Photos from sold-out show at The Parish with Lee Fields

Photos from sold-out show at The Parish with Lee Fields

We were really excited to have the opportunity to warm up the stage last Thursday at The Parish for the one-and-only Lee Fields & The Expressions. It was a truly amazing night and we were so glad our good friend Milton Otto was there to take some pictures to remember it by.

ROXY ROCA BayFest Preview on AL.com

ROXY ROCA BayFest Preview on AL.com

Check out this very nice preview of BayFest 2014 featuring ROXY ROCA on AL.com. Many thanks to Lawrence Specker for the kind words:

This Texas group wasn’t well-known locally when they appeared at BayFest 2013, but they quickly won over believers with their dance-friendly retro-soul. The band delivered “a high-voltage dose of authentic soul with a splash of revival spirit to the festival’s opening night,” AL.com’s Tamara Ikenberg wrote at the time.

Read the full article here: BayFest 2014: Tough choices and some overlooked gems.

Photos and Video from Empire 2014-09-09

A few weeks ago we had the good fortune to play on an amazing night of funk at Empire in Austin with Norwood’s Telepathic Funk and The Terpsichorean Nutt Generators featuring Fred Wesley, an all-star band featuring 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). It was a night to remember, and we’re so glad we had some good friends on hand to take photos. This first gallery comes to you courtesy of our good friend Edison Carter from Bitter Kitten Media and features some bonus video!

ROXY ROCA Welcomes Drummer Christina Comley

ROXY ROCA Welcomes Drummer Christina Comley

We are excited to introduce the newest member of the ROXY ROCA family, drummer Christina Comley. Originally from the Dallas area, Christina moved to LA to attend Musicians Institute in 2010. Since then, Christina has called Austin home for the past year, paying her dues at clubs up and down 6th Street and all over town.

Christina will make her live debut with the band this week at Soul Monday at The Roost. This local show will serve as a great warm-up before heading out on the road later this week for shows in New Orleans at Balcony Music Club and Shamrock as well as our much-anticipated main stage set at BayFest 2014 in Mobile, AL with Ludacris and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

Why the change from current drummer Paul Kresowik? Guitarist Errol Siegel said, “Paul was looking to go a different direction. We’re proud of the things we accomplished together, but sometimes you have to shake things up and look for something new. We respect that and wish Paul nothing but the best, whatever he decides to do next.”

Paul said, “It’s been a great year with the band but it’s time for a change for them and for me. I’d like to thank Taye Cannon, Errol Siegel, Bob Villwock, Nikolas Bouklas, Ryan Allen, Thomas Hays, Roger Wüthrich, Houston Rawls, and Royce Phillips Jr. for the good times and memorable shows. I wish them all the very best!  Special thanks to everyone who supported me and the band in person and from afar this past year. I’ll still be in Austin playing shows and enjoying life and will look forward to seeing you all around town or down the road.”

Come out to a show soon and help us welcome Christina to the band!

Glide Magazine review of show at The Parish with Lee Fields and ROXY ROCA

Glide Magazine review of show at The Parish with Lee Fields and ROXY ROCA

Many thanks to Neil Ferguson from Glide Magazine for the great review of Thursday night’s sold-out show at The Parish with Lee Fields & The Expressions. Here’s what he had to say:

Getting the evening rolling was Austin’s own Roxy Roca. The up-and-coming group is part of a handful of local groups specializing in white-bred soul music that have emerged in the last few years. What sets this group apart from the pack is the tightness and dedication of the band and their frontmant Taye Cannon, who possesses a smoky voice that isn’t so much smooth, but feels gritty, authentic, and is at times reminiscent of British blue-eyed soulsters like Rod Stewart. Despite it only being an opening set, Cannon appeared to be putting everything he had into the performance, enhancing upon his Alabama roots and bearing himself to the crowd with blazing Southern passion. By the end of their set Roxy Roca worked the crowd into a dance frenzy, setting the proper vibe for what would follow.

Read the full show review here: LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS – THE PARISH, AUSTIN, TX 9/25/14 (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS).