Road Kill Roy

Road Kill Roy

May 12, 2018 |  0 comments
Date: May 12, 2018 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $8 advance / $10 door Type: Rock-Pop-Americana
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“Perhaps Bob Marley said it best: ““One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”” This could not be more true for live music. To me, there is nothing better than going to see a band perform. No matter what my mood was that day, if the energy from the band is on point I seem to find myself forgetting about all my troubles and letting go of all the negativity that can so easily creep up and take control of you. It is even more uplifting when you come across a group of guys that have come together as a band for all of the right reasons. This is exactly what you get when you have the opportunity to see Road Kill Roy perform. These five individuals from the Richmond area play music because it is what they love to do. While getting rich and famous might be the catalyst for some bands, the guys from Road Kill Roy want to play their music because it makes them happy. I have been seeing their name all over the place recently and finally got the opportunity to catch their latest show at Capital Ale House in downtown Richmond.

Road Kill Roy is the type of band that can make any night out on the town a good one. The group is made up of five members from the Richmond area. Davy Jones and Mike Raybould share the lead vocals and take turns between rhythm and lead guitar.” Ted Fogarty provides the stalwart bass, “and Corey Muldoon supplies the heartbeat on the drums. Last, but certainly not least, is Mark Langhorst, who wails on the piano and organ while providing vocals during the course of the night. The band as a whole is very proud of their music, and for good reason. Like most groups, Road Kill Roy does integrate some covers into their sets, but the majority of the music that they play is original. Their show at Capital Ale House was a great time, and featured two sets that went a long way to showcase the talent that each of the five members brings to the table.

Midway through the first set was a song that really stuck out to me, an original love song called “Dear Uncle’s Grave.” I’m not sure if it was the lyrics that caught my attention, or the amazing sounds that accompanied it, but this song was an instant favorite. The song also provided the perfect segue into an outstanding cover of “Goddamn Lonely Love” by the Drive-By Truckers. If you go to enough shows, you are bound to run into a DBT cover, but this rendition is tops on my list so far. The first set ended with an original, “Richmond, 23221”, which is a tribute to all that Richmond has to offer, followed by the Outfield’s classic “Your Love (Josie)”.
During the set break each of the guys were mingling with the crowd, and I had the opportunity to meet and speak with each of them. You could see just how excited each of the guys was to be playing in front of a hometown crowd that really seemed to be enjoying themselves. I found out that the guys are hard at work in the studio right now on their debut album, and they each appeared to be really excited about the progress that they were making. Meeting musicians is always a great experience, especially when they love what they are doing as much as the guys from Road Kill Roy. The excitement in their voices and on their faces made me feel even better about the Richmond music scene than I did before.

The second set picked up right where the first left off. The group’s “Stay With Me” got the crowd moving in their seats, and “Blue Blood, Red Roses” got them on their feet. Everyone is the audience was listening with great intensity as the sounds of an organ pierced the air and provided a unique element to each of the songs. It would be hard to classify the music that Road Kill Roy plays, mainly because they have their own original flare that is as intriguing as it is organic. There are tinges of bluegrass and southern rock, with hints of country and classic rock built in as well. The night ended with “Let’s Kill Saturday Night”, which rolled right into “Black Coffee”. The crowd that had gathered throughout the night was more than appreciative, and the guys could not have looked more fulfilled when they left the stage.

The guys in Road Kill Roy play music for all of the right reasons. Not only does it make them happy, but it also makes the people that follow them happy as well, and to them, that’s what it’s all about. The guys are certainly making a name for themselves in the Richmond area, having been featured on the CBS 6 News as a breakout local artist. They will also be appearing on 102.1’s “Studio B” later in February, and have an ever growing schedule of upcoming shows on their website http://www.RoadKillRoy.band/ . Find some time to go check them out, and see for yourself one of the best local bands that Richmond has to offer.”

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