Arlette Roxburgh is a Trinidadian American singer and songwriter. She was born in Trinidad. She is best known for singing The Star-Spangled Banner before every New Jersey Devils home game started. When the Nets were in New Jersey, she also sang the national anthem before their home games at the time as well.
Early life and education
Roxburgh was born on the island of Trinidad. As a child, she sang in the church choir and continued until she was a teenager. After this, she formed a singing group of her own and performed at talent shows and social events. Roxburgh attended Long Island University and studied with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. Other than her studies, she still believed that music was very important to her. In fact, while in college, she was in a wedding band as the lead singer. Some time later, she met an Italian man named Luigi Scapino from Rome, Italy. In 1995, they performed together as a duo. One year later, following her graduation, Roxburgh and Luigi got married. At that point, she was fully devoted to music.
Anthem Singer of New Jersey
In 1996, then New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello met Roxburgh on the streets of New York City on 2nd Avenue. He noticed that she was singing in a restaurant and watched for a while. Lamoriello was very impressed by her musical talent, so he asked Roxburgh if she could perform The Star-Spangled Banner before the Devils home games. She quickly accepted the offer and became an instant success to all the Devils fans. Sometimes Arlette calls Lamoriello, "Uncle Lou". She is considered to be the Devils "official anthem singer". Also, when the Nets were in New Jersey at the former Continental Airlines Arena, Arlette sang the anthem during their home games as well. She has two children, a boy and girl.
- America: Stronger Than Ever (2002)
- Save Me (Single) (2014)