Roots Collective is known as Madison's best roots rock reggae band. At a Roots Collective show, expect a night filled with hard hitting rhythms, smooth melodic vocals and harmonies with a groove that just won't let you stay seated!
Biography Roots Collective is Madison, Wisconsin's hottest roots reggae band in the finest one drop tradition. This award winning band features a collection of six seasoned musicians that mirror the horn driven reggae beats of Jamaican groups such as The Mighty Diamonds, The Abyssinians, The Wailers & The Skatalites. Formed in 2005, by lead singer/keyboardist Michelle Flood, Roots Collective focuses on playing music with a message that speaks to all people no matter what race, age or background.
Making Roots Collective a roots rock reggae force to contend with, and setting them apart from other groups in the area, is the band's three vocalists, as well as the trumpet and saxophone section. Michelle Flood brings her naturally strong and elegant voice to original songs that have won her awards and wowed audiences that have experienced their shows. Don Rembert (guitar), and Sean Nolan (trumpet, guitar), also sing. All three lend their vocal talents to harmonizing on many songs, adding a dimension and depth to the presentation of the music that is not heard or seen elsewhere in the area.
"Tunes @ the Terrace" Summer 2009
20th Annual Marquette Fest 2009
Lunchtime Live! 2009
MAMA - Best World Song 2007
WHAT OTHER'S ARE SAYING:
"Your Performance was joyful, uplifting and professional" - Maggie Weiser, Event Coordinator 89.9 FM
"Reggae, breezy island grooves, and a soupcon of funk and fusion are on the menu at this dance happy event" - The Ithmus Newspaper
"One band that certainly deserved high praise was Madison's own Roots Collective. Great reggae band." - 77 Square WI State Journal
I Rise The song, written by Michelle Flood, was inspired by a Maya Angelou poem called "Still I Rise". Every day we struggle but we try to make the right choices and hope things will work out, it is about s
Truth This song was featured in the Madison Made Music Project/Porchlight Inc. benefit CD to reduce homelessness in the Madison area. Come out to a Roots Collective show to hear more awesome tunes!
Wretched Soul Written by Sean Nolan, multi-instrumentalist gunslinger of Roots Collective!