They’ve blazed their way across the festival scene; bringing their own inimitable style of blues, rock & Americana to the Great British R&B Festival, the Great British Folk Festival, Upton Blues Festival, The Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Broadstairs Blues Bash, Cambridge Rock Festival, Brownstock, The Fling and Cosmic Puffin to name but a few. The band signed to the 3Ms Music label in April 2017 and have been to France to record their new album which will be released in March 2018.
They’ve shared the line-up with Bellowhead, Wilko Johnson, Jefferson Starship, Eric Burdon, Carl Palmer, The Blues Band, Stray, David Knopfler, The Quireboys, Dr Feelgood & the Yardbirds and they’ve supported Eddi Reeder & the Animals amongst others as well as playing many venues up & down the country.
After 7 years of constant gigging the band’s line up has now evolved into the great live band that they are now with Jamie Williams (lead vocals & rhythm guitar), Nick ‘Charity saint’ Garner (harmonicas & backing vocals), Dave ‘the Hat’ Milligan (lead guitar and backing vocals), Jake ‘The Dude’ Milligan (bass & backing vocals). Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective have honed the rough edges to become one of the most fun & exciting originals live bands on the circuit. Their ethos is ‘it’s all about the party’ – they know when the audience is having fun they’ve got it right! This is a band who love to entertain people and to make them smile; to inspire them to dance & sing along too. Although the band play festivals, and plenty of them, they still love playing clubs & venues.