The band are based in Glasgow but regularly play across Scotland and the rest of the UK
The Roll Ups - Rhythm, Blues, Rock n Roll and Soul Band. The name says it all. Tight rhythm and blues from the 50's, Rock n Roll, Motown classics, driving 70's rock right through to modern covers. Always an upbeat feel and tight groove, The Roll Ups versions of well known classics and some hidden gems from the world of RnB and Soul music feature some great virtuosity from the 5 experienced players. A mixture of old and young creates an exiting blend of youth and experience but always with bags of energy that transmits to their audience.
A guitar driven rhythm section captures the essence of these well loved classic songs and married to a powerful vocal delivery with multi-part harmonies you will soon be dancing and singing along. You may find yourself up helping the band out with the choruses!
Everyone from the youngest to the oldest will know many songs from The Roll Ups set-lists and the band often include special requests learned specifically for your event.
Musical styles that influences the band and the music it plays comes from a wide timescale, but always has the beat to drive it. Influences come from rock n roll, rhythm and blues, Motown, rock and modern derivatives of all of these. There are also subtle hints of swing and jazz in their interpretations, it is almost impossible not to tap your foot even when you are not dancing.
All the band members are widely experienced players and have played everything from small intimate venues to festival stages in front of thousands of people. They capture the essence of the guitar driven Rhythm Blues, Soul, Motown and Rock n Roll sound that makes people want to dance, sing and enjoy themselves. All played live with absolutely no backing tracks - this is the real exciting sound of live music.
Reach Out - The Four Tops
Route 66 - Dr Feelgood
Burning Love - Elvis
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Mustang Sally - Wison Pickett
Mystery Train - Elvis
Hard to Handle - Otis Redding
Gimme Some Lovin - Spencer Davis Group
Dance On - The Shadows
Dust my Broom - Elmore James
Hi Heel Sneekers - Tommy Tucker
C,mon Everybody - Eddie Cochrane
Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles/Joe Cocker
Sweet Home Chicago - Blues Brothers
On the Road Again - Canned Heat / Mark Ford
Who do You Love - Bo Diddley
Whole Lotta Shaking - Jerry Lee Lewis
Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
and many more!