ROFI JAMES began amongst the green fields and traffic lights of Galway city - when a red haired veteran of Inis Mór, (the largest of the Aran Islands), Rónán Ó Flaithearta met Jamie Colleran.
They took to the cobbled streets of Galway city with a mutual interest in music and in songwriting. The band would later be called ROFI JAMES - a portmanteau of Ronan's nickname "Rofi-J" and Jamie's actual name, "James".
Rofi James soon began to replace the cold concrete of Shop Street with the local stages of Galway city and in doing so, went on to build a name for themselves on the local scene with well received gigs.
Described as "a stadium act just waiting for a stadium", Galway pop-rock outfit Rofi James have been building a strong following with a consistent stream of quality releases and fist-clenching performances over the last number of years.
With over 500,000 Online Streams and 4 Million Impacts on Irish Radio including regular airplay on RTÉ 2FM, iRadio, Beat 102103, Red FM, the band have opened for established acts including Picture This, Wild Youth, Hermitage Green, The Riptide Movement, The Stunning and The Blizzards to name but a few. Other notable appearances include Electric Picnic, Fever Pitch, OTB Music Festival and Riverfest.
In 2020, the band were chosen as the headline act for the Galway 2020 Capital of Culture Fire Festival playing to a cumulative audience of 20,000 people across the week. (Footage here)
Rofi James are determined to make 2023 their best year yet, with several singles (their best material yet) scheduled for release.
Rofi James began to expand from their acoustic roots, never completely forgetting where it all started but also continuosly improving their sound.
Now a trio, including Ronan(Rofi), Jamie (James), and Joseph Flaherty - Rofi James have have been gathering a strong following in the West of Ireland and further afield following the success of multiple fist clenching singles including 'Berlin Wall', 'Over You', ‘Open Eyes’ (with Best Single nominations) and previous singles ‘Reason’ , 'I Tried' and 'Love Shot'.
The band have played several high profile support slots with established acts including Picture This, Wild Youth, Hermitage Green, The Riptide Movement, The Stunning, The Blizzards, Brave Giant, Sean & Conor Price and Ryan Sheridan to name but a few. . They have also co-headlined several festivals including RIVERFEST alongside Irish band LE GALAXIE and have had several sell out headline shows following their debut appearance at Electric Picnic.