Throwing the Best Party Possible – Since 1996!

Since 1996, Bigg Romeo has been enchanting audiences with their musical prowess, boasting a wealth of wedding expertise that is at your fingertips. The band, comprised of eight of Philadelphia’s foremost musicians, skillfully navigates diverse musical styles, tailoring their performances to meet the unique musical preferences of each client. Recognizing that crafting the perfect wedding is a collaborative effort, we’ve taken this concept to heart and honed it over 28 years.

With extensive professional backgrounds, the members of Bigg Romeo seamlessly traverse songs from various eras and genres. Explore our comprehensive song list and multimedia files, and you’ll discover how Bigg Romeo excels at adapting to your musical preferences, ensuring a dance floor filled with unforgettable moments.

It’s no surprise that the band has been crowned “BEST OF PHILLY” by Philadelphia Magazine and has clinched Wedding Wire’s coveted “Couples Choice” award for an impressive 13 years running. With over 195 glowing 5-star reviews, it’s evident that Bigg Romeo consistently delivers a musical experience that exceeds expectations.

What Makes Us Different Than The Rest?

What makes Bigg Romeo different from most bands? We are constantly working.  The band plays at least 100 dates per year. You can find us in casinos and clubs from Ocean City, MD to Allentown, PA from the Jersey Shore to Lancaster. When we’re not playing, we’re rehearsing. We love playing music together and never pass up an opportunity to do just that!

Bigg Romeo performs for capacity crowds not just at weddings and clubs, but also at corporate parties, conventions and special events. Bigg Romeo puts you right in the middle of a spontaneous party with their powerful, dynamic renditions of 60’s soul, 70’s disco, 80’s retro, 90’s dance classics, and today’s hottest pop tunes.

No two shows are alike. Each performance is customized and tailored to suit the event. Bigg Romeo combines virtuosity and showmanship while leaving a lasting impression so positive that you’ll want to see them again and again.

The Band

FRANCO SICILIA JR.
FRANCO SICILIA JR.Band Leader, Vocals, Keys
A well seasoned Master of Ceremonies, Franco is a couple’s best friend when planning a wedding. He is always there for the little things that matter. All roads lead to Franco with Bigg Romeo, E-mail, phone calls etc. Available 7 days a week to our clients, Franco is hands down one of the most reviewed and talked about band leaders on theknot.com and weddingwire.com message boards. BRIDES LOVE FRANCO! He loves them.

A fantastic singer and performer, Franco is also multi-lingual and can sing in several languages including Spanish, Italian and even Hebrew. You will always get passion, love and hope out of every encounter with Franco. Bigg Romeo has been a labor of love for Franco for almost 30 years and that will shine through in your day to day dealings with him.

SANDY COSTELLO
SANDY COSTELLOVocals, Keys, Tamborine
Sandy has been hands down one of the best female singers in the area for over 3 decades. A rocker at heart she excels in all styles of music from pop, r&b, rap, country, ballads, etc. She is full of energy with her non-stop dancing across the stage and brings her A-game to every show. A professionally trained singer, Sandy has been knocking audiences out for over 28 years with her strong vocals with Bigg Romeo. She pulls no punches and puts it all out there. Sandy is fun to watch and she is a pro. Even if she isn’t singing lead, she’s singing back-up vocals and generally breaking about 2 tambourines a month. Her energy and enthusiasm are tops and her versatility shows in all she does.
NICK SMOLENSKI
NICK SMOLENSKIGuitar, Vocals
It only took a few minutes after Nick pressed play on his first Iron Maiden cassette that he knew he wanted to play guitar, and he’s been playing guitar ever since. For the past two decades, Nick has been playing up and down the east coast in front of thousands. He’s also a National recording artist and plays bass in the hard rock band, Sick Century. He brings his well-rounded musical experience and passion to Bigg Romeo, night after night.
RON CRABTREE
RON CRABTREEBass Guitar, Vocals
“Crabby”, as friends refer to him, is an irreplaceable, multi-talented part of “Bigg Romeo.” He is a phenomenal bass player and vocalist and is just an all around talented musician. A master of the 4 and 5 string bass guitar, Crabby also sings lead vocals, can play the guitar and drums and works especially hard to make the band sound good as the resident sound man and guy who knows what “MOST” of the buttons do. (We also have a professional sound man at all shows). We know many people are always worried about the volume… Crabby has it on lock. No worries.
ANDREA BARRETO
ANDREA BARRETOVocals
For the last 16 years Andrea Barreto has made her presence known as a force to be reckoned with as a member of BIGG ROMEO. She loves to sing and is a natural entertainer. Her powerhouse, soulful vocals are unparalleled and her silly antics and unstoppable energy onstage are unmatched. Her range and diversity fit perfectly with BIGG ROMEO’s repertoire. It’s hard to believe that this powerful of a voice can come out of such a tiny little lady. She is the real deal.
JOE ALBRIGHT
JOE ALBRIGHTDrums, Percussion
Joe has been playing drums professionally for over 35 years. He’s been keeping Bigg Romeo steady for over 25 years. He awesomely lays down a beat through all of our dance and party music and is locked into the rhythm section tight. Joe brings a special drive to the band and Crabby and Joe make you feel that beat right there in the middle of your chest with an amazing thump that just makes you want to dance.
KENNY NIEWINSKI
KENNY NIEWINSKISaxophones
Kenny has been playing saxophone for longer than he wants to admit to us. (For over 35 years) He’s been the musical director for string bands and a current marching member. He plays Bari, Tenor and Alto Sax. He loves horn bands and that big sound and has been playing professionally since 1998. Work hard, play hard.

Bigg Romeo is proud to be endorsed by 64 Audio.
Franco, Joe, and Sandy all wear their custom-fitted in-ear monitors.