ROXY ROCA guitarist Errol Siegel recently sat down with Sean Ritchie from SunCity Paradise to talk about music, travel, and how the two go together like peanut butter and jelly. Check out the interview here: Travel Profile: Errol Siegel of Roxy Roca.
Playback.fm recently ran a great article on ROXY ROCA, including an interview with vocalist Taye Cannon and guitarist Errol Siegel. Here’s a little bit of what they had to say:
When I Heard This Band Play, My Opinion Of Live Music Completely Transformed – Forever
And that band was Roxy Roca…
I discovered Roxy Roca by chance one evening at a small venue in Austin, TX. I’m sure glad I did. For ages I felt like I didn’t really enjoy live music performances anymore. All of that changed the night I saw Roxy Roxa take the stage. The instant they started playing, so did the dancing. Usually a crowd has to get warmed up. But, it’s like they had a defibrillator and pumped the crowd into party mode.
They combine horns, slick guitar riffs, a funky back section and soulful/funky vocals to spread like a contagion through the crowd. Usually the energy during a performance is slow to build. Once it climaxes, the energy fades, and the band is forced to close with a hit song to end on a high note. However with Roxy Roca it’s like you are hooked up to an adrenaline pumping IV for an hour straight.
Lead singer Taye Cannon also makes sure to engage the crowd as he preaches messages of love and positivity. With their slick suits, smooth demeanor and incredible musical talents, these well groomed men were leading what felt like the world’s coolest congregation. While I never got to see any of the great soul legends perform 50+ years ago, I truly imagine this is the energy that was felt at their shows and for that, I’m grateful.
Read the full article and interview here: When I Heard This Band Play, My Opinion Of Live Music Completely Transformed – Forever.
There’s a great feature on ROXY ROCA in yesterday’s Weld for Birmingham, including an interview with singer Taye Cannon where he talks about his Alabama roots, SXSW, and running into Texas music royalty at a coffee shop. Here’s a little taste:
You don’t have to know any Roxy Roca songs to enjoy a night of the band’s music. With its self-described “dynamite Texas soul” musical style, the seven-piece band from Austin, Tex. offers a sound familiar and fresh at the same time.
On Friday, June 12, Roxy Roca returns to Birmingham for a 10 p.m. performance at Innisfree Irish Pub. Recently, we caught up with lead vocalist Taye Cannon by phone as the band was en route to Lafayette, La.
Read the full interview here: Roxy Roca’s Lone Star soul.
ROXY ROCA singer Taye Cannon recently sat down with EGuide Magazine writer Kimber Fountain to talk about the band’s history, the challenges of “getting it right” in the studio, and more. Read the full interview here: A ‘Roxy Roca’ Good Time: Live at Lago del Pino June 20th. Update: the previous link for that issue appears to be broken, but you can view an online version of that month’s issue here: EGuide June 2015 on ISSUU.