Dublin, County Dublin
Out of the ashes of ‘Keltic Posse’ comes a fresh new sound in the form of J Roots.
With 28 years of experience making and producing music here and overseas, frontman J Roots — AKA Johnny Quinn — has written and produced a new album, Soapbox Fury, laying down most of the rythyms himself (drums, bass, guitars, keys and perc). This 16-track album is a slice of 70s Jamaican Roots Reggae that harks back to the Golden Ages of Studio 1 and Channel One. It is the first in a planned trilogy of albums due for release over the next 18 months.
Quinn/J Roots formed his first band, ‘Keltic Posse’, in London in 1985. After touring extensively for nine years, including performances at the prestigious Montreaux Jazz Festival, Switzerland and being part of Laurel Aiken's (the Godfather of Ska) honorary band for his Irish tour in the 1990s, he moved on to work with The Subtonics. It was during this time that he formed the electronic dub outfit Analogue Mindfield, co-producing three albums for the legendary Malicious Damage Records, the label behind The Orb and Killing Joke.
He is joined on stage by an impressive band boasting various members of ‘Keltic Posse’, ‘Analogue Mindfield’ and ‘Dub Investigation’ for the live shows.
The album “Soapbox Fury” is out now, available in all good record shops and on itunes.