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In a simpler time, before Facebook, Twitter and cell phones, six special newborns were shat from their mother’s wombs with a force and fury greater then any womb has ever seen. Stampeding through the cervix upon regal chariots and majestic white steeds, these children quickly developed into adulthood where they finally realized their divine purpose. To draw influence from reggae, rock, and hip-hop to create a new sound. Banded together throughout their journey to find this one of a kind sound, they resolved to simply refer to themselves as “UpRooted,” and made it their goal to melt faces across the United States.
After their official formation in 2009, UpRooted has quickly broadened their fan base all throughout the West Coast. Their live show brings an infectious energy that is unmatched while performing a dynamic set that’s sure to get their crowd singing and dancing along! While bound by a love of music, friendship and unity are UpRooted’s driving forces and sources of inspiration. The band’s front men, Casey Goode and Jonathan Lane, compose vocal melodies and rap verses that reflect a lyrical and rhythmic technicality unique to traditional reggae and hip-hop acts. Lead Guitarist, Eric Montgomery, masterfully layers thematically ingenious rifts, contributing a caliber of musicality that would be impressive to any listener while Tim Lawrence lays down tasty bass lines, ranging from smooth to slap. In 2012, the UpRooted family grew with the addition of long time friend Chris Olson on keys/guitar/vocals and former drummer of San Diego band Chimney Fish, Andy Davis, on drums.
Today, it seems that skies are the limit for UpRooted as they continue to grow their fan base by the day. Their first EP, recorded at the Den Recorders in Pasadena, CA, officially released on iTunes in July of 2011, garnering the band a great deal of exposure and positive reviews. Their second release titled "Elevate" is dropping in January of 2012 and is expected to change the scene of reggae forever. They can be seen performing at a variety of venues in Los Angeles and up and down the beautiful West Coast with the biggest names in the genre. While they were born and raised in California’s San Fernando Valley (except for Andy…he was born in St. Louis and consequently ruined the little “theme” they had going), they have love in their hearts for the entire world and hope to circulate their sound to listeners everywhere!