Rømø is influenced by traditional and ethnic music, combining acoustic sound, classical music and jazz fusion, as well as mantra-style and ambient music. Classical sound still rings in their musical themes and it includes rhythms, scales and tones from everywhere.
A creative stage in Denmark during the summer of 2016 marked the band’s turning point towards cover songs and the fusion of elements from classical, minimalist and traditional music from all over the world, especially the Mediterranean scenario. The stay in Denmark also brought up the band new name: Rømø, as a tribute to the Danish island, an essential space for the stage.
The band members are:
Silvana Criado: voice. A musically and artistically trained singer she combines textile arts teaching with music. She has participated as a solo and chorus singer in bands of various styles.
Júlia Palao: cello and looper.Cellist and audiovisual creator trained in Barcelona and Germany, with experience in home and abroad stages.
Bernat Criado: guitar, bass and voice. Like Silvana, Bernat also comes from a musical and guitar tradition, and he’s had experience with several modern music bands.
Judith Montserrat: piano, voice and concert flute. Pianist, singer, with an eclectic and humanistic training, she has plenty of experience on stage as a soloist and instrumentalist.
Barcelona was the venue where Silvana and Bernat’s paths crossed - having played together since childhood - with Júlia and Judith’s, who had formed a chamber music ensemble ten years ago. Initially, the four musicians formed the acoustic-style band The tree of us, covering big hits from such important authors and singers in the musical world as Tom Waits, Neil Young and Radiohead, among others.
In spring 2016, the band began to explore new more symphonic ways, incorporating three voices, combining classical, jazz and minimal music and starting on a new path with themes like Popular Spanish Suite Nana of Manuel de Falla, chamber music from Franz Schubert or vocal and instrumental music from Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as some jazz standards.