During 2012, Andres Roots and the various line-ups of Roundabout played roughly 40 gigs in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, France and the UK.
Festival shows included: Underground Blues (Põlva, Estonia), The Blue Icicle (Pärnu, Estonia), Blues Autour du Zinc (Beauvais, France), Stompin' At The Savoy (Helsinki, Finland), Jazzkaar (Türi, Estonia), Blues Picnic (Leppävirta, Finland), Kaavi Blues (Kaavi, Finland), Louisiana Cajun Party (Tampere, Finland), Pärnu Bluusipäevad (Pärnu, Estonia), Ugriblues (Tallinn, Estonia), Fontaine Festival (Liepaja, Latvia) and Augustibluus (Haapsalu, Estonia).
Roundabout feat. Indrek Tiisel @ Ugriblues:
Andres Roots with Black Bay Zydeco Stompers @ Louisiana Cajun Party:
Roundabout feat. Steve Lury @ Kaavi Blues:
Roundabout feat. Bert Deivert & Indrek Tiisel @ Augustibluus:
There were trio and quartet shows, gigs with Steve Lury, Ismo Haavisto and the Black Bay Zydeco Stompers, jams with Dave Arcari, Bert Deivert and El Trio, and so on and so forth. Non-festival shows ranged from the band's "home venue" Illegaard in Tartu to the Estonian Embassy in Paris, from Bar Edgar in Loimaa to The Lomax in Liverpool, from Ghettoblues in Helsinki to the Texas Honky Tonk in Tallinn. The band would like to thank everybody who joined them onstage or off, all the promoters, writers, listeners, friends and family - it's really been a great year. Let's do it all again in 2013 - cheers, y'all! ;)