Melbourne musician, Steve Romig, has recently picked up two major awards - The Blues Award in the International Song Competition and another Blues award in the Australia national Musicoz Competition! His upcoming release is - you guessed it! A Blues album!! This album currently on CD Baby, 'Touch', has many beautiful ballads, some great rock and blues numbers, featuring Steve's slide guitar and country stylings and all up - it has 14 songs, beautifully performed and written. Steve has been singing and writing songs since he was 15. He left school very young to earn money working in a metal foundry several months and many molten metal burns later, he bought his first decent guitar. For several years in the 90's he was the lead singer of a top notch function band and had stints in Alice Springs, Darwin and Taiwan. In 2002 Steve spent 6 months in Japan in a jazz band. During these years Steve had back-up vocal gigs for Oz stars including Kylie Minogue, Renee Geyer and Darryl Braithwaite. Now the cream has definitely risen to the top and his originals have been recorded at Melbourne's prestigious Metropolis Studios by even more prestigious engineer Doug Brady (triple Aria Award winner). March 2004 saw the release of his CD 'Touch'. Australian singing sensation, John Farnham, recorded Steve's song 'Take You Back' in 1999. It was included on Farnham's Anthology 3 CD. In 2003 'Sometimes' was included on his 2003 multi-award winning CD 'The Last Time'. Farnham was inducted into the Australian Record Industry Associations Hall of Fame and also won the ARIA for Best Adult Contemporary Album. So it was a great honour to be associated with this wonderful success. 'Steve Romig is in the top 1% of vocalists in this country. Few musicians have the soul and blues of this incredibly talented singer.' James Roche (Bachelor Girl) 'I wanted to work with Steve because I was so touched by the songs - they just made me feel so much....incredibly moving..' Doug Brady (triple ARIA Award-winning sound engineer) 'I'll never forget the first time I heard Steve's voice - it knocked me for a six. The resonance, soul and tone in this man's voice makes him world class. A great song-writer too.' Tania Doko, (lead singer of Bachelor Girl) 'I have been a fan of Steve's for nearly 20 years. Both his talents - singer and songwriter stand out. The lyrics on the album are enormously sensitive but Steve never loses his sense of humour, even though it can sometimes be very black. I wish I could write songs as well as Steve Romig.' Mike Brady, (Singer-Songwriter & Music Publisher) Aroound June 2006 Steve will be releasing his Blues album 'The Friday Sessions'.