Nucleus Roots have rocked crowds with new music from the Nucleus Studio and previewed tracks from their eagerly awaited studio album, with Ossie Gad (The Natural-ites ‘Picture on the Wall’), at shows across Europe.
Formed in 1995 from the ashes of legendary Manchester punky/reggae outfit Community Charge and with a few line-up shuffles along the way the band developed a cohesive, creative unit.
In recent years they have performed many shows as a full live band. Nucleus Roots Producer and Musical Director P.Lush, resumed duties on the Bass, his brother Gary Morris joined him on guitar, Peter Technical on the bubbling keyboards and Delroy Walker; drummer for Suns of Arqua, Finlaye Quaye and MC Busby, on the classic Nucleus rhythms. This line up provides backing for their regular vocalists; Moses, Simon Dan along with Ossie Gad.
For the ‘Dub Heads’, Lush also plays the set in a sound system format; heavyweight Nucleus Roots tracks, mixed live and accompanied by an MC.
Nucleus Roots have a massive stage presence and produce a contagiously danceable, uplifting Roots sound. This live line up sees another chapter in the band’s colourful history. The vibe harks back to the 80’s ‘digitalised’’ sound which P. Lush loves so much as well as looking forward to a positive musical future.
Feelings run high when Nucleus take the stage so be prepared for a live performance that will take you through the full gamut of emotions.
‘Closing the show were Nucleus Roots who got us all dancing to their reggae groove. It was a great set and then all too soon it was over.’Scott Williams, eFestivals.co.uk
‘Nucleus Roots, who are held with the highest respect within the Reggae and Dub fraternity and continue to tour and excite audiences young and old at home and abroad. With the resurgence of their record label and actively releasing vinyl again, Nucleus Roots continue championing their unique sound that so many fans love and which is so intrinsically part of Manchester’s reggae scene.’Rhythm Passport
‘The music, courtesy of Nucleus Roots, is languid in style but still retains that call to action that all good Roots has. This is a strong powerful track tempered by the soothing vocals of Don Hartley. If you love your roots then I am sure you will love this one, nice dubs as well!’The Paper Lion
‘Nucleus Roots is a remarkable crew for me – thanks to their concert on Winter Reggae festival in 2004 I felt in love with dub music…. I hit only on this year’s release with Ria and Trevor Roots. The new 7″ is a tribute to all of the women and men who find sound systems a big part of their lives. Nucleus Roots comes back in an incredible style with a tune that will conquer quite a few sessions!’Bedi, dubmassive.org