- Music: Roots, Reggae, Ragga, Funk, Dubstep, Dub, Dancehall
- DJs: Tui SoundSystem
- Bands: Cornerstone Roots, Ria Hall
- Tickets: $25 from www.eventfinder.co.nz & Rough Peel Music 140 Vivian St, Wgn
Classic cool reggae band Cornerstone Roots celebrate new single Journey.
Classic cool reggae band Cornerstone Roots play one show only at San Francisco Bath House, Wellington on 9th December to celebrate their new single Journey.
“Journey is a reflective song about how we respond to life’s ups and downs, and the conviction with which we continue on that journey” bandleader Brian Ruawai said.
The singer songwriter established Cornerstone Roots in 2001 with partner and bass player, Naomi-Jean Tuaopepe. The whanau band has grown with the addition of the couple’s 12-year old son Reiki on backing vocals.
On Journey his chorus vocals add a youthful optimism reminiscent of Musical Youth’s Pass The Dutchie. The Raglan based band’s Journey is mixed by DJ MU from Fat Freddy’s Drop, and holds true to their foundation of conscious reggae.
Cornerstone Roots catalogue includes three critically acclaimed albums, and the band tour extensively around the country and abroad including a 22-date European tour in 2010. The current line up is five strong and also features Andre Peri on drums and Reti Hedley on samples and guitar.
Opening their San Francisco Bath House show is rising star Ria Hall, soul funk singer and kapa haka exponent who has released a self-titled debut EP produced by Riki Gooch. Plus a freestyle mash up of dub and dubstep from Tui SoundSystem led by frontman and producer Mr Samy’samson.
Cornerstone Roots Journey available online from 14th November.
Download at amplifier, digirama, iTunes, Bandit NZ, Vodafone, Telecom, Marbecks Digital and FlyBuys Music.
CORNERSTONE ROOTS SUMMER TOUR DATES
Sat 3rd Dec - The Roots Festival, Auckland
Fri 9th December - SFBH w/ Ria Hall & Tui Sound System, Wellington
Mon 2nd January - One Drop w/ Fat Freddy’s Drop & TrinityRoots, Matakana
Sat 7th January - Reggae on the Rock, Kaeo
Sat 14th January - Kaikoura Roots Festival, Kaikoura
Sat 28th January - Raggamuffin, Rotorua
Sun 29th January - Winchfest, New Plymouth