Mexican Latin pop duo Río Roma perform on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Club Bahia in Echo Park, Calif. (Ramon Aviles/Living Out Loud LA)
Latin pop duo Río Roma made their L.A. debut with a concert on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Club Bahia in Echo Park, Calif. with an intimate show promoting their new album Hoy es Buen Dia.
The Mexican duo, who came together in 2011, has had a meteoric rise in the Latin charts with great success in both Latin American and U.S. markets. With just two previous albums, the young singer-songwriters show tremendous promise and have established their own unique style.
Fast-forward to 2015, and the duo finally makes their dream of touring the U.S. come true. In an exclusive interview with Living Out Loud, the brothers discuss what the city of L.A. means to them and its importance to their careers.
“It means a lot because we have a very strong connection to the city of L.A.,” Raúl Roma said. “We come here with the intent to replicate the success we’ve had in Mexico and other countries, and introduce a project we wrote ourselves. We came here a little over 10 years ago and worked here for about 6 months, so now we’re returning to see what we can cultivate here.”
José Luis Roma added, “It represents a lot of sacrifices and hard work. We came here back then with nothing except a dream. Today, it was amazing walking through the same streets, back to make our dream come full circle. It means the world to us.”
The show, which lasted about 2 hours, was a big success despite the small venue. The group started off with their hit “Mi Persona Favorita” which immediately engaged the audience. They followed with “Me Cambiaste La Vida,” “Hoy es un Buen Dia,” and “Por eso te Amo,” among others.
It’s important to note that despite their music only recently reaching their U.S. fans, their music is very well-known and the crowd sang along to every single song.
Many already are aware that they have composed music for stars like Alejandra Guzmán, Pandora and Alejandro Fernández, and they performed some of these with their own unique twist such as “Algo Cambio,” and “Perdedor.”
The duo are splendid artists who managed to delight their fans in every way possible, through their unique style and humble demeanor which has come to characterize them. Also, they handed out roses to all the ladies in the audience, which was a nice touch.
For more information on Río Roma, visit www.rioroma.mx.