Like a fine wine, the band Roxster plays classic arena
rock songs that have been perfected by time. Based in Scottsdale,
Arizona; the band was founded by guitarist Jack "Jaxxon"
Schwarz in 2004. The Roxster sound is the result of the band's
determination to perform the music they love the way they
know it was meant to be played. The band showcases an incredible
blend of vocal and musical virtuosity... a product of the
five members' combined years of musical experience. Roxster
is faithfully re-creating the glory days of arena rock in
the '70s and '80s. If you were there and miss those days
don't want to miss this show! And if you weren't there, then
you are going to want to see what you missed! The band performs
all of your favorites - Journey, Van Halen, AC/DC, Queen,
Whitesnake and so much more! Roxster is playing throughout
Arizona and is leaving a trail of fans in its wake!
James - Lead Vocals
A skilled entertainer and the lead vocalist for the band,
James has been singing and performing for most of his life.
Born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, he started his music career
at a very young age, performing the national anthem at spring
training games for the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres,
and winning numerous vocal awards. By age fifteen James was
fronting his first band, Idol Rich. Equally comfortable in
a small club, a large concert for thousands, or in a recording
studio he sings with the passion and versatility of a true
professional. James draws from his love of such diverse vocal
influences as Otis Redding, Paul Rodgers, and Steve Perry
and can deliver a tender ballad or belt out a driving rocker
with equal expertise. In addition to his vocal duties, he
also handles occasional keyboard and guitar duties for Roxster.
Jaxxon Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
At a very young age Jaxxon emigrated with his family from
the Netherlands to the USA. He started his music business
career in his teens touring throughout Southern California.
His performance experience includes clubs and halls spread
up and down the West coast, from Southern CA all the way to
Alaska. Aside from his sturdy musicianship, he has been heavily
involved in several other facets of the music business, including
tour management and instrument manufacturing. Jaxxon wears
his guitar-playing influences on his sleeve, with Jimi Hendrix,
Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck all making contributions; however,
through the years he has developed a style very much his own,
playing with a fluid style, smooth tone, and powerful energy.
Additionally Jaxxon possesses a classic raspy rock 'n' roll
voice with which he shares the vocal duties for the band.
George - Guitar, Keyboards, and Vocals
Originally from upstate New York, George started
his professional playing career in bands in 1974, performing
as the principal singer/songwriter with bands from New York,
Los Angeles, and Arizona. George has shared the stage with
top acts like Boston, Loverboy, Night Ranger, Foghat, Paul
Rodgers, Montrose, the Romantics, and so many more. The most
recent addition to the Roxster line-up, George is a consummate
professional adding his incredible vocal, keyboard and guitar
complement to the band.
MarkyB Bass Guitar, Vocals
Born in Dallas, the home of the Texas blues, Mark brings the
groove and drive to the band's rhythm section. He brings with
him an extensive background in guitar, including a degree
in guitar luthiery. He has honed his bass guitar skills, drawing
from guitar influences like Eric Johnson and bass influences
like Geddy Lee. Mark also lends his vocal talents and shares
in the vocal duties, with his incredible rock tenor voice.
Like his fellow bandmates, he has also traveled with several
bands throughout the Western US and Canada.
Mike - Drums, Vocals
Laying down the foundation for the band's driving sound, Mike
plays with taste and dynamics. He spent his early career playing
drums for numerous bands in the Catskill hotel scene, as well
as, traveling the East Coast club circuit. A native New Yorker,
his influences start with early Motown records, extended to
many jazz and rock players like Billy Cobham, Bill Bruford,
and Mitch Mitchell and recently to players like Deen Castronova
and Joey Kramer. Mike also lends his vocal talents, adding
to the textures of harmonies flavoring the band's sound.