Blending So-Cal, Hip Hop and dub reggae with a dash of the Endless Summer soundtrack
thrown in. Bearfoot’s sun-soaked-yet-dark take on roots, reggae & dub has sent ripples
through the country, and even over the ditch. You could blame their highly energetic, sweat-drenched live performances, or their ability to create catchy melodies, but whatever the case, Bearfoot have been turning heads wherever they (and/or their music) go.
Mixing a solid rhythm section made up of fat bass and steadfast drums with percussive
flare, bubbling keys, dubby guitars, horn lines that won’t quit, and vocal harmonies to
support vocalist Asher Chapman’s passionate rapid-fire vocals, Bearfoot unashamedly
bring their own take on Australian Roots/Reggae music.
“... this is a band who knows their strengths musically and the
direction they’re heading in. ” 
The AU Review
Debut single, ‘Babylon’ got them noticed, and grabbed the attention of community radio.
‘Impolite’ - produced by Paul Bromley at the Tanuki Lounge in Brisbane’s West end - put
them on the map (Roots’N’All on Triple J dug it, being used throughout 2016 as part of the
program’s intro), and scored them a Queensland Music Award in the process (Best Blues/
Roots Release).
Come to 2016, and the era of the ‘TRiBE’ EP was put into effect, including later singles
‘Dreamer’ and ‘Could Be Worse’ which kept the ball rolling. When you add all these releases (including two remixes, in a short time, too) with constant performances and festival appearances, including massive shows at Woodford Folk Festival (2015/16), Caloundra Music Festival (2015/16), Ocean Street World Festival, Big Pineapple Music Festival, Australian Music Week (Sydney) and a showcase at
BIGSOUND 16, then it is without a doubt that Bearfoot would be looking forward to their
This year will see the 6-piece head into the studio to begin on new material to follow on
from ‘TRiBE’, but not before appearances at Luminate Festival (NZ in February), Earth
Frequency, Noosa Festival of Surfing, Queensland Ska & Reggae Festival (Headliner),
and Big Pineapple Music Festival... and this will be all before the middle of the year.
Bearfoot stand for a creative culture. Fists in the air, white knuckle. Voices out loud, no