CORNERSTONE ROOTS – Friday 20th September


West Coast Raglan (NZ) band make a brief trip to Australia for their new single release’ Is it Real’
The original conscious roots outfit known for their passionate performances and crowd stomping grooves bring the West Coast styles to selected venues.

From deep in the South Pacific, Cornerstone Roots pay respect to the colossal world of Jamaican reggae, while confidently bringing their own influences and uplifting messages to the mix.
This approach of classic cool and future consciousness has helped set the tone for reggae in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2001 when vocalist/guitarist Brian Ruawai and bass player and partner Naomi Tuao established Cornerstone Roots.
Based in Raglan/Whaingaroa in Waikato (NZ), they bring the power of Maori and Samoan culture with a deep knowledge for authentic roots reggae, dub and ska to the stage and studio.
Playing alongside the Cornerstone Roots founders, is the current line up, which features Ashley Pirie on drums, Kaea Ruawai on Keyboard samples, Nicholas Stevens on Keyboards, Aaron Bush on Percussion and stepping up in their parent’s footsteps, 13 year old Reiki Ruawai.

Support from DJ Jamin-I from the Raglan Sunday Sessions (NZ)

PAUA -Infusing sweet harmonies, melody and deep grooves to create a unique soulful RnB/Rootz Reggae sound that is PAUA REGGAE MUSIC

Willy Angelo and The Basement Hustle- You have to be on your feet when witnessing the fusion of Soul and Reggae jammed by local Brisbane act Willy Angelo and The Basement Hustle.

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