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ROY SANTIAGO 'THE GREAT PRETENDER' OUT NOW ON VINYL AND CD PRODUCED BY PASCAL DEWEZE (SUKILOVE, BLACK CASSETTE, BROKEN GLASS HEROES) AND FEATURING APPEARANCES FROM DAVE SCHROYEN (EVIL SUPERSTARS, MILLIONAIRE, CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN, BUFFOON) and CHANTAL ACDA (TRUE BYPASS, SLEEPING DOG).
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REVIEWS SO FAR
“Imparts the kind of dark beauty that was once the trademark tonality of the Pixies’ first two full lengths; albeit as though here viewed through the lazy eyed viewfinder of Pavement. “ LOSING TODAY
“Instantly accessible, like a less quirky take on The Modern Lovers and we all know that there is nothing wrong with that” – GREEN MAN MUSIC
“Engaging, human, honest and well crafted” - INCENDARY
“A man on a mission to provide quality, and quantity, of top quality music” – MOON AND BACK
“Music that lulls you into a relaxed state of mind” – BIG IN THE GAME
Who is Roy Santiago?
Santiago is a Dutch musician, brought up close to the Belgian border at a time when Belgian rock had taken over the airwaves of local radio stations his father listened to. As a 15 year old he delivered newspapers accompanied by the heavy sounds of Metal Molly and Evil Superstars unaware that in years to come he himself would work alongside the musicians he was listening to.
Self-releasing a large number of albums and playing a vast amount of shows has earned him glowing reviews for both. This has enabled the former jack of all trades (house painter, sunshade installer, model and nurse) to build a solid foundation on the Dutch indie music scene.
Changes in his life which included moving to a bigger house (“I finally had enough space to unpack all my instruments and to play drums in my new basement”) resulted in the Roy Santiago sound expanding to the point where he knew he would have to recruit a band to realise its full potential on the live circuit. They now play together frequently and Roy wishes he had put a band together sooner.
In addition to his father’s infectious musical influence of British bands and Belgian rock bands he also cites bands such as The Pixies, The Beach Boys and Pavement as inspirations.