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STRANGE ROOTZ is a group of brothers united together through conscious music. Coming from different roots, the members bring ideas together to create vibrations with a positive message of love, unity, truth, and rights. Influenced by pioneers of roots reggae such as, Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Culture, Gregory Isaac, Peter Tosh, Morgan Heritage and many more, they bring styles of rock, r&b, blues, and funk together to create an original sound. The ensemble consist of Derek Moore – (Lead Vocal, Guitar), Julian Hayes – (Bass), Jamaican Recording Artist: Iratio – (Keyboard/Vocal), Kurt Patterson - (Percussion), and Johnnie "Drummah J" Smith– (Drum/Vocal).

Originating from Virginia Beach, Virginia, they perform frequently around the Hampton Roads and also travel along the East Coast. While bringing sweet sounds of covers and originals to Clubs, Venues, Private Events, and Festivals they are sure to move any audience. The group has shared the stage with national and international touring artist The Wailing Souls, Third World, The Expanders,  Pepper, Katastro, Signal Fire, JBoog, Fortunate Youth, Mike Love, Badfish, Passafire, Sun-Dried Vibes, Ballyhoo, and many more.

Strange Rootz released their first self-titled EP in 2016, which was recorded with previous members, and is available on all media outlets. Currently, the band  is working on recording new original music. With passion and hope of spreading conscious music to unite people all around the world, Strange Rootz will continue to perform and record music for friends, family, and fans to come in the vision of... 

One Perfect Love

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 DEREK MOORE - VOCALS/GUITAR/MELODICA

DEREK MOORE - VOCALS/GUITAR/MELODICA

 
 
 JULIAN HAYES - BASSIE

JULIAN HAYES - BASSIE

 IRATIO - VOCALS/KEYBOARD

IRATIO - VOCALS/KEYBOARD

 
 
 KURT "BABA" PATTERSON - FRONT PERCUSSION

KURT "BABA" PATTERSON - FRONT PERCUSSION

 JOHNNIE "DRUMMAH JAY" SMITH - DRUMS

JOHNNIE "DRUMMAH JAY" SMITH - DRUMS

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