Romeo Johnson, a native of Chattanooga Tennessee arrived on the L.A. music scene making a name for himself by singing at various open mic venues and playing bass guitar and singing background vocals for Ali Woodson (former lead vocalist of the Temptations).
Romeo’s first tour was with Vesta Williams as a background vocalist and dancer, followed by Jody Watley as a bass guitarist and bass synth player, shortly after touring with Sheena Easton singing duets with Sheena and playing bass guitar. While touring with Jody Watley and Sheena Easton, Romeo recorded and performed with Jennifer Holliday, David Peaston, M.C. Hammer and James Ingram. Romeo is the first and only male vocalist to ever tour with Janet Jackson. In 1999, Romeo was hired as a vocalist in Michael Jackson’s band. Romeo is the only vocalist to ever tour with both Janet and Michael Jackson. Between the tours with the Jackson’s, Romeo did a World Tour with Rashaan Patterson as a background vocalist. Romeo is a background and co-lead vocalist for the band Rufus. He is still performing with major artists such as Queen Latifah, Ne-Yo, Teddy Riley and GUY.
Romeo is busy as an accomplished vocal coach. His celebrity clients include Avril Lavigne, El Debarge, Teddy Riley, Priyanka Chopra, Diddy, Ester Dean, and Cassie to name a few. He also composes and records jingles and radio I.D.’s nationally and internationally. Romeo displayed his acting skills in two plays, “Young Man Older Woman – The sequel” and “Love in All the Wrong Faces”.
Romeo’s vocals can be heard in a few major motion picture soundtracks “Cookout” starring Queen Latifah and “Radio” starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Romeo is also an accomplished and published songwriter who wrote two songs for the BET movie “Holla”.
Romeo worked on American Idol for two seasons, Soul Train Music Awards, BET Awards, BET Walk of Fame for Smokey Robinson and sang at the Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman’s after party. Romeo recorded background vocals on CD’s by Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, James Ingram, Jennifer Holiday, Ice Cube and others.
The Official Vocal Coach of NBC’s The Voice Seasons 1-4, MTV’s StarMaker and P. Diddy’s Making His Band, Romeo uses his skills and love of teaching on his “Sangahz Seminar Tour”. He will tour the country to teach singers interested in learning how to have a better audition.