Ticket Prices are as follows(*): Tues – Free; Wed, Thurs – Free before 10pm, $5 after 10pm; Friday -Saturday-$10; Sunday-$5
* – Prices may vary for touring acts and special events
Detroit Music Awards Winner 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 & 2013 – Outstanding Reggae Band
Roots Vibrations is a musical force that provides authentic Caribbean music. Made up of members from the exotic islands of the Caribbean and the funky streets of Detroit, this band will stimulate your senses with positive roots music. Roots Vibration’s sound is uplifting and fun, and features creative and seasoned musicians who have a multigenerational and multinational appeal. They bring decades of experience and authenticity to the Reggae scene.
Roots Vibrations founder and lead singer Winfred J’s Julien, hailing from Dominica, West Indies, has been the driving force in the regional Caribbean and Reggae scene for over two decades. He produced and performed on eight original CD’s and has worked with dozens of international, national, and local artists, including Calypso Rose. Roots Vibrations has delighted audiences in the East, South, West and North with their unique blend of original and popular Caribbean music in Reggae, Zouk, Calypso, and Soca styles.
Demand for the band has continually increased. Over hundreds of shows and constant practice and rehearsals, Julien and the band have honed their product into a real crowd-pleaser. He said, “My philosophy is ensuring a great performance by each member of the band. The show stays interesting by playing a mix of original and familiar music in a variety of Caribbean styles. The awards we receive and the response we get is because the audience is our focus.”
The music is always uplifting, educational, and rhythmically stimulating for people of all descriptions. Any time Roots Vibrations performs, it’s a good time.
Winfred J’s “Stunna Ranks” Julien – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Hailing from the island of Dominica, Winfred is a master singer, songwriter, producer, bandleader, and recording artist. His performances, from the Detroit area, throughout Michigan, Canada, Chicago . . . are legendary. He opened for superstars like Burning Spear, Shaggy, Shabba Ranks, and Sanchez…..
La Keisha “Lionness” Tuggle – Lead & Background Vocals
A native of Detroit, MI with African, German and Native American Indian roots, La Keisha has a performance resume that spans various music genres such as: Jazz, Traditional, R&B, Gospel, Big Band, Classical Opera, Latin & Reggae. Aside from being a vocalist, La Keisha is also a songwriter, actress and dancer. Music captivated her at a very young age, and she aims for longevity in creating and performing music that has the ability to touch many lives across the world.
Ten Wade – Keyboards/Background vocals
Ten Wade is a keyboard specialist and is proficient in many other instruments as well. He has toured extensively and has performed in many diverse arenas ranging from Broadway to Las Vegas to Hollywood. He has been on the local Detroit music scene since 1993 and is an extremely accomplished arranger and composer also. Ten is music director offers his prodigious keyboard and vocal skills to Roots Vibrations.
Severen “Sledge” Charles – Bass Guitar/Background Vocals
A multi-talented bass player and singer started as a teenage performer in Dominica. He has a groove with a touch that is genuine roots.
Lateef Karam Kareem – Drums/Background Vocals
Has performed on stage and in the studio with such national acts as Stevie Wonder, Five Special, Johnny Griffith, and many others. He rocks with sweetness.