Southland Romeo's unique sound is defined by injecting the dynamic abilities of an electric fiddle into contemporary rock and roll. The concept and first compositions of the band were created by frontman Rob Mineo in early 2011. Mineo can best be described as a lead guitar player who happens to play the violin. Rob moved to Nashville in the summer of 2009, and spent his first two years paying his dues, playing in honky-tonks and rock clubs all over of the Music City scene. After coming off of a summer tour in 2010, it wasn't long before Rob became tired of playing the "same old set" with every band in town. To overcome this problem, he decided to create his own Nashville project with a twist. Teaming up with highly accredited, veteran drummer, Philip Tremblay, the vision for Southland Romeo began to form. The duo began to assemble an all star cast of musicians whom they had met in their time working as sessions players. Combining Tremblay's "in your face" rhythmic creations with Mineo's stylish vocal and violin melodies, the powerhouse five piece ensemble was completed by adding bass, keys, and electric guitar. Smooth melodies and groove driven rhythms combine to define the distinct flavor that is Southland Romeo's sound.
Through the infusion of southern rock, funk, jazz and soul, Southland Romeo has created a truly unique vibe that appeals across a wide range of musical genre's. The band released its first full length album, titled Southern Daydream, in spring of 2013, available on Itunes and Spotify. The album was recorded in the heart of Music Row in Nashville at 16 Ton studios, and was produced by the nationally renowned Michael Esser. Southern Daydream captures the let-it-all-hang-out raw nature of the band, yet exhibits the refined musicianship and songwriting abilities that makes Southland Romeo stand apart from the norm. The Album's single, "Dream Girl", is sure to have you dancing and signing along from the first chorus, and is available for download for a donation of your choice. From the carefree vibes of "Dream Girl" to the bass and drums driven essence of "Living", this album will keep you moving and engaged throughout the listening experience.