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!
May brought a lot of changes to Members Only. We completed recording all vocals for our upcoming album "Labor Of Love" and had some personnel changes also. We bid adieu to Corey McCorey so he could focus on his church work and music education while welcoming back up vocalist and guitarust Christ Rodriguez. June 22nd we shoot our album images with the amazingly talented Jay Fuertez. His work may be previewed at http://www.jayfuertez.com/ The album cover will be mechanical poetry with heart. Stay tuned and thank you for your support....
Members Only had a great shgowing with 500 people in attendance at SXSW performing for Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes at Lucky Lounge. Several producers stated our music sounded commercial and should be licensed. After the SXSW event Members Only had a gig the week following in the Cedars. The latest gigs are below! Thu Apr 17 2014 8:00p Opening Bell Coffee Dallas, TX Age Limit: All Ages Tickets: Free Details: Watch Corey McCurry and Members Only perform their hits Bucket Full of Crazy, Sunday Funday and more Show Details Watch Corey McCurry and Members Only perform their hits Bucket Full of Crazy, Sunday Funday, Thoughts of You and more at Opening Bell Coffee at South Side on Lamar's Opening Bell Coffee. Kick back enjoy some vino or a latte and chill to the delicious tunes. OpeningBellCoffee.com Sun May 18 2014 6:30p The Prophet Bar Dallas, TX With Among the Ruin Age Limit: 18+ Tickets: $11 Details: Watch Members Only perform their hits "Bucket Full of Crazy, Sunday Funday and Thoughts of You and more. Show Details Watch Members Only perform their hits "Bucket Full of Crazy, Sunday Funday and Thoughts of You." Among the Ruin is also playing. May 18th @ THE PROPHET BAR 2548 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75226 All Ages & Bar w/ID Show Starts: 6:30 PM Load-in Time: 5:00 PM Tickets $11.00 in advance at $13.00 at the door https://tickets.aftonshows.com/MembersOnlyAudio
We had a great gig, got to see and perform along side some amazing artists at Coast 2 Coast's event at SXSW. We performed to a crowd of 500 people and some notable producer and industry insiders said the following; "the vocals sound good and catchy. Reminds me of Sublime but more modern. You definitely should go for licensing opportunities. If you have more universal sounding tracks like this, you have a lot of options-- they are universally appealing" and "actually your music sounds like it could be commercial, so that's where the big money is." Looking forward to more events!