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A passion project formed by Jay Roecker, working in collaboration with Christi Rodriguez, Remington Rafael, Boy Epic and Cutdown Trees. Members Only formed in January 2012. It began as an 80’s cover band but quickly morphed into a band of original music. The name comes from the widely popular jackets worn in the 1980s. It is also a tongue in cheek reference to the exclusivity of the band. The band is a collaboration of multiple artists. Jay maintains the project working in collaboration with Christi Rodriguez, Remington Rafael, Boy Epic and Cutdown Trees. The aim is to build the music with creativity and passion being the driving force behind the records. Remington Rafael is a masterful producer, choreographer, musician, singer and writer. He has collaborated with multiple top-tier artists and spearheads Septien Entertainment Group's audio production.

The team takes turns coming up with melodies. For the first album, most lyrics are written by Jay Roecker. His most creative time is flying in planes. He wrote six songs on one trip to New York. On the initial album Jay collaborated with Corey McCurry, a mutli-talented composer to create the music. Corey was born in 1989 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and now plays in churches in Greenville, Texas. The second forthcoming album will be a collaboration between Remington, Christi and Jay. Most music is produced by Remington Rafael and co-produced by Jay Roecker with new tracks produced by Cuttingdown Trees and Roecker.

Christi Rodriguez hails from Fort Worth, Texas.  She puts the funk in funky town with her soulful vocals and guitar. She sings in a few local chorus groups. Her addition to the team added some much needed spice and female appeal.

Jay Roecker was born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. One of four army siblings, he grew up in Fort Worth Texas where he spent his youth singing in church choirs, competitions and numerous musicals. After graduating from UNT in Denton, Texas, Jay pursued a career as National Manager of Artist Partnerships for the Radio Disney Network, a part of the Walt Disney Company. In this role he coordinated numerous successful concert tours nationwide, developed new talent via Radio Disney’s Incubator (Now Called NBT- Next Big Thing) and acted as artist/label liaison for the network and stations. Some artists Jay promoted included Hilary Duff, The Jonas Brothers, Jesse McCartney and Miley Cyrus.

Jay always had a vision to create his own band writing his own music. Members Only allows Jay the vehicle to use his skills in artist development to spotlight new talent and fulfill his dream to create and promote his own music. Remington is a master at artist development in his own right. Members Only was formed as a synergistic band of catchy pop tunes with new fresh lyrics and music. The writings are musing from life experience driven to speak to the commonality in all of us. Jay Roecker formed Roecker Records to distribute the new tracks. The first single, “Bucket Full of Crazy” was released in February, 2013, followed by "You and Me" in June and "Thoughts of You" in July. Those songs were recorded at Septien Entertainment Group in Dallas and Los Angeles, proving ground for such artists as Jessica Simpson, Ryan Cabrera, Nick Lachey, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. The latest releases including Afterlife released in December, 2014 are a collaboration effort production from Cutdown Trees and Video Direction by Boy Epic. Afterlife is the first cover recorded by Roecker and Members Only. Jay lost his mother to breast cancer in March of 2003. After hearing Ingrid's song, he felt inspired to record a version of the track. His perspective on life took a drastic shift upon his mother's loss. The idea that we must live for today and that we are the Afterlife spoke volumes to Jay. Boy Epic, Director of the video has gained notoriety in his huge YouTube presence as an Independent Artist with much more to come! The group is constantly recording and working on new videos. Stay tuned for more at jayroecker.com and membersonlymusic.com!

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December Deets 

http://youtu.be/yGg23F4Je5s is our new Ingid Michaelson cover song and video for sale this weekend on iTunes, Google Play and Everywhere. Jay had a great time collaborating with Cut Down Trees and Boy Epic on this his first cover. Jay's mother passed from breast cancer March 4th, 2003. That experience shook him to the core and forever changed his perspective on life. Ingrid's song inspired him as we must live for today tackling our fears because this moment could be your last. Cutdown trees and Jay are working on a remix of the "You and Me" track. This track will lead the release of the 13 track album "Labor of Love' out this Winter 2015. Once complete all songs go to mastering then release! In the meantime, Jay will be visiting family in Japan for the holidays. We wish you and yours a happy holiday and much success in 2015!

November News 

We finally got all the tracks back from our fabulous producer Remington from the studio in Los Angeles. Now we are shopping for a production house to master the album. Additionally we are getting the stems from Remington for our lead track, 'Sunday Funday' to create an 80s pop EDM version in addition to the Rock-a-billy original. The release is fast approaching!

October is upon us 

The final track from Labor of Love, "Sincerely" is coming shortly from producer Remington in Los Angeles. Album release date coming soon!

September is Suhweet! 

Members Only finished off the last production bits of Let's Run Away in Los Angeles with producer Remington and totally revamped the sound of Sincerely. Next up we finalize Sunday Funday and Resolute's production elements in studio in Dallas. We're developing a new Youtube cover strategy to expand our social media reach. Our new management team is going to kill it!

Alrighty it's August 

Members Only is in the middle of retooling their live show. The team is getting a new key board from Phoenix. Speaking of Phoenix, guitarist Christi Rodriguez is spending time in the desert city with her new gal pal. Erika Meredith is working on new single art for upcoming monthly single releases, while Jay is planning a trip to LA to work with Remington on some production tweaks to the final songs we cut. Stay tuned!

July is Burnin' Up! 

June ended with the photo shoot for Jay Roecker and Members Only's debut album, 'Labor of Love.' Photography is by Jay Fuertez of JayFuertez.com. Makeup is by Lilina Giddens - https://www.facebook.com/MakeUpByLilianaG and album concept was developed by both Jay Roecker and Jay Fuertez. It was a fun meeting of artistic synergy. We received word our work was so impressive, Emage Magazine booked Jay Roecker and Members Only for a spread promoting our music: https://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/emage-magazine-issue-2/0542823001402266812 We couldn't be more thrilled with the interest and promotion. Jay Roecker and Members Only also had an impromptu performance along side Joanna Holstein of Sweden at Chill Wine Lounge in Fort Lauderdale. This swank lounge is cool and so chill. It's a definite must visit. http://chillwinelounge.com Joanna is a masterful singer/performer in her own right. Her music may be previewed at joannaholstein.com . We anticipate new tracks from our producer Remington shortly. Stay tuned for more fresh hits!

June is Busting Out All Over 

May brought a lot of changes to Members Only. We completed recording all vocals for our upcoming album "Labor Of Love" and had some personnel changes also. We bid adieu to Corey McCorey so he could focus on his church work and music education while welcoming back up vocalist and guitarust Christ Rodriguez. June 22nd we shoot our album images with the amazingly talented Jay Fuertez. His work may be previewed at http://www.jayfuertez.com/ The album cover will be mechanical poetry with heart. Stay tuned and thank you for your support....

April Gigs and SXSW Feedback 

Members Only had a great shgowing with 500 people in attendance at SXSW performing for Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes at Lucky Lounge. Several producers stated our music sounded commercial and should be licensed. After the SXSW event Members Only had a gig the week following in the Cedars. The latest gigs are below!

Thu Apr 17 2014
8:00p Opening Bell Coffee
Dallas, TX Age Limit: All Ages Tickets: Free
Details: Watch Corey McCurry and Members Only perform their hits Bucket Full of Crazy, Sunday Funday and more
Show Details
Watch Corey McCurry and Members Only perform their hits Bucket Full of Crazy, Sunday Funday, Thoughts of You and more at Opening Bell Coffee at South Side on Lamar's Opening Bell Coffee. Kick back enjoy some vino or a latte and chill to the delicious tunes. OpeningBellCoffee.com

Sun May 18 2014
6:30p The Prophet Bar
Dallas, TX With Among the Ruin
Age Limit: 18+ Tickets: $11
Details: Watch Members Only perform their hits "Bucket Full of Crazy, Sunday Funday and Thoughts of You and more.

Show Details
Watch Members Only perform their hits "Bucket Full of Crazy, Sunday Funday and Thoughts of You." Among the Ruin is also playing. May 18th @ THE PROPHET BAR 2548 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75226 All Ages & Bar w/ID Show Starts: 6:30 PM Load-in Time: 5:00 PM Tickets $11.00 in advance at $13.00 at the door https://tickets.aftonshows.com/MembersOnlyAudio



SXSW Feedback 

We had a great gig, got to see and perform along side some amazing artists at Coast 2 Coast's event at SXSW. We performed to a crowd of 500 people and some notable producer and industry insiders said the following; "the vocals sound good and catchy. Reminds me of Sublime but more modern. You definitely should go for licensing opportunities. If you have more universal sounding tracks like this, you have a lot of options-- they are universally appealing" and "actually your music sounds like it could be commercial, so that's where the big money is." Looking forward to more events!

March Mania 

Members Only is pleased perform at Austin's Lucky Lounge on 3/13 at 8pm for Coast to Coast Mixtapes showcase during South By Southwest. We will perform our hit "Bucket Full of Crazy." Show details are available at MembersOnlyMusic.Com Donate on our site $10 and your ticket will be reserved. In addition to this, we are finalizing the last few tracks to complete our album. Stay tuned!
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