Roxy Blue announce new drummer Jimmy Fulp
Roxy Blue frontman Todd Poole was recently interviewed by Marcelo Vieira for Brazil’s Marcelo Vieira Music. Poole announced during the interview that Roxy Poole replaced their drummer Scott Trammell with a new drummer by the name of Jimmy Fulp.
In terms of working with Frontiers Music Srl assisting in getting a record done and then leaving the rest to the band, Poole stated: “I agree with you, but I was aware of that from the beginning. I was told that Frontiers would give me all the tools, release the record and see what happens. They have a huge cast; invest a lot of money, but leave for the next band soon. I don’t care about that, times are different. However, Frontiers is “to blame” for Roxy Blue’s return. We received an invitation to play with Bret Michaels. After the show, Frontiers got in touch and wanted to sign us. We signed. The fact that they would finance everything was a huge incentive. The news is that we are changing drummers. Jimmy Fulp, who recorded the new album demos with me, is officially the new drummer for Roxy Blue. Scott is great, but he is in another vibe now, living in Nashville, working on other things.”
With respect to Roxy Blue‘s new musical direction on their latest self-titled album released last year, Poole indicated: “Scott (the drummer) once said to me, “That doesn’t sound like old Roxy Blue, people can be mad about it.” In fact, that was the feedback of many people. Well, I don’t want to write songs like those anymore, simply because I’m not that guy anymore. In 1992, I was, but now I have a family, my life is completely different. That sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll thing doesn’t belong to me anymore. I expanded my influences and expanded my horizons as a songwriter. I don’t want to rewind the tape and try to sound like it was in the ’80s. What I write comes from the soul. People recognize when things are forced. I hope not only to positively surprise my older fans but also to gain new fans. Our last record represented a huge leap for us. Not a jump like the ones I used to take on the stage in the past; despite being in good shape, I’m not going to be jumping around anymore! [laughs]”
You can read the interview with Todd Poole in Portuguese at Marcelo Vieira Music‘s website.