The Rockaz

The Rockaz

 Buffalo, New York, USA
BandWorldReggae

The Rockaz (Rock-uh-z) are Urban-Americana. Rockin Soul, Dub, Reggae, RB, Ska and Funk. Chunky horns, on a bed of spicy Riddims and tasty guitar, topped with a nutritious blend of melodic and soulful vocals.

Biography

The Rockaz!

Think back to when you were a kid and it was game time. Peanut, JJ, Pookie and the rest of the gang were ready to put up or shut up out on the field. You always had your Ray-Ray or Joey out there talkin smack. They werent the best players on the court, but they made everybody laugh. Remember when the new kid on the block (nobody new his name quite yet) was your secret weapon (he had a serious slap shot!). The girls practiced their cheer leading moves while the boys tried to show their stuff. And of course there was the chunky kid who was your main lineman or had the deadliest jump shot. Rickie, who didnt speak very good English, was always sure to hit the ball out the park. We played until the sun went home and we soon followed. It was fun.
It is with this same spirit that the Rockaz play and create their original music. Their intent to deliver the fun is at the roots of what they do. Comprised of folk from all four corners of Buffalo NY, The Rockaz music is a blend of Roots Reggae, Funk, Ska, Rockin Soul, Dub, Hip Hop, and down home goodness. Their music has been described as therapeutic which coincidentally is one of the vibes that they try to generate. A sense of bringing together people of different walks of life is a reflection of who they genuinely are. The Rockaz demonstrate the advantages of cultural diversity through their cooperative efforts, creating original music for everyone, for folks. The songs give listeners a rejuvenating experience. Bringing people together is what this band does best. The whole family can enjoy the positive vibrations of The Rockaz. The originality of their music is captivating, and unique, conveying messages of goodwill and a vibe that is Irie Mon. The Spirited personalities of The Rockaz music will get you boppin til you dance all night long.

Influences: Bob Marley, Fishbone, Steel Pulse, Prince, Motown, Burning Spear, P-Funk, Elvis Costello, Earth Wind and Fire, ...The list goes on and on.

Lyrics

Girlfriend

Written By: Vincent Fossitt

Girlfriend Written and arranged by Vincent Fossitt

I heard you had a boyfriend.
I'm sure that he's no friend of mine.
But I know whats true.
I know what's true.
I heard you had a new best friend
I'm sure that he's no friend of mine.
But I know whats true.
I know what's true.

Like a sailor. A sailor needs the ocean
I need you girl.
Like a bird needs to sing and the bee needs the flower.
I need you girl.
I need you girl.
I need you girl.
I need you girl.

I heard you had a new main squeeze
I'm sure that he's no friend of mine.
But I know whats true.
I know what's true.

I heard you had a new best friend
I'm sure that he's no friend of mine.
But I know whats true.
I know what's true.
Like a sailor. A sailor needs the ocean
I need you girl.
Like a bird needs to sing and the bee needs the flower.

I need you girl.
I need you girl.
I need you girl.
I need you girl.

Yeah, eh eh..Yeah
Ooh Ooh

I heard you had a new main squeeze
I'm sure that he's no friend of mine.
I know, Yeah, eh
I know

I heard you had a new main squeeze
I'm sure that he's no friend of mine.
I need you girl.

Like a sailor. A sailor needs the ocean
I need you girl.
Like a bird needs to sing and the bee needs the flower.
I need you girl.
I need you girl.
I need you!!

CYP (Celia Y Pedro Everlasting Love)

Written By: Vincent Fossitt

CYP is an instrumental, a ballad that reflects the long lasting relationship of Celia Cruz Y Pedro Knight. The Tenor Sax and Trombone offer their sultriness to represent their voices. The melody and harmony of this duet represents a certain dependency whereby they are never too far from one another. Love is the bond. The exchange of roles in the second verse offers insight as to how balance is a requirement of longevity. I hope you enjoy.
V. Fossitt

Discography

Girlfriend, Wrong Again, and Bartender are singles off of the up and coming release - "Rocka Revolution"

Set List

Various originals and sometimes some covers. We play for the particular gig sometimes offering some appropriate cover songs.