General Roots are a 6-piece reggae band
hailing from North London. They have built up a strong and loyal fan base over the last five years, putting on trademark high energy live shows that have proven to get anyone and everyone up off their feet. Their homegrown approach to dub, lovers rock & roots reggae has earned them prestigeous support slots including
Hollie Cook, The Skints, Gentleman’s Dub Club and many more,
alongside rocking festival appearances at Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Spanish Reggae festival Rototom Sunsplash and Croatian festivals Soundwaveand Outlook respectively. They have also had their tracks championed by BBC radio presenters David Rodigan & Craig Charles.
Their debut album ‘Walk Tall’ was released through Evergreen Recordings in 2016, and gained the attention of the reggae community across the globe, including British 2Tone legends The Specials, who didn’t hesitate to take them on a 21 date UK tour as the support act.Having been touring solidly all year as the backing band for Hollie Cook, General Roots are now proud to unveil the brand new EP
In classic GR fashion, the new record simultaneously gives the tip of the hat to various reggae sub genres, Steaming into sharp new roots revival, whilst romantically whisking you through into Lover’s Rock, with splashes of Rocksteady and old school Rub-A-Dub to ice the cake. ‘Showcase’ also guest features one track with Island Records artist Kiko Bun - The London born Panamanian singer with a golden voice. All just a taster of what’s to come in 2019 from General Roots. The future is sounding delicious.
“The product of tomorrow. These young gentleman are of the highest quality” Dennis Bovell (UK Reggae producer, musician & composer)
“Sounds like back in the day. It’s got a real authentic sound to it” Craig Charles (BBC Radio DJ & Presenter)