Warren Roché

Warren Roché met Michael Thomas in the sixth grade where they were studying the trumpet. Both went on to studio careers and together they formed a valve oil company (Roché-Thomas) to make a little money on the side. Both men also played in the band that performed with Lou Rawls. That gig provided Warren the opportunity to work with HB Barnum, who arranged for Warren to conduct shows for Don Ho, and introduced him to studio work in Los Angeles. Warren’s trumpet can be heard on over a thousand recordings including those on the Motown label and such 1970s hits as Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Baby” and “Car Wash” by Rose Royce. He retired from the music business in 1980 and now owns a bed & breakfast inn with his family in Topanga Canyon, California.

Interview Date:
June 4, 2021
Job Title:
Co-Founder, Studio Musician
Company:
Roché-Thomas

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