Roxy Roca

From Austin Texas - Soul / Funk / Rock

Roxy Roca

The Groove Merchants

Sun · Oct 28 2018

7:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Roxy Roca
Roxy Roca
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 "People Rise Up". 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.
The Groove Merchants
The Groove Merchants
The Groove Merchants formed in 2012 while attending Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and their musical chemistry was immediately apparent. Knowing they had stumbled into a sound that was unique, they decided to organize their efforts and book shows in the Lehigh Valley. Their music began to take form and develop its own identity by playing powerful live shows that left lasting impressions on audiences, often extending past the stage itself.
In December 2014, they recorded their debut album at the beautiful Music Centre Studios located in Chester Springs, PA run by renowned engineer Glenn Ferracone.
Adding a full-time trumpet and occasional horn section, The band has since released its second effort, titled “Take It,” in August of 2016 under the ‘ListeningPost’ label. "Take It" has been played on Philadelphia, West Chester, and Delaware FM radio, including a live performance of the record's single, "Hold Your Hand," on Philly’s Alternative Rock station 104.5FM. This performance led to the band's appearance at the iHeartRadio Summer Block Party opening for Vance Joy, Portugal. The Man, and Judah and The Lion at Philadelphia venue Festival Pier at Penn's Landing.
The Groove Merchants have played extensively throughout the East Coast at concert venues, clubs, outdoor events, and more.
The band has been experimenting with different musical approaches and continues to bring an exciting, high-energy, organic performance to their audiences.
Venue Information:
118 NORTH
118 North Wayne Ave
Wayne, PA, 19087
https://www.118northwayne.com