Rocinia are a powerful and original trio from Kent, UK, who fall closest to the Acoustic/Rock genre, but not quite into it. A combination of emotive lyrics, rock solid back line, and finger picked guitar lead to a versatile and energetic live show.
Simon, Callum, and George have recorded their first Studio EP “Big Blue”, which is already getting great reviews. It is now available only as a physical release (click here).
Check out this live video of their EP’s title track “Big Blue”, performed as a two piece for
the Acoustic Valium Project’s “Salon Sessions”.
“Rocinia have a glittering future with a sound that is guaranteed to touch all who hear it."
Rocinia are a three piece Acoustic/Rock trio, consisting of Simon Smith, Callum May, and George Priddle, who formed the band in January of 2013. Since then they have been working hard, writing a selection of songs which are becoming progressively darker as time goes on. Their first record “Big Blue” was independently released in Nov’ 13, and has received good reviews. The five track EP, recorded at Regeneration Studios, shows a variety of styles in which the band perform, but they all centre around their Acoustic/Rock sound.
Simon and Callum met in school, and have played together for many years. They both learnt a lot about their instruments playing at a local jam night together. In late ’12, they met up with George Priddle for a trial, and things just clicked. Songs started coming thick and fast, and they are currently working on some new, heavier material for their album, which they are hoping to record soon (see below).
If you’d like to find out more about the band, (they’d love to hear from you!) you can contact them at the bottom of this page.
Simon Smith’s heavily finger picked guitar lines, and powerful vocal reflect the emotive lyrics which he writes. He holds a strong belief that music should be left open to interpretation by the listener.
Callum May’s creative percussion is essential in creating the big sound of this trio. A highly skilled drummer whose heavy, intricate style works perfectly in this genre of Folk infused Rock.
George Priddle’s bass playing is minimalist and ties in perfectly with Callum’s percussion. He and Simon enjoy exploring the ways to maximise the bands sound, harmonically and dynamically, whilst remaining a three piece.
"This collection of five impressive songs explores love and abandonment and hope and grief and all sorts of things in between..."
See the full review here!
“Rocinia have a great vibrant energy when they perform which could really be felt throughout the set… This was a truly refreshing band to see emerging out of the local area and one that we will definitely be following the progress of.”
See the full gig review here!
“A lot of debut EP’s around at the moment but relaxed and refreshingly different are Rocinia… A trio of talent, the band is not even a year old yet, but already sound perfectly polished and poignantly professional.”
See the full review here!
After a 2 year break from performing I am returning to The Grey Lady (care of Mr Dunton) for a 30 minute set of solo-Rocinia tracks. I've missed you all and am really looking forward to the opportunity to perform again!
Rocinia will be spending lots of time with Alex of Doz Recording Studio over the coming months, working on an in depth project throughout 2016. Watch the Facebook page for updates!
Thanks for all of your support over the past 3 years! It is not just a Happy NY but a Happy Birthday to Rocinia, who formed in January '13. Here's to many, many more years of good friends, fun, and music!