Roots Garden stormed Brighton’s club scene with its ‘Strictly Roots and Culture’ ethos in 1995. Founded by DJ/selector Jon Jones, the weekly club session ran every Tuesday night at the underground venue The Jazz Place, establishing Roots Garden as one of the UK’s longest ever running weekly reggae nights (1995-2011). Its legendary jump up session played an influential role in bringing authentic sound system culture & reggae artists into a club environment, gaining the then largely underground scene greater access & exposure to new & wider audiences.
As well as regular appearances at venues and festivals further afield Roots Garden continue to be an ever present part of Brighton’s diverse music scene, hosting regular sound system shows and club night sessions across the city’s many venues & community festivals. Roots Garden’s passion and dedication to representing the very best of Jamaican music and its many branches have secured its name as an enduring feature on Brighton’s musical landscape.
Brighton’s globally renowned reggae and dubwise crew available for DJ bookings and sound system shows. Featuring live singers, MC’s and horns players from the Roots Garden records stables. From classic Jamaican rocksteady, revival, roots & rub-a-dub to0 the latest rootical dancehall & heavyweight dubplates, selected in a traditional sound system style to get the crowd jumping.
Line-up options can be adapted to suit your event. Please see some examples below…
Show option 1 – DJ/Selector – Jon Jones (Roots Garden)
Show option 2 – DJ + MC/Singer
DJ/selector – Jon Jones (Roots Garden) + MC or singer from the Roots Garden records stables (please enquire for artists available)
Show option 3 – DJ + MC/Singer + Live Horns DJ/selector – Jon Jones (Roots Garden) + MC or singer from the Roots Garden records stables + Leroy Horns Saxophone (Resonators band) & or Laura Impallomeni Trombone (Dub Organiser / King Nommo)
Show option 4 – Full Roots Garden sound system
Roots Garden’s custom built heavyweight sound system is designed in the UK dub/reggae tradition whilst utilising the latest speaker and pre-amp technology. the system delivers high quality clear Sound and serious SPL bass levels… + Selector Jon Jones & MC’s singers and players on request