Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Metal, 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

9 Sep

New Globe Theatre

Brisbane, 4006

Fortitude Valley

8:00pm

Gig

ROO

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

19 Oct

The Brightside

Brisbane, 4006

Fortitude Valley

8:00am

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.

“ROO is a two piece to be reckoned with”… “Roo’s guitar work is outstanding as she performs a vocal quintathlon of styles and range”… “Dean Hamilton on drums and he belts out some pretty nice harmonies too”… “Go see them play soon as you can” – 4ZZZ

“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

50

Ooooh! Ethereal, with just the right amount of dirt. This is great stuff guys. And them vocals! POW! Takes us on a little journey into a gritty fairytale of soul!

Ooooh! Ethereal, with just the right amount of dirt. This is great stuff guys. And them vocals! POW! Takes us on a little journey into a gritty fairytale of soul!

Review

Ellie D

25 Jul 2017

50

Powerful + majestic. Wish the track were longer. Got it on repeat play to get my fix.

Powerful + majestic. Wish the track were longer. Got it on repeat play to get my fix.