Roxy Perry

Roxy Perry

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

Roxy Perry / award winning/ international act / powerful vocals /harmonica / amazing band. highly credited musicians / high energy repertoire , 4 original CDS, unique cover renditions classic blues, swing, R&B, and jazz. SEE LIVE PERFORMANCE ON YOUTUBE Roxy now has two internet radio shows

Biography

Roxy Perry
Award winning vocalst/ songwriter/ producer. DJ too

started her professional singing career at age. By her teens, she was fronting Rock and Soul bands that appeared in legendary NYC major venues such as The Peppermint Lounge.

In her late teens and early 20s, she toured with a chart-topping Rock group Dawn, which appeared in major arenas throughout North America and Canada, and shared the concert bill with Kenny Rogers, The Carpenters, Rare Earth, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Iron Butterfly, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mike Nesmith, Mark Lindsay and many others.
Throughout her early recording career, Roxy had record deals in several genres which landed on Billboard charts.

Roxy launched her Blues career in the 80s, when she quickly became known for her exciting live performances at clubs, concert halls and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad. These performances secured her reputation as “the real deal” and “NEW YORK BLUES QUEEN.''

In recent years Roxy has appeared on the concert bill with Rod Piazza, Shamekia Copeland, Leon Russell, Marcia Ball, John Mayall, Saphire, Hubert Sumlin, Gatemouth Brown, Koko Taylor, The Black Crowes, and a host of others.

In 2007, Roxy and her band performed at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, where they headlined two stages, including the Lake Geneva Blues Cruise.

As a recording artist, Roxy has performed, produced and written the material for her four highly acclaimed CDs: HI HEEL BLUES (Monad Records), ROXY PERRY, NEW YORK BLUES QUEEN (BluePerry Hill Records), BACK IN BLUESVILLE (BluePerry Hill Records), and her most recent CD, IN MY SWEET TIME (BluePerry Hill Records) (2008). Music from these CDs has been added to classic female Blues artist lists on radio stations throughout the world.

In 2006, BACK IN BLUESVILLE was awarded BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 2007, Roxy was presented with the prestigious ARTIST OF THE YEAR award by the Westchester Arts Council, New York.

2009 Roxy was inducted in THE BLUES HALL OF FAME as AMBASSADOR OF NY and GREAT BLUES MUSICIAN

Media recognition over the years has been extensive, from the syndicated radio program, PORTRAITS IN BLUE, to the cover story and 6-page interview in the international magazine, BLUES ROCKS THE WORLD.
Roxy’s music continues to be heard regularly on MUSIC CHOICE, DIRECT TV, CLEAR CHANNEL, XM RADIO and hundreds of radio stations, web and podcasts worldwide.

Highlights for her releases, ROXY PERRY, BACK IN BLUESVILLE and IN MY SWEET TIME include features on the legendary KING BISCUIT HOUR, and four-time designation as BLUESBREAKER OF THE WEEK on the HOUSE OF BLUES RADIO SHOW, hosted by Elwood Blues, along with many live performances and interviews on radio shows coast to coast.

Reviewers have embraced Roxy’s live and recorded work over the span of her career; her records consistently receiving stellar reviews in major publications such as Downbeat, Blues Revue, BluesMatters, Jazz Now! and BluesWax, among others.

Roxy’s latest release on her label, BluePerry Hill Records, is a self-produced album entitled IN MY SWEET TIME. It is primarily original material at it’s best, including Blues, R&B, Jump, Swing, Country, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Delta, Rock and Rockabilly. It also includes an original rendition of the Hank Williams, Sr. classic, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry. A track from the CD entitiled, THAT NIGHT IN MEMPHIS, was selected by listeners choice as the KILLER SINGLE OF THE YEAR 2009 on Baker Street - Radio Menergy, Paris France.

2009 Roxy inducted into the BLUES HALL OF FAME as AMBASSADOR TO NY and GREAT BLUES MUSICIAN

You can see live performance videos of Roxy on YouTube.

You can hear ROXY'S RADIO SHOWS 6 TIMES A WEEK on these stations
AM1670.NET
KCOR www.kansascityonlineradio.com

Lyrics

Back In Bluesville

Written By: Roxy Perry

I've been down this road
many times in the past.
And this time the trip
is going by so fast.
Every stoplight, every street
is pointing me one way.
And they're leading me, yes they're leading me right back to Bluesville.

Each white line on the road
underscores the names of men I've known
who all set me up to fail,
built my cross and drove the nails.
Up on top of Loveless Hill,
on my home away from home
I find myself, yeah I find myself
right back in Bluesville.

(Bridge)
You see love falls hard when you have a hungry heart
and love for me is doomed from the start.
I fall so fast, blinded by the moon
then it all goes south and then pretty soon
I'm back in Bluesville.

You know the hotel there
keeps my room on hold.
And in the register book
they wrote my name in gold.
And the bellhop laughs and says
"I told you you'd be back."
"You got more baggage this time than will fit on my rack."
"Welcome back. Welcome back to Bluesville. Welcome back."

Roadmaster

Written By: Roxy Perry

If you want to have fun with me tonight,

Carry on till the morning light –

Pick me up ‘bout a quarter past nine,

You know I’ll give you a real swell time.

You gotta take me out and do me up in style.

I’m talking ‘bout your Roadmaster –
Your big, shiny Roadmaster –

Your white-walled Roadmaster –

If you think my offer’s sweet,

Wait until we hit that plush back seat!

Come on baby, take me out in your swellegant Roadmaster.

Drive Me –

Dri-i-i-ive me, Baby!

I want to see you drive me up and down that road.

Cruise Me –

Cru-u-u-uise me, Baby!

Show me where that big bad boy can go.

I’m talking bout your Roadmaster –
Your big, shiny Roadmaster –

Your white-walled Roadmaster –

Well the late-model jobs run faster,

But they crack up just like plaster.

Come on baby, take me out in your swellegant Roadmaster.

We can roll into them juke joints on the strip,

Enter like the king and queen of hip.

Show them kids a thing or two –

When we dance the way we used to do.

Double dippin’ red-hot hoochie-coo.

Let’s go out in your Roadmaster –

Your smooth-drivin’ Roadmaster –

Your road-huggin’ Roadmaster –

Now, the late model jobs run faster,

But they crack up just like plaster.

Come on boy, take me out in your swellegant Roadmaster.

Drive Me –

Dri-i-i-ive me, Baby!

I want to see you drive me up and down that road.

Cruise Me –

Cru-u-u-uise me, Baby!

Show me where that big bad boy can go.

Come on baby... Come on baby –

Drive me!

Easy For You

Written By: Roxy Perry

I'll make it easy for you baby
I'll just pack my things and go.
I'll make it easy for you baby
I'll just pack my things and go.
Your heart's not mine
Anyone can see,
Ain't gonna fight -
Just gonna let you be.
'Cause I don't want nothin' -
Nothin' that don't belong to me.

You gave me your heart
I treated it like gold.
A shiny penny caught your eye,
And you flew off like a crow.
I could lure you back
So easily,
But it ain't worth a thing
If I gotta be a theif.
'Cause I don't want nothin' -
Nothin' that don't belong to me.

Won't ask you to do right
'Cause it ain't in you.
Just say goodbye
And keep it light
And do what you gotta do.

Someday baby
I know you're gonna find -
That girl you ran off to
Ain't got a heart like mine.
But for now
Oh baby, I'll just set you free!
'Cause I don't want nothin' -
Nothin' that don't belong to me.

Now look -
I don't want you to testify
Justify
Moralize
Victimize
Critcize
Dramatize
Apologize
Tell more lies -
'Cause I don't want nothin' -
No, no, no, no, no, no, no!
I don't want nothing' from you baby!
I don't want nothin'
That don't -
That don't belong to me!

Discography

Hi-Heeled Blues, Monad Records
New York Blues Queen, BluePerry Hill Records
Back In Bluesville, BluePerry Hill Records
In My Sweet Time, BluePerry Hill Records

Set List

Varies by venue and event.
Concert show is mostly original material.
CLUB SHOW IS A COMBINATION OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL AND CLEVER RENDITIONS OF COVER SONGS