The Jersey Rollers welcome you to our site! The Jersey Rollers ("The Rollers") are a classic rock band in the true sense of the term. Our goal is to bring you the best "Classic Rock" performances available in the market place today. We are currently performing in concerts, night clubs, and private functions of all kinds. We perform classic rock from all time periods from the mid-1960's right up to today. We feature: Beatles, Stones, Bowie, Allman Brothers, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Steve Miller, Rod Stewart, The Who, U2, and much, much more........
Meet the Band:
Greg Roukema: Lead and acoustic guitars, lead and background vocals. Mr. Roukema ("Rock") has been playing guitar and singing professionally since age 12. He was originally self taught, but started studying guitar seriously at age 15 in New Jersey with New York studio legend Joe Cinderella. He later studied music theory and improvization with Dale Bruning in Denver Colorado, and music theory, improvization, classical performance and sight reading with Barry Gailbraith in New York City. Mr. Roukema worked as a New York session player and freelance guitarist for many years playing with such well known artists as Pheobe Snow, Noel Redding (Bass, Jimi Hendrix Experience), Rick Derringer, Jimmy Vivino (Conan O'Brian Show, Fab Faux), Billy Mersey, Billy Davis, The Sherrells, and many more. Throughout most of the 1990's he was active in the New York music scene as lead guitarist for The Bluetones, a New York based Rhythm and Blues Band. Most recently he was lead guitarist and vocalist for Silverbak, a New Jersey based classic rock band.
Jake Stigers: Rhythm and acoustic guitars, lead vocals. Jake has been a professional guitarist and singer since he was 14 years old. Since becoming a singer/songwriter shortly thereafter, Jake has built an impressive following on both sides of the Atlantic with a reputation for powerful vocals, accomplished songwriting, and exceptional performing skills. The level at which he performs is no accident. Stigers has honed his craft for a long time, and he's not afraid to work hard at entertaining audiences at every performance. His reputation continues to grow as he just completed his sixth (6th) successful European tour with successful shows at places like the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool; and supporting bluesman Albert Lee in London at the Borderline. Jake has 5 albums to his credit including the latest one, "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got". He is a three time ASCAP Plus Award Winner and has been selected to appear on the Songwriter's Hall of Fame Writers Showcase Compilation.
Rob Draghi: Drums, percussion, and background vocals. Rob Draghi has been a fixture on the New York City music scene for many years. As a New York City based drummer, in addition to being active on the local scene, he has recently toured and recorded with Jake Stigers, Honorary Title, Stoley P.T., the Davenports, Michael Hewett, and many others. In addition, he recently completed his 6th European tour with Jake Stigers and the Velvet Roots.
Brian Karp: Bass, background vocals.Brian Karp has been a professional bass player for over 30 years while being active in every facet of the music industry. He studied at Berklee College of Music, and has played on major recording projects and toured with artists such as Letters To Cleo, Laurie Geltman,The Mood, Dixon, Violettide, Hummer, Jeff Harris Band, Slave to The Siren, Lemonpeeler,Zoux and numerous others. Mr. Karp has shared the stage with Eric Burdon, Joe Cocker, Old 97's, Joy Drop, Lillith Fair,and others. He has also done session work for major TV shows such as Melrose Place, MTV shows, The Hills, The Real World, and others as well as movie soundtracks such as A Simple Twist Of Fate, starring Terri Hatcher, and the music documentary Payoff.
You Wreck Me-Tom Petty
Last Dance with Mary Jane-Tom Petty
Ziggy Star Dust-David Bowie
Rockin the Free World-Neil Young
Cinnamon Girl-Neil Young
Give it Away-Red Hot Chilli Peppers
You Can't Do That- Beatles
Interstate Love Song-Stone Temple Pilots
Not For You-Pearl Jam
End of the World-Jake Stigers
Brown Sugar-Rolling Stones
Stay With Me- Rod Stewart
and much more.................
*Set lists available upon request