Thursday, September 5, 2013
Black Roots are a roots reggae band from the St Paul’s area of Bristol, that originally formed up in 1979.
It wasn’t long before their brand of roots reggae started to draw in people seeking to find a voice that spoke out against the injustices and alienation caused by the pace of political reform.
Black Roots’ uncompromising lyrical content was that voice. They gained national prominence when they released their debut four track 12” Bristol Rock in 1981 on their own label Nubian Records. John Peel picked up on it, gave it national airplay on his BBC Radio 1 show and hailed them as one of the best new reggae bands in Britain. Although they have never signed to a major label the band is renowned and followed worldwide. Their melodic and vibrant form of roots reggae from the ’80s and ’90s now contains a very powerful and relevant message that is very much liked and widely respected.
Coming to the Exmouth Pavilion on Saturday, September 28, at 8pm, tickets are priced from £12.50 and are available at the Exmouth Pavilion Box office on 01395 222477 or visit the website on
www.exmouthpavilion.co.uk to book your tickets online.