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Formed in 2001 by Jeremy Davies, Root Music is a promoter, producer and all round dynamic force in the world of music and the arts.

Our Story

Formed in 2001 Root Music has produced projects, tours and residencies across the world. The company was originally created with the aim of supporting emerging artists and music businesses locally, however it’s moved far beyond the original remit, delivering projects and tours across the world. This year is Root Music’s 21st birthday so look out for some very special events to celebrate that landmark.

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What we do

Root Music creates new work, tours, commissions, collaborations and community projects as well as working with like minded partners across the world. Root Music works with new and emerging artists, promoters and music venues at the grass roots of the music industry, through training, mentoring and special projects.


Currently, Root Music manages the Music-Net National Touring project in partnership with Inner City Music owners and operators of iconic Manchester venue band on the Wall.

Through Music-Net we tour world class artists to grass roots venues, theatres and festivals across the UK as well as delivering training mentoring, conferences and special events.

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Tours, collaborations and commissions

New commissions, first time tours and unique collaborations are a special part of Music-Net. Here are a few of our recent commissions.

The Young’uns – The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

A timely tale of an extraordinary man who stood up to racism and fascism and bore witness to some of the defining moments of the 20th century.

Hannah Peel – Tubular Brass

As well as supporting the creation of this awesome brass band Root Music commissioned Hannah to create an amazing new piece – Mary Cassio, Journey to Casseiopeia. Here they are at London’s Southbank, performing as part of the New Music Biennial.

The Unthanks with Brighouse and Rastrick Band

This project is from some time ago, but it’s so good it can’t be ignored. Along with Brass – Durham International Festival, we brought together The Unthanks and Brighouse and Rastrick Band to create a stunning folk, brass collaboration.

Ryley Walker with Danny Thompson

For this very special tour, Ryley was joined by near-legendary double-bassist Danny Thompson, who performed with Bert Jansch, Tim Buckley, and many more – helping to create the lyrical and jazz-flecked astral folk that so influenced Walker close to half a century later.

Root Music International

Root Music is proud to work with friends and partners across the world.


We were recently part of the NIMPE project working with partners form Italy, France, Greece, Slovenia, France and Denmark. A Creative Europe Partnership Project, financed by the European Union, NIMPE supported artists and new businesses to develop their work internationally. For more information visit the NIMPE website here –


Aftershock International

Root Music co-created this project in partnership with producer Debra King. Artistically directed by the extraordinary talent that is Nitin Sawhney, Aftershock has brought an unbelievable range of new talent together to create new work guided by Nitin. Aftershock has taken place across the UK including Southbank and Sage Gateshead as well as in France, Italy Germany and Australia.

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