The Ropers

The Ropers

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THE ROPERS ARE GARAGE SOUL. WHAT ELSE CAN YOU CALL VINTAGE GREASY SOUL AND ROCK AND ROLL. THE ROPERS REACH BACK TO THE TIME WHEN R&B AND ROCK WE'RE CLOSE RELATIVES , INSTRUMENTAL SESSION BANDS ON THE POP CHARTS ( BOOKER T AND THE MG'S / THE METERS - FEAT. MEMBERS OF BUCKRA / ADMIRAL WALKER

Biography

THIS QUARTET IS CENTERED AROUND THE ORGAN LED RYTHMN SECTION SOUND THAT DROVE EARLY ROCK AND ROLL AND HARD SOUL. FEATURING MEMBERS OF BUCKRA AND ADMIRAL WALKER. THE ROPERS PLAY A VINTAGE INFLUENCED STYLE OF ROCK THAT IS SIMILAR TO THE HARD SOUL THAT PREDATED THE NOW PRONOUNCED SEPARATION OF R&B AND ROCK&ROLL. IT'S BEEN LABELED GARAGE SOUL. THE INFLUENCES ARE EVIDENT IN THE MUSIC BUT NOT IN A WAY AS TO STIFFLE NEW IDEAS OR GROWTH. THERE IS A DEFINATE UNDERTONE OF THE NEW "LIVE ELECTRONICA" OR "ORGANIC ELECTRONICA" MOVEMENTS THAT ARE GAINING ATTENTION ON THE INDIE CIRCUIT BY INCORPORATING LIVE DRUM AND BASS / JUNGLE/ HOUSE BEATS AND SENSIBILITIES TO MORE TRADITIONAL FORMS OF LIVE PERFORMANCE INSTRUMENTATION. THIS COLLABORATIVE EFFORT OF LONGSTANDING CINCINNATI ACTS ADMIRAL WALKER / BUCKRA / MELVIN SPEED IS AS EXCITING AND NEW AS IT IS ROOTED IN THE GREAT HISTORY OF GREASY ASS SOUL,BLUES AND ROCK.

Discography

THE ROPERS LIVE AT NORTH SIDE TAVERN - FEB 2004 - EP

THE ROPERS LIVE AT YORK ST CAFE - APRIL 2004 - EP

Set List

THE SET VARY FROM SHOW TO SHOW AS DO THE SONGS PRESENTATION. THOUGH THE BAND IS PRIMARILY ORIGINAL YOU MAY HEAR A SONG FROM BOOKER T AND THE MG'S , THE METERS, SLY STONE, ROLLING STONES, BLACK KEYS, STEVIE WONDER, HERBIE MANN ETC. SONGS ARE ALSO PERFORMED W/ OR W/O VOCALS DEPENDING ON THE BANDS INTERPRETATION ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT.