Zapp Royce often described as a rough diamond is mainly me with selected musicians who want to get involved creating original cool, funky, upbeat music. My soundclick profile is more of a sound gallery, not all the songs featured on this site are mine, but if they are featured I will be playing on them or have some involvement regarding the production for example Andy Gray's song Don't Get Left Behind I introduced Kirsten Price & Joanna to Andy. Just a quick update Global Warming IS now back on itunes etc I'll tell you why shortly. CHARLIE GOES BHANGRAH TRACK of the week 28th January 2008 On Garageband.com AWARDS! Track of the Day on 28Dec2007 in World Fusion Track Of The Week on 28Jan2008 in World Fusion Best Female Vocals in World Fusion, week of 21Jan2008 Best Production in World Fusion, week of 7Jan2008 Best Production in World Fusion, week of 21Jan2008 Best Melody in World Fusion, week of 21Jan2008 Best Beat in World Fusion, week of 21Jan2008 Best Mood in World Fusion, week of 21Jan2008 Most Original in World Fusion, week of 21Jan2008
The Northern Advocate, Saturday, December 16, 1989. (New Zealand) One of the year's best albums The Big E "Mightier Than Mike" As soon as I saw a world class boxer on the cover I new that this was going to be a knockout of a recording. Three likely lads from England: recorded this album in Thailand & Singapore and what a gem it is. Ten original tracks of rock, reggae fusion that make Big Audio Dynamite sound like a damp fire cracker. As they say in "Judy in The Red Shoes", you don't follow fashion when you've got style. "Face de Music" and "Americano's" are pure, low down, ass kicking dance tracks that will make even the most liberal among us boogie until dawn, and "Monsoon" is really something quite special. This is the best album I have heard all year and I can't see it being bettered. Rating out of 10: 9.5 -Mike Dinsdale
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yep various clubs around the United Kingdom.
Your musical influences
Break beat, Drum 'n' Bass, Motown, Bebop, Popcorn, Soul, Gospel, Funky R+B, Jazz funk, Acid Jazz, Freestyle, Experimental, , Ambient, Trance, freakstyle etc.
What equipment do you use?
Selmer tenor saxophone, Washburn electric guitar, yamaha semi acoustic guitar, soundcraft and alan & heath desks, akai sampler, korg m1 etc.
Zapp Royce is a self taught musician, programmer, songwriter, philosopher,inventor. Look out for the humour in his work and don't take it too seriously, Enjoy.