Roots Roundup

from Vancouver BC
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Roots Roundup

Label: Groundup Music
since circa 1985
Roots Roundup plays a high energy hybrid of globe-spanning music, mashing up the sounds of rock'n roll, reggae, ska, afro-beat, folk, funk and pure old school punk rock.

The Roots Roundup lineup has evolved over the years as members pursued various musical interests including performing, writing, recording and teaching. Core Roots members Greg Hathaway, Dave Hannah (Dym-E-Tree), Barry Taylor, Keith Rose, David Hathaway, Mark Campbell, Shuggy Milligan and special guest trombonist Andy Cakes reunited in 2005, treating a full house of loyal and new fans to a truly rip-roaring two-night performance at the Fairview Pub in Vancouver.

Originally formed in 1985 in a small apartment in East Vancouver, Roots Roundup became widely known through the late 80's and early 90's as one of Canada's hardest working, hardest touring and hardest rockin' worldbeat dance bands. They released numerous independent recordings including "Get Rooted", "What We Do", "Syzygy" and in 1997, "Rootrospective", a 16 song collection spanning their entire recording career.

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Current Lineup

Greg Hathaway
guitar, vox, harmonica
1985 - present
Barry Taylor
1985 - present
Dyne E. Tree
Trombone, vox
1985 - present
Keith Rose
1987 - present
David Hathaway
1987 - present
Hugh-l Milligan
1988 - present
Mark Campbell
1989 - present
Ford Pier
1990 - present
David Macanulty
1992 - present
Andy Cakes
1997 - present

Past Members

Ian Preston
1985 - 1986
John Frymire
1985 - 1986
Tim Challenger
1986 - 1987
Steven Hamm
1986 - 1987
Joanne Menard
1987 - 200

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