Roomtone

Roomtone

BandPopAcoustic

Roomtone's music, consists of rich layers and warm textures of classical and electric guitars, keyboards, cello, percussion and bass as well as lush vocal harmonies, all perfectly blending together to produce a unique, cozy sound.

Biography

Roomtone began its existence in a room full of keyboards, guitars, a bass, a computer, and a glass of cognac.
"Multi-instrumentalist and song-writer Alexander Yaker, aka Roomtone, was born in Eastern Europe but spent much of his life in Birmingham, Alabama where his musical career began as a keyboard player.
He performed and/or collaborated with Duquette Johnston (Verbena, Cutgrass), Bo Butler (the Saturdays), the Silos (NYC), as well as recorded and toured with John P. Strohm (Blake Babies, the Lemonheads, Antenna).
After relocating to Philadelphia in 2003, Alexander began integrating into the local scene, playing keyboards, guitar and bass with a one-time successful Philadelphia band, the Northern Hues. After its demise, he joined and soon toured with Philadelphia's Power-Pop band Grammar Debate! and soon began writing a collection of songs that were later organized under the name Roomtone.
Roomtone's music has its roots in melodic pop and Bossa Nova, drawing comparisons to Jim O'Rourke, Nick Drake, Sam Prekop and Kings of Convenience, consists of rich layers and warm textures of classical and electric guitars, keyboards, cello, percussion and bass as well as lush vocal harmonies - all perfectly blending together to produce a very unique style and cozy sound..."

Roomtone has recently shared the stage with Amy Millan (STARS, Broken Social Scene), Eric Bachmann (Archers of Loaf, Crooked Fingers), Fiery Furnaces, Lisa Germano, Tara Jane O'Neil, Nick Krill (Spinto Band), Nicole Atkins and Let's Go Sailing.

Discography

Currently, Roomtone is in the studio working on his first debut record, tentatively entitled "Hits&Mrs." due out this Summer 2007.
Roomtone was recently featured on WPKN Radio in CT/NY, as well as Radyo ODTU (Ankara, Turkey) and Twin Cities FM (Perth, Western Australia) and WXPN's World Cafe Live Podcast and WXPN's Sleepy Hollow program with Chuck Elliot.

Set List

Set list:
Telebossa
(Let Me) Stay
You and I
Everything's New
Close Our Eyes
Last Night
Shades of Blue
Coming Home
Days Without the Sun
Andiamo
Your Golden Crown

Covers include:
This is Where the Story Ends (by the Sundays)
Get Out of This City (by Ivy)

Sets can be between 30mins and an hour.