JJ Roots Announces Collaboration on New Album with PolyGecko!

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Jeff Scott Gray and Jocelyn Parlee of JJ Roots recently confirmed that their new Independent Release, “Here Goes Something” was Mixed, Mastered and Co-Produced with Ryan G. Osborne A.K.A. Poly Gecko (electronic reptile)!

When asked about this unique collaboration Jeff shared:

“Ryan and I had been working together for some time in an effort to improve the recordings coming out of my studio, Magic Brew Studio. Through that process Ryan and I became familiar with each others styles and it was clear to me that not only did Ryan possess amazing technical knowledge but also a real intuitiveness and a creative ear for our music. When this new project surfaced I approached Jocelyn and arranged a meeting and she was sold on the spot! We could not be happier with this new 10 song album. Ryan also used his networking to bring Pianist Julia Weir on board to play on two tracks…wow what an impact!”

Jocelyn Parlee elaborates:

“I was so excited when we met Ryan for the first time. It was clear to me that his rock and electronica background would add a unique and creative twist to what JJ Roots has to deliver! Working with Ryan has been a joy as all three of us share the passion for the music , extremely strong work ethics and a drive for creative obsession! lol! We are so proud of this new record with Ryan”


This also represents a departure for Ryan:

“When JJ Roots asked me to be a part of their new project I was thrilled. Jeff and Jocelyn are super talented and I really dug their music and sound. I really felt I could make a difference and add my touch to their already super material! We really do make a unique team and the open spirit of collaboration was infectious.”

Join JJ Roots and Ryan Osborne on Saturday April 28th at 7pm for their CD release concert on The CIOE 97.5 FM Radio stage in Lower Sackville.


JJ Roots will be performing their entire album “Here Goes Something” as well as a smattering of their favorite takes on music classics! You can get a preview here on their You Tube Channel!

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As of this press release tickets are still available but are going fast so click HERE now to purchase.

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JJ Roots to Perform at Carroll’s Corner Community Centre March 10th!

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Known for their high energy and yet subtle performances, JJ Roots ( Jocelyn Parlee and Jeff Scott Gray) performs live at The Carroll’s Corner Community Centre on March 10th at 8pm showcasing the music that influenced them and sharing their unique infectious original music.
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“Reviews of their House concert in Stewiacke on Janauary 20 were glowing citing the energy and sincerity of their live performance. Click here to see some videos from that show!”

This duo strives to entertain and engage their audiences with their music and story telling.

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Doors open at 7:30pm so come early to get a good spot as seating is limited!

Only $10.00 at the door!

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JJ Roots on CIOE Radio this Wednesday! World premier of their new single ” Here Goes Something”



Jeff Gray and Jocelyn Parlee are proud to announce that on Wednesday,  December 13 at noon Atlantic Time they will join Bob Purcell during his show on 97.5 Community Radio and debut their new  JJ Roots single “Here Goes Something” from their upcoming 2018 album of the same name.

The duo have been busy writing new material and are currently finishing pre-production of the 2018 album.

When asked about the new material Jocelyn beamed:

“I am so proud of the songs we have created together since last Spring! Jeff and I have such different backgrounds and this is culminating in really interesting and innovative music! I can’t wait for our album to be finished!”


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When asked about collaborating with Jocelyn, Jeff extolled her musical expression:

“Working with Jocelyn has been a joy. Her roots and country background is so different from my own. I am a rock guy,” He laughs. “Our song writing processes are different yet we are able to combine our talents to create music we otherwise never would. It’s so much fun!”

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So tune in this Wednesday at 12:00 pm Atlantic to CIOE by going to their website:

http://www.communityradio.ca/ or simply clicking here! (Click me)


Magic Brew Studio is proud that JJ Roots new album will be recorded right here! Stay tuned!







Magic Brew Update!


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Well it has been a while since I posted but a lot is going on! I was away for two weeks in Mexico! Poor me!

Since that time I was the musical director for the most recent Stewiacke Culture Showcase Song writers circle performing my own songs and supporting Bob and CJ Prest, Phil Miles and Shannon Rachel Rafuse. Local Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Famer Eric Bowers. It was a great night with lots of original music including:

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A Breeze and A Whistle

Our Home


I Ride

Take the Wheel and Drive


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A little take a little Give

I Always Hoped

I have also been busy editing The Highlander’s Top 5 Album interviews by Tryston Blyth on Spreaker!

I just finished 4 episodes to catch up from being away! Click here to listen!

Finally Joceyln Parlee and I started the recording process for her new single called Hey Baby! We are both stoked about what we have accomplished so far!


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And more! Tonight Shannon Rafuse, Mark Macdonald and I are getting together to continue writing Shannon’s next single!

Well there you have it! Lots on the go and more to come…..I haven’t even mentioned guitar lessons or guitar tech or writing my own new songs!Stay tuned!