Roman Riccio (rick-e-o) is a Canadian singer-songwriter originally from Ajax, now living and working from his studio in Toronto. His very musical family includes both his father (Pat Riccio Jr - keyboards, musical director for 14 years with Anne Murray, Juno award winning producer) and his grandfather (Pat Riccio - sax, clarinet, flute, big band leader & arranger, Canadian jazz pioneer). Roman's music has been played on commercial radio in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. CBC Radio has featured Roman and his CD "WOMEN" and said, "[Roman] really has a signature voice......this is a compelling debut album", and "Roman's record is just the kind of thing CBC likes". It is of special interest that on "WOMEN", Roman featured Dawn Langstroth (Anne Murray's daughter) as backing vocalist on the entire album and as lead vocalist on a duet of "Here Comes The Rain Again". 'I have been listening to Roman Riccio's music for over a decade and I have heard him play every style from rock to jazz to dance to folk. Even hip-hop has not fallen outside of his taste and range when he was developing beats for local rhyming wordsmiths. Therefore there has never been any doubt that Roman Riccio is anything but enormously talented, and now he has only reinforced that fact. What shows in his debut solo album, Women is his ability to pick a genre and become it. In this case, Roman has become modern folk-rock. Women presents itself as a complete thought with all it's ideas and arguments carefully planned and crafted, as can only be done by a true student of song structure. The album was constructed such that one song flows into the next bringing back to music the concept of a true album, rather string of singles. I wouldn't hesitate to say that we hear a modern James Taylor or Jim Croce when we listen to Mr. Riccio's first of many new musical projects, except that next he will probably hit us with an outstanding funk, rock or jazz album that will embody many of the same great characteristics that we hear on Women. Fans of intelligent music would be doing themselves a disservice not to pick up Roman Riccio's Women or keep their ears open for more music and more variety from Roman in the near future.' - Brodie B. Christ.