‘Roi and the Secret People: Live at the 5 Acre Fest’: A Raw Rock & Roll Experience

Indie rock veterans Roi and the Secret People are known throughout the northeast for putting on a live show with an energy that few can match. Taking its cues from frontman Mike Roi, the band’s dedication to putting on a true performance captivates audiences who come into RSP’s sphere, every time out.

Finally, the energy of Roi and the Secret People’s full stage show is captured in all of its glory with the band’s “Live at 5 Acre Fest” EP, recorded at a DIY festival organized by fellow rockers The Crowning in Bangor, PA last summer.

“Live at 5 Acre Fest” is the raw, uncut recording of the band’s 5 Acre Fest performance as it happened. The EP is a living, breathing account of the band’s eclectic nature, and features cuts ranging from the David Bowie classic, “Moonage Daydream,” to the unreleased original “Bend or Break,” all the way back to fan favorite “Late,” from Mike Roi’s earlier ROI project.

The band’s soundscapes wouldn’t be complete without the spacey Moog effects of RSP “mad scientist” Jason Hedrington, or the blistering guitar work of axe man Ed Golden. Both members shine throughout the record, and are held together by the always-steady Craig Martyn (drums) and Glen Radomski (bass).

Bringing it all together is Roi, whose commanding presence and versatile range is on full display as he sings with sweet emotion and true grit with equal conviction throughout the record. The frontman’s energy jumps out of the speakers, helping the listener feel like they, too, were a part of the live experience.

The “Live at 5 Acre Fest” EP is currently available on Bandcamp, where you can name your price throughout the rest of February. We’ll link you to it here and let you check it out on their page. We assure you that it’s definitely worth your while.

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