John has a nice new website JohnRomero.co.uk packed with news, concert details, pictures, music and his albums. Please pay a visit!
John Romero has been a professional a musician and entertainer for most of his life. He spent his early years based in Watford and it was here he learnt his trade as an entertainer around the London Clubs. He is classically trained and is a prior British Accordion Champion. During his career, he has appeared four times on national UK television and entertained on numerous cruise ships (the last was for 11 months cruising around the USA, Mexico and the Caribbean). He served as entertainment's coordinator for a large holiday site in Clacton for seven years and has worked at thousands of clubs, pubs, hotels and restaurants.
As well as being a conventional squeezebox John's accordion has cutting-edge technology built in and is probably the most advanced instrument of its kind in the world. At its base it is capable of Classical, French, German, Italian, Folk and Scottish, all the music most would expect from a standard accordion. However, add the one-off prototype midi system the instrument has built-in combined with a Flagship Yamaha Tyros5 keyboard and another world of musical possibilities is added. Turn away from the stage when John is playing and you would be hard put to guess it was one man with ‘just' an accordion. Make no mistake though (don’t be fooled) there is no cheating, no tapes or backing tracks, it's all live and you will be amazed at the music this incredible instrument produces!
It is important to note John always turns up smartly dressed (in theme when asked), in plenty of time to get set up and importantly to have a chat with the client before the event. If you are looking for quality and professionalism you have found the answer. Being a professional musician John's gigs are many and varied. His favourite performances though are playing for concerts and these are mainly based in the accordion, organ and keyboard worlds.
His current concert repertoire includes modern electronic numbers such as 'War of the worlds’ & ‘Oxygene’, Big Band classics like 'American Patrol’ & 'When I fall in love’, classic organ numbers that include ‘Dreaming Ballerina’ & ‘Tico Tico’ and so much more. His current concert set selection includes over three hours of top-grade concert material.
Concert enquiries are always welcome. Please be aware that only John's concerts, festivals and major corporate work is listed below, private gigs are not shown.