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Renowned for their exciting live shows, Roi and the Secret People (RSP) features the beautiful and mesmerizing voice of Mike Roi and the musical talents of Randy Melick on guitar, Craig Martyn on drums, Dan DeChellis on piano, and Glen Radomski on bass. Roi, who hails from southern Florida, set out to assemble a group of talented, experienced, and like-minded musicians to create the version of rock music he was raised with. Armed with all original music, RSP has played such renowned clubs as Rockwood Music Hall and Arlene’s Grocery in New York City and The Tin Angel and The Legendary Dobbs in Philly. Their first album, Dog St., includes a variety of tunes from the stunning, haunting song, “Firefly,” to the balls-to-the- wall sound of the title track “Dog St.” Their newly released 2nd album, Phoenix, blends Roi’s pop sensibilities with an alternative rock twist mired in sounds from the likes of Nick Lowe to Tom Petty. Roi has been known to state that all he usually needs is a good bottle of bourbon, a case of beer, a good cigar, and a guitar to create the kind of true-blue, sexy, and salt-of-the earth music that has captivated audiences in the tri-state area. Eclectic, diverse, and thoroughly original, RSP is a band that combines a classic rock vibe with a lyrical, wholly unique sound.
Mike Roi – Vocals/Guitar
Black Book Magazine in NYC called Mike Roi one of the eight greatest up and coming artists “who create vibrant, unconventional music in spite of living outside the center of the cool New York.” With his bands Brother Grimm, ROI, and Roi and the Secret People, he has garnered rave reviews in such publications as Good Times, Spin, Rock N Roll Experience, and Target Audience Magazine as well as received radio play time on college and internet radio across the country. With his magnetic stage presence, angelic voice, and deft lyrics, he has proven there is no genre he cannot master - from Southern and hard rock, to Indie and folk. Roi has been singing in bands since the age of 16 and has been pursuing his passion for the kind of soulful music he grew up with ever since. He has played up and down the east coast as well as Europe and has opened for such renowned acts as The Black Crowes, Midnight Oil, and Marilyn Manson.
Randy Melick - Guitar
More known for his visual arts, Randy has also been performing music since the age of 10. He has been involved with many cultural arts and music events throughout the tri-state area since the early 1990's. His creative collaborations have included working with Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem, Joe Iwan of IES Productions, Gallery Fifty8, The Bohemian Collective, Arthouse Productions, The Time Still Café, The Cultural Youth Alliance in Long Valley, NJ, The Community Artists of Bethlehem and Easton, The Wildflower Cafe, Jibber Jazz Productions. Solfest/Halloluna Festivals , and Musikfest.
Randy has been creating original music in bands such as Controband, Dribble Grin, Smiling Politely, Silly Speed, Voodoo Automaton and Stonebaby.
Continuing his creative journey, Randy has been performing with RSP since 2011.
Craig Martyn – Drums
Craig Martyn takes pride in keeping perfect time with proper taste and power with his own unique style. He has played up and down both the East and West Coast circuits with countless acts, especially focused in the LA region during the major hard rock decade. He has performed live as well as a hired gun for studio work on published CDs. In addition to drums, Craig enjoys singing and has been compared to Michael Anthony, bassist of Van Halen, for his ability to reach high-note background vocals. Craig has also collaborated with famed artists such as Night Ranger and Sam Kinison,. After relocating back to the East Coast, Craig became involved with Roi and the Secret People in 2012 and his thirty years of musical experience has added a polished flair to the band’s sets.
Dan DeChellis – Piano
Dan is an accomplished jazz musician and has released 6 critically acclaimed CD’s with his group, The Dan DeChellis Trio, on his own record label, Sachimay Records. His original music combines his love of classic Pop/Rock, Jazz, Modern and Classical Music. He has been the recipient of two Meet the Composer Grants, one of which took him to San Francisco as a guest performer/composer at New Langton Arts. His music has been heard on the radio throughout Europe and his live performances include numerous appearances at the Knitting Factory, Tonic, Scullers in Boston, Chris’s Jazz Café, The Improvised & Otherwise Festival in New York, The Autumn Uprising in Boston, and Musikfest. He is currently teaching Piano and Improvisation at Moravian College and added his amazing keyboard talent to Roi and the Secret People in 2012.
Glen Radomski – Bass
Studied with Dave LaRue in the early 90's (Dixie Dregs / Steve Morse Band) played up and down the east coast in a few funk / fusion instrumental bands.Glen then played for Scott Bradoka, recorded multiple cd's with him, went on tour in Germany in 08 opening for Dickey Betts, Robert Cray and The Hooters.Glen joined RSP in 2013