Romi Lovel

Romi Lovel

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The synth/pop/rock music with meaningful songs to convey positive messages, provoke thought and conversations, and make you..move! Dynamic & Powerful performances from the high-spirited & energetic leading lady and the supporting musicians in the live band.

Biography

After a verse packed with searching and tension that builds to an anguished plateau, “Letting Go,” the lead U.S. single from pop-rock singer Romi Lovel’s debut album, “Rock Ur World” (due in early 2009 from Rosehip Records), explodes into an exuberant, soaring chorus about embracing change. The trajectory of the song in some ways mirrors the 19-year-old vocalist’s life; she endured considerable hardship before finding her musical wings.

Romi’s odyssey is a testament to talent, passion and pure grit. Born in the small Ukrainian city, Sambir, she spent her childhood studying piano, singing in choirs and otherwise absorbing the music, culture and languages of both parents - however performing on stage was what truly energized her.

Her parents divorced, and eventually Romi’s mother – herself a classically trained pianist – ultimately made the difficult decision to relocate to the U.S. with her 9-year-old daughter. They traveled to Chicago, which has a substantial population of Eastern European émigrés. But the land of opportunity looked rather forbidding through Romi’s eyes.

Thanks to talent, good grades and her mother’s tireless canvassing, Romi was admitted to the Franklin Fine Arts Center magnet school. Soon she was showing off her impressive pipes at Ukrainian cultural events, working intensively with vocal coaches and learning operatic techniques.

Romi kept up the operatic warbling until she was 16. Upon meeting a local musician and songwriter Roman Tykhovskyy, of the alternative rock band Ephyra; he immediately helped divine Romi’s potential as a rock singer. “Roman saw something in me – talent and the hunger to 'make it big,' drive star quality,” Romi recalls, with obvious gratitude. “He said I will go far.”

Unsure about the best way to bring their tracks to the marketplace, they approached Chicago’s Rosehip Records and found a great match. Thus she began working on “Rock Ur World” for Rosehip with producers Andy Gallas and Nick Monson of Lowercase Productions. “Nick and Andy challenged me to express myself more directly in the studio and to try a different sound and style of singing,” she explains. “It was a real growing process for my vocal abilities.”

The resulting tracks remind Romi of the effervescent, electronica-laced pop-rock of Gwen Stefani, Pink and Avril Lavigne. In addition to the radio-ready “Letting Go,” the team created such confections as likely first European single “VIP,” the new-wave “So Sweet” and the club banger “Rock Ur World” (with both single and remix versions, naturally), among others.

With the record completed, she immediately began preparing for a world tour, slated to include stops in Eastern Europe and Japan. “I see myself as an international artist,” she says. “I speak English, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and brushing up my Spanish now, which I learned from school and my Peruvian roommate, and I’m ready to meet the whole world.”

Lyrics

Letting Go

Written By: Onique Williams, Charles Davis, Nick Monson, Andy Gallas

Verse 1:
The yelling
The fighting
I’ve lost all sight of us
The constant denying that we’re over,
I want to convince myself
That you’re not possessive
But I wake in my sleep
And I know that its time
To make you leave oh

There’s only so much I can take
While trying not to face it
But your still so stuck in your ways
I can’t take you back

Hook:
It’s too late….
I’m tired of hiding
Pretending that love doesn’t hurt
I’m moving on
It’s too late
I hope that your heart bleeds
Cause I’ve giving up
Moving on
And I’m letting go

Verse 2:
I’m not so good at goodbye
Well that’s the best thing
I can do for us right now
Please tell me where you think
You get off calling me those words
If you meant to make me cry tonight
You did it, you did it

There’s only so much I can take
While trying not to face it
But your still so stuck in your ways
I can’t take you back

Hook Repeats

Bridge:
Sometimes I let it pass
And you’re not that bad
Then I realize my self-esteem is gone
And I want nothing more then for you to be
The man that I once knew
But that’s impossible with you
So save your apologies

Hooks Repeat

Roll It Out

Written By: Romi Lovel, Roman Tykhovskyy, Vince Lawrence, Frayne Lewis, Mark Krutiak.

Verse 1:
I love speed, I wanna try this
Give me keys, I’ll get behind it
Steal your heart, ride on this highway
Fear me not, I am your driver

Pump it up, strip down…what!?
Drive me nuts; there’s no breaks
No Breaks, Love

Hook:
Let’s roll it out, let’s take a chance
Say have you lost track of time?
Let’s roll it out another round
Could be the trip of your life!

Verse 2:
I love speed, I drive two hundred
Feel my heat? your guns are jumping
Check my rear, you start to wonder
I’ll make it pop, there’s something under…

Pump it up, strip down…what!?
Drive me nuts; there’s no breaks
No Breaks, Love

Hook
Let’s roll it out, let’s take a chance
Say have you lost track of time?
Let’s roll it out another round
Could be the trip of your life!

Rock Ur World

Written By: Romi Lovel, Roman Tykhovskyy, Nick Monson, The SoundPusher.

Verse 1:
I wanna get ya. catch ya on a ride, my desire
I wanna put ya, put ya on the spot, little liar

Hey, don’t be in denial
Thought you could do a perfect escape
Hey look here I’m on fire, run while you can,
I’m gonna rock your world!

Hook:
Whoa! Come on boy
Whoa! You got caught
Whoa! Show is off
I’m gonna gonna rock your
World! Come on man,
Whoa! Get your shhh
Whoa! Im over it
I’m gonna rock your world

Verse 2:
You better move it, move yourself tonight out the door way
Your life is waiting, waiting for a sign; cross the thin line

Hey, don’t be in denial
Look what you did, a foolish escape
Hey you, I don’t admire, run while you can,
I’m gonna rock your world!

Hook:
Whoa! Come on boy
Whoa! You got caught
Whoa! Show is off
I’m gonna gonna rock your
World! Come on man,
Whoa! Get your shhh
Whoa! Im over it
I’m gonna rock your world

I’m gonna rock (x3)
Your World!

I wanna get ya. catch ya on a ride, my desire
I wanna put ya, put ya on the spot, little liar

Hey, don’t be in denial
Thought you could do a perfect escape
Hey look here I’m on fire, run while you can,
I’m gonna rock your world!

Whoa! Come on boy
Whoa! You got caught
Whoa! Show is off
I’m gonna gonna rock your
World! Come on man,
Whoa! Get your shhh
Whoa! Im over it
I’m gonna rock your world

Hardware

Written By: Onique Williams

Verse 1:
You said I’d never be as good as you
Who cares, you’re looking at the truth
Touche, three fingers pointing back at you
Jealousy that’s got you dying to be me
Can’t stand, you’re old, done, and overused
Stop now, you’re playing way out of your league

You’re all burnt out
So hand in your crown
And let a pro take over

Hook:
Who knew I’d come in first
I’m alive and through the worst
I figured out I’m hard as ware
And nothing can break me
You thought I’d finish last
Well I turned it all around
I figured out I’m hard as ware
And nothing can break me down

Verse 2:
What’s wrong, underestimated me
Step back, you should think before you speak
Peace out, see you from the front of the line
No way you’re gonna steal my spotlight
Loser, I just beat you at your own game
Crazy, I won’t let you hold me back

One! Two! Three!

You’re all burnt out
So hand in your crown
And let a pro take over

Hook:
Who knew I’d come in first
I’m alive and through the worst
I figured out I’m hard as ware
And nothing can break me
You thought I’d finish last
Well I turned it all around
I figured out I’m hard as ware
And nothing can break me down

My Day

Written By: Romi Lovel, Roman Tykhovskyy, Vince Lawrence, Frayne Lewis

Verse 1:
It's Time to shine
So don't rain on my parade
You're out, I'm in
I'm more than just a trend

Hook:

My Day, My Way, Whoa!
My Day, My Way, Whoa!
I'm gonna shout, make it loud
This is how I like it
I won't mess it around
It's going down,
Cause it's My Day, My Way

Verse 2:
I see you are so sick with envy watching me, succeed,
believe, indeed i am alive

Hook:

My Day, My Way, Whoa!
My Day, My Way, Whoa!
I'm gonna shout, make it loud
This is how I like it
I won't mess it around
It's going down,
Cause it's My Day, My Way

Bridge:
I am breathing,
always moving on
can you hear me
i'm not loosing

Hook

Crash or Burn

Written By: Onique Williams

Verse 1:
Hello stranger,
I’ve never seen these eyes before but they just draw me closer,
And I could spend my whole life in these arms,
They feel familiar, but every time I think that I should leave I don’t
Cause you make it easy, you make it easy to fall

Hook:
At the rate we’re going we’re gonna crash and burn
I really like you, it’s only been a day
But this path we’re taking so many fell before
Run now or when the honeymoon’s over
When we touch, heart stops, time flies, we’re living in a paradise
So at the rate we’re moving when will be ever learn to believe in love at first sight

Verse 2:
Eight days gone, you said you love me
I can’t believe I finally got my great beginning,
Maybe we’re moving too fast…who cares!
All I feel when we’re together;
The stars take shape, the moonlight shifts, I’m in heaven
But they say we’ll never last, who really knows…

Hook:
At the rate we’re going we’re gonna crash and burn
Yeah I love you it’s only been a week
But this path we’re taking so many fell before
Run now or when the honeymoon’s over
When we touch, heart stops, time flies, we’re living in a paradise
So at the rate we’re moving when will be ever learn to believe in love at first sight

Hook:
At the rate we’re going we’re gonna crash and burn
Can’t breath without you it’s only been a month
But this path we’re taking so many fell before
Run now or when the honeymoon’s over
When we touch, heart stops, time flies, we’re living in a paradise
So at the rate we’re moving when will be ever learn to believe in love at first sight

caught in this moment what happens when it’s over
do we crash crash crash or burn,
….or both?

So Sweet

Written By: Onique Williams

Verse 1:
Before she came into the picture we were perfect
Then those lips walked in your life now we’re hurting
You’re telling bigger lies
Running past-- go
Got my business in the street
Yelling to the world

Who needs a best friend
when all you’re getting is a back hand,
thanks for the memo, I’m gone
It’s nothing personal, but maybe it is
You’re the knife in my back, and it’s unforgivable

Transition:

Broken Mirrors
Shattered
Cheers to bad luck

HOOK:

Burn this Bridge, I’m over it, Over it
You’ll get what you deserve
And its oh oh oh so..
Did it to yourself
I’m over it, over
Beginning of the end, and it’s oh, oh, oh so sweet

Verse 2
You swear you’re in love, picture perfect,
Now you’re running into walls I hope she’s worth it
I’m proud to say that I told you so
I can’t always save the day, You’re pitiful
Who needs a hero when you’re dying to be a victim
Call batman, maybe he’s free
You took your pick and let me out in the dust,
light it up again, lets watch it burn, baby burn

Transition:

Broken Mirrors
Shattered
Cheers to bad luck

HOOKS

VIP

Written By: Romi Lovel, Roman Tkhovskyy, Vince Lawrence, Frayne Lewis

Verse 1:
I know you want me, hmm, baby
But i am not, i'm not so crazy
So baby, why you take my time
You never make me satisfied
I know you want me, need me
Baby, I'll holla for sure!

Hook:
'Cause i'm a girl, VIP
I take Ferraries to my parties
All the stars, dance with me
I'm a girl, VIP
Dolce & Gabbana on my hot body
And when the carpet calls,
wait and see, hmm.

Verse 2:
I know you wanna touch me, hmm, baby
But you are not, you're not, you're not so crazy
So baby, why you take my time
You never make me satisfied
You say you want me, need me,
Baby, I'll holla for sure!

Hook Repeats

Bridge:
Tell me something that i dont know
GIve me something that i don't own
Take me someplace where I belong
And no, I'm not his girl, hmm
Tell me something I wanna know
Give me something I wanna own
Take me someplace I wanna go
And no, I'm not his girl..

Hook Repeats..

Discography

*1st Single, "Letting Go." Nov. 2008 Release on Itunes and Amazon.
*Radio Play: "Letting Go" started in Dec.
*Album Release Date: 2009.

Set List

We can do different sets and time slots.

Typically, if we are headlining, we play 12 originals, and do 3 cover songs.

However, we have more original songs to play besides the song set list below. So, more originals can be added on repertoire if needed to play a longer set.

Original Songs:
Hardware, So Sweet, Unattached, Tell me, My Day, Letting Go, Crash or Burn, Rock Ur World, Roll It Out, VIP, U Got Iced.

Covers:
Alanis Morissette "You Ought to Know,"
No Doubt "Just a Girl,"
Madonna "Express Yourself"
Kelly Clarkson "Since You Been Gone"