Roxy & the Underground Soul Sound are a 6 piece soul-funk band, from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.
The group channels classic soul and funk in their infectious original material. With an airtight rhythm section and searing horns lay the foundation, over which the five-foot firecracker lead vocalist Roxy Mercier soulfully drives home songs of social justice, love lost & won.
In July 2014, they performed at the Halifax TD Jazz Festival and won the Galaxie Rising Star Award, which made it possible for them to complete their debut album "Don't You Know?", featuring their sensational single "Puppet". The album was produced by award winning musician and songwriter Erin Costello.
The group also went on to win "Urban Recording Of The Year" and "New Artist Recording of the Year" as well as Halifax's the Coast Gold Award for "Best Rn'B Band".
Single "Mistakes" was placed in an award winning German film, called "Schrotten" in 2015. The film was premiered at the
Berlin & Beyond Festival in Honolulu & San Francisco. As well, as the 67th International Film Festival in Berlin.
2018 was an amazing year so far for Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound. The group performed at the Halifax Jazz Festival on July 12th opening for Grammy Award Winner, Chaka Khan.
"She means what she's singing" Allen Toussaint
"Roxy Mercier soars in either environment over the lush musical soundscapes that the band paint for her." - Imran Mirza , Blue & Green Radio UK
"A fun energetic group with powerful songs that get the crowd revved up" Canadian Beats, Norma Young at the Halifax Jazz Fest 2018 opening for Chaka Khan
"One of the highlights of this year's CBC Christmas show, was the discovery of an amazing group. Who were these amazing artists? Well, Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound of course. I am anxiously waiting to see them again and will be at the front of the line, for tickets." - Don Darling - Mayor of Saint John, New Brunswick