Romney Getty (solo) or Romney Getty and Sin City (band)
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Romney Getty (solo) or Romney Getty and Sin City (band)

Collingwood, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

Collingwood, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Band Country Singer/Songwriter




"Winner: Best Country at tthe TIMA (Toronto Independent Music Awards) Romney Getty"

Best Country: Romney Getty - Wikipedia

"Romney Getty @ NXNE 2010"

Background/ Composition:
Romney Getty's a Collingwood, Ont. songstress with roots that run deep in the musical canon. This gal has a strong and confident voice and tons of soul. She was backed by a tight three-piece band that included former Miniatures guitarist Craig Smith, who was playing a fine-looking and even better-sounding Gretsch.

Grade: 86

Getty slugged a Stella between songs, and her stage presence and sound were as cool as the Belgium lager. She made the most of a small crowd, and luckily her arresting voice cut through the chatter.

Achievement of Rock 'n' Roll Expectations
80-100: Exceeds skill and knowledge expectations, i.e. rocked us so hard we peed our pants.
70-79: Achieves required skills and knowledge. Meets rock 'n' roll standard.
60-69: Demonstrates some skills. Approaches rock 'n' roll standard.
50-59: Demonstrates some required skills and knowledge in a limited way.
00-50: Has not demonstrated required skills or knowledge.

Learning Skills: E=Excellent, G=Good, S=Satisfactory, N=Sad Really

Oral And Visual Communication
Eye Contact: G
Pronunciation: E
Stage Presence: G
Stage Banter: E
Image: E
Appearance: G
Use Of Stage: G

Strengths/Weaknesses/Next Step:
Getty channelled the ghosts of Hank Williams and June Carter Cash, and closed with a haunting gender reinvention of Williams's classic "Ramblin' Man" changing the song title to: "Ramblin' Girl." Wherever this girl rambles next, success is sure to follow.

Musical Analysis
Level Of Participation: G
Problem Solving: E
Teamwork: E
Work Habits: E
Organization: E
Audience Participation: E
Sound: E
Composition: E
Songs: G

Strengths/Weaknesses/Next Step:
This was country-rock at its finest. Getty also displayed a great sense of humour. At one point, she joked that she made the mistake of wearing a see-through shirt, to which one sandal wearing, beer-swilling concert-goer yelled, "Take it off, then!" Getty retorted, "It's not that kind of show, but it is that kind of bar."

Other Skills And Areas Of Interest
Charisma: E
Problem Solving: G
Teamwork: E
Sexiness: E
Haircut: G
Indie Rock Footwear: E
Nods To Disposible Fashion: E
Cool Equipment: G
Level Of Inebriation: G
Actual Ability: E

Strengths/Weaknesses/Next Step:
Getty sported purple snakeskin shit-kickers, and has the voice, the attitude and the poise to make it to the big time. She also did a nice tribute to beloved Steeltown music man Dan Achen, who recently passed away.
- Chart Attack

"Romney Getty - Ramblin Girl (Album Review)"

By Jason SchneiderAfter spending much of the last two years touring Canada, England and Australia, this Collingwood, ON-based singer-songwriter finally has a release that shows off her immense talents to their fullest extent. Getty’s rich, bluesy voice is the first thing to command attention, but with above-average guitar-playing abilities and an equally distinctive songwriting style, she truly is the complete package. In fact, she also seems at home with almost every roots-y style, from the dark, brooding opener "For Seasons” to the soulful country weeper "I’ll Meet You.” A deliciously swampy production and guest appearances from Bob Egan and Colin Cripps are added attractions but nothing can muscle in on Getty’s compelling performances on each track, exemplified by a strong cover of Hank Williams’ "Ramblin’ Man,” recast as the title track. With enough sheer guts and charisma to cross virtually any genre barrier, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Getty became the next major breakthrough from the Canadian roots rock scene.
(Augustus) - Exclaim!

"Album Review"

****"Romney's powerhouse vocals and the set of well-crafted songs leave you wanting more." - The Times (UK - National Press)

"Album Review"

***"She has been called the Canadian Bonnie Raitt, but her sound is earthier, summoning up the delta spirit on 'Waiting on the Day' and 'Ain't No Mistake'. The rootsy guitar playing is a handy counterpoint to her baked-clay delivery." - UNCUT Magazine (This Month in Americana)

"Album Review"

"....expertly sashaying from roughneck R&B to a little light skip-and-shuffle. It's a sweaty cellar club and all is well." - MOJO Magazine

"Romney Getty"

"Romney Getty - a woman with a really terrific voice. This is gritty and real stuff. File under very very promising." - BBC Radio 2 - Bob Harris Show

"Album Review"

****"This young lady has a great vocal aptitude, delivering the words very clearly but with amazing grittiness where needed. ....if Romney keeps releasing such excellent music, then her road will almost definitely go somewhere..." - Maverick Magazine

"Album Review"

"....this is a belting first record. The single greatest attribute the young Canadian has is a voice that ranges from enveloping, soft high notes to gruff and sexy lows, giving the songs an honesty and directness which helps them hit home. It's a mix of, acoustic guitars, slides and lots of soul, all thrown together with a nod to the country movement and a passing wave to the blues along the way." - James Clark - Americana-UK

"Album Review"

"As a broadcaster and reviewer I get sent a lot of new CD's to listen to and, with the best will in the world, not every one will get a fair hearing. However, when Fill in Your Gray by Romney arrived it really stood way out there in front. This is a tremendous first album from Canadian Romney Getty and it is getting heavy play on my programme and at home." - Graeme Scott - BLUESMATTERS MAGAZINE (UK)

"Romney Getty"

"Wow, can this girl deliver a song or what! Romney is a singer-songwriter from Canada and her very personal and soulful delilvery of country blues is totally spellbinding." - GUITAR TECHNIQUES


Released LP "Fill in your Gray" 2005
Released LP "Ramblin' Girl" 2008
New tracks currently receiving airplay on 95.1 The Peak radio in Collingwood, Ontario are
"I Still Believe"
"Four Seasons"
"I Don't Mind Dyin"
"Short Fused Mind"




Romney Getty sings with a purpose. To witness her perform is to attest to a world-class artist with a rare presence; she will diffuse your soul with a voice that was seemingly born from the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, that resonates from a deep, forlorn place - from the core of her spirit.

Clearly, Romney was born to sing. But, Getty is a bona fide artist – an accomplished guitarist who possesses a distinctive gift for songwriting. She has an ability to seemingly channel the ghosts of country music past, like Hank Williams and June Carter Cash, weaving spellbinding tales of heartbreak, loss and redemption.

“Wherever this girl rambles next, success is sure to follow…(Getty) has the voice, the attitude and the poise to make it to the big time.” Chart Attack

Romney Getty has been gaining momentum since releasing her first album, the country blues-influenced Fill In Your Gray, which caught international attention and garnered her favorable reviews in international publications like Uncut, Mojo, The Times, Blues Matters, Americana UK Magazine, and more.

She has toured Canada, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand and has shared the stage with a world-class roster of artists: Joe Cocker, KT Tunstall, Billy Bragg, Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo), Travis Good (The Sadies), Amy Winehouse, Kelly Joe Phelps, Toby Keith, Michael Franti’s Spearhead, Shannon Lyon, The Drive-by-Truckers, Kevin Breit, and many more.

“Wow, can this girl deliver a song or what! Romney is a singer-songwriter from Canada and her very personal and soulful deliver of country and blues is totally spellbinding.” Guitar Techniques Magazine

Romney Getty’s latest release Ramblin’ Girl was recorded in the converted church in Hamilton, Ontario, at Catherine North Studio with the late producer Dan Achen. For Ramblin’ Girl she enlisted the help of friends’ Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo) on pedal steel guitar, and Colin Cripps (Bryan Adams, Kathleen Edwards) on guitar, along with her talented guitarist and musical companion, brother Jeff Getty. Ramblin’ Girl continues to receive accolades and critical attention due to the strength of the Romney’s solid track-by-track performances and songwriting, complimented by Achen’s lush and swampy production that brings to mind the melodic rock of Fleetwood Mac and the grit of a Lucinda Williams.

Currently, Romney is working on her follow up to Ramblin’ Girl, to be released in the fall of 2013. She continues to tour, performing selected dates as a solo artist and with her band.

“…Truly the complete package…With enough sheer guts and charisma to cross virtually any genre barrier, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Getty became the next major breakthrough from the Canadian roots rock scene.” Exclaim! Magazine

For further information please visit:
YouTube - Romney Getty “Ramblin’ Girl”
YouTube – Romney Getty “The Smoke has Cleared”
YouTube - Romney Getty "No Cane"