Romain Virgo Testimonial for Reggae.Today

Il compleanno per i quindici anni di Heavy Hammer Sound System è stato un evento ricco di grandi emozioni. Il 10 agosto,  nella fantastica cornice del Mamanera Beach Club, si sono alternati ai controlli numerosi sound systems giunti nel  Salento da tutta Italia, per festeggiare Heavy Hammer  che, con Raffa e Charly, ha per l'occasione offerto una performance strepitosa, mettendo  in sequenza numerosi ed esclusivi dubplates del sound system salentino. A rendere unica una nottata splendida, ci ha pensato Romain Virgo, talento giamaicano dalle indiscutibili qualità canore e umane, protagonista di un concerto che ha incantato tutti i presenti. Questa è solo l’anteprima della lunga intervista che Romain ha rilasciato ai nostri microfoni.

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Romain Virgo

Romain Virgo

In 2007, Romain Virgo made history as the youngest contestant ever to win Digicel Rising Stars, Jamaica’s talent competition, at the age of 17. Virgo was sensational throughout the 2007 competition and outshone his opponents with singing skills that seemed to stretch beyond the talent of a 17 year old.

Now two years later, his career definitely seems to be on the rise. His single Can’t Sleep is still climbing up the Jamaican charts and already gained him attention outside Jamaica as well. Love Doctor on the Automatic riddim is already getting loads of airplay as well as his single Wanna Go Home. Romain Virgo manages to build his musical career while still doing a five-year bachelor’s degree in performance at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, studying for a major in voice and minor in keyboard.

This education assures that Romain’s performance will be different from others. It already earned him a performance at Tony Rebel’s prestigious Rebel Salute 2009 show earlier this month and performances at the well known dancehall parties in Kingston such at Passa Passa in Tivoli gardens and Weddy Weddy at Stone Love’s Headquarters in Kingston.

With hard work, Romain is taking it one step at a time and will be out there and let the people know what he has to offer. Romain has been working with Donovan Germain of Penthouse Music and Dawin Brown of Vikings Sounds.

In 2013, Shane Brown of Juke Boxx Productions was invited to join Davin Brown as co-manager and a relationship which started many years before was solidified with this development.