Consisting of Deziree Zuniga (vocals), Robert Del Toro Jr. (guitar), Leo Morales (bass), Andy Zamora (drums), Saul Arredondo (Trumpet), and Phil Lara (trombone), Stalking Roxy joined LA's underground music scene in early 2001, with youth on their side and the love of punk, alternative rock, and bright third-wave ska in their hearts. Lead by Deziree Zuniga, a powerful and charismatic front woman, this 6-piece band has created the catchiest, ska-influenced music to have left California since the third-wave ska boom.
Stalking Roxy's heavy lean on rock while still blasting away with intense horns instantly brings comparisons to No Doubt, Save Ferris, and Mealticket ?yet the band maintains the ska feel throughout with nods to Reel Big Fish, Mustard Plug and Catch 22. They have acknowledged The Police, Rx Bandits, Save Ferris, No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, Tsunami Bomb, and many more as their influences.
After releasing their first six song EP, 'Jake's Fury,' in June of 2002, Stalking Roxy was asked to be part of American Ska history with the track "Ska Band" appearing on the STILL STANDING 4xCD box set (5000+ copies). Soon after, Stalking Roxy toured California extensively and truly found a voice all their own - conquering Los Angeles and Orange County by way of The Knitting Factory, El Rey Theatre, Whisky, Roxy, Allen Theatre, Troubador, Viper Room, and legendary all-ages mecca Chain Reaction. Staling Roxy's debut 11-track album "Look In The Mirror" showed how far these SoCal kids have come in 3 short years ?catchy emotional lyrics, tight musicianship, a grinding rhythm section topped off by commanding, emotional vocals. The band called it quits after 4 years, playing a final show Feb. 13th 2005.