We were very excited to see a great feature on ROXY ROCA along with a glowing review of our first album, Basement Tapes Vol. 1, on the web site of Argentina-based radio station Vorterix 92.1 FM. Read the full article, including video here: ROXY ROCA – THE BASEMENT TAPES VOL. 1.
We were excited to see this great review of our show at The Acme in Nashville, TN in National Rock Review. Here’s a little of what they had to say:
It didn’t take long for Roxy Roca’s powerhouse sound, and an irresistible groove, to completely take over the room.
Read the full review here: ROXY ROCA AT ACME FEED AND SEED IN NASHVILLE, TN ON 11-JULY-2015.
Many thanks to Allie Eissler for the rave review of our latest album, “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy,” in the summer 2015 issue of Texas Music Magazine. It’s on newsstands now, so pick up a copy today! Here’s what she had to say:
Fans of ’60s legends like James Brown and Al Green will have plenty to savor on Roxy Roca’s latest, Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy — a record full of powerhouse soul with a smooth, Southern finish. The lyrics are simple, but it’s the horn section and vocalist Taye Cannon’s impressive vocal chops that steal the show here, with hoarse shrieks, whoops, and hollers to beat the band. Title track “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy (It’s Love)” pokes fun at how people overcomplicate one of the greatest emotions there is — “Life don’t have to be this way / I’m tired of all the things they say / Love don’t even feel that way” — while the tune “Cornbread” offers up a quirky ode to buttered skillets and crispy comfort foods. “Don’t Call Me (Maybe I’ll Call You)” features a compelling interlude of tinkling chimes, soaring electric guitars, and smoldering vocals that perfectly capture the feeling of being wide awake at night, dreaming of the one you love. While they’re not a band looking to redefine the genre, the album’s title is perhaps a touch too modest — Roxy Roca’s tunes are dynamic, infectious, and, above all, fun, sure to inspire even the most reluctant to step out on the dance floor.
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.
We were thrilled to see the great review of our new album, “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy,” in the August issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine. Check out what they had to say:
In a town crowded with blues bands and singer/songwriters, this octet has become one of Austin’s most popular live acts by bringing the funk. A tight, powerful, four-piece horn section punctuates singer Taye Cannon’s worthy, old-school originals while guitarist Errol Siegel adds taut rhythm and bluesy solos and bassist Roger Wuthrich lays down a solid but supple foundation.
Watch for the issue on newsstands everywhere!