Artist info

Genre

Roots


Sounds like

Katchafire, Groundation, the green


band members

Joshua Hillman vocals/riddim guitar - mataio uri keyboards/vocals - sekove qereqeretabua vocals/keyboards - paul hillman bass - hugh jones drums - jai mitchel lead guitar


Influences

Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Biggie


Unearthed artists we like

Kingfisha, One Dread


Bio

This Brisbane-based outfit formed in 2008, and has evolved into a 8 piece live band, the band has undergone some line up changes in the last 12 months, and has developed a fresh new authentic sunshine roots reggae sound, with the addition of a new female backing vocalist, the band has reinvented its self. Darky Roots are impressing audiences all around the pacific with a deverse repertoire of music, sweet harmonies, vintage horn section and heavy drum and bass, and with their clever and extremely catchy song writing, they are being played on airwaves all around the world Darky Roots have toured Australia and New Zealand pretty hard, and are planning to take their music to the rest of the globe as soon as possible. The band have just released their debut full length album, and is available from iTunes and physically through Vitamin records.

Review

Reviewed by Sarah Howells Sarah Howells

01 Feb 2012

50

Love this tune!! Darky Roots are nailing the roots/reggae sound, and are definitely worth checking out live if you get the chance.

Love this tune!! Darky Roots are nailing the roots/reggae sound, and are definitely worth checking out live if you get the chance.

Review

luvly

01 Mar 2012

50

Darky Roots are awesome! Love the vibe these guys have ... it's always a party at one of their gigs :) This tune has all the good things they bring ... sweet horns, tasty vocals & a cruising beat ... nice one!

Darky Roots are awesome! Love the vibe these guys have ... it's always a party at one of their gigs :) This tune has all the good things they bring ... sweet horns, tasty vocals & a cruising beat ... nice one!

Review

Reviewed by Andi Andrea

17 May 2012

50

Can't help but diggit! Nice work on the harmonies. Gotta get this album next time I'm in Fiji. Love it.

Can't help but diggit! Nice work on the harmonies. Gotta get this album next time I'm in Fiji. Love it.