Rollys Syndicate is an ORIGINAL 5 piece Soul Funk band from Birmingham, musically highly educated and pro-sounding (own PA and high-end gear). This band has played at many great live music venues and supported the two times Grammy awarded Soul II Soul at Hull City Hall. This is a self-funded 5 piece ‘live’ organic and original Soul Funk band with a setlist combining a few interesting covers played in their own style.
Rolly became impressed by the story of the Blues and its transformation from its origins, right up to the modern era. He also learnt a lot about Blues music at University (he graduated as a Music Producer at Staffordshire University). Tribute bands and functions bands are everywhere but hey, ORIGINAL bands still do exist! Rollys Syndicate is the band to book!
Currently, he loves the challenge of composing music, which has his own take on Blues but at the same time still conforms to blues ‘rules’.
Rollys Syndicate Soul Funk Band
For Rolly it is more about his sheer love for Blues music which began when first started learning to play the guitar. The more he played Blues and listened to the music of great Blues artists, the more he became hooked.
For Amera, her lyrics are all about emotion. She has always allowed emotions to drive her music and lyrics and finds it more difficult to write a song if she can’t ‘feel’ the emotion behind it. All songs on the album tell a story. Some tell of sadness and regret (as is typical of original Blues songs) but also a different kind of Blues – a yearning for ‘something’ or merely an emotion, such as love that is so desperate, it is almost painful.
Now available with Blues Collision option as a duo or full band. Promoters always ask – play some covers – so they do it their way!
Blues is a music genre and musical form which originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1860s by African-Americans from roots in African-American work songs and spirituals. Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll, is characterised by the call-and-response pattern, the blues scale and specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. Wikipedia.