RO-RECORDING ARTIST, PRODUCER, RECORD LABEL OWNER
Given Name: Rolando Lionel Gonzalez
Stage Name: Ro
Born: October 24, 1964, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska
Genre: Soft Rock & Easy Listening
Slogan/Tagline: Tears & Smiles
Active: Since 2015
Recording Studio: Myrtle Avenue Studio, Visalia, CA
Website: ro1.rocks (hosted by Bandzoogle)
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, IGTV, Twitter, SnapChat, YouTube Channel, Linkedin, & TikTok
Streaming: Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube Music, Christmas Songs Radio, & Jango
Downloads: CDbaby, Amazon, & iTunes Apple Music
Ro is a soft rock and easy listening singer from the Central California San Joaquin Valley whose lyrical tenor voice can tug at your heart strings. His songs can be described in two words… “tears & smiles”. He sings passionate love songs that will bring a tear to your eye and feel good songs that will make you smile ear to ear.
Ro was discovered by a professional vocal and performance coach who heard him perform a Partridge Family song on a karaoke machine. Crazy, huh! He was told he had natural presence and a unique voice that others would enjoy hearing. To Ro’s horror it was suggested he immediately begin performing live. No one was more surprised than Ro, who at this point had only sung in is vehicle and the shower, much less in front of people! With a heavy dose of encouragement Ro was convinced to participate in an open mic event. Having never performed in front of people, his first live performance was scary to say the least, but the audience response was very positive. Ro has been studio recording and performing live regularly ever since.
“Ro’s voice has an incredible range marked by stunning high and covered notes. His emotional live performance with theatrical body movements and piercing eyes is mesmerizing”, Stephen C. Zimmer, vocal & performance coach, musiczimmer.com
"Nice interpretation and feeling... good projection", Teresa Orozco, Classical and Latin American flutist, soloist, orchestral player and ensemble coach, recording artist, and studio musician. orozcoflutestudios.com
"Good rhythm... good interpretation", Orlando Castro, singer, guitarist, harmonica player and Afro-Cuban Percussionist, Grammy Award winner, BMI Song Of The Year winner, orozcoflutestudios.com/orlando-castro
2019 Silicon Valley International Youth Talent Festival, Trianon Theater, San Jose, CA
Vocal Performance Showcase, Excellent Performance Award
2017 San Jose International Performing & Visual Arts Festival, Performance Showcase, Trianon Theater
Excellence Award & Second Honor Roll, Division E
2017 The Next Big Thing Talent Show at The Kings Fair, Hanford, CA, Semi Finalist
Ro has a home studio in Visalia, CA called “Myrtle Avenue Studio”. His studio is used for vocal & performance practice and recording. In 2018 he released his debut album titled “RO tears & smiles”. In 2020 he released his sophomore album titled "Keith Cassidy". A tribute album to the music of David Cassidy and The Partridge Family. In addition, he continues to perform regularly in the Central San Joaquin Valley area.
Ro is also an accomplished artist. He has been drawing since he was first able to hold a crayola crayon. Many of his works are featured on this website. Enjoy!