Memphis, Tennessee hard rockers ROXY BLUE are back with their first album of new material, 25 years after their now legendary debut album, "Want Some”,
which is a classic of the late ‘80s/early '90s hard rock scene.
GENRE: Melodic Rock
Todd Poole - Vocals | Scott Trammell - Drums | Josh Weil - Bass | Jeff Caughron - Guitar
Original members Todd Poole (vocals), Josh Weil (bass), and Scotty Trammell (drums) are now joined by new guitarist Jeffrey Wade Caughron. (Original guitarist Sid "Boogie" Fletcher has left the music business for a successful career in dentistry.) Poole says: "ROXY BLUE fans can expect an explosive new album! I think the new record is definitely a different sound than the 1992 version of ROXY BLUE, but not unrecognizable. The new record is much heavier, but still has some cool ballads and hints of early ROXY in there. I feel that it's a well-balanced record."
He continues: "I have been writing songs for years for different projects I've been in, but when Frontiers called, I knew it was an opportunity to take a fresh approach to the ROXY BLUE sound. The excitement of having a new record deal actually inspired me to write the songs for the upcoming record from scratch." On the band's legacy, Poole says: "For 'Want Some' to be recognized as one of the finest moments in the latter hard rock days is an honor. Especially being that there were so many good bands out at the time. We were just so proud to be a part of a great rock era."
And a fun fact for fans of the Frontiers label: Poole is the son-in-law of the late, great Jimi Jamison, whom Frontiers had a great, longstanding working relationship with.
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Crammed in together in studio apartment above Cotton Row Studios, the guys were constantly writing and recording new songs and living a 24 hour rock n roll lifestyle miles and miles away
from the sunset strip of Los Angeles. Quickly earning a name for themselves within the local music scene and selling out club shows, they soon created a buzz in the music industry.
But, It wasn't until one night while playing a local bar they were approached by Jani Lane, the vocalist of Warrant, that things really started to take off. Jani loved what he heard and wanted
to help get Roxy Blue’s career launched.
Soon after, the labels started calling and eventually Geffen Records legendary A&R guru Tom Zutaut (Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, Tesla) flew the band
to Los Angeles to sign them. The band was soon signed to a management contract with Doug Thaler at Top Rock Management (Motley Crue, Winger). The next step was to find the right producer
to record the bands debut album. Mike Clink, who had produced Guns N Roses milestone “Appetite For Destruction” and , at the time, was finishing up on G N R’s “Use Your Illusions” I and II albums was ultimately chose for the job. Clink and Roxy Blue were a perfect match and the result was the 1992 release of "WANT SOME".
In 2013, three albums were released via FnA Records: "Want Some More", "Stripped and Live At Nightmoves". The recordings on Want Some More are demos of songs that were going to be
for Roxy Blue‘s sophomore album release. The recordings on Stripped are some of the Roxy Blue classics and some unreleased tracks all stripped down to the barebones. Live At Nightmoves
is a live recording that represents Roxy Blue‘s last show before the band got signed and went off to Los Angeles to make the classic Want Some? album.
The original Roxy Blue band line-up made its much anticipated live reunion at the Rock And Skull 2016 Festival in Pekin, Illinois, USA on October 29, 2016.
Now, 25 years later, recently signed to Frontiers Music, Roxy Blue is still going strong.
Published by The Manamal | July 28TH 2019