There is more than one band with the name The Beatroots: 1) The Beatroots play roots rock reggae and hail from Southend-on-Sea, Essex. They have released two albums, 'White Elephant', and 'Paper Scissors Stoned' (2011). They have a large live following. 2) In the late 70’s Flashback began life, in Cardiff, as a Reggae/Funk outfit. With the early success of UB40 and the rise of Two-Tone, the decision was made to concentrate on Reggae, and the band's name was changed to The Beatroots to better reflect the new direction. 1982 saw the independent release of the Bob Lamb-produced tracks Unnecessary War and I Wanna Dance With You. Both songs were written by J. Henry. The band split around 1983 due to business disagreements. 3) A band from Maine, who play rock music with various world/ethnic influences mixed in.