It’s fair to say the live entertainment industry has been through the most turbulent 18 months in it’s history but from my perspective, particularly on the scene in East Anglia it has come out of the other side relatively unscathed. The scene is still brimming with talent, there are still venues welcoming bands and gig go-ers alike through their doors and so I decided it was time to get properly back on to the saddle of artist management and increase the number of artists I work with once again and so I’m delighted to announce that I’ve signed power-pop outfit Reno & Rome
I was first introduced to the band in 2019 when they applied to play at a night I was organising at The Apex and I was immediately a fan of their work. There is nobody quite like them on the local circuit and when you hear their mix of anthemic-indie rock and swaggering 80s pop vibe you’ll agree. Their live show is one of the most slick and energetic I have ever seen, they make a real impression on everybody who listens or watches them.
I’ve known lead vocalist Gryphen for a long time, being a fan of his previous music projects over the years – he’s a bundle of creativity who’s effortlessly transformed from one-time drummer to commanding front man whilst also being the leading vision in the bands visual presentation through graphics, photography and video. Guitarist Nic is hugely ambitious and passionate about music with experience beyond his years in the live music scene both as a performer and backstage tech (he’s just completed a tour with Level 42 and Johnny Hates Jazz ), he’s a versatile instrumentalist and fantastic songwriter. Together with Westie who brings the grooves on bass and Ash whose drum beats bring the whole combination together they are a sleeping giant of a band who, I hope together in partnership are about to take it to the next level.
Check them out live with a performance streamed from 229 in London earlier this year: