“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
- Delbert McClinton
- Lee Fields
- Mayer Hawthorne
- Trombone Shorty
- Fitz and the Tantrums
- The Roots
- Bobby Rush
- Blues Traveler
- Vintage Trouble
- Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk
If ROXY ROCA had a mission statement it would be to spread a message of love, hope and equality, and to do so while having fun. Drawing influence from the hard-funk of the 70’s including inspiration from classics like Baby Huey’s “Hard Times” and James Brown on his seminal album The Payback, the band has created a sound unique to it’s own brand.
ROXY ROCA’S music oozes with funk and R&B while adding in elements of rock n' roll. The band sonically flexes its muscle on saxophone and trombone complimented by shredding guitars and deep, deep pocket grooves. The music serves as a vehicle for lead singer Taye Cannon’s lyrics touching on a range of topics including the struggles of love in many forms, social consciousness, and in contrast, the lighter side of life because it’s far too short to not have a sense of humor.
The band’s true strength is it’s live show, and if you’ve ever attended one of our concerts then you know we live by the creed that “Happiness is a Choice”. With no plans of slowing down including the release of a new, full-length album in September 2018 as well as international and domestic tours, ROXY ROCA continues to spread love and hope through music one show at a time.