Roman (a.k.a. Matt Roman) is an ASCAP artist that has performed in the US, UK, and Europe. He studied jazz with Pat Martino and Tom Kozic, played bass for Chicago bluesman Bobby Radcliff, and performed with John Popper (Blues Traveler) and Charles Fambrough (Jazz Messengers.) He has opened for countless famous jazz, rock, and blues artists.
- Dutch’s Basement Blues Band (swing blues & rock).
- Roman & The Heard (hard rock covers).
- Barrymon’s Native I&I (reggae).
- Dutch & Roman (guitar & harmonica duo).
- Roman Alone (solo classic rock, blues and instrumentals).
Roman went professional in 1996 with notorious punk rockers The F.U.X, a tamer cover band The Hard Lickers, and alternative rockers Glue Factory.
Matt Roman teaches music, runs local jams, has won numerous local music awards, and organizes musical benefits for students. He was a Musical Director for the Upper Bucks Alliance for Creative Expression (UBACE,) a volunteer musical organization for kids in his local Bucks County, PA. Roman started UNCLE WAGON RECORDS with Daniel Diefenderfer to copyright and publish original material.
Roman officially appears on 6 full length recordings and many compilations. He has done some background work in TV and movies and music scores for independent film. He currently resides in Perkasie, PA and plays regularly in Philadelphia and NYC.
“We enjoyed you and your band!”
-Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix)
“It was a blast playing with you! ”
– John Popper (Blues Traveler)
“…a MONSTER on the axe, Roman eats, sleeps, and breathes guitar!”
– A.J. Fritz, WLVR 91.3 FM, Bethleham, PA
“…Burnin’! I really enjoyed the experience”
– Pat Martino