StruckRoot is a four-piece rock band from Guyana, South America now based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The current line-up comprises of Ricardo Dupret on Vocals, Andre Rahaman on Guitars, Rawle Staunton on Bass and Samuel Constantine on Drums.
The band was formed in March 2004 by guitarist Andre Rahaman and drummer Jude Mendonca who played together previously in a few local bands. Ricardo Dupret was later recruited in April as the band vocalist along with Romeo Yong as their bass guitarist.
Following the success of numerous live shows performing cover songs and developing a strong fan base within the local rock scene, StruckRoot began working on original material to help promote the band locally and record their first Demo EP. During this period Romeo Yong was replaced as bass guitarist, following the return of Jude Mendonca who took a short break from the band only to depart once again due to personal reasons. StruckRoot continued performing live shows throughout the next two years with various bass guitarists and new drummer Samuel Constantine.
In June 2007, StruckRoot began recording at the Brutal Tracks Studio in Guyana, three original songs for their Twisted World Demo EP. Bass guitars were contributed by Rawle Staunton who filled the vacant bass slot in January 2008.
The Twisted World Demo EP includes the songs: Twisted World, The Passing and Purify (now available at www.indiestore.com/struckroot)
Influences of the band include Metallica, Alter Bridge, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Pink Floyd, Sevendust and Tool.
StruckRoot relocated to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2008 to promote their music to a wider audience. The band recently participated in the Manifest Rock Fest held at the Manifesto Rock Bar in Sao Paulo.
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Tel: Andre: 55-11-8814-5770 / Ricardo: 55-11-8825-2602