Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Jazz –
Roy G Hemmings embodies the golden age of simplicity of the mid-’60s, a period when creative expression emerged in music. It succeeds by capturing the energy and magnetism of the singers of that time. Artists who were recognized for captivating audiences for the pure love of music. They dominated nightlife establishments created for rebellion and underground entertainment.
Driven by his passion for music, Roy created his first band in the ’60s, Stax Explosion, a British soul campaign to capitalize on the success of Rhythm and Blues that had burst onto the European scene. Roy was seen performing by Faye Treadwell, a formidable businesswoman, who had inherited the role of manager of the iconic Drifters, a band that had a large number of singers among its ranks. Roy was recruited for his soulful sound and is cited as the longest-serving former member, working alongside founder Johnny Moore for over 12 years.
With a career spanning four decades, Roy’s appeal has been high-profile, with appearances on several Royal Variety shows and two White House performances for then-President Bill Clinton. Roy’s worldwide audiences are often enchanted by the musical ensemble of beloved classics such as: Get Ready, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Me & Mrs Jones, Under the Boardwalk, Can’t Help Myself, My Girl, Save the Last Dance for Me and Love Train.
In the midst of his list of accolades, Roy remains a very humble and down-to-earth guy who has an insatiable passion for music. Showing no signs of stopping and still in possession of a rich voice, imbued with warmth, intimacy, and a gentle approach to performing, she has found success with her fan-favorite classics and new innovations.