Aoife Hearty - Vocals
Joe Tatton (The New Mastersounds, Corinne Bailey Rae) - Keyboards / Vocals
Joshua Fairman (Kinetix, Fox Street All Stars) - Bass
Joel Scanlon - Percussion
Eric Low (Fox Street All Stars) - Drums
James Dumm (Fox Street All Stars) - Guitar
Rodina's US collaboration emerged from a studio project in Denver in January with the recording of a forthcoming EP and it brought together musicians from New Mastersounds, Kinetix and Fox Street All Stars. At the same time some auspicious gigs in Colorado at the beginning of the year included a double-nighter at Cervantes with Meters' original master Georger Porter Jr who sat in at the end of the set.
Assembled around the captivating vocals & song-writing of Irish singer Aoife Hearty, Rodina also features New Mastersounds keyboards man Joe Tatton, who has toured the US, Europe and Japan extensively over this time playing sets with Maceo Parker, Art Neville and Karl Denson among others; Joshua Fairman fresh back from stealing the show on Jamcruise and a founder of Denver's The Kinetix features on Bass and Fox Street All Stars Eric Low and James Dumm weigh in on Drums and Guitar respectively. The new super-group marries together Rodina's catchy hooks and Jazz sensibilities with the best of Jam Band Soul, Pop, Reggae and Funk - and delivers a great show.
In May Rodina will be returning to the US to play shows with this great new band in Colorado, the Northwest and San Francisco - updates on the gigs page soon.
“a solo singer who embraces acoustica and latino rhythms with a sweet aplomb….. Rodina unrelentlessly emphasizes quality and sweetness. Sort of like an angel holding court in a smokey, chilled underground bar. A classy performance ….”