the five-foot fire cracker of funk to melt your heart. She means what she says. The vocal powerhouse delivers soulful, straight from the heart, tales of love won and lost that are sure to keep you dancing all the way home.
In the dead of winter Roxy Mercier and Ian Bennett forgot it was 2012 and decided to make music as if it was 1969. Combining Bennett’s instrumental abilities and Mercier’s vocal prowess and using their love for soul music they produced a sound that could date back to the times of soul train and groovy hair do’s.
Inspired by the sweet sounds of Motown, Southern Soul, R'n'B, and Funk, “Roxy and the Underground Soul Sound” create original soul music that harks back to the “good ol’ days” yet maintains a youthful and current edginess.
Roxy and Ian met the rest of the band met whilst gigging around the Halifax music scene and with their mutual love for funk and r n' b, Roxy and The Underground Soul Sound became the upbeat, soulful band they had envisioned.
The five foot firecracker of funk, ‘Roxy’ on Lead Vocals backed by Ian Bennett (Bass), Matt Gallant (Drums) Andrew MacKelvie (Sax), Adam Hewey (Guitar), Leith Flemming-Smith (Keys/Organ) make up the band that promises a night of grooving and good vibes.
Complimented by the legendary Allen Toussaint "She means what she's singing"
Winners of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival Galaxie Rising Star Award 2014
Renée Landry’s vast taste in music reflects her artistry. An old soul, she brings to life the classic sounds of the jazz & Motown eras, with a new modern age twist. With her powerhouse blues vocals, and fiery stage presence, Landry has been compared to legendary artists Etta James, Amy Winehouse, and Janis Joplin. www.reneelandryofficial.com