Saturday 13th April
Watch the livestream at 11.15pm
Nominated for Blues Act of the Year at the Jazz FM Awards 2019
Roosevelt Collier - Pedal and Lap Steel
Rodrigo Zambrano - Bass
Jason Alexsandre Matthews - Keys
Armando Miguel Lopez -Drums
Pedal and lap steel guitar ace Roosevelt Collier, so proficient he’s affectionately known as “The Dr,” released his solo debut Exit 16 earlier this year on GroundUP Music.It's a potent mix of blues, gospel, rock and, in his words, “dirty funk swampy grime,” as overseen by producer and Bokanté bandmate Michael League (from the Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy).
Soft spoken by nature, South Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar. Brought up in the "sacred steel" tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins as a founding member of The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances gospel.
On the touring circuit Roosevelt he is a regular "Artist at Large," performing alongside many of music's most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks, Los Lobos , the Del McCoury Band and countless others. In 2017, Roosevelt debuted his new project Bokanté - a "World Music All-Star Band" created by Snarky Puppy founder Michael League and featuring the vocals of Malika Tirolien. As a bandleader, Roosevelt leads his world famous "get-downs" featuring a mixture of "superstars and church folk", his own "Jimi Hendrix Experiment"-style all-star trio, andin 2018 will release the long-awaited Roosevelt Collier debut record, featuring an incredible mixture of blues, gospel, rock, and funk all rolled up by producer and bandmate Michael League released on the GroundUP Music label. (Exit 16 out now)