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ROXY ROCA signs with Hoplite Music Booking Agency

ROXY ROCA signs with Hoplite Music Booking Agency

We are thrilled to announce that ROXY ROCA has signed with Hoplite Music for exclusive representation in North America! Based in Burlington, VT, Hoplite Music is a dynamic boutique agency that has emerged as a top choice for up-and-coming talent and a great alternative for established artists who are looking to have more control over their careers.

“After a few conversations with Tom and Ryan, it was clear to us that Hoplite was where we needed to be. They have the experience, the track record, real enthusiasm for our music, and a no-BS attitude that make for a great fit. They tell us the good, the bad, and the ugly — never just telling us what we want to hear — and that’s really important to us,” said guitarist Errol Siegel, referring to Hoplite founder and CEO Tom Baggott and agent Allen Roper.

While Hoplite is a relatively new company, the team behind it is staffed with industry veterans. CEO Tom Baggott has made a 25 year career out of discovering and developing emerging talent, including such national acts as The Disco Biscuits and Sound Tribe Sector 9, among others.

We are thrilled to be working with such a talented, dedicated team to bring our Dynamite Texas Soul to the rest of the country!

ROXY ROCA signs to Stag Records

ROXY ROCA signs to Stag Records

We are thrilled to announce that ROXY ROCA has signed with Stag Records! Houston, TX-based label Stag was founded in 2001 by the prolific Texas artist Jesse Dayton, along with partners Benji Smith and Gary Moore, as an outlet for Jesse’s many projects. Since then, the label’s roster has expanded to include releases from Two Hoots And A HollerTexas SapphiresTy WeatherfordMike StinsonStephen Chadwick, and Greg Wood.

You may be wondering: with such an emphasis on country and rockabilly sounds, why sign ROXY ROCA? Stag Records’ Gary Moore explains it like this: “Stag has never been specifically a country label. It’s always been about producing music with grit, soul, and a great respect for Texas’ rich musical heritage. It just so happens that country and rockabilly are a big part of that musical tradition, but that’s not where the story ends. In fact, Jesse Dayton’s Country Soul Brother reminded everybody just how seamlessly soul, the blues, and country fit together. After spending the better part of the last couple years watching ROXY ROCA develop their unique flavor of Dynamite Texas Soul, and getting to know them as people, it just became obvious to everybody that they should be part of the Stag Records family.”

The feeling was mutual for ROXY ROCA, as guitarist Errol Siegel explains: “We really didn’t think one way or the other about Stag as being a ‘country’ label. We just knew that these were the people we wanted to work with. More than anybody else, they had a deep understanding of the history of southern soul that inspires what we do and also really got where we are trying to take it, adding our own experiences and instincts to the mix. Gary from Stag has been a big supporter of the band and we’ve developed a mutual respect that, we think, is going to make a great foundation for working together.”

Watch for more announcements coming soon!

About Jesse Dayton

Known for his work with legends across the musical spectrum from Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson to Rob Zombie and Eddie Spaghetti, Jesse also has released seven solo records, one duet record, and one live record, all but one on Stag, as well as two soundtrack recordings (Devil’s Rejects/Banjo & Sullivan, Halloween 2/Capt Clegg & the Night Creatures) while still making time to write and direct a horror movie (Zombex) and play 150 shows a year. Believe it or not, that’s not even a complete list! Let’s just say we’re impressed with the man’s work ethic.

Lee Fields + ROXY ROCA at The Parish Thu 9/25

Lee Fields + ROXY ROCA at The Parish Thu 9/25

ROXY ROCA is thrilled to be opening for Lee Fields & The Expressions at The Parish in Austin, TX on Thursday, September 25! Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. ALL-AGES SHOW! Tickets on sale now: Buy Tickets at FrontgateTickets.com. Spread the word: RSVP on Facebook and Click ‘Add to My512′ on do512.

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ROXY ROCA at BayFest 2014 in Mobile, AL Fri 10/3 with Ludacris and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

ROXY ROCA at BayFest 2014 in Mobile, AL Fri 10/3 with Ludacris and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

BayFest 2014 in Mobile, AL is just one month away! ROXY ROCA is thrilled to be making a return trip to the Miller Lite main stage at 8pm on Friday, October 3 on a heavyweight bill that also features Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (9:30pm) and Ludacris (11pm). Check out some other highlights on this year’s lineup: CeeLo GreenStone Temple PilotsJane’s AddictionKid RockFoster The PeopleK MichelleEarth, Wind & FireTrombone Shorty and Orleans AvenueJoan Jett & The BlackheartsAlabamaBrantley GilbertAFI, and more. Tickets are available now: Buy Tickets at BayFest.com. Spread the word: RSVP on Facebook. More festival information is available here: Alabama BayFest web site.

Get all the most up-to-date show info here: SHOWS.

ROXY ROCA at Empire in Austin Tue 9/9 for an All-Star Night of Funk with Fred Wesley, Will Calhoun, Norwood Fischer, Blackbird McKnight, J-Ro Robinson, and Chuck Boogie

ROXY ROCA at Empire in Austin Tue 9/9 for an All-Star Night of Funk with Fred Wesley, Will Calhoun, Norwood Fischer, Blackbird McKnight, J-Ro Robinson, and Chuck Boogie

Get ready for an all-star night of funk at Empire on Tuesday, September 9 with Norwood’s Telepathic Funk and The Terpsichorean Nutt Generators featuring Fred Wesley. It’s a long name, but they’ve earned it. Check out the all the talent squeezed into one band: Norwood Fischer (Fishbone), Will Calhoun (Living Color), Blackbird McKnight (formerly P-Funk All-Stars), J-Ro Robinson (The Alkaholiks), Chuck Boogie (The Breakestra), and featuring special guest Fred Wesley (James BrownParliament-Funkadelic). Henry + The Invisibles gets the night started at 9pm followed by ROXY ROCA at 10pm and NTFATTNG (you didn’t think I was gonna write all that out again, did you?) at 11pm. $10 general admission, 21+ only Tickets are on sale now: Buy tickets at FrontGate Tickets. Spread the word: RSVP on Facebook and Click ‘Add to My512′ on do512.

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