"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)
"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!!!"
-Kevin Kinney (vocalist, Drivin N Cryin)
"I'm on a mission from God," Taye Cannon deadpanned before breaking into laughter. "Well, maybe not exactly, but it kinda felt that way at first, and it still does sometimes." Ok, so the Blues Brothers reference is a little cringe‐worthy, but it's an apt description for the path Cannon traveled assembling Austin‐based ROXY ROCA, although the Blues Brothers story starts off in jail, and Taye's starts in, well, Alabama. Close enough. "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."
Things didn't work out the way he expected, at least not right away. Teenage years, rebellion, and punk rock created a detour for the fledgling belter. "I couldn't really sing yet, but I made up for it with volume and conviction." Cannon took what he learned about showmanship from James Brown and combined it with his raw aggression and parlayed it into a successful run fronting Austin darkwave pioneers Mocktigers. The thrill of performing was just what he imagined it would be, but something was missing. "I started telling people I wanted to be a soul singer and I got a lot of sideway looks, like,
- Start:October 21, 2018
- End:October 21, 2018
- Where:Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29412
- Event Type: Concerts & Music
- Ticket Price:N/A