“I think Roxy Roca is a Hot Band and the public and the music industry need to watch. These guys are on the rise!!!”
“A very nice mix of old and new. These guys are on the right track in keeping music real and alive. Soulful and entertaining.”
—Larry Braggs (vocalist, Tower of Power)
"I had the opportunity to catch and work with one of the best bands out here today, the name is Roxy Roca. They are super hot! If you see this band you will be hooked forever! "
—Grammy Winning Blues Legend Bobby Rush
“My favorites!! An explosive soul-n-roll, take-no-prisoners dance-off. This is the deal. The REAL deal. Mitch Ryder meets The MGs in the back alley of The Continental Club. It’s a high energy Detroit Texas rumble goin’ on!!”
—Kevn Kinney (vocalist, Drivin N Cryin)
Support Act For:
- B. B. King
- Tom Jones
- Lee Fields
- Mayer Hawthorne
- Trombone Shorty
- Fitz and the Tantrums
- The Roots
- Bobby Rush
- Blues Traveler
- Vintage Trouble
- Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk
No one leaves a Roxy Roca show dissatisfied. A sonic shot to the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul, funk, and rock n' roll complete with a certain tightness only achievable after playing an average of 200 shows a year. Roxy Roca shows are like stepping into a tent-revival somewhere in the Deep South, and crooner Taye Cannon is here to speak the gospel of peace, love, and positivity. Each tune flows over with hooky guitar riffs, funky backbeats, slammin’ horn lines, and lyrics of love, heartache, and a message that 'happiness is a choice', sung with a conviction and sincerity as only Roxy Roca’s Cannon can deliver.
Hailing from Austin, TX the band has grown in leaps and bounds since it’s inception in 2011. Building upon the band’s first full-length album, Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy with sounds reminiscent of Stax Records and Motown, the band plans to release it’s follow up later this year titled A Better Way. The album was recorded at The Bubble in Austin with none other than Grammy Governor Chris "Frenchie" Smith (The Darkness, Toadies, Jet).
Recently, Roxy Roca released the first single off the album ,“Taurus”, complete with an complimentary music video and now available on all major streaming services. With the guidance of super-producer Smith, the new album features a grittier, edgier sound steeped in the hard funk and blues of the 1970s, but with one foot firmly planted in today's music landscape.
Further plans for 2018 include an official showcase at this year's SXSW and a return to Japan for the band's second international tour.