Roi and the Secret People is a high energy original Alt/Rock band located in the Lehigh Valley, Pa. area.
gigging mostly in the tri state area while playing through their catalog of 4 released records and multiple singles of original songs.
Renowned for their exhilarating live shows, award winning rock band Roi and the Secret People (RSP) features songwriter Mike Roi on lead vocals and guitar, Ed Golden on guitar, AJ Siegfried on bass, Madelaine Elizabeth on vocals, violin and keys and Pete Ciccone on drums. Roi, who hails from South Florida, has toured all across the country, lived and rocked in the cities of Philadelphia and New York, and finally put his roots down in Easton, PA.
Mike Roi set out to assemble a group of talented, experienced, and like-minded musicians to create the version of rock-n-roll he was raised with, a mix of sultry swamp, classic rock, and alternative music. RSP has done numerous festival shows such as Musikfest, Libertyfest, Baconfest, Make Music NYC, Heritage Day, 5 Acrefest as well as many dates with smaller events and clubs. Their music has been described as somewhere between the Black Crowes and David Bowie.
RSP's first album, Dog St., includes a variety of tunes from the stunning, haunting song, “Firefly,” to the balls-to-the- wall sound of the title track “Dog St.” Their 2nd album, Phoenix, blends Roi’s pop sensibilities with an alternative rock twist mired in sounds from the likes of Nick Lowe to Tom Petty.
RSP released their first limited edition vinyl with Truck Stop Sushi which came out in April 2017. Two outstanding tracks from that record are Saturn Girl -with a layered swirl of sound by Jason Hedrington on the Moog. The second side leads off with a haunting swampy vibe called Hungry.
In Feb 2019 the band released their follow up record with "RSP- LIVE at the 5Acre Fest".
In July of 2022 RSP's first single and next music video GOLDEN was released followed up in January 2023 by the latest single Life is Happening.
Roi and the Secret People are also known for some unexpected covers sprinkled in their live show ranging from the CURE, David Bowie to Joss Stone.