Strange Rootz


Venue: Rapture

Address: 303 E. Main St. Charlottesville VA 22902

Phone: 434.293.9526


Charlottesville Music Showcase presents:

Strange Rootz is a group of brothers united together through conscious music. Coming from different roots, the members bring ideas together to create vibrations with a positive message of love, unity, truth, and rights. Influenced by pioneers of roots reggae such as, Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Culture, Gregory Isaac, Peter Tosh and many more, they bring styles of rock, r&b, jazz, and funk together to create an original sound. The ensemble consist of Derek Moore – (Lead Vocal, Guitar), Julian Hayes – (Bass) Jamaican Recording Artist: Iratio – (Keyboard/Vocal), Kurt Patterson – (Percussion), and Johnnie “Drummah J” – (Drum/Vocal).
Originating from Virginia Beach, Virginia, they perform frequently around the Hampton Roads and also travel along the East Coast. While bringing sweet sounds of covers and originals to Clubs, Venues, Private Events, and Festivals they are sure to move any audience. Strange Rootz has shared the stage with national and international touring artist Third World, The Wailing Souls, Expanders, Pepper, JBoog, Mike Love, Badfish, and many more. They released their first self-titled EP in 2016 which is available on all media outlets. With passion and hope of spreading conscious music to unite people all around the world, the group of brothers will continue to perform and record music for friends, family, and fans to come. 

21+  /  Free

Strange Rootz