"Black Rock is the natural progrssion in the African Diaspora of Rock n' Roll "
Royce, a Pittsburgh transplant who discovered his love for music in the pews of his grandfather's southern Baptist church, where the message was of hope, self-reflection, love, and triumph. That same passion still drives his music and writing today, Mentored by some of Pittsburgh’s music legends like Howie Alexander, Dr. James Johnson Jr, Roger Humphries, Stephanie Wellons, Cheryl Rinovato and Dwayne Dolphin, He decided to embark on his own journey to recreate those musical values.
In 2017 he teamed up with award-winning visual and performing artist and Poet Lady Já (Jay) who's musical career has taken her from the stages of Pittsburgh to the stages of New York's Off-Broadway. In addition to her soulful vocals she also co-manages Royce booking festival such Millvale Music Fest, Harambe African Festival and Deutchtown Music Festival.
In 2019 the duo co-produced the "Black Rock Ep", an eclectic project used to Edu-tain audiences of African American's contribution to Rock n' Roll, Blues, Rnb, and Soul. After releasing "Black Rock" He met Chris "The Sauce" Volpini at the Lé Créme Festival and hearing a place for his Motown and Multi-genre influenced bass style "The Sauce" soon joined the project
Royce's debut album “Life, Love, and the Thoughts Thereafter” features hip hop, rock, funk, and soul infusions that have created an original sound coined "Black Rock" that erupt into high energy interactive performances that leave the listener with the hope that all things are possible.