Additional info: The Rootsman (John Bolloten) is a musician and DJ based in Bradford, England. His musical career began when he was living in Edinburgh, Scotland and taught himself to play guitar in 1978 at the age of 13 and formed his first punk band. After 3 concerts, he decided that being a guitarist in a band was not for him and he retired from that aspect of the music business. He moved to Bradford in 1983. He worked for over two years in the local Roots Record Shop, where he began to be known as "Rootsman".
As well as playing as a DJ all over the UK, Rootsman has also played in Tofo (Mozambique); Kiev (Ukraine - 2 times); Tel Aviv (Israel); Istanbul (Turkey); Paris (13), Marseille, Rennes, Lyon, Toulon, Orléans, Périgueux, Troyes, Montpellier, Le Mans, Morlaix and Lille (France); Rome (4), Milan (5), Bologna, Pescara, Salento, Jesi (2), Lecce (2), Naples, Grosseto, Bergamo, Grosseto, Osoppo and Bari (4) (Italy); Berlin (10), Hamburg (5), Frankfurt (5), Koln (3), Flensburg (3), Wuppertal (3), Greifswald (4), Dortmund (2), Munich (3), Stuttgart (2), Chiemsee (3), Nurnberg (2), Tübingen (3), Dresden (3), Leipzig (2), Ingolstadt, Muritz (3), Jena, Bremen, Augsburg (3), Reutlingen, Herzberg, Saarbrücken and Oberhausen (Germany); Brussels, Liege, Gierle, Kortrijk and Gent (Belgium); Warsaw (6), Poznań (6), Wrocław (4), Szczecin (2), Gdańsk, Łódź, Katowice, Kraków, Sopot, Białystok, Opole (3), Knurów, Cieszyn, Zielona Gora, Pila and Zgorzelec (2) (Poland); Lisbon (Portugal) (2); Zagreb (3) (Croatia); Tallinn (Estonia), Ljubljana (2) (Slovenia); Belgrade, Novi Sad (2), Subotica (Yugoslavia); Vienna (Austria); Amsterdam (2), Leiden, Arnhem (Netherlands); La Chaux-De-Fonds (Switzerland); Helsinki (Finland); and Prague (2) and Litomerice (Czech Republic).