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Root Shock

Overview

Root Shock formed in 2012 with regional veteran musicians whose love of reggae music flows deep. Their unique blend of reggae and heavy drum & bass combined with American roots and soul, and a focus on conscious lyrics result in positive dance music will make you want to move!

The band has been surprising and delighting crowds across the northeast and beyond, bringing their unique high-energy style spearheaded by the stunning soulful vocals and stage presence of Jessica Brown to a wide range of settings. The band’s dedication to spreading music with a positive message has paid off in entertaining, elevating, and energizing music lovers of all walks of life!

On the heels of their 2016 debut album and a 2018 5-song EP, Root Shock is stepping up their game, hitting the road and bringing their renowned live show to clubs, festivals and concert halls far and wide. The band is concentrating on spreading their uplifting message and vibes to the masses. Root Shock’s genre-bending sound has proven to fit many musical settings yet always stand out!

"The six-piece kicks it old school dub style at one moment, with traditional one drop chops reminiscent of King Tubby and Bob Marley himself -- but the beauty's in the addition of lead vocalist Jessica Brown, a bona fide soul powerhouse whose acrobatic runs give the band a real edge. No wonder their name is Root Shock" – Syracuse Post-Standard, Syracuse.com