Contact:- Conrad McMullen
Telephone -(02) 64 959 134,
Mobile. - 0415 461 409,
In 1997 Candy McVeity - singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist - formed a band from the cream of available musos on the Sapphire Coast of NSW.
To generate exciting and refreshing original material drawing on the combined talent and experience the group could offer.
Candy McVeity - singer etc lives & breathes all forms of music, with experience in bands since age 16.
Conrad McMullen - guitarist and songwriter of immense native talent with an edge to please, as much at home with flamenco and classical as heavy metal.
Simon Smith - virtuoso drummer and technical whizz, who provides a big dance beat honed from a heavy rock background.
Chris Ralfs - grizzled bass warrior and veteran of Candy's first band.
Roxygen quickly became a premier
working band on the Far South Coast circuit, including annual
tours to the NSW ski fields and Jindabyne, mixing it with leading
Australian and international bands on the circuit. With a professional
and versatile ethos, Roxygen have become the band to call for
everything from special community events to pub "rave-ups"
or folk festivals to Mambo surf comps.
The result: The debut CD "The Wanting" has, happily, turned out to be surprisingly "mainstream" accessible, with a sound all our own. With elements of easy listening balladry, folk, pop and unusual instrumentation, it still retains a harder rock "edge" that a wide audience is finding very appealing. There are songs on this album that have the potential to become high rotation commercial radio classics! Judging by reactions to date, the potential for Roxygen's music is unbounded.
The album is selling strongly
thanks to local commercial radio airplay, responses at gigs, and
word of mouth. As the band has matured, their gigs go from strength
to strength. The band perform their music brilliantly, captivating
audiences with a heartfelt journey through songs they love themselves,
an upbeat vibe, sheer musicality and insightful lyrics delivered
with beautiful vocal talent. The amount of feedback on the lyrical
content - the topics within the songs - is amazing! They vary
the shows from intimate acoustic performances to all-stops-out
big PA and light show extravaganzas as the occasion demands and
our audiences invariably demand more more more!
We also have some tracks at www.mp3.com.au/ROXYGEN
THE wanting is a cd you wont be afraid to leave in you stacker.