Stoned Romeos

Stoned Romeos

Doug Amey and Billy Babjak have been collaborating on music for years. Their first project,"The Nines" with Pittsburgh drummer Phil Christ, took them on a hectic tour schedule back in the 90's playing gigs 4 nights a week with stops at venues such as San Francisco's legendary Fillmore and Warfield theatres. Their CD "Street Noise" received glowing reviews from the Critics, and a great deal of airplay. The Band split after their second tour with The Smithereens to pursue different music projects. Recently Doug and Billy hooked up to work on some new material, and together with drummer Lorenz Cornelisen, started playing gigs in the San Francisco, Bay Area as Stoned Romeos.

The musical influences of Stoned Romeos are wide and varied. British Invasion, Rock and Pop, American Roots, Punk, Blues, Psychedelic, you name it, they've incorporated it. The Lyrics are brilliant, the Melodies colorful and strong, and the unforgettable hooks never stop coming at you.

Billy Babjak's blazingly powerful Guitar work is at the heart of this music. He will lull you into a trance with songs such as "Empty Suit" or the haunting "Craving:" then you will be rudely awakened with the Townsend-esque power chords and driving leads on songs like "Happy" and "Bump in the Road". Doug Amey and Lorenz Cornelisen make up the driving rhythm section of the Stoned Romeos, and Billy couldn't ask for a better foundation upon which to launch his musical assault!

All the material on "Disposable Pop Songs" are Amey & Babjak collaborations. Their new CD "Disposable Pop Songs" is the result of this new collaboration.


Billy Babjak

Billy Babjak

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Doug Amey

When I'm not sitting in front of an iMac, I'm probably playing music, or en route to play music. When doing neither of those things, I'm probably working on a verse or a good hook that I can't get out of my head. Other than that I try to catch some sleep.

Most people outgrow this creative stuff. I never will, and I can never get enough of it. I've worked with musicians from all over the world and spent many a sleepless night on the road. And I look forward to numerous collaborations, and many more connections with artists, geeks, poet warriors, insomniacs, shamans, cosmetic sales girls, and other folks who might just be off their meds... ~ DA

Stoned Romeos

Stoned Romeos

Lorenz Cornelisen

I am currently drumming in a number of bands and developing a wide array of projects. After years of living and playing in California with bands such as Chromata, Dreamland and of course Stoned Romeos, I moved to Hamburg, Germany for love...

I then launched into building my recording studio and started my own label: Solid Rock Music. I'm playing, recording, and developing projects with various German artists such as 805, Nine-T-Nine and brand new Superkerle.

I can't wait to get back in the studio with Doug and Billy - to write, record, and play some shows again!


Stoned Romeos » Disposable Pop Songs

The lyrics are brilliant, the melodies colorful and strong, and the unforgettable hooks never stop coming at you. Stoned Romeos' Disposable Pop Songs is now available at iTunes!

Stoned Romeos

Billy Babjak: Guitars & Vocals

Doug Amey: Bass & Vocals

Lorenz Cornelisen: Drums & Vocals

Stoned Romeos