Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 23, 2009
"She wears cool boots, you have bad hair. She plays a 12-string, and you use Autotune." 28 year-old Vince Romanelli was upset with Kanye West's interruption of Taylor Swift's first acceptance speech at the MTV VMA awards, and decided to resort to his own musical ability and sense of humor to express it. His spoofed version of Taylor Swift's "You Belong with Me" was posted to Youtube on Monday, September 14th, and in less than 12 hours it garnered 50,000 plays. With a pop sensibility rarely heard on radio today, the song has resonated with countless fans. The song is hosted on his band's site, http://www.philosrocks.com/mtv.
"I'm one step closer to my dream of being able to take Taylor Swift to Chik-fil-a one day," says Romanelli. "Knowing that she's heard my song means that I'm no longer sitting in the bleachers."
Romanelli doesn't even consider himself a singer, normally playing guitar and producing his rock band Philos. A percussion performance graduate from Nashville's Belmont University, Romanelli has worked in various recording studios such as Ocean Way Nashville, while still performing full time with the drum duet Bucket Boys and his popular Nashville-based band Philos. In late 2008, Philos released their debut EP entitled Defying Gravity, which includes their cover version of the popular song "Defying Gravity" from the hit musical "Wicked."
"Wicked" composer Stephen Schwartz heard the Philos version of 'Defying Gravity' and invited the band to play an Actors Fund benefit at the historic Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Philos was the only non-Broadway related act of the night.
Philos is currently working on a follow-up EP which will be released in early 2010.
For more information, visit http://www.philosrocks.com/mtv or contact Brian Mayes, Nashville Publicity Group, 615-771-2040.
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