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Live at The Haig
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The Root Doctors are back!
Live at The Earl Haig Club, Whitchurch, Cardiff
Tickets £8 on the door
After the sad loss of our Band Leader and the Legend Mike Harries just under a year ago, we said goodbye with one hell of a memorial gig in the Coal Exchange, Cardiff. After seeing the love for the man and his music that night, Moya his lovely wife, asked if the band would reform to keep his music alive. There was only one answer to that question!
2019 Line up includes: Sarah Campbell-Horner (Vocals), Dr Gos (keyboards/vocals), Alun Vaughan (Bass guitar), Gavin Griffiths (drums), Hywel Maggs (Guitar), John Farrow (Saxophone), and a new addition to the Roots' family, the lovely and very talented Phil Jarvis (trombone)!
Songs range from the bawdy to the outrageous, drawn from the music's past and coupled with original compositions by the band. The music is laced, spiced and embroidered with great grooves, tight ensemble work, mind-blowing solos, all delivered with an exceptional level of personal conviction.
A variety of styles are invoked, and a performance will move at a moment from the chaos of trad-jazz-from hell to Mardi Gras street funk. from blow-the back-of it-blues to in-your-face-funk, from cajuns-on-acid to hip-hop bebop. With all this they continue the jazz/blues tradition of a robust attitude to life and love.
Simply the best of ingredients, strong flavours, heavy-on-the-spice and all cooked in a rich and satisfying gumbo. In their music and their ideas The Root Doctors are a gloriously free spirit, so the best advice is to keep an open mind. lie back and enjoy yourself.
The Root Doctors
In a remarkable career that stretched back more than fifty years as a bandleader, Cardiff-based trombonist Mike Harries retained an undiminished loyalty to the Crescent City. His influences ranged from Bunk Johnson and George Lewis in the early days to Allen Toussaint and Dr John. After he passed away in 2018 the band have reformed to keep his music alive.
See The Root Doctors tour dates
The Earl Haig Club
- 23-25 Penlline Road
- CF14 2AA
- 029 2062 6015