The musical "DNA" of Roman Gordy, producer, guitarist, singer and songwriter born in Munich, Germany, can be basically summed up in three styles: rock, blues and funk.
As a youth in the 1970s, Roman Gordy grew up in a disco and funk generation, while at the same time being influenced by rock legends of the time, such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Queen and Pink Floyd. That was also when Roman began studying voice, drums, bass and guitar and gathering his first experiences in a teenager band. From then until now, he sees the guitar as the instrument with which he can best express himself musically.
He was, and still is, fascinated by the immortal vintage rock'n'roll & rockabilly sound of the 1950s - in particular, the absolutely legendary Sun Sessions of Elvis Presley's first trio with Scotty Moore and Bill Black from 1954 and 1955. Gordy's passionate rockabilly guitar playing still makes him a very much in-demand craftsman of this genre, giving him the chance to appear as supporting act for Bill Haley's Original Comets, among others, and even to record in the original Sun Recording Studio in Memphis, regarded worldwide since the beginning of the 1950s as the cult birthplace of rock'n'roll because of the great artists it has produced, such as B.B. King, Ike Turner, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and many others.
During the 1980s and early 1990s, Roman Gordy was influenced by blues-rock legends, such as Billy Gibbons, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, Johnny Winter, Robben Ford and Walter Trout. Roman Gordy and his quartet were booked as supporting act for the singer and blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout, voted by international magazine "Guitar Player" as one of the Top 10 guitarists on the planet. Roman Gordy was also a guest musician with Buddy Guy at his "Legends" club in Chicago.
What the trade press has to say about Roman Gordy: "... soulful, yet with rousing grooves ..." "... bluesy guitar handiwork and brilliant sounds ..." ("Doppelpunkt" culture magazine)
" ... A great sound!" (Walter Trout)
"Gordy is without a doubt one of Germany's best blues guitarists." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
"...He derives great delight in making his Fender howl, launching into a solo that should have left him with blisters on his fingers... As frontman, this fine guitarist impeccably rules the stage..." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)