Born: West Kilbride, Scotland. Laurence Roscoe has now based himself and the project in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
History: During the early to mid 1990’s, Laurence Roscoe was the front man vocalist and guitarist for several small southern Ontario bands until 1995 when he joined forces with eight piece Canadian funk band “Congress”. Based out of Georgetown, Ontario, Congress moved on to open for established recording artists and headline local festivals while touring Ontario. After parting ways with Congress, Roscoe founded and began solely operating Renaissance Sound Studios out of downtown Toronto, Canada. As recording engineer and producer, Laurence would go on to produce several artists’ recording projects and various commercial advertisements. 1997 brought Laurence back to performing live as he lent his guitar and vocal skills to Toronto based Brit-pop band “Speed Orchid”. He then went on to fill a temporary bass player position with Toronto based Ska band “Spinecracker”, formerly “Skaface”. After several small endeavors, Laurence hooked up with childhood friend / guitar teacher Jeff Getty. With the accompaniment of percussionist Mike Churchill, the Jeff Getty Band was formed. As bass player and backing vocalist, Roscoe and the Jeff Getty Band have completed 2 albums in addition to headlining major venues, television appearances, and opening for the likes of Colin James and Sue Foley. In addition to Jeff Getty, you can also find Laurence Roscoe backing up a variety of acts such as Romney Getty, Mark Ripp and the Confessors, and "Viva Los Chuyz" from Texas.
Present: Throughout the years of performing with various acts, Laurence has been compiling his songwriting achievements in order to complete the material for his own “Roscoe Project”. They now have three albums under their belt which are currently available through "Amazon.com" and "Indiepool" which is a secure on-line distributor. As the sole songwriter, engineer, and producer, Laurence is currently in the process of completing his fourth full length CD.
The project is currently playing internationally after focusing on a full scale radio campaign, in partnership with Howard Rosen Promotion of California, of over 600 CHR/Top 40/HotAC radio stations within the United States and specific Canadian stations. The focus track for this campaign was "Sleight of hand". Howard Rosen successfully promoted many of the largest acts in the music business as Senior V.P. of Promotions at Casablanca, Elektra, Warner Brothers, Motown, and A&M Records from 1970-1985 and now as President of "Howard Rosen Promotion".