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ROXY ROCA "Dynamite Texas Soul!"

Dance Band from Austin, TX - Will travel up to 10 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2013
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$4000 - $6000 per event
Lead singer, Taye Cannon says, “I grew up in the deep south immersed in my dad's music — Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, James Brown. Basically, if it had a groove, my dad had it. When Motown 25 hit the TV it was all over — I knew this was what I wanted to do. I remember staying up all night with my cousins, emulating James Brown and Michael Jackson in our grandfather's carport.” Cannon took what he learned about showmanship from James Brown “I started telling people I wanted to be a soul singer and I got a lot of sideway looks, like, 'Really? Where is this coming from? They didn't know this other side of me. So, things kind of stalled for a while.” Then, a chance meeting changed everything. “I said, 'Hey, do you want to start a soul band with me?' and he said, 'Yeah, let's do it.'” Cannon is talking about veteran Austin guitar slinger Errol Siegel. “I thought, 'Man, that was easy, who's next? Well, Errol and I both knew Roger (Wuthrich) from previous bands and it turned out he was into it too — he just said, 'Anything you want to do, I'm in.' I knew these guys were great players, so I had no doubt they could do it. For whatever reason, they saw something that made them think I could too. So, we were on our way.”
One by one they recruited players for their “mission.” Nik Bouklas on tenor sax, fresh from Greece. Bob Villwock on keys, just in from CA. Alex Morales on drums. Tom Hays on trombone. Tom Robinson on bari sax. Ryan Allen on alto sax. “We just started connecting the dots, figuring out who we knew that had a passion for soul music, the chops to play it right, and the desire to be poor,” explains Siegel. “We knew this was going to be a labor of love, which is really just another way of saying, 'You better love this, because we sure as hell can't pay you.'” After a year of recruiting, “woodshedding,” and writing, ROXY ROCA made their debut at an ACL Festival after-party. The wait was worth it. The band exploded out of the gate firing on all cylinders. “We felt like we had one chance to prove ourselves so we knew we had to leave it all on the stage that night.” Since that night, the buzz has spread quickly, leading to more high-profile shows with Orgone, Honey Island Swamp Band, Brownout, The Monophonics, Maneja Beto, T-Bird and The Breaks, and others. The band continues to hone their chops and develop their sound. ....So, what's on the horizon for ROXY ROCA? Cannon doesn't even blink. “Straight to the top!”
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2013
May
25
Central Market 38th & Lamar
Austin, TX
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
May
24
Baker St. Pub
Austin, TX
9:30 PM - 1:30 AM
2013
May
11
Club Luna
San Antonio, TX
9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2013
May
3
The Blackheart
Austin, TX
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2013
Apr
20
Antone's
Austin, TX
12:00 AM - 1:30 AM
2013
Apr
13
The Continental Club
Austin, TX
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
When A Man Loves A Woman
Percy Sledge
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
The Temptations
Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours
Stevie Wonder
Hold On I'm Comin
Sam & Dave
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
I Cant Stop
Solomon Burke
In The Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
Back From The Dead
Bobby Byrd
All It Takes
Al Green
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Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
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Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note ROXY ROCA "Dynamite Texas Soul!" will also travel to Manchaca, Del Valle, Buda, Kyle, Cedar Creek, Dale, Manor, Mc Neil, Pflugerville, Driftwood, Lockhart, Maxwell, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Elgin, Red Rock, San Marcos, Spicewood, Leander, Bastrop, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Martindale, Coupland, Staples, Fentress, Hutto, Mc Dade, Prairie Lea, Rosanky.
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