From Moe’s in Katy‚ to Kicks Club‚ and the Armadillo Ballroom ‚all located in south eastern Texas‚ to Borrowed Money‚ Dallas TX‚ to Jitterbugs‚ Nacogdoches‚ TX‚ and from The Louisiana Hayride‚ and Fools Gold in Alexandra‚ La. during the 1990’s; Roy Lee and has opened for Ronnie Millsap‚ Restless Heart‚ Billy Dean‚ Shenandoah‚ Leann Rimes‚ Rick Trevino‚ and many‚ many more.
Keys‚ Bass‚ Guitars‚ Lead Vocals
Whether its keyboards‚ vocals‚ guitar‚ or front–man/leader‚ this Louisiana native‚ Roy Lee‚ combines his compelling stage presence and talents to continue to be a major market musical contender.
The stage is just like home for Roy Lee‚ as well it should‚ performing came to his life at the age of 5 singing “TheLord’s Prayer” in a church where his dad was musical director. He quickly progressed to guitar‚ trumpet‚ and playing piano later in his teens.
After relocation from Louisiana to Houston‚ Roy’s musical expertise began to blossom. He joined the house bands for several major county dance venues over the next 5 years playing with such artists as Crystal Gale‚ Moe Bandy‚ Joe Stanpley‚ Earl Thomas Conley‚ John Conlee‚ Jon Anderson‚ Lester Flat and Earl Scruggs‚ Gene Watson‚ Roy Head‚ the late Ernst Tubb and many more.
1981 Roy joined with Houston Artist and studio musician Randy Cornor‚ whereby he was front man and ran the band ‚ with lead vocal duties when Randy was not on stage.
During this same time he work numerous sessions as session leader/engineer/producer at some of Houston finest studios including Gilleys‚ Rivendell‚ Limelight‚ and Sugarhill. At Rivendell he played mostly non secular tracts with a now well–known producer/engineer Brain Tinkersly.
In 1987‚ the Louisiana Hayride came calling‚ and Roy joined the team as lead vocalist‚ arranger‚ keyboardist for the show for almost 1 year until its closure. This was the 2nd longest running LIVE radio show ever at the time‚ live to 30+ states and 15 foreign countries. The band learned 20 songs per week for the live shows on Sat with a matinee Sunday Southern Gospel show.
At the conclusion of the show Roy wrote‚ recorded‚ arranged‚ and co–engineered his only album project after his mother’s passing.
Returning to Houston‚ he auditioned for a major show in Branson but declined as he has 2 left feet and can’t dance. For about 5 years after this he ran a very hot top 40 country band Austin‚ that played major shows across the south and worked at Limelight recording as producer/arranger/keyboardist/vocalist till he retired from studio work in 1995.
Since then he has ran 2 very successful bands‚ The Route 66 Band and Texas Twang‚
Finally‚ Roy has written many songs with 2 winning awards from Billboard Magazine as well as a State Proclamation for his song Texas
Wow, I can't even begin to explain how happy we were with your performance. Route 66 made this wedding! We have been getting complement after complement about how great the band was and we really would like to thank you for giving us such a wonderful atmosphere. We were able to relax and really have such a great time at our wedding thanks you ya'll.