Cornerstone Roots WA Tour 2014


Cornerstone Roots WA Tour 2014
Submitted on 26 August 2014 15:51

 NATURAL TOURING are pleased to announce Cornerstone Roots gracing Western Australia after they have just embarked on their 2014 UK/Europe Tour. With shows through several countries sharing their love for roots music in England, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Netherlands, Switzerland & Hungary and now in Western Australia.

They have 4 shows happening across WA and look forward to enlighten each of those attending with their conscious sound of roots/reggae.

Saturday 29th August // The Bakery, Perth (nowbaking.com.au)
Thursday 4th Sept // Prince of Wales, Bunbury (
oztix.com.au)
Saturday 6th Sept // Mojos Fremantle, Perth (
oztix.com.au)
Sunday 7th Sept // Indi Bar, Scarborough Beach, Perth (
oztix.com.au)

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 music, dub and ska to the stage and studio.

Playing alongside the Cornerstone Roots founders, is the current line up, which features Brian Ruawai on Vocals/Guitar, Naomi Tuao on Bass, Aaron Bush on Percussion, Ashley Pirie on drums, and stepping up in their parent’s footsteps, 14 year old Reiki Ruawai on Vocals and 16 year old Kaea Ruawai on Keyboards/samples/Vocals Their latest release ‘Is it Real’ featuring Reiki Ruawai was released in August 2013 and the next release features a version of ‘Is it real’ remixed by Dubmatix from Canada.

For the record, Cornerstone Roots has released three critically acclaimed albums, Soul Revolution, Free Yourself and Future Is Now, plus two EPs, One Fine Day and Forward Movement.