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Who Are You? 
BARE ROOTS! Just a few life long mates from Newcastle. Nowadays we make music as BARE ROOTS. 

What is it you do?
We all individually contribute different things. Joe is the muso of the band and loves all things gear and bass. He studies Bass & music theory and works really hard at being a great player who can offer something great to a track. Martin focuses on music production, mixing and mastering and plays drums. Over the years he’s acquired a load of knowledge and gear and nowadays he records us from his home studio. Ant writes a load of songs, sings and loves all things branding & marketing. 

How long have you been doing it? 
Funnily enough all 3 of us have been together for years! We played together in different bands, played gigs all over town and only last year decided to give it a real shot as BARE ROOTS! 

What inspires you? 
I think all three of us are inspired by different things but we all love a great song! Ant actively seeks out new music and any which catch his ear are stored in his master Spotify playlist! This massively inspires him to keep on writing and he ends up storing dozens of demos on Soundcloud. As previously mentioned Martin loves gear and production! He seeks out new gear and when he hears a demo he straight away comes up with ideas on how the song could be recorded and engineered. Joe also loves a great tune and is inspired by a lot of Jazz & Funk. This inspires him to come up with some out of the box bass parts. 

Tell us about your music? 
We love to push ourselves to be as creative as possible when writing. During lockdown we worked on an abundance of new music and we’re incredibly excited for what’s to come. Our upcoming show at the Unity Arena is gunna be filled with new songs and we feel that’s the perfect opportunity for people to see / hear what we’re all about! 

What have you got coming up in the future?
Following our show with The Hunna we plan on getting straight into the studio to record a bunch of new music. Once they’re down we’re gunna release a string of new music and fingers crossed we can get back to gigging in 2021! *Fingers Crossed** 

Where can people find out more about you?
You can find us everywhere!

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