Sounds of Prayer
Roman&Alaina are an indie folk/pop duo whose catchy melodies and tight two-part harmonies makes them stand out in the crowd. You could try to put their sound in a box, but it's just not possible - when you have a listen, you'll know what I mean. Perhaps this duo is hard to label because they each have such a diverse mix of musical influences ranging from jazz and funk, to country, acoustic folk, and most everything in between. Or perhaps it's because it's hard to label people that just don't stand still for long. Roman grew up in Seattle and Alaina is from the musical epicenter Toronto, Ontario and when not touring through their two countries, they occasionally pick a city to call home. They recently decided that Los Angeles was under populated with musicians and decided to move to CA to record their new release, "Last Forest in the City" (2011) produced by Drew Allsbrook. Peppy melodies that include a blend of beautiful instruments, leaves you hanging at the end of every song to hear what comes next. The lyrics are real, and discuss the beauty in the ups and downs of life. Roman&Alaina's vocal blend suggest a singing/songwriting duo that actually likes each other. And indeed, after meeting in Nashville, TN the two instantly started writing and recording together and soon got married. Shortly after the honeymoon, they released their debut album, "Sounds of Prayer," (2009), produced by recording veteran Leonardo Bella. "Sounds of Prayer" explores the riches of both traditional and original Jewish prayers and was hailed a "CD with a vinyl soul." Watch for this traveling duo in your town, they have just hit the road on their "Hop on the Ride" tour to promote their new release "Last Forest in the City."