Niu Roots is a vibrant new Reggae Band out of Long Beach, CA. A spin-off project of the wildly-popular SoCal band, Local Culture, Niu Roots already has a home in the SoCal Reggae scene; but carries enough verve and original flavor to easily stand out on its own.
Niu Roots is respectfully and lovingly named after the founder and original manager of Local Culture, Ainiu Pua, who also happens to be Lolesio’s mom. ‘Niu’ is also the Samoan word for coconut, which symbolizes the band’s South Pacific Island origin.
The addition of ‘roots’ to the name reminds the band to stay grounded and connected to their Polynesian ancestors and customs; keeping the good-feel vibes energized with island warmth, laughs and tradition.
Niu Roots mixes it up with popular covers and original tunes; all aimed at treating their fans to a session of good-feel Irie vibes - a place where no worries exist and island time is the only time.
Members are: Lolesio Pua (Keys and Vocals), John Leilua (Bass and Vocals), Jeremy Carvalho (Drums), and Vaea A'etonu (Guitar and Vocals).