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The best kept secret in music



It's no accident that Deroot frequently trumpets the fact that they've broken Hard Rock Live's attendance record. Their melodic take on nĂ¼-metal aggression has made them quite the faves among Orlando's vibrant hard-rock scene, with all-out live shows that bring out the best of the beast in their fans.

Over the last year, the band has gotten themselves ready to take that assault to a new level. With the replacement of longtime drummer Anthony Nunziata with Ryan Thompson (Throe), the three-piece has been hard at work redefining their older material, while furiously working on a batch of new songs that they hope will help them move beyond "locals only" status.

"We put out a demo CD since we got Ryan in," says guitarist Rob Mulligan. "There are six songs, a couple new ones and a couple old ones. We're planning to do a showcase in L.A. at the Whisky in December or January, and we're basically just shopping Deroot to see what kind of options we have."

To be sure, Deroot hasn't turned their back on the stage in favor of studio time. In fact, between a 20-date jaunt on the 2001 Warped Tour ("All the way from here to Kansas and Wisconsin and Chicago all through Texas and back," says bassist Bryan Campbell) and a consistent run of dates both here and throughout the Southeast, the band has certainly kept their stage chops up.

"We're a three-piece, so every little bit counts," says Mulligan of the band's formidable live presence. "So we all have to do a lot."
-Jason Ferguson - Orlando Weekly


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The single "Part 1" has been featured on Orlando's 105.9 "O-Rock"

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You Only Live Once
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4 x 3
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Balance of the Three
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Feeling a bit camera shy


"Deroot is forever, this is my life." Words spoken in 1995 now seem all to familiar for the three members of Deroot. For it does actually seem as though Deroot is, in fact, forever. Born into existence on Halloween of 1995, Deroot has grown to become Orlando's top drawing local band.

After packing venues of all sizes for the past three years and increasing their fan base, of which is called the "Deroot family", to over 4000 strong. Deroot has not only broken attendance records at Orlando's Hard Rock Live, House of Blues and The Club at Firestone. But has re-broken their own attendance record at Hard Rock Live in September of 2003 by selling out the 3000+ seat venue.

With record setting crowds and CD sales in the thousands, the audience is still what matters most to Deroot. "We build our reputation on determination and respect for our fans" states Rob Mulligan, Vocalist/guitarist. Determination is a key word for Deroot, with a reputation for being one of the hardest working bands anywhere and with winning several prestigious awards for "Best Live Show" in 2000 and 2002 from the Orlando Music Awards and winning for "Best Hardcore" from the People's Music Awards in 2001.

In 2001 Deroot brought their music to the masses by joining the Vans Warped Tour for a total of 15 dates. Not only gaining new fans, but impressing their peers. In the long run they gained an invitation to open up for 311 at the UCF arena later that same year.

Deroot's latest CD entitled "13" is their third full-length and fifth overall independent release to date. As the title states, the album consists of 13 songs, ten new tracks with 3 revamped versions of their old favorites. Previous releases include 1996's "Balance of the Three," 1998's "Four by Three," 2000's "You Only Live Once," and 2002's "Weekend Demo". All previously released albums are currently sold out.

With CD sales climbing, radio airplay rising, the Deroot family growing and with no end in sight, those words once spoken by young hopeful musicians are now coming true. "Deroot is forever, this is my life, this is my family."