(Kingston, Jamaica, Blueprint Publicity & Promotions) – Reggae artiste, Romain Virgo is ready to spread his musical wings and leaves the island this weekend for his first promotional tour of the US.
Romain, who won the Digicel Rising Stars Competition in 2007 catapulted to the top of the local and international Reggae charts with the release of his first single and official hit, imbibed with social commentary, Cyaan Sleep. His follow-up singles, Love Doctor, This Love, Wanna Go Home, Rain Is Falling, Who Feels It Knows It and more helped him to garner even more international appeal, thus his recent signing with VP Records and thereafter, his video, This Love, landing a spot in VH1’s regular rotation.
In reference to his tour, Romain says he has high hopes about making a lasting impression while overseas. “My overseas fans have been asking to see me on shows there for quite some time. They’ve seen my videos and seen performances of me on youtube, or if they travel to Jamaica for an event; but this will be the first time most of them will get to interview me or see me live, so I’m really happy and excited about that,” said Romain.
The tour which will take Romain across New York, Boston, Florida and a number of other areas is packed with as many as seven media stops per day, but young Virgo says, “I’m ready man, this is what I’ve been waiting for. Music is my life and to do music, you have to be willing to not only perform but to promote it.”
Romain who is also a student at the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts said his tour which ends next month will cause him to miss a few classes but he has made arrangements to pick up where he left off. In addition, he spoke of his upcoming self-entitled debut album, “The upcoming album will be filled with a lot of new music and styles people wouldn’t necessarily expect from me. But I’m a lover of all kinds of music and I get inspiration from every genre, so people can look out for some reggae, dancehall, r&b and basically every style.”
Romain’s album is slated for release on the VP Records label in May of this year.