Arcadia Roots and Saskia Maxwell are all set for March Schtumm….
Arcadia Roots create a sound that defies genre by combining many different styles including world, dance, reggae, blues and roots music. The inspiration for the melodies and rhythms can be traced back too many late nights soaking up new music in the clubs and venues of the West Midlands through to the beaches and bars of west Africa. The bands vibe has been described as ‘earthy’, ‘psychedelic’ and ‘infectious’. This 5-piece dance band combine world, reggae and rock music to create a very unique & captivating sound.
Saskia Maxwell is a young Bath-based singer – originally from Cornwall – who delighted us at the 2016 Schtumm Jamboree with her talents as a singer, flautist and guitarist. She has her own unique style that mixes jazz and folk with a twist of her own magical musical prowess… with echoes of All About Eve. She sings of unrequited love, obsession and questioning authority and conformity in a beautifully gentle but anarchic way. Saskia has been busy with her prolific gigging schedule and has been supporting the likes of Rae Morris, JP Cooper, Nick Harper, Rachel Sermanni and Mark Morriss of the Bluetones.