Rome IX is a Canadian Indie-Soul artist, musician, actor, and aspiring filmmaker hailing from Calgary. With a diverse range of talents, this multidisciplinary artist finds inspiration in personal and observed experiences, always striving to understand the complexities of the human condition. Rome's artistic journey has been shaped by his love for deep lyrics, storytelling, and soulful arrangements, influenced by renowned artists like Jason Mraz, Miguel, and Stevie Wonder.
Recently, Rome has been finding new audiences with his releases, including the tracks "Right Here" and "LoTR". Currently, he is in the final stages of production for his debut album, "Losing in Vain".
Rome's connection with his audience truly flourishes when he takes the stage, whether performing with a band, solo acoustic sets, or through live-looping. He has graced the stages of notable festivals like 'Moonlight Market' and 'Beakerhead', as well as various well-known venues in Calgary such as 'The Palomino' and 'The King Eddy'. Opening for artists such as Josh Sahunta, King of Foxes, and K-Riz, Rome continues to showcase his music and talent.
Rome's passion for music ignited during his high school years, shortly after picking up the guitar and teaching himself to play. He soon began writing his own songs, showcasing his innate talent for crafting captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics. His first production credit came on the track "Deep In My Heart," which he worked on with Trinidadian Gospel artist Mekaiel.
Beyond his own artistic endeavors, Rome's music and productions have made an impact in the local Calgary scene. His work has been featured in short films and projects by fellow Calgary artists such as ‘Jeziah’, 'Twizzie Ramos' and 'Zacarias', further solidifying his presence and influence within the creative community.
With dedication to his craft and a desire to create music that resonates with listeners on a profound level, Rome IX is an artist who continues to build and evolve. Combining soulful melodies, introspective lyrics, and a captivating stage presence, he continues to pave his own path, to leave an indelible mark on the Soul genre and beyond.