Tony Morrison become involved in the live music industry back in 1986 promoting concerts and managing bands leading him to work with such artists as The Inspiral Carpets and James and then going on to become involved in the 'Madchester' scene.

Somehow, somewhere he fell into the UK Latin scene and was one of the creators of the Latin Promoters Network (LPN), an organisation set up to produce UK tours for international artists. The LPN went on to produce tours throughout the nineties working with the likes of Manalito, Ricardo Lemvo, Wayne Gorbea, Orlando Peleo, Johnny Blas, Alfredo De La Fe and the Latin legend Eddie Palmieri. This evolved into what is now Live Roots and the work continues producing tours for not just Latin, but Afro-Caribbean and African artists, where the organisation is credited in having produced the first tour for desert blues legends; Tinariwen.

Having moved to Essex, Tony continued to promote concerts in Colchester under the name of Eastern Roots, working with the likes of: Daby Toure, Snowboy, Julian Marley, Johnny Polanco, Mikey Dread, Los Amigos Invisibles, Abbysinians, Johnny Clarke, Dillinger, Shri, Tony Allen, Palop Africa, Morgan Heritage, Modeste Hughes, Justin Adams, Adriano Adewale, Done To The Bone, Sumaya and Jungle Fire.

Now firmly established with a reputation for producing quality events, Eastern Roots (alongside promoting concerts) has set up and manages a number of music projects. The organisation also works closely with Essex County Council , Arts Council England East, Havering Council to deliver arts projects. Click for more details.