Show Date: April 25, 2015
Venue: Rockwood Music Hall
New York songstress Elaine Romanelli played to a full house on Saturday, April 25, at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3. Not quite sure what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised with Elaine’s musicianship and vibrant stage presence throughout the evening. The venue fit her like a glove, showcasing the intimacy and welcoming tone in her music. Might I add the venue was PACKED, which says a lot about the artist, and to be honest, impressed me greatly. For an artist to fill a venue in New York City is a large feat on its own. This speaks volumes about Romanelli as a musician and as a performer.
A majority of the songs were taken from her new album, “The Hour Before” which is currently out now. The Rockwood Show was the official release party for the record, and in my opinion a great way to really kick things off.
Sponsored by Insomnia Cookies (yum!) and Brooklyn Brewery, the proceeds of the show went to Save the Music foundation. Romanelli’s stage presence is that of a seasoned artist. It is obvious that she belongs on the stage. It suits her. Her vocals and musical performance was on-point, giving a great glimpse into the musical talent she displays on her new record. Even live on stage, her voice is angelic. Emotive and strong, yet subtle and gentle. Her presence glowed from the stage and filled the room. She took to the piano and acoustic guitar respectively that night, playing her heart out on both. Romanelli was able to connect with the room on so many different levels, and though I do not know Elaine personally, she made the room feel inviting and homey; making everyone feel welcome. Elaine Romanelli is a genuine artist and musician, who puts on an A+ show. She’s won me over for sure!