Rockology were formed by Rod & Jai back in October of 2004 Purely by accident. One night in E.J’s Bar – Torquay, where Jai’s uncle, DREW MILLIN, was performing. Rod (guitar) & Jai (vocals) were currently performing together in the band “Somethin’ Else” but had never performed as a duo. But that night Drew invited the Boys to get up and perform. After a brilliant acoustic version of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the water”, Andy Oakley (Oatlands club) gave the lads there 1st gig. At the time they chose to call themselves “ACOUSTIC ROCK”.
Armed with their new name and new image, the duo went on to perform some of the best music from the world of Rock, from AC/DC to ZZ TOP. For the next few months of many gigs and the release of “live @ E.J’s” C.D, there was unfortunate clash of names with another duo which led to the renaming from “Acoustic Rock” to “ROCKOLOGY“. The name came to Jai one night after watching the Jack Black movie – “School of Rock” (and supping on a bottle of Jack Daniels!!)
Seven Years later, Rockology has become one of the most sought after duo’s in the Bay. The lads have an extensive repertoire of over 100 songs to choose from and are always looking for new venues & are available for weddings, Birthday’s etc ….
Whilst performing as Rockology, Rod & Jai started hosting a Jam Night at Ej’s bar along with best friend Nigel pike on Bass guitar, eventually Mr Paul Matthews on keyboards joined the guys and So CrossFire was created.
After just 6 mths CrossFire were becoming so popular they decided to perform in other local bars such as The Spinning Wheel, The Coach House & The Cider Press to name a few. After 6 years of performing together, CrossFire have become one of the best Blues ‘n’ Rock Bands in the Bay. in 2010 they recorded their 1st C.D which is available at all shows, and CrossFire have plans to record a second C.D in 2012. CrossFire have had a successful 2011 of performing at Brixham’s Happ ‘nin’, Opening Torbay Carnival on Paignton Green & a summer season at The Spinning Wheel on Paignton’s seafront. CrossFire are always taking on new venue’s, and altho Paul can’t always be on the gigs Rod, Nigel & Jai do perform as a 3 piece band & Crossfire still goes on from strength to strength & are looking forward to a busy 2012 !
Occasionally from time to time, Rod can be away or performing with other projects. So Jai came up with the idea of gong out as a solo singer & created ‘ Jai Rocks ‘. Jai Decided to perform songs that he grew up with and have influenced him through his long career as a drummer. Again making it different to Rockology & CrossFire, Jai performs the songs he has always wanted to perform with the help of quality backing tracks. Jai also likes to perform with a theme in mind i.e Jai Rocks ‘ performs the Rock you grew up with ‘ …. ‘ Jai Rocks performs the 1980′s ‘ & ‘ Jai Rocks Performs The 1970′s ‘. Also Jai performs every year as ‘ Count Rockula ‘ on Halloween & ‘ Santa Rocks ‘ at Christmas time ! Since Jai started doing the occasional solo gig 2 years ago, he has become one of the most popular solo performers in the bay.
Either way, wether it be Rockology, CrossFire or Jai Rocks … how ever big or small the venue … these guys can provide quality entertainment for your event or local venue.
If you are interested in booking Rockology, Crossfire or Jai Rocks .. please get intouch and don’t forget to visit the website: www.rockologyinfo.co.uk