Rootz Underground To Perform At Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest – Saturday July 21, 2007 Montego Bay, Jamaica

Rootz Underground has been added to the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest line-up for Saturday July 21, 2007. Saturday night, aptly named Zenith, will see Rootz perform on the same stage as musical greats Beres Hammond, Tanya Stephens and Mary J Blige.

“Our goal is to establish Rootz Underground as the next great band to break out of Jamaica on to the international scene. Performing at an event with the great tradition of Sumfest is critical to our achieving that goal.” Neil Robertson (Rootz’ Management) commented.

Though Rootz Underground has only just begun digging their ‘rootz’ in the industry, the band’s old soul has already effortlessly enlisted a core of followers. Their first single ‘Victims of the System’ has had heavy rotation locally and internationally, and the video has peaked at # 2 on both RE TV and Hype TV. Rootz also has maintained their # 1 spot on MTV Tempo’s Cross Caribbean countdown for 5 weeks.

“We are honoured to be apart of the Sumfest line-up for 2007. We plan to give our dedicated fans and future fans our best performance yet.” Stevie G said enthusiastically.

Since their humble start in 2000, performing at live jam sessions at Harry’s bar, to RE Unplugged at Weekendz and then going on to being the main act at Mystic Urchin’s Tuesday Nite Live at Village, Rootz are best known for their live performances (Rootz played live for 5 years before recording in studio). Rootz has also had the opportunity to perform at festivals such as Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues and Flashpoint Film Festival.

The 6-member group unites Stevie G Newland (lead singer), Charles Lazarus (lead guitar), Jeffrey Moss-Solomon (rhythm guitar), Colin Young (bass guitar), Paul Smith (keyboard) and Leon Campbell (drummer) to form the revolutionary roots, rock, reggae band. Rootz Underground will perform at the 15th staging of Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay.

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