DaddyRoots

DaddyRoots

 Hawthorne, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

I excel at live performance with a great stage charisma and much audience participation. Been compared to having Peter Tosh's intensity and Garnett Silk's voice. If you love Bob Marley slower songs, you'll be seduced by mine and when I cover his. You'll love my versions of Sam Cooke & Van Morrison!!

Biography

My birthplace was in the tiny and gorgeous island of Anguilla, pop:12,000, in the Leeward Islands. Music was the core of entertainment during my childhood and I started a band singing calypso in my early teens.

After a few years I was influenced by Peter Tosh and Bob Marley. I started writing my own music and lyrics producing conscious and love songs.

Anguilla, primarily a calypso-embracing country, do not have a big reggae following except for the tourists.
Many tourists came up to me and praised my shows and I was encouraged to record my own album.

With my first album "Love and Honor" I ventured into US mainland reggae circuit from Belly-Up in California to Chicago's Wild Hare Reggae club and various reggae festivals eventually getting honored by winning Los Angeles Music Award for Best Reggae Vocalist in 2006.

My song, Magar Goat, have been placed in the movie "BROKEN FLOWERS" starring Bill Murray, Sharon Stone, Tilda Swindon and Jessica Lange. "Magar Goat" was also used in Lifetime TV movie "Fugitive".

My vocals have been used in songs for ABC's "Men in Trees" and recently in a song "COMPRESSOR" by Soul Magic Orchestra in an Apple ipod application "TAP, TAP, DANCE" downloaded over 3 million times.

Discography

"Love and Honor" - 2002
"All Here Now" -2003
Where you gunna Run Single for Peter Tosh Tribute 2003
"Happiness" - 2008 aka "Are You Willing"
Soul Magic Orchestra (Compressor feat. Daddy Roots)
"What??"
"Can't Catch My Breath", "Duppy Can't Frighten Me", (Peas) featuring Daddy Roots (From the "Movie Just Go With It")
"Warning"
"High and Dry" (Radio Head, Cover Song)
"Promises" (Free Download)

Set List

2 x 45 minutes of original and cover songs. Covering Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Van Morrison, Sam Cooke, Jummy Cliff, Buju Banton and a variety of older ska.