The Young Romans

Seamless harmonies and soft pop melodies are difficult to deny when they’re delivered with such grace, and that’s exactly the case with L.A. band the Young Romans. Pianist Brad Hooks and guitarist Sari Mellafe trade in the kind of shimmering riffs and vocal interplay that appeal to pop sophisticates and romantics alike.
— Buzzbands LA
 

Discography

 

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Origins

The Young Romans are a Los Angeles based band with singer/piano-player Brad Hooks, and Chilean-born singer/guitar player Sari Mellafe. Although they each come from opposite ends of the musical spectrum - Brad with a penchant for perfectly constructed pop songs, and Sari for haunting and ethereal sounds - their songwriting styles meet in the middle to create a unique and beautiful balance.

Their piano/guitar driven music has earned them some impressive accolades for a new band. Their single Tiger Child was chosen by iTunes as their free “Indie Spotlight” single of the week which garnered over 100K downloads and many new followers. 

The same month their song “Where You Go” was the end-credit track in the Golden Globe nominated film “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen” starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. 

The band’s last single “Circles” off of Bells and Sirens was in the final scene of the season finale of ABC’s The Fosters garnering them hundreds of thousands of impressions. Songs have also appeared on the season finale of ABC's The Fosters, FOX’s American Idol, Drop Dead DivaPretty Little Liars, and The Lying Game. 

Recent radio support has included KYSR 98.7FM Los Angeles “Close to Home”, IndieSF Fort Collins, KACV Amarillo, TX “Under the Radar” artist, KFMG Des Moines, IA “Dirt Road Radio,” KPFT Houston, TX “Sound Awake”, RIFF2 Detroit “Undercover Sound System,” WCOO Charleston “Critics Choice,” WEDG Buffalo, NY “Next Wave,” WEQX Manchester, VT “Going Underground,” WKRL Syracuse NY “iRock,” and many more.

 

Members

Brad Hooks
Piano / Lead Vocals

Sari Mellafe
Guitar/Lead Vocals