Kivel Records announce formation of Romeo Riot which includes Tango Down and Bombay Black members

Kivel Records announce formation of Romeo Riot which includes Tango Down and Bombay Black members

A new group is about to be unleashed as Kivel Records are about to release the debut album from Romeo Riot, which is a “supergroup” of sorts uniting members of Tango Down and Bombay Black, a former Farcry band member and ace songwriter Jace Pawlak.

The following message was posted on Kivel Records principal John Kivel‘s Facebook page earlier today:

“OK Folks. Here it is. I know it’s a lil lengthy, but we are very proud of this lil secret we’ve all been working on and have a lot to say about it.

Here at Kivel Records we are making announcements about bands, albums, events, etc all the time. We throw some pizzazz on it.

Hype it up and hope people get excited.

Sometimes we miss target dates, it happens. Certainly GUILTY! As sometimes things hit a snag or two or three! :-/ lol

But, above all else, one thing is always consistent: we ensure that everything we do is “right” before we share it with the world. So when we announce a new band, project, album, etc. We try to promise ourselves: Make this BIG. Make this Immense and Epic! This is no different, as we wanted to deliver a new band and album that will please each and every fan of the melodic rock genre.
Well setting the bar that high proved to be a smidge daunting, but not impossible, as we are fortunate to have a hell of a team .

One that all shared the vision for this band. So, we rolled our sleeves up and got to work.

Creating this album took longer than we all would have liked. Schedule conflicting, other Kivel releases, finding the “right” songs that fit the puzzle just right, and two of the band members having albums of their own coming out in the interim all contributed to causing unwanted delays.

Then the project started to take a life of its own on. What started out as a backing band for a particular gifted front man, morphed into a band of familiar faces that have all worked together in the past in some capacity.

What sort of fun happenstance did we just have land at our feet? Well, forgive me for using such a term, but Kivel Records now has its own Supergroup. NO, we do not mean this with arrogance or to appear boastful with a laundry list of a who’s who of platinum selling musicians. What we mean is, to “us”, this is OUR Supergroup. This is our A-TEAM! These are our All Stars, this is our own Damn Yankees!

Who!? Well, all band members have worked with each other before, and all are in some way the bedrock of Kivel Records. The last 5 years of success has been due, in much (Large) part, to this team.

So now they are all together working as one unit, and as one band. They have all produced, written, and released some of the best records in Kivel Records two decade history. So it is time we let them throw a party of their own. NO, scratch that. Not just a party, they are going to start a RIOT!


Ladies and Gentleman, I give you…….. ROMEO RIOT

Ty Sims – Bass (Bombay Black)
Jace Pawlak – Keyboards and Vocals
Erik Johnson – Guitars and Vocals (Bombay Black)
Scott Miller – Guitars (Tango Down)
And a proud welcome home to Mark Giovi – Lead Vocals (Former Vocalist of FarcryHigh Gear and Optimism albums)

OH and btw folks……the Album is 100% done and at the manufacturers as we speak. We made sure to eradicate any “snags” or miss any pre announced deadlines. So SURPRISE!!!! ROMEO RIOT album drops this month. Will post details in the next few days on the exact ship date.

LASTLY……we left a link in the comments section so you can HEAR the RIOT we got going on.

Thank You”

The following message was also posted on Kivel’s Facebook page earlier today:

“Hard hitting arena Rock. The album Bon Jovi never made !! Think Night Ranger, Slippery Era Bon Jovi with a wall of guitars and vocals. This is a 10 song album that is begging to be played on a big stage or cranked in your stereo, car or ipod. Romeo Riot is a band of now bringing back the sound of then with the production of today. Best of both worlds. Most importantly, this is a FUN record that will put a smile on your face and want you to hit repeat as the last chord rings out. Who is this band? Well this is what their label has to say : What sort of fun happenstance did we just have land at our feet? Well, forgive us for using such a term, but Kivel Records now has its own Supergroup. NO, we do not mean this with arrogance or to appear boastful with a laundry list of a who’s who of platinum selling musicians. What we mean is, to “us”, this is OUR Supergroup. This is our A-TEAM! These are our All Stars, this is our own Damn Yankees! 5 Musicians that have contributed to the last 5 years of our success. Now all together working as one unit, and as one band. They have all produced, written, and released some of the best records in Kivel Records two decade history. So it is time we let them throw a party of their own.

Ladies and Gentleman, we give you…….. ROMEO RIOT ! Ty Sims – Bass (Bombay Black) Jace Pawlak – Keyboards and Vocals Erik Johnson – Guitars and Vocals (Bombay Black) Scott Miller – Guitars (Tango Down) And a proud welcome home to Mark Giovi – Lead Vocals (Former Vocalist of FarcryHigh Gear and Optimism albums)”

Romeo Riot‘s “Room To Run” song:

Romeo Riot “Room To Run” by Kivel Records

Hard hitting arena Rock. The album Bon Jovi never made !! Think Night Ranger, Slippery Era Bon Jovi with a wall of guitars and vocals. This is a 10 song album that is begging to be played on a big stage or cranked in your stereo, car or ipod.

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