RoofTop 4

RoofTop 4

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RoofTop is a unique musical perspective of life on planet earth. Fresh sound with accessible melodies and solid groove, RoofTop music brings innovative and eclectic rock blends spanning American roots that are solidly framed by Latin, Arabic and Indian influences.

Biography

RoofTop is a unique musical perspective of life on planet earth. Fresh sound with accessible melodies and solid groove, RoofTop music brings innovative and eclectic rock blends spanning American roots that are solidly framed by Latin, Arabic and Indian influences. RoofTop consists of cuattro, guitar man Yousef Saádeh, ukulele aficionado Dru Rodgers, bass virtuoso Tom Anonymous and world music percussionist, Rami Ziadeh.

Yousef Saádeh has been immersed in a mix of culture ever since his Palestinian mother unknowingly turned him on to Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again. Yousef concentrated on guitar yet quickly developed an affinity for various world instruments. His musical styles range from American roots R&B to Latin and Arabic music. After many years in a number of live bands and recording projects, many with an “anonymous” bass player, Yousef recorded his first solo record “14 miles east of nowhere”.

A Palestinian born in Kuwait with a Jordanian passport in hand, Rami began studying Dombeck at the age of 3 and by the age of 10, was performing live with Middle Eastern dance groups. Rami plays percussion with a unique style that combines Middle Eastern finger techniques with a variety of traditional grooves. His style has earned him the nickname “fingertips” from Bonnie Raitt.

From the farmlands and beaches of southern California, with nearly 20 years of bass experience, Tom has an eclectic style derived from punk rock, jazz, and rock. He approaches the bass like a wrestling match between two friends where there’s never a clear winner. Along with cuattro slinging Yousef, Tom made his first solo record “I am Be”.

Adding spice to it all, the fiery Dru Rodgers brings his years of guitar, ukulele and vocal chords to the party having been with bands all over the stylistic map. He cofounded the fundamentalist acoustic originals-only band “Heavy Wood” predating the unplugged era. He now can generally be found jamming up on the RoofTop, and quite enjoying the view.

Discography

RoofTop 4 -
Tapa Batám - EP released March 2008

Live at the 2006 Wild Iris Festival, Boonville, CA
Available at www.cdbaby.com/rooftop4live and on iTunes

Set List

Our set is 45- 60 minutes long. Encores are encouraged!