Think about some of the big names from Canada who are making a name for themselves in the music industry.

We of course have the usual suspects in Drake, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes. You have icons such as Celine Dion, Shania Twain and Sarah McLachlan who are still making great music today. But you also have that next crop of Canadian Artists who have made a splash on the industry, like Shawn Hook, New City, and this month’s One to Watch artists, ROMES!

ROMES are made up of brothers Jacob (vocals), Nick (drums) and their friends Andrew (who plays bass) and James (on guitar).

Let me tell you a little bit about this rising band.

Although they are from Toronto, the four guys actually met in across the pond in Ireland back in the 90s after Jacob and Nick met Andrew and James in middle school. That’s where the guys started their music journeys, participating in band, performing cover songs, recording demos and forming their own sound as a group.

They recently released their debut EP called, Believe which features the songs, ‘When The Night Comes’, ‘Spend the Night’, the album title track, ‘Believe’ and ‘Tryna Be’ (see the full EP below).



In a recent interview with TMRW Magazine, Andrew recounted a time they played ‘Tryna Be’ at a recent show in Toronto, “we were playing in Toronto recently, and I was looking [at somebody in the crowd] cause he was really dancing. then he when we kicked into ‘Tryna Be’ he looked at his friend and was like screaming in her face and was like ‘oh my god ‘Tryna Be’ and was jumping around and stuff, that stuff has started happening and it’s f**king great, it’s just really cool.”

This fall, they’ll be on tour with Mutemath, you can check out those dates below!




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