Omar Romero was born in Ensenada, Mexico, not very long ago. He has been playing guitar since he was 14. He formed his first band "The Screamin' Solo Flights" in August 1999. The band quickly gained a great reputation for their live shows and they toured most of the US until they decided to break up. Playing their last show at the Hollywood All Dayer in September 2001. They recorded two tracks on the Uranium Rock 10" and they were both club hits in the US and received great reviews worldwide. Omar decided that the next band would have a new direction. They would have a wilder rockabilly sound. Influenced by people like Hayden Thompson, Jackie Lee Cochran, Patt Cupp, Warren Smith, Tracey Pendavis. He formed Omar and the Stringpoppers in November 2001. They had their first show in Crazy Jacks with Big Sandy. The band have developed into the US's number one rockabilly band playing extensively throughout California and Europe. Omar onstage is like watching a tornado unleash. If you find this a bold statement, when you catch his live show, you will not be disappointed. Over the last two years, Omar and the Stringpoppers have played in Spain, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, UK, and they were one of the healdliners at Viva Las Vegas 2003. They set a new record for encores and also for CDs sold at the weekender. They continue to headline shows throughout the US where their shows are seen as a major event. And in 2005, they are booked to headline Friday night at May Hemsby, which is usually attended by around 5000 people. From Hemsby, the Stringpoppers start their third European tour. In 2005, they return to Viva Las Vegas's main stage where they are sure to create another storm. The Stringpoppers have released their first ever 45 RPM record and sold out while on their tour through Europe. Their first CD "Take off Rhythm" and second CD "Getting Wilder" with Omar and the Stringpoppers have both sold unbelievably well and are still very much in demand.
The permanent band members are
Omar Romero - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Jeff Gerow - Drums, Hollers
Danny Angulo - Lead Guitar
Iggy Garcia - Doghouse Bass