Romeo at Madison Square Garden
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While most 13 year-old boys were out chasing girls and shooting hoops, Romeo opted to stay home, penning his first songs. It is well known that Romeo's idol in bachata is Antony "El Mayimbe" Santos. However, his fascination with the art of the popular song commenced when he discovered the likes of Camilo Sesto, Manuel Alejandro, Juan Gabriel, Omar Alfano, and, of course, Juan Luis Guerra. Most people focus on the artist, but Romeo always wanted to know who wrote the song. His blossoming love affair with songwriting was only the beginning of a journey he had barely envisioned. As fate would have it, Romeo soon joined his church choir with his cousin Henry. Shortly thereafter, Romeo and Henry would meet their destiny and join Lenny and Mikey to form Aventura. It is well-known to insiders that Romeo will not write songs for just anyone. He has been extremely selective, as he believes there must be a visceral connection between himself and the artist he is writing for. As a matter of fact, a defining factor in Romeo's career is his continuing quest for exclusivity and privacy in general. Today Romeo embarks on his journey as a solo artist with his debut solo album, entitled "Formula," slated to release in fall, 2011. The artist has chosen an eclectic mix of Bachata, R&B, Ballads - up tempo and fusion to delight his fans. With all of the Bachata tracks to be written, arranged and produced by Romeo himself, he has invited selected A-list producer to collaborate in the Anglo tracks - just about anything can be expected. Romeo's wild ride has just begun.
Venue Description: Opened in 1968, MSG is both a performance and sports arena (home to NBA basketball team the New York Knicks and the WNBA's New York Liberty; and to NHL hockey's New York Rangers).