Romance Outsourced =John & Andy
The Early Years
John & Andy met in 2006 when John moved from the sunny shores of Dublin to Australia. At the time, both were pursuing adult jobs. Acting as bad influences on each other, we travelled South America with friends where we mastered the art of playing music together, and entertaining the locals, who didn’t understand a word of English in exchange for wine (vino).
After a stint in Banff, Canada – we parted ways and much to the relief of their respective mothers returned to semi-adult jobs – John as a travel writer in Canada and Andy in the movie industry in Adelaide. Just as the mother’s dreamed of mortgages and grandkids, John & Andy decided to move to London to join a band. Here we stayed for 2 years where the seeds of Romance Outsourced were planted and the idea of giving songs as gifts first came to mind.
The Formative Years
Signed to a boutique record label (this means you don’t get paid), the two were forced to take on many casual jobs to survive including as a Male nanny (Manny), Caterer and at $10 an hour, the best paid – Santa Claus in a Westfield Mall – unfortunately very seasonal work. When invited to friend’s weddings, birthdays, etc – the pair, too broke to afford proper presents, started writing songs as gifts. When word of mouth spread – friends of friends started requesting songs and a business was born. Word of mouth spread and we could hang up our Santa Suits!
Where We Are Now
Leaving behind the big lights of London (tiny local pubs) the two moved back to Australia, setup RomanceOutsourced.com, appeared on Channel 9’s Today Show and never looked back. Since then we have written hundreds of songs for hundreds of happy customers and pride ourselves in our quality and customer service.
More Recently, we have thoroughly enjoyed working on longer projects with companies like Jacob’s Creek, Oreo and Bankwest to bring a little music and humour to the brands. We feel very privileged that we are able to write custom songs and solve problems for a living!
Where did the name come from?
As you may have guessed, it was tongue in cheek. After a glass of wine or three, we were describing to friends the idea of writing songs as gifts. Although we write songs for all occasions – one friend threw the name out there – Romance Outsourced – and It stuck!
What we Believe
Everybody deserves their own song – without having to break the bank
We have created and performed songs for some very cool events, weddings, private parties, work farewells, pretty much everything. New challenges bring new creativity!