WHEN WITH ROMO, DO AS ROMO DOES ~ SING!
Charlie Romo is a native New Yorker and grew up in a community and family with strong character which has reinforced in him a style that has served him on stage. He studied music at Wagner College and has performed on the same stage and in shows with Usher, Chita Rivera, and Ben Vereen at venues like The Friars Club, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, and the Internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Room in New York City.
Charlie is in his 20s and yet totally confident, comfortable and at home on both small and very large stages. His captivating body language, radiant smile, personal warmth and pitch-perfect technical mastery reveals his fresh, new, exciting talent that profoundly engages, energizes and mesmerizes his audience at every show. Charlie has an avid passion for, and a unique interpretation of recognizable renditions of popular standards from the 1950s and 1960s. He revives this music and style of a previous era in a dynamic and refreshing way. With intense excitement and enthusiasm, Charlie has a way of turning back the clock, without imitation, and like a kindred spirit, he embodies and channels the soul and sound of these cherished legends, the likes of Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby. Typically, his audiences respond in a wildly enthusiastic fashion as he brings back the romance, flair, subtlety, and the longing of the music that played through a smoky, satiny generation of courtship, club-going and dancing.
Charlie Romo is always joined by world-class musicians. Charlie's musicians have worked with dozens of top artists, including Frank Sinatra, Eartha Kitt, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, and Tony Bennett. Bobby Darin at the world-famous Copacabana in 1960 and Charlie Romo have both been accompanied by Ronnie Zito on drums.
Charlie was the recipient of Broadway World's 2016 Best Debut Artist Award. Charlie was also a finalist in the 2017 NYC Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Awards for Best Male Debut Artist. Charlie is the youngest member ever to be inducted into the legendary Friars Club in New York City.
"Holy Sh*t! What a PRO at 21!" ~ Howie Gordon, Featured Drummer for Eartha Kitt, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Fredda Payne, Cab Calloway, Whitney Houston
"Charlie Romo is beyond being a ‘good singer’. He’s already a superior entertainer. And that one word covers a lot of ground. His microphone-savvy, stage-smart in catering to and displaying that affectionate Vic Damone or Perry Como kind of humble kindness, won over that audience within 3 minutes of being introduced. If Romo stays on this track, maintains his warm stage composure, fondness for his audiences and steers clear of politics, he is destined to be a can’t miss, knockout, performer." ~ Woody Woodbury, 80+ years in showbiz as comedian, actor, television personality and talk show host
"Charlie Romo is a no-frills, no-nonsense, performing sensation. His understanding and interpretation of both music and lyrics is a joy to behold, and be heard. I'd love to get a chance to pair him up with a big band! There's no limit to where he can go!" ~ Mercedes Ellington, granddaughter of Duke Ellington
"Charlie is a pro with all the polish and sophistication of a seasoned performer. You will fall instantly in love with his charm and endearing personality. He is a joy to work with and his voice is a great gift for all generations to enjoy.” ~ Michelle DellaFave The Golddiggers and Dingalings of Dean Martin's TV Show
"Charlie's youthful energy and enthusiasm is engaging. With youthful enthusiasm and free-spirited gusto, Charlie practically levitates from the stage, working the room with a canniness well beyond his youth." ~ Marilyn Lester, Cabaret Scenes
"This young man is a natural entertainer - by personality and practice. His voice is powerful and solid, the pace was crisp and the energy was high." ~ Fred Cohen, WomenAroundTown.com
"When I heard the opening notes of “Beyond the Sea,” I closed my eyes and found myself in a dream: I was hearing Bobby Darin live. Brilliance that touches the soul can, apparently, result in tears of joy. Take note that this was the reaction of someone who is fiercely protective of her precious songs. Charlie Romo does something entirely different: he turns back the clock. He doesn’t imitate. He embodies. He doesn’t perform “as.” He “is.” In fact, Charlie is a kindred spirit among the performers he adores." ~ Lisa Joy Reitman-Dob, Theater Pizzazz
"...unquestionable reality is that this young man really does have the level of talent necessary to become a big star..." ~ Christopher M. Struck, Applause! Applause!
"He not only melts the hardest of hearts with his endearing, boyish smile, but when the crooner belts out a tune, his engaging, mellow tones not only impress — but bring his audience back to the big band era, when the epitome of romance and sophistication was running rampant and ballroom dancing was all the rage." ~ Carol Ann Benanti, Staten Island Advance
"Charlie Romo's unique and recognizable renditions of popular standards are all audience pleasers. His captivating body language and pitch-perfect technical brilliance reveal he is a fresh, new, exciting talent we feel honored to have seen perform at the very beginning of what promises to be a long and successful career." ~ Thomas Robert Stevens, Applause! Applause!
Charlie Romo is a precocious high-flyer who is ready to rocket you to the moon. ~ Bernie Furshpan, Metropolitan Room, Owner
“Charlie Romo has more talent in his little finger than most established artists have in their whole being. He’s got the sound of the best, he’s got the swing of the best, and the polished confidence of a seasoned entertainer well beyond his years. A rare phenomenon.” ~ Jon Burr (bassist, formerly with Tony Bennett, Chet Baker)
"It's fun to play drums for Charlie Romo at the Metropolitan Room. He is a terrific talent and he brings back memories of my four years as Bobby Darin's drummer." ~ Ronnie Zito
"Having been inspired by Bobby Darin, Charlie has shown that he can certainly evoke that style. Now, his new act showcases his his vocal versatility with tunes ranging from Dean Martin to Don McLean.. all performed with a natural and genuine delivery. Most amazing is that this 21 year old guy has a stage presence and interaction with the audience that some well-seasoned professional do not possess. He’s a natural. ~ Jack Cavari (guitarist for Shirley Bassey, Liza, Old Blue Eyes)