Angies's 2003 album 'Road' featured songs that have strong European influenced narratives (philosophy, literature, cinema). From Mojo to Maverick the music press received the album with 4 and 5 star reviews and she has been compared by many with Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell thanks to lyrics described by reviewers as intelligent and literate. For others her potent mix of country, blues, and folk, served up with equal measures of aggression and tenderness, has led her to be called the British Lucinda Williams.
"One of Britain's Best current Singer-Songwriters...absolutely gorgeous...wonderful music on this album 'road' Bob Harris BBCR2.
"a writer of considerable distinction...one to be played at regular intervals." Fred Dellar **** Mojo Magazine.
"This is an exquisite collection...a definite one for my albums of the year" John Tobler***** Album Of The Month. Country Music People.
"Has a delicious hair-in-the-voice approach that gives her a tough edge over more fey contemporaries...Impressive" Rob Hughes *** Uncut magazine
This is Romi's only UK show - and she is flying in from Europe specially for this gig !
"She sings like an angel. Looks like a goddess. Writes beautiful songs about rebellion, submission and the Bible. And as my friend Gurf Morlix says- She races trains. What else could you ask for?" - Sam Baker
"This is the sort of sound you?d want to hear pouring out of roadhouses as you drive up expecting to get drunk and maybe fall in love." - Americana UK Magazine
Raised in the concentrated and extraordinarily talented music community of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Mayes? writing and performing has been nurtured since she was a young teen. Now, at age 32, Romi Mayes has shared the stage with the likes of Billy Joe Shaver, Ricky Skaggs, Iris Dement, Gurf Morlix, Joe Ely, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Bo Ramsey, Pieta Brown, Hayes Carll, Jim Cuddy, Corb Lund, Lynn Miles, Barney Bentall, Martha Wainwright, Fred Eaglesmith, Ray Condo, Camper Van Beethoven, and many more.
With her unique mix of bourbon infused country, blues, and bluegrass, Romi Mayes' engaging live show will make you miss your mouth when sippin' your beer. Her sexy, sincere vocals have made grown men cry, her solid bad-ass guitar playing has had folks up out of their chairs, and her honest, edgy songwriting is putting her on route to becoming the Joan Jett of country.