A Los Angeles native, Roman was discovered at the age of 7 singing The Nanny song from Mary Poppins at a talent show produced by the daughter of acclaimed television producer of Loveboat, Jerome Courtland. It was a moment that would define the direction, education, and every decision Roman would make from that point on.
He spent the next four years studying opera while secretly/not so secretly listening to pop radio. While appreciating the solid foundation and ability to keep a four-octave vocal range due to the training, Roman knew his heart was in the soulful and emotional R&B music he heard from the likes of Luther Vandross, Shirley Murdock, Stephanie Mills, Prince, and George Michael.
Life circumstances required Roman to leave Los Angeles for Las Vegas. It is where he met two of his most influential musicians to date: Bernadette Bascom (the first woman signed to Stevie Wonder’s label), and dance recording icon, Kristine W.
Roman’s new single, “All Mine,” completes the artist’s trilogy of songs detailing the emotional rollercoaster of his five-year marriage and subsequent divorce. Where “Price to Pay” dealt with the consequences of choosing a partner that did not reciprocate his love, “Crazy” was about the hurt, pain, embarrassment, and confusion that swirled in his head as a result of it, “All Mine” is more optimistic with an upbeat and playful retro vibe. “It comes from a much stronger, more confident place,” Roman acknowledges. “I wrote the song when I finally came to understand that I have to shift my focus and make this moment about me and my priorities.” Produced by Velvet Code, Roman’s “All Mine” is being distributed by So Fierce Music/The Orchard/Sony Music Entertainment and is available on Apple Music, Spotify, and all digital platforms.
“For too long, I’ve had a tendency to lose myself in supporting others,” Roman continues from his Los Angeles home. “The main message of ‘All Mine’ is that we should never place the needs of another person or circumstance or situation above our own.”
Roman is renowned for his wide vocal range that spans four octaves and his electrifying sound that lends R&B with hip-hop influences and pays homage to the legendary dance divas of the ‘90s and early 2000s.
Last year, his debut single “Price to Pay,” produced by Velvet Code, soared to the top of the charts, reaching #1 for global digital and radio airplay, and the #4 spot on the House of Pride Top 30 chart, where it remained for seven months. His second release, “Crazy,” earned the adoration of DJs worldwide with the Tony Moran Anthem remix of the song premiering at White Party Palm Springs and climbing to the #3 position on the Masspool club chart and #1 on both the House of Pride Top 30 and the King of Spins DJ-rated chart.
“All Mine” is produced by Velvet Code. The remixes are by DJ Guy Scheiman, Tweaka Turner, Rob Moore, and Dario Xavier.
The Vincent sisters provide the background vocals on “All Mine.” Pam Vincent is best known for singing backup for Aretha Franklin in the 70’s and 80’s. Her sister, Joyce Vincent, is the other half of Dawn of Tony Orlando and Dawn.
“It was a blast producing these wonderfully talented ladies,” Roman says. “We were able to really stretch and play. They were such professionals and it was just the best time!”
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So Fierce Music is a new kind of music and entertainment company for artists marginalized and disadvantaged by the mainstream music industry because of age, race, gender, disability, or sexual identity. Founded in 2020 by internationally renowned DJ/Producer Velvet Code, the company’s main objective is to become the premier global music, entertainment, and education hub for 2SLGBTQIA+ music artists and audiences. Notable artists on the So Fierce Music roster include Icesis Couture, Gisele Lullaby, Oceane Aqua-Black, and Scarlett BoBo from Canada’s Drag Race, as well as the reigning Queen of the Universe Season 2 winner, Taiga Brava.