General Roots

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Brief History

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 drums & 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 five 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, GR 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.

Through sheer hard graft, the band has become even more accomplished along the way, earning support slots with artists such as Ziggy Marley, The Specials, Madness, Gentleman's Dub Club, Hollie Cook, The Skints & Protoje to name a few.