Cheekily named “The Stray Roots” lay claim to being the Hawkesbury’s finest rhythm and blues outfit. Boasting several decades of live experience their repertoire consists of a mixture of dirty blues ridden swampy classics and provocative originals inspiring sweat filled nights of unbridled shimmying. Influences range from the earthy British sounds of Dr Feelgood to the traditional Chicago and Delta style of Howling Wolf and his contemporaries.
Troy Dwyer: Lead vocals and soaring harp
Troy has over 20 years experience fronting bands throughout Australia and New Zealand at different times sharing the stage with Dave Tice, Jeff Lang, Dutch Tilders, Fiona Boyce and Geoff Achison to name a few, whilst towelling through the depths of suburban beer soaked venues fronting “Dangerous Goods “ rhythm method cruzade, and the Lynrd Skynerd show.
Shannon Guihot: lead guitar and vocals
Shannon has been bending and breaking strings for over 20 years and with this outfit he seems to elevate himself from the vanilla fudge of the folk scene lnto a rock & roll pig. Shannon is an accomplished songwriter and performer having played festivals and gigs throughout Australia .
Andrew Ford: Bass guitar and lurid comment
Andy has been plucking the bass for over 20 years in various original outfits and moved on stage 3 times. Although has been known to show amazing agility in threading through crowded venues in search of the bar.
Justin Livingston: Drums and percussion
With 14 years banging away Justin provided the swing peppered feel to the band locking a tight rhythm section with Andy. To date Justin is the most successful Stray Root in the trouser department