At 16, Nat Roman put together his first band Paradigm, an eclectic mix of Jazz and Rock featuring his own compositions and arrangements. The band developed a large local fan base, recorded an album, and had live performances aired on two television stations. After two years Roman dissolved Paradigm to focus his energy on his own playing. In the last eight years, Roman has studied privately with numerous well-known musicians, and has played as a sideman with bands playing such varied styles of music as Blues, Rock, Celtic-funk, Reggae, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Country and R&B, playing with musicians from many parts of the world, including members from the international production of Lord of the Dance. Roman's work with the band Gypsy Sol (signed to Universal) saw him performing on The Mike Bullard Show, Canada AM, and City TV, as well as being featured in their video 'Hooked' which received rotation on Much Music. Roman's first passion has always been writing and performing his original music which he is currently doing with his new band The Nat Roman Band. Now, at 27 years of age, Roman fronts the band with lead vocals and guitar and is playing with his good friend Ilios Steryannis on drums and Chris Chiasson on bass and vocals. Roman allows vulnerability to show in his lyrics and as well in his musical choices deciding to risk being fully original rather than trying to chase after the latest musical trends. Embracing his own diverse influences as well as those of the talented musicians he has chosen to work with, The Nat Roman Band's sound is unique and always interesting. Their music can be classified as Pop/Rock, however, the influences of Jazz, Funk, and World Music are undeniable. Roman's debut release, Push, released in December of 2000, has received play on CBC FM as well as college radio in both Canada and the United States. Push is the album that Nat Roman had dreamed of recording after years of writing powerful songs that had been put on the back burner while he predominantly worked as a sideman in various successful musical projects. Drawing on this wealth of experience and diverse influences, Roman invited fifteen different talented musicians that he had worked with or had wanted to work with to join him in making his debut CD. The result is a magical journey that takes you from incredibly personal acoustic ballads to driving full band arrangements featuring several vocalists and a horn section. Some of the guests include the fabulous Suzie McNeil from Kid, Darren Shearer from The New Deal, and Evan Cranley from Stars.