Festival Roots

Festival Roots

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Location Kent
Starting from £2430
9 Reviews

5-8 piece reggae function band Festival Roots hail from London and can conjure up incredible reggae and ska covers of your favourite tunes.

  • Highlights
  • Collectively the band members have performed across the globe and have been rocking dancefloors for over a decade
  • With Festival Roots, you are guaranteed to have everyone dancing all night long
  • Smaller line ups available to suit all budgets - a basic line up is a 5 piece band with no horns, but plenty of vibe!

About


5-8 piece reggae band, Festival Roots, hail from London and can conjure up incredible reggae and ska covers of your favourite tunes. Collectively the band members have performed across the globe and have been rocking dancefloors for over a decade.

All playing integral roles in other projects, Festival Roots first came together to play at a friend’s wedding and the party was such a success, that they thought it would be madness not to offer their music to others. And so it began. With such an eclectic mix of great musicians that are all constantly gigging and performing you are guaranteed to get a band that will have everyone dancing all night long.

Festival Roots also perform with larger line ups as a 6 piece or 8 piece. These options include a horn section for that extra punch! While the 5 piece will have you and your guests moving all night long, the optional horn section adds that extra lift and punch to the atmosphere! If your budget allows for it, this is an incredible extra. We love our fantastic horn section and we think you will too.

An acoustic duo is also available to play during your afternoon drinks reception.

Please see prices for these additional services.

Repertoire


Reggae and Ska Classics

  • Ace Of Base - All That She Wants
  • Alton Ellis/Sean Paul, Sasha - I'm Still In Love
  • Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
  • Aswad - Shine
  • Bedouin Soundclash – When The Night Feels My Song
  • Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
  • Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff
  • Bob Marley – Jammin'
  • Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
  • Busy Signal – Missing You
  • Busy Signal - One More Night
  • Collie Budz - Come Around
  • Craig David - Seven Days
  • Desmond Dekker – 007
  • Ed Solo, Skool Of Thought, Darrison - We Play The Music
  • Ed Solo, Skool Of Thought, Darrison - Life Gets Better
  • Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere (Mighty Leap Version)
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop - Midnight Marauders
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop - Roady
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop - The Raft
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop - Wandering Eye
  • Gentleman's Dub Club - Emergency
  • Gentleman's Dub Club - Fire
  • Gentleman's Dub Club - High Grade
  • Gyptian – Hold Yuh
  • Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper
  • Inner Circle - Sweat (A La La La La Long)
  • Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get It If You Really Want
  • Kelis - Trick Me
  • Ken Boothe - Everything I Own
  • Kevin Lyttle - Turn Me On
  • Lionel Ritchie – All Night Long
  • Lord Tanamo - I'm In The Mood For Love
  • Madness - It Must Be LoveMadness - Baggy Trousers
  • Manu Chao – King Of The Bongo
  • Mario - Let Me Love You
  • Men At Work - Down Under
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  • Miike Snow, Mark Ronson - Animal
  • Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
  • Nina Sky, Jabba - Move Ya Body
  • Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
  • Paul Simon – Call Me Al
  • Steve Wonder – Master Blaster
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed Delivered
  • Sting - Englishman In New York
  • Sublime – Wrong Way
  • The Specials – Message to You Rudy
  • Toots and Maytals – Pressure Drop
  • 10 CC/Macka B – Dreadlock Holiday
Line-Up

5 Piece - No horn section but no worries, our standard 5 piece option provides a lot of vibe and energy!

  • Male Vocal
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Keys

6 Piece - More sound, more fire! Our horn players will heat up the dancefloor just that little bit more.

  • Male vocal
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • 2 of the following: Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone

8 Piece - The only option if you're for a looking for a big party atmosphere!

  • Male vocal
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Keys
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

Acoustic Duo (drinks reception performances upon request) - A smooth yet stirring duo that will leave you and your guests tantalized for the evening's entertainment.

  • Male Vocal / Acoustic Guitar
  • Cajón (drum box)

8 Reviews

Top reviews

Diana Acland

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Gloucestershire
5/5

Exceeding all of our expectations, filled the dance floor for the entire evening and played our two requested songs amazingly well. Didn't want them to leave! Book them now for your party!


Simon Hayes

Event: Wedding
Location: Hampshire
5/5

We used Festival Roots for our wedding and they were absolutely amazing! Pretty much all our guests said they were the best wedding band they had ever seen!


Georgie Middleditch

Event: Wedding
Location: Norfolk
5/5

Words can not describe how wonderful Festival Roots were at our wedding. From start to finish they were perfect. The afternoon session set the scene and was loved by everyone, their rendition of Three Little Birds during the ceremony made it extra special and their evening party set was incredible. The dance floor was packed from start to finish and every single guest is still raving about the music. Their unique blend of ska, reggae and wedding classics really do make them the perfect band, I challenge anyone not to get up and dance. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish, so accommodating and flexible with all of our song choices and they gave up the BEST FIRST DANCE EVER. I could not recommend them highly, every party needs this band to play! We will be dancing off on our honey moon with their trumpet fanfare in our ears!


Hannah Telka

Event: Wedding
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Festival Roots went above and beyond at every available moment. They were incredible on the lead up, specifically learning songs for us that are a favourite. On the day they kindly fitted around us by setting up before we sat down for the wedding breakfast. All our friends and family commented on how much they loved the whole band and every single song they played. They not only got people on the dance floor, they kept them there - from start to finish! We really couldn’t recommend Festival Roots more - they are incredible people and an incredible band.


Tom Ward

Event: Wedding
Location: Suffolk
5/5

We saw Festival Roots at one of our friend's weddings and, when we were arranging our own, there was only one band that we wanted! Not only are they absolutely fantastic live, James & co. were so friendly and fun to have at the big day, as well as being super easy to organize everything with in the run up as well! Would highly recommend for any event, top class.


Mike and Annabel Grindy

Event: Wedding
Location: Surrey
5/5

We would love to leave a review for your wonderful band, Festival Roots. They played at our wedding in August and they were simply incredible, the dance floor was full from start to finish and no one sat down for the entire time. We still have friends talking about them and we were so happy with them. Over the moon, in fact! The groom was also in a signed band and is very particular about his music and he loved them!! If anyone is in two minds whether to book Festival Roots, dont be - just book. You will not be disappointed! Thank you for making our day so much fun! We want to do it all over again... We are still dancing!


Jess Lockett

Event: Wedding
Location: Cornwall
5/5

We are so pleased we chose them as our wedding band! They set up quickly and discreetly after the meal and got the party started. Before we knew it, they had filled the yurt with a happy and laid-back vibe and filled the dance floor too, everyone loved it! We would definitely ask them back if we get married again!!!


Jess Lockett

Event: Wedding
Location: Cornwall
5/5

We are so pleased we chose them as our wedding band! They set up quickly and discreetly after the meal and got the party started. Before we knew it, they had filled the yurt with a happy and laid-back vibe and filled the dance floor too, everyone loved it! We would definitely ask them back if we get married again!!


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £3,038
    • Norfolk £3,038
    • Norwich £3,038
    • Suffolk £3,038
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £3,038
    • Leicestershire £3,038
    • Lincolnshire £3,038
    • Northamptonshire £3,038
    • Nottinghamshire £3,038
    • Rutland £3,038
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £5,580
    • Rest of the world £6,200
    North East
    • Durham £3,968
    • East Yorkshire £3,968
    • Leeds £3,720
    • North Yorkshire £3,968
    • Northumberland £3,968
    • South Yorkshire £3,720
    • Tyne and Wear £3,968
    • West Yorkshire £3,968
    • Yorkshire £3,968
    North West
    • Cheshire £3,968
    • Cumbria £3,968
    • Lancashire £3,968
    • Liverpool £3,968
    • Manchester £3,968
    • Merseyside £3,968
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £4,712
    • Ayrshire £4,712
    • Dumfriesshire £4,712
    • East Lothian £4,712
    • Edinburgh £4,712
    • Fife £4,712
    • Glasgow £4,712
    • Inverness £4,712
    • Lanarkshire £4,712
    • Midlothian £4,712
    • Perth £4,712
    • Stirlingshire £4,712
    • Sutherland £4,712
    • West Lothian £4,712
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £2,790
    • Berkshire £2,654
    • Buckinghamshire £2,790
    • East Sussex £2,492
    • Essex £2,790
    • Hampshire £2,790
    • Hertfordshire £2,902
    • Isle of Wight £3,174
    • Kent £2,654
    • London £2,654
    • Middlesex £2,790
    • Oxfordshire £2,902
    • Surrey £2,430
    • Sussex £2,430
    • West Sussex £2,430
    South West
    • Bath £3,286
    • Bristol £3,286
    • Cornwall £4,092
    • Devon £3,844
    • Dorset £3,286
    • Somerset £3,286
    • Wiltshire £3,038
    Wales
    • Anglesey £3,968
    • Brecon £3,534
    • Caernarvonshire £3,968
    • Cardiff £3,534
    • Cardigan £3,968
    • Carmarthen £3,968
    • Denbigh £3,968
    • Flint £3,968
    • Glamorgan £3,968
    • Monmouth £3,968
    • Pembroke £3,968
    • Wrexham £3,968
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £3,038
    • Gloucestershire £3,038
    • Herefordshire £3,286
    • Shropshire £3,286
    • Staffordshire £3,286
    • Warwickshire £3,038
    • Worcestershire £3,286

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    FAQs

    Do the band provide PA and Lighting for their performance?
    Yes, we have full sound and lighting and can also provide music inbetween sets and for an hour afterwards.

    Can we use the band's microphones for announcements and speeches?
    We are happy to provide our sound system and microphones for use from the initially agreed arrival time at no extra cost. Requirement of these facilities earlier in the day will incur a small additional fee.

    Will Festival Roots learn a request?
    We will gladly play the first dance for our wedding clients and we are more than happy to play two additional requests that aren't on our setlist.

    How much space do the band require?
    The full line up requires at least a 2.5 x 4m stage space.

    What else do I need to provide for the band?
    Please provide food for the band. We have some dietary requirements but this can be discussed in the logistics video/voice call around 3-4 weeks in advance of the event date.

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