Independent Brisbane duo ROO.

Brisbane duo ROO describe their music as electric indie/folk/swamp/blues but are often described as a ‘rock’ band.

Roo’s soulful vocals and grungy guitar blend with Dean Hamilton’s tight backing vocals and jazz influenced drums to create a raw live sound as big as a band.

Their emotionally intense performances come with ridiculous outfits and intentionally awkward banter.



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First time you ever listened to 4ZZZ?

Roo started listening to 4ZZZ in the late 90s and Dean started listening in 2003 when he moved to Brisbane.

First time you were ever played on 4ZZZ?

ROO first appeared on 4ZZZ airwaves on Goldilocks Folk in March 2016.  

First gig you ever played?

ROO’s first show was in January 2016 with Ellie Jane at Club Greenslopes.  

Funniest on-stage f##k up?

Playing at The Back Room, Roo managed to break most of her guitar strings only a few songs in, hadn’t brought a spare guitar and left all her spare strings in the green room.  Luckily Doug – the Guitarist from Roadhouse kindly came to the rescue offering his beautiful guitar to finish the show and save the crowd from the two string folk rendition of Marilyn Manson’s ‘The Beautiful People’.

If you could play with one band/muso (dead or alive) in the 4ZZZ carpark who +why?

BUZZkillers!  Because they ROCK!

What is the kewlest/ most definitive feature of  your group/ musical project?

ROO are raw and honest.

If you were to turn out your pockets at the end of a tour, what is the most common thing you would find?

Difflam spray.

If you/your band/your music took the form of an emoji, which one would it be?

Is there an emoji for the word Ratbag?