The hip-hop band’s new gig brings them a new fan base and a more steady routine.
Portland, Maine (WiredPRNews.com) – Grammy winning band The Roots has garnered critical acclaim throughout their career for their eclectic musical style. However, with their new found TV gig, the group has found a new kind of fan base and more settled day to day routine. As reported by Reuters, the group spoke recently about their life after becoming the house band for NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” show, which premiered earlier this year.
The band’s drummer Ahmir Thompson, also known as Questlove, is quoted as stating of the group’s decision to do the nightly show, “Back in the day, we were young and fresh out of school, had no families and no responsibilities — the sky was the limit. But, fast forward, and you’ve got wives, kids, ballet recitals, football practices, first day of middle school, flu shots, and it gets harder every year… We just wanted to be in one place, and the only job that can give us that comfort without us seeing a dip monetarily was doing a residency. For us to be in one place and make the same amount of money made a lot of sense.”
Thompson is further quoted as stating of the impact the show has had so far, “We have a slew of new fans… not to mention the creative juices that are flowing from us interacting and playing with other artists on the show.”
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