Roots Roundup

Roots Roundup plays a high energy hybrid of globe-spanning music, mashing up the sounds of rock'n roll, reggae, ska, afro-beat, folk, funk and pure old school punk rock.

The Roots Roundup lineup has evolved over the years as members pursued various musical interests including performing, writing, recording and teaching. Core Roots members Greg Hathaway, Dave Hannah (Dym-E-Tree), Barry Taylor, Keith Rose, David Hathaway, Mark Campbell, Shuggy Milligan and special guest trombonist Andy Cakes reunited in 2005, treating a full house of loyal and new fans to a truly rip-roaring two-night performance at the Fairview Pub in Vancouver.

Originally formed in 1985 in a small apartment in East Vancouver, Roots Roundup became widely known through the late 80's and early 90's as one of Canada's hardest working, hardest touring and hardest rockin' worldbeat dance bands. They released numerous independent recordings including "Get Rooted", "What We Do", "Syzygy" and in 1997, "Rootrospective", a 16 song collection spanning their entire recording career.


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Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest XVIII closing show. ROOTS ROUNDUP'S FESTIVAL DEBUT!
Ship Point (Inner Harbour)
Sun. June 18th 2pm - 9pm

Vancouver reggae legends ROOTS ROUNDUP finally take our Main Stage at Ship Point to help close out another year of super-fine music and art. The music of the longtime champions of west coast reggae was instrumental in the formation of both the Victoria Ska & Reggae Society and Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival. Their sunny, rootys riddims helped inspire our Festival founder and head, revealing the musical community at large and opening the door for new blood into the scene. It's an honour to have them at the festival, dropping their tunes and getting all the Massive dancing.

Nanaimo's first-string crave team, DOPE SODA, will be joining Roots Roundup on the stage, blasting their ultra-friendly, beer-soaked ska music out into the crowd, getting the party jumping to incredible heights. These rowdy ruffians always put a smile on the faces of their crowds and this won't be any different. Los Angeles guitar maestro RUSTY ZINN will be rounding out the proceedings with his incredibly warm brand of roots reggae music. After conquering the world of blues guitar, Zinn has set his sights on the world of reggae and has been making a splash since that change in direction. His albums and songs harken back to the beginning of reggae music, while still sounding wholly at home today.

Come down to the Inner Harbour and close out Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest XVIII in smooth, horn-filled style.

This show is FREE, ALL AGES and FULLY LICENSED (19+)!