MUSICIAN Steve Romig will launch his latest album Sticky Fingers Played Here. The album is a change of pace for Romig, who is well known for blues and roots music. It delivers soul riffs, with a splash of funk and blues “to add grit”.
Romig is embarking on an international publicity tour for the album in two weeks, and the launch in Mornington on Thursday will be his final appearance in Australia for a few months.
“We are really happy to be launching the album on the peninsula among friends before I leave. Being able to support an amazing emerging female talent as well, is the cherry on top,” Romig said referring to Felix Thorne, who is making her first live performance since signing with Michael Snelson of Peninsula-based Soul Management.
Felix was the first artist Soul invited to its “all female” label, Soul Sisters Artist Management.
Romig describes Felix as a singer songwriter with a voice carrying “the power of a choir, and a brilliant pianist”.
Manager Snelson says she is “simply delightful and one of those rare young artists who make music magic”. Felix will be recording her debut EP over the next few weeks.
Romig will perform from 7pm on Thursday 14 July at Double G bar in Mornington. Entry is free and the album Sticky Fingers Played Here will be available at the launch or from 19 July at Steveromig.com
Romig, of Tootgarook, turned up the heat last week on Flinders MP Greg Hunt last week when he sang a protest song outside the MPs Hastings’ office windows (“Note of ‘dischord’ outside MP’s office”, The News 5/7/16).
The Environment Minister’s staff quickly left and locked the office before he played a note, but not before putting in a call to the Australian Federal Police.
Despite the apparent lack of audience, Romig continued his protest, singing his song Come My Children, before noticing a black car of undercover officers watching from close by.
“They explained their presence was precautionary only and agreed their presence was probably overkill given the circumstances,” he said.