It’s what some call Dynamite Texas Soul.
Call it what you want, 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, Texas, the band has grown leaps and bounds since its inception in 2011. Building uponthe band’s first full-length album, “Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy” with sounds reminiscent of Stax Records and Motown, the band released its follow up record in September of 2018. 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 has released the first singles off of the album “Taurus”, “Can It Be You?”, and “Ruffling Feathers”, each complete with a complimentary music video and 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.
The 2018 calendar year wrapped for ROXY ROCA with two nationwide tours and a return tour (15 shows over 24 days) in Japan. Earlier this year, ROXY ROCA was nominated for Best Funk/Soul/R&B band in Austin by the Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards.