The story behind the sound
"Murilo Romano possesses a unique style that's instantly recognizable and striking.
When he plays, you know it's him."
Musician, composer, producer and arranger, Murilo Romano was born and raised in Araraquara, SP - Brasil.
He grew up with the music of The Beatles, Bread, Jimi Hendrix and Deep Purple.
In his early teens, Murilo quickly became very interested in Jazz and Funk music. Joe Pass, Pat Martino and Steely Dan were some of his influences. From this diverse blend of music, his sound and path began to take shape.
At the age of 15, was already getting recognized, and has featured on music Brazilian magazines appointed as one of the up-coming guitarist in Brazil:
"(...) Murilo Romano, soon to be one of the greatest names of the guitar in Brazil" (Planet Metal magazine, issue nº2 - 1999).
At the age of 18 started touring with many artists in various styles. That was very important to gain the expertise and know-how to become a great and respected musician.
Murilo usually works with the most influential and renowned musicians and producers around the world.
In 2012, released the album "Miracle" (Mr. Zelion), produced by him and his long time friend and music partner, Paulo Russi. The CD features a bunch of friends as guests, like Tommy Barbarella, Randy Brecker, Ivan Busic, Jorge Casas, Bjorn Englen, Stuart Hamm, Scott Henderson, Vail Johnson, Tom Kennedy, Michael Leonhart, Yves Passarell, Karl Perazzo, Toussaint, Mauricio Zottarelli among others. "Miracle" was mixed and mastered by John Cuniberti.
In 2013 Romano has produced a Country record for the greatest singer in Brazil - Patricia Romania. Recorded, mixed and mastered in Nashville, TN, USA, "Sentimento" features some of the biggest and most important musicians of Country Music, like Brent Mason, Paul Franklin, Lonnie Wilson, Tony Harrell, Glenn Worf, Andy Leftwich and Marilyn Martin. It was co-produced and mixed by Greg Droman, mastered by Hank Williams.
His first solo album was released in September, 2014. Recorded live in the studio, "Scream Of Freedom" is a conceptual CD and, for the story told by the instrumental songs to become clearer to all kinds of listener, it was all draftee (as a comic book) by cartoonist Mario Mastrotti, also live in the studio at the same time that the songs were being recorded. The drawings were digitized and became the CD booklet.For this work, Murilo recruited two great friends that are great references as musicians: brothers Andria Busic (bass and backing vocals) and Ivan Busic (drums), both from the acclaimed band Dr. Sin, besides the incredible voice of Patricia Romania on the title track of the CD (the only one with vocals).
"Scream of Freedom" was mixed by Atila Ardanuy and mastered by John Cuniberti.
In the end of 2015, Murilo Romano releases the CD "Both Sides of the Story (Side 1)", that shows a different side to his music; an introspective and acoustic style with powerful melodies in an intense emotional experience. "Both Sides of the Story (Side 1)" is what in a literal sense can be called his first solo album, in that the recording features only his playing and singing; no guest or supporting musicians and no overdubs.
2017 begins with the production of a namesake DVD + CD for the artist Patricia Romania. "Patricia Romania" was released by Gravadora Novo Tempo label in October 2017. It features 12 tracks, produced and recorded in Nashville, featuring Brent Mason, Steve Nathan, Lonnie Wilson, Scotty Sanders, Glenn Worf, Eric Darken, Paulo Russi, Adair Torres, César Bottinha, Hélio Cunha, Ricardo Barros and Edgard Neto, as well as Ricardo Feghali (Roupa Nova). The album was co-produced and mixed by Greg Droman, mastered by Elliott Lanam.
Still in November 2017, Murilo was invited by conductor Jader Santos to arrange and produce the single "Conte as Bençãos" for the acclaimed quartet "Arautos do Rei". With Lonnie Wilson, Vail Johnson, Dan Dugmore, Eric Darken, Paulo Russi and Jader Santos, the single was mixed by Greg Droman and mastered by Paulo Russi.
Murilo is also collaborator to the Guitar Player Magazine (Brazil).