Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Janis Joplin, The White Stripes


band members

Roo: Lead Vocals/Guitar/Songwriter Dean Hamilton: Vocals/Drums


Influences

Janis Joplin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, Big Mama Thornton, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin


Website

bigredroo.bandcamp.com/

Gig

ROO

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

30 Jun

Coronation Hotel

Brisbane, 4305

Ipswich

9:00pm

Gig

ROO

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

22 Jul

Supp. Toxic Bears ...

Brisbane, 4000

Fortitude Valley

9:00am

Bio

Brisbane duo ROO – Raw and honest, Electric Indie/Folk/Swamp/Blues made with love. Roo’s soulful vocals and grungy guitar blend with Dean Hamilton’s tight backing vocals and jazz influenced drums to create a raw live sound with bad outfits and intentionally awkward banter.

“If you haven't seen, heard of, checked out, cyber stalked, talked to, met, or pondered the ROO experience as of yet, then you need to change that son”! “Blues-rock darlings ROO put on one hell of a show.” – Vincent & Jules

“For a duo, Brisbane electric indie/folk/swamp/blues rockers ROO create a raw live sound as a big as a band. Their emotionally charged performances come with assorted outfits and intentionally awkward banter – all ingredients for a great night of entertainment!” – Music Is My Muse

“ROO have already cultivated a masterful sound that oscillates from swamp-blues to space-ballads and takes in a healthy dose of soulful grunge on the way”. “…consistently interesting and full of surprises”. “Roo’s vocals feel like Janis Joplin one moment and Cherie Curry the next…low and moody soul to a metal shriek that defies belief”. - Ellie D Official

“This band has a very unique sound… A great Australian band, this…” – The Spread, Sword Radio UK/WRFN 1025/Indie Radio Network/Identify Radio/GloTIMEradioUK/ Rock Radio UK/Revival Internet Radio/QMR.fm/Warm Radio UK/ Fasching Web Radio Montreal.

“ROO is a duo blending soulful vocals with rock and blues, then muddying that up swamp water”. – Soundwaves Review

“I don’t know what you wanna call them, but they are absolutely fantastic”. – The Tripwire, The-Phoenix

Review

Elbury Music

01 May 2017

45

Sweet, moody harmonies and interesting instruments (auto-wah elec piano??) make this one a treat! Vocals are top-shelf, as per roo-sual! Esp the intro and outro vocal solos.

Sweet, moody harmonies and interesting instruments (auto-wah elec piano??) make this one a treat! Vocals are top-shelf, as per roo-sual! Esp the intro and outro vocal solos.

Review

TOWN

29 Apr 2017

50