After a lifetime vision and three years of hard work, sweat, tears, dedication and a heavy cost the culmination of Jay's efforts is upon us. The debut album for Jay Roecker and Members Only releases April 24th, 2015 on Jay's birthday. Labor of Love, the aptly titled album features 14 tracks with a great storytelling arc. The tone of the album is uplifting pop rock with influences of EDM. His baritone to tenor timbre will move you, from tears of joy, sorrow and even to dancing.
The music video 'Sunday Funday' has been creating quite the buzz on youtube with the artist cameos and radio airplay. On the heels of that successful effort band mates Christi Rodriguez AKA C-Rod who sang backing vocals on the next release shot the next single and video "Let's Run Away Forever" which debuts when the album "Labor of Love' drops 4/24. The video was directed by good friend Boy Epic. Christi and Jay will be performing their song 'Resolute' in a few weeks in Ft. Worth, Texas with a string quartet. Stay tuned for details. Jay's team just received all 14 tracks back from mastering at Telegraph Recording by Sound Engineer, Mike Kalajian. The album sounds tight and we can't wait for you to hear it.
Jay and team have had a lot going on. They released the debut single Sunday Funday complete with a video directed by Boy Epic including cameos by Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October, Lindsey Stirling, Rachel Reilly of CBS Big Brother/Survivor, Krystal Summers, Luke Wade from NBC’s The Voice, Comedian Dixie Longate, Katy Tiz, Hilary Shepard – Divatox from Power Rangers Turbo and Boy Epic. Song is availble on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and everywhere. Also it was the first song to premier on broadcast radio waves as Courtney Kerr and Leigh Ann Adam spotlighted the track in their live local feature due to their cameo appearances in the video: http://kvil.cbslocal.com/2015/02/20/sundayfunday-local-artist-jay-roeckers-new-song/ The culmination of Jay's life work, his album Labor Of Love is set to drop 4/24.
January has been complete with many happenings. Jay's Tokyo Travel Article on GoKokoTravel went live under city secrets at http://gokokotravel.com/blog/itemlist/category/12-finance. Also Jay's cover of Ingrid Michaelson's 'Afterlife' soared to well over 1,000 views on youtube in a few weeks at www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGg23F4Je5s. Lastly, Jay added the final touches to the first single off the debut album, 'Labor of Love'. The kick off track "Sunday Funday" will surely be a crowd pleaser. Next up shooting the music video, sending album to mastering and building our promotional campaign. Thank YOU for taking the journey with us and the 5,000 other new twitter followers added this month https://twitter.com/jayroecker !
http://youtu.be/yGg23F4Je5s is our new Ingid Michaelson cover song and video for sale this weekend on iTunes, Google Play and Everywhere. Jay had a great time collaborating with Cut Down Trees and Boy Epic on this his first cover. Jay's mother passed from breast cancer March 4th, 2003. That experience shook him to the core and forever changed his perspective on life. Ingrid's song inspired him as we must live for today tackling our fears because this moment could be your last. Cutdown trees and Jay are working on a remix of the "You and Me" track. This track will lead the release of the 13 track album "Labor of Love' out this Winter 2015. Once complete all songs go to mastering then release! In the meantime, Jay will be visiting family in Japan for the holidays. We wish you and yours a happy holiday and much success in 2015!
We finally got all the tracks back from our fabulous producer Remington from the studio in Los Angeles. Now we are shopping for a production house to master the album. Additionally we are getting the stems from Remington for our lead track, 'Sunday Funday' to create an 80s pop EDM version in addition to the Rock-a-billy original. The release is fast approaching!
The final track from Labor of Love, "Sincerely" is coming shortly from producer Remington in Los Angeles. Album release date coming soon!
Members Only finished off the last production bits of Let's Run Away in Los Angeles with producer Remington and totally revamped the sound of Sincerely. Next up we finalize Sunday Funday and Resolute's production elements in studio in Dallas. We're developing a new Youtube cover strategy to expand our social media reach. Our new management team is going to kill it!
Members Only is in the middle of retooling their live show. The team is getting a new key board from Phoenix. Speaking of Phoenix, guitarist Christi Rodriguez is spending time in the desert city with her new gal pal. Erika Meredith is working on new single art for upcoming monthly single releases, while Jay is planning a trip to LA to work with Remington on some production tweaks to the final songs we cut. Stay tuned!
June ended with the photo shoot for Jay Roecker and Members Only's debut album, 'Labor of Love.' Photography is by Jay Fuertez of JayFuertez.com. Makeup is by Lilina Giddens - https://www.facebook.com/MakeUpByLilianaG and album concept was developed by both Jay Roecker and Jay Fuertez. It was a fun meeting of artistic synergy. We received word our work was so impressive, Emage Magazine booked Jay Roecker and Members Only for a spread promoting our music: https://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/emage-magazine-issue-2/0542823001402266812 We couldn't be more thrilled with the interest and promotion. Jay Roecker and Members Only also had an impromptu performance along side Joanna Holstein of Sweden at Chill Wine Lounge in Fort Lauderdale. This swank lounge is cool and so chill. It's a definite must visit. http://chillwinelounge.com Joanna is a masterful singer/performer in her own right. Her music may be previewed at joannaholstein.com . We anticipate new tracks from our producer Remington shortly. Stay tuned for more fresh hits!