About THE ROOTS UNION
london, United Kingdom
Every once in a while a band emerge that don’t need to rely on a barrage of hyperbole to get your attention, their music speaks plainly and compellingly for itself. THE ROOTS UNION are such a band.
They are Tobias ben Jacob, Phillip Henry, Hannah Martin and Michael Sykes and they wield acoustic guitars, dobro slide guitar, violin, harmonica, drums and vocal harmonies.
The four - piece acoustic roots outfit have been travelling across the country dazzling audiences with unforgettable live shows. On stage, compelling stories unfold and are told with a soulfulness only life can teach. Love songs and songs of conscience give way to old fashioned sing-alongs with good-time, feel-good dancing. As the energy builds the familiar ground of folk, roots and americana is transformed into what can only be described as a kind of acoustic rave with all sorts of original and unexpected influences emerging.
The band came of age playing to high festival crowds in the early hours of the morning and many are the inns and halls whence they have plied their trade; downhome and in the cities, towns and backwaters of England.