Joe Romersa

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Joe Romersa
Birth name Joseph Michael Romersa
Born (1956-07-27) July 27, 1956 (age 60)
California, U.S.
Genres Ambient, Electronica, Folk, Rock, Trance
Occupation(s) Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Record producer, Recording engineer, Actor
Instruments Vocals, Drums
Years active 1978 – present
Labels Indie
Associated acts Meat Sandwich, Soy Cowboy

Joseph M. Romersa (born July 27, 1956 in California) is an American songwriter, drummer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, sound engineer and vocalist.

While many know him as a singer and songwriter on the Silent Hill video game series, many people also know him from his former group "Soy Cowboy", which can only half-accurately be described as a "Thai-Western" band.

During his long career, Joe has also worked with such other musicians as John Prine (where he was given a Grammy for participating as Recording engineer, and drums on Prine's 1991 Grammy winning album The Missing Years which won for best contemporary folk album), and Carlene Carter, eden ahbez, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Laurence Juber, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, David Lindley, Whoopi Goldberg, Poco, Thin White Rope, Bruce Springsteen, Angelyne, Havana, The Dickies, Melanie, The Lettermen, Peaches, Miki Howard, John Klemmer, Iron Butterfly, Egyptian Lover, Bitch, Dave Edmunds, Freddy Cannon, Don Julian & the Larks, Mary Wells, Big Mama Thornton, The Coasters, and Bob Dylan whom he has several humorous stories about. Joe also won an Electronic Music Award in 1973. He is also known for his voice-over work in several Japanese anime projects.

Joe currently lives in California, and still produces music at Shadow Box Studios.


Mainstream albums[edit]

Year Title Artist Record Company Role
Unknown 1000 Pt. Man Thom Bishop Virgin Records Engineer
1978 Living In The USA Linda Ronstadt Elektra Entertainment Engineer
1978 Thank You for Funkin' Up My Life Donald Byrd Elektra/Asylum Engineer
1979 Fate for Breakfast Art Garfunkel Legacy Records Engineer
1980 Temptation The Marc Tanner Band Elektra/Asylum Musician, Writer
1987 In Full Swing Full Swing Cypress Records Engineer
1989 Second Coming The Dickies Restless Records Engineer
1990 China Beach: Music and Memories Various Artists Warner Bros. Records Engineer
1990 The Sounds Of Murphy Brown: Original Television Soundtrack Album Various Artists MCA Records Engineer
1990 Thirteen Blood Red Rosebuds Steve Forbert SquirrelMad Sound Engineer, Drums
1991 The Missing Years John Prine Oh Boy Records Engineer, Musician
1991 The Ruby Sea Thin White Rope Frontier Musician
1993 Little Love Letters Carlene Carter Warner Bros. Records Engineer, Musician
1995 Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings John Prine Oh Boy Records Engineer, Musician, Co-Writer (One Song)
1995 Beauty and the Beast Sven Vath Warner Bros. Records Engineer
1997 The Bitch is Back Bitch Enigma/Metal Blade Producer
2003 Silent Hill 3 Original Soundtracks Akira Yamaoka Konami Featured Singer, Music supervisor
2003 Songs of Bob Dylan: May Your Song Always Be Sung Various Artists BMG Engineer, Musician, Featured Singer,
2004 Coercion Street Ernie Payne Black & Tan Holland Musician
2004 Silent Hill 4: The Room Original Soundtracks Akira Yamaoka Konami Featured Singer, Music supervisor, Lyrics writer
2008 Silent Hill Zero Original Soundtracks Akira Yamaoka Konami Lyrics writer
2008 Silent Hill Homecoming Soundtrack Akira Yamaoka Konami Lyrics writer
2009 Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Soundtrack Akira Yamaoka Konami Lyrics writer

Indie albums[edit]

Title Artist Record Company Role
Alana Sweetwater Alana Sweetwater Shadow Box Studio Producer, Musician, Writer
Free Enterprise Free Enterprise Indie Engineer, Producer
Julia Free Julia Free Indie Producer, Musician, Writer
Larry Whitman Larry Whitman Indie Producer
Meat Sandwich Meat Sandwich Indie Engineer, Producer, Artist
Nuclear Test Band Nuclear Test Band Indie Musician, Engineer
Needles and Pins Page Pazaro Indie Engineer, Producer
O The Band O The Band Indie Producer, Musician, Writer
Soy Cowboy Soy Cowboy Shadow Box Studio Producer, Musician, Writer
Yolie Lox and the Bears Yolie Lox and the Bears Indie Engineer, Producer, Artist


Anime voice-over[edit]

Non-anime voice-over[edit]

  • Big Rig Buddies as Smokey the Fire Truck (formerly)

Staff work[edit]

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