“One of the most exciting & versatile reggae acts in the UK….
General Roots blend Dub & Roots into something fresh, exciting and sexy in a way that makes us feel uncomfortable and dirty”
“The product of tomorrow. These young gentlemen are of the highest quality. They have risen to the rank of General”
- DENNIS BOVELL
“Sounds like back in the day! Got a real authentic sound to it”
- CRAIG CHARLES
General Roots are a group of close friends who all have a passion for Reggae music.
The band line up consists of six musicians. The Mckone brothers; James & Ben on drum & bass. Field Marshal Fred on lead vocals alongside the vibes controller, The Minister. On guitar is Joe Price and on keyboards, Sam Ross.
General Roots have built up a strong and loyal fan base over the last four years, putting on trademark high energy live shows that have proved to get anyone and everyone up on their feet moving and grooving.
From Glastonbury to Germany, General Roots have been showcasing their homegrown approach to Dub, Lover's Rock & Roots Reggae all over the world. The band has played pubs, clubs, theatres, arenas & festivals of all shapes and sizes in the UK,France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Spain, Slovenia & Switzerland.
Working alongside legendary UK Reggae producer, composer & musician Dennis Bovell thorough 2014 they recorded two singles. Enlisting the help of producer Prince Fatty 'Sufferer' & 'Special' proved to be the best sounding material they had recorded yet, incorporating the vintage sound of analogue effects heard on so many classic Jamaican recordings of the past, whilst remaining original, fresh & catchy.
Through sheer hard graft, the band has become even more accomplished along the way, earning support slots with artists such as Ziggy Marley, Madness, Gentleman's Dub Club, Hollie Cook, The Skints & Protoje to name a few.
2016 will be the year for General Roots to cover even more distance and gain an even bigger fanbase. An 11 track debut album independently produced will come to light, featuring some extra special guest appearances from some of the UK's finest Reggae artists such as Hollie Cook, Top Cat & the legendary Horseman. The deep bass driven roots sound to sweet Lovers Rock, the bouncing dancehall to heavy dub, this debut album will be the benchmark General Roots want to set.