanteek has never gone back. Often compared to Portishead, Ruby and Le Matt list influences from the Bee Gees to Nina Simone to Timbaland. They have shared bills with The Gossip, Scream Club, Katastrophe, Numbers, and Two Ton Boa.

Romanteek has been on several American tours and toured Europe in 2005. They will be Touring the US this fall. They have distributed over 1000 of their self-produced CDs since 2002. They have appeared in The Stranger, West Coast Performer, and Panache magazines among others.