Europe’s no 1 Bob Marley tribute bring their salute to the no 1 Reggae album of all-time
The musicians behind Europe's best Bob Marley tribute return with LEGEND 35, paying tribute to Marley’s most well-known album, although Legend was released only 3 years after he died in 1981. It quickly became one of the best-selling albums of all-time. Many of his most famous songs can be found on this album and these songs hardly need any introduction, not even to those not very familiar with Reggae music. Legend showcases Marley in full glory with songs like I Shot The Sheriff, No Woman No Cry, Could You Be Loved, Jamming and Redemption Song, only to name a few of the all-classics tracklist.
Although Rootsriders normally do not depend on performing Marley's best-known songs only, playing his greatest hits is by no means something they don’t look forward to: « These songs are classics because they are all fantastic songs by one of the greatest artists and songwriters of all time, mind you! » The band asks Marley fans to share their personal favorite Marley tracks with them on social media under hashtag #Legend35 so Rootsriders can truly pay tribute to Legend together with Marley fans, 35 years after the release of this best-selling reggae album of all time.
Rootsriders were founded in 2006 to commemorate that Bob Marley had passed away 25 years before. A sold-out show in one of the best pop venues in the Netherlands tasted like more and since then the band has become the best Marley tribute in Europe (and some say far beyond). In 2013, the blind audition of Rootsriders singer Mitchell Brunings at The Voice of Holland went viral worldwide and created a lot of extra attention for the band, including some sold-out tours, together with Mitchell of course who then left the band and played the leading role in the official Marley musical. Currently, Mo Ali, from Sudan, considered by experts to be the best Marley-inspired voice in the world, and the Caribbean Tamara Nivillac are the most important singers of the band.