Cornerstone Roots are a 5-piece Original Reggae/Roots/ outfit from Whaingaroa. Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Brian Ruawai, Naomi Tuao Bass, Turongo Drums, Aaron Bush on percussion, Jabin Ward on Saxophone, Te Omeka Perkins on Keys and Michael Taylor on Trumpet. From the humble beginnings of a 3-piece outfit in 2001, the band has grown to become a seven-piece powerhouse unit in 2004. Although their music is deeply rooted in the Jamaican reggae ilk they put their own spin on the traditional sound and give it a distinctly NZ feel. Their sound has been described as being organic and is laced with references to 1970s style roots n culture. With contemporary message orientated lyrics & catchy riffs, The Corners have been building a solid fan base and a reputation for creating a timeless vibe at their live shows. Punters are either working up a sweat dancing up a storm, or bugging out to the more chilled vibes. Recent tours have included The 2004 Winter EP release jaunt, The Longtime Summer Australasian Tour with Salmonella Dub & The Burning Spear Toots & The Maytals support in New Caledonia.