A Juno-nominated, CFMA nominated, 6 time Western Canadian Music Awards winner, Romi is one of the foremost purveyors of sultry, bluesy folk-rock and Canadiana. The gritty Winnipeg songwriter with the seductive voice is one of the hardest working independent musicians in Canada. Romi has also toured internationally to festivals, theatres, dance halls, bars, pubs, cafes, and living rooms. Her albums have been nominated for prestigious Canadian music awards and have charted on radio stations worldwide, landing on a plethora of “Best of” top year picks.
“There’s always been a refreshing honesty about Romi Mayes, both in person and in her music. The Winnipeg musician’s songs feel real, like the sentiments behind the words are torture-tested in the actual world.” Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Leaf Rapids is an isolated small town in Northern Manitoba where the Aurora Borealis paints the winter skies. It is also the borrowed moniker of a Winnipeg band on Coax records, whose sound has been described as Cinematic Canadiana, featuring top notch songwriting, sweet and smoky harmonies, luscious electric guitar tones and the eerie sound of the theremin.
The four bandmates; Keri Latimer, Devin Latimer, Joanna Miller and Chris Dunn are both realists and dreamers. They are chemistry professors, dry-wallers, sound-scapers and custodians of the night and croon about love as it applies to vultures, barbershop stabbings and satellites to name a few. Collective career highlights of the band members include touring the world, receiving a JUNO Award while giving birth, being signed (and dropped) by Nettwerk Records, performing on Parliament Hill on Canada Day and beating out Bryan Adams for a songwriting award.
Currently they are in the throes of recording a new album slated for release in 2023.