Steve is the founder of Roast Groove and main dj/producer. Roastgroove started off as a DJ with a percussionist and sax player but has evolved to include vocals, trumpet, electric guitar, keyboards, and violin.
Steve and his brother Andy Rothery are producing original material for Roastgroove, two new tracks, a funky house record called You Turn Me Loose with lyrics by Jamie Lee Wilson and keys by Tom Janvrin and a stonking electro tune Bring It Down featuring Jamie Lee’s vocals and dirty electric guitar from Martyn Shone, both are set to be released late 2006.
Roastgroove perform these tracks live so check out a set and you will hear them!
Roastgroove are also hosted their own boat party on the Thames Aug 19 2006 see roastgroove.com for details
Originally hailing from Portishead – Steve Rothery started mixing over 10 years ago, introducing himself to DJ’ing by spinning jungle and drum ‘n’ bass cuts at parties around Bristol and Bath. By 1996 Steve discovered his true love of house music which he has continued to mix since then.
Steve successfully ran Fusion in Birmingham from 1997-2001 promoting events and warming up the decks by playing the best in funky house before such names as Brandon Block, Alex P, Sonique, the late Tony De Vit and John Kelly. Steve also started Fusion’s infamous boat parties sailing down the River Severn every summer for each seasons finale. Fusion also ran coach trips to some of the best clubs in the country at the time. Ministry of Sound, Cream, Gatecrasher, Turnmills, Passion.
Since moving to London Steve has played at a variety of venues including Pacha, Egg, The Cross, Turnmills, Brixton Academy, Hidden, Sin, Inigo, The Whitehouse, Oblivion/Gigalum, Circle Bar etc..
Steve has played for the following promoters in London – SW4, Electric Gardens, Puscha, Space, Gliteratti, Plush Da Funk, Prologue, Pukka Up, Menage a Trois, Hot n Spicy, Sundazed, Mannequin
Steve is a promoter and resident for the Roast events, alongside Oli Smiles and Greg Smiles – including Sunday Roast, the 1st Sunday of every month, starting at Gigalum, Clapham and finishing up at Inigo – see roast.me.uk for details
Steve was a resident for 18 month at the infamous Super Sundays (Voted No 2 in Metro for “Best Sunday Clubs in London”) at Oblivion, Clapham and has played at SW4 launch party and after-party at Brixton Academy alongside Sasha and Carl Cox.
Steve plays either dirty electro and breaks or house depending on the set – but always party tunes, he loves going mental to the tunes as much as anyone in the crowd!