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!
BioA passion project formed by Jay Roecker, working in collaboration with Christi Rodriguez and Remington Rafael. Members Only formed in January 2012. It began as an 80’s cover band but quickly morphed into a band of original music. The name comes from the widely popular jackets worn in the 1980s. It is also a tongue in cheek reference to the exclusivity of the band. Through the formation of the band several artists joined the group but never lasted long. Jay decided to maintain the project working in collaboration with Remington Rafael. The aim was to build the music with creativity and passion being the driving force behind the records. Remington Rafael is a masterful producer, choreographer, musician, singer and writer. He has collaborated with multiple top-tier artists and spearheads Septien Entertainment Group's audio production. His solo work can be previewed at http://remingtonrafael.com.
The team would take turns coming up with melodies. For the first album, Most lyrics were written by Jay Roecker, while the music was mostly written by Corey McCurry, who was born in 1989 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The second forthcoming album will be a collaboration between Remington, Christi and Jay.
Christi Rodriguez hails from Fort Worth, Texas She puts the funk in funky town with her soulful vocals and guitar. She sings in a few local chorus groups. Her addition to the team added some much needed spice and female appeal.
Jay Roecker was born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. One of four army siblings, he grew up in Fort Worth Texas where he spent his youth singing in church choirs, competitions and numerous musicals. After graduating from UNT in Denton, TX, Jay pursued a career as National Manager of Artist Partnerships for the Radio Disney Network, a part of the Walt Disney Company. In this role he coordinated numerous successful concert tours nationwide, developed new talent via Radio Disney’s Incubator (Now Called NBT- Next Big Thing) and acted as artist/label liaison for the network and stations. Some artists Jay promoted included Hilary Duff, The Jonas Brothers, Jesse McCartney and Miley Cirus.
Jay always had a vision to create his own band writing his own music. Members Only allows Jay the vehicle to use his skills in artist development to spotlight new talent and fulfill his dream to create and promote his own music. Remington is a master at artist development in his own right. Members Only was formed as a synergistic band of catchy pop tunes with new fresh lyrics and music. The writings are musing from life experience driven to speak to the commonality in all of us. Jay Roecker formed Roecker Records to distribute the new tracks. Their first single, “Bucket Full of Crazy” was released in February, 2013, followed by "You and Me" in June and "Thoughts of You" in July. Their first music video "Bucket Full of Crazy" released August 1st, 2013. All songs are recorded at Septien Entertainment Group, proving ground for such artists as Jessica Simpson, Ryan Cabrera, Nick Lachey, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. The group is constantly recording and working on new videos. Stay tuned for more at http://membersonlymusic.com!