Establishing themselves in 2018 as a pop/disco outfit, The Roov have been causing a funky stir in Scotland and beyond. Playing to sell out venues across Scotland, particularly in the Highlands, Aberdeen and Dundee. With a rapidly expanding fan base throughout Scotland it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the UK gets into their groove...
In August 2018, the band released the single ‘You Wanna Be Like Me’ which has become a live show sensation and set The Roov apart from many other bands on the unsigned circuit. The single also caught the attention of BBC Radio Scotland presenter Janice Forsyth who thought it was “MAGIC!” and the tune became Radio Scotland's single of the week.
Their first 2019 release, ‘Workin’ On U’, an up-beat pop number was included on Universal Music’s “Future Hits” spotify playlist also featuring Ariana Grande and Madonna. Shortly after this release they played a sell out home-town show supported by Toploader known for their cover of “Dancing In The Moonlight”.
2019 also saw them make quite an impression on those at Belladrum Tartan Heart festival. They played the Seedlings Stage previously in 2018 to a packed tent, but just a year later the overspill of people surrounding the same tent to see them was extraordinary. The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr who headlined the Friday night said “They must be fucking good ‘cause they’re all I’ve heard about”. Not only was their single “You Wanna Be Like Me” named as the festivals featured song of 2019. The Roov have been announced for the main stage 2020 alongside Nile Rodgers and CHIC.
2020 certainly looks like it’s year of The Roov and as a new decade dawns: their latest single “Girlfriend” has set their tone for a foot-stomping year.
Disco’s back and it has never looked this good.
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