Roman Palacios was born in San Diego California. With his third grade school teacher Mrs. Drake and the School Choir, the six-year-old Roman began his life long love of music and song. His father would constantly ask Roman to sing for family and friends, especially during the Christmas season. These living room experiences and school performances were only the beginning of his early start in vocal performance. Roman would not perform again until 1996 when he discovered The Red Fox Room at the Old Lafayette Hotel in San Diego. It was here that he tested, and honed his talent along side the incredible Songstress/Pianist whose grace and style would inspire him to pursue a career in music. The Incredible (hardly the word to describe) artist Shirley Allen who was accompanied by the very talented David Shaw(on Clarinet, trumpet, and sax), and Son Mark McMullen (drums), who performed the rhythm section. Roman spent the next several years learning from, performing with and perfecting his craft with this group and other musicians in a variety of nightclubs, bars, restaurants and Hotels throughout the San Diego area. In 1999, Roman landed on the Vegas Strip where he began to develop and perfect his Rat-Packish style. Then, it was onto New York, Florida and a small tour in Cancun for this crooner. Eventually, Roman would find himself back at The Red Fox Room. This time, he met an incredibly talented Vocal Master who would later influence his thoughts in music,
and best friends that impacted his vocal styling, and instantly become one of his closest, and best friends. International Tenor Daniel Hendrick introduced Roman to the fine art of Bel Canto, (operatic training) which helped unlock Roman’s vocal potential and catapult him to the next level. Roman could now be found in local bars, restaurants, and hotels, where they would perform in with fellow musicians and share their vocal talents. Also Inspired by early legends of the 30's, 40s, 50's and 60's. Roman grew up listening to the greats such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and of course Bobby Darin, to mention a few. Roman Also enjoyed listening to many Classical Artist including The Great Enrico Caruso, Franco Corelli, Mario Lanza, Giuseppi di Stefano, Luciano Pavarotti. Roman’s vocal styling, delivery and phrasing are reminiscent of the greats: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Placido Domingo. His presence is commanding. His voice is smooth, cool, powerful, and refined. His undeniable charisma, style, charm, and comedic sense of timing are something that must be experienced to truly be appreciated. Roman is the true definition of artist, musician, and entertainer. In Two Words! !!!!!!!SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!!!
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