Helio Sixpence, better known as Rootspence, is an emerging artist, singer, and songwriter born in Malawi and based in Mozambique. The talented musician is quickly making waves in the scene with his unparalleled sound and style. Through his emotion-filled vocal performances, Rootspence radiates raw emotion through explosive instrumentation. Inspired by his life experiences, Rootspence strives to push the envelope with his sound to make a well-rounded, dynamic style that will resonate with listeners. Moreover, he seeks to create music that can teach, advise, cheer, inspire, and heal souls. 2020 WAM Award Nominee and seven times Reverb Nation Featured Artist, the artist aims to connect intimately through his lyricism and sound with listeners around the world. Rootspence will have listeners engulfed in the musical world he creates with his no-frills approach and realness. Rootspence is an artist to watch as he is set to cement himself in the music industry for years to come. BAND LINEUP Current Members • Roots (Helio Sixpence) – Songwriter, composer and singing vocals • Snake (Horacio Muiambo) – Bass • Lithos (Carlos Macaringue) – Guitars • Landos (Orlando Mondlane )– Drums • Jermila (Jeremias Matoio) – Percussion • Young Eddy (Edson Mabuiango) – Keyboards • Miranda dos Santos (Mira) – Back Vocals






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is life... the only thing that talks different languages, travel across cultures, heal souls, inspire and influence people and live forever! It gives me unmatched satisfaction. Every single time I am on stage, and see people enjoying my music, laughing and cheering I feel great and amused because I see myself touching people in so many different ways. Hey… It is magic, Man!

What is your music dream?

Making music for the eternity... music that people can relate to... music than can teach, advise, cheer, inspire and heal souls. I wish to play for millions of people all over the world. Through music I want to inspire people for the betterment of their lives.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would start fostering empathy, equity, and diversity. People forgot about kindness, humanity... That is why we are no longer able to land a hand and make things much easier. We need genuine love to improve the world. P.S.: Love must be understood as "to will the good of the other. So, it’s more than having powerful feelings for another person. It’s about being committed to them and their good.”

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

One Love, Bob Marley

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Bob Marley & The Wailers R. Kelly BB King Lil Wayne Jabu Kanyile Busy Mhlongo Miriam Makeba

What inspires you to make music?

I'm music... I got it in my mind 24/7. As it is part of who I am, I think it is a vehicle for: 1 - Sharing my experience and inspiring people, broadly. 2 - Building network and mobilizing resources to help as many people as possible

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I want to remind people that we are still humans and need humanity. I want to inspire people to remain good most of the time, to help one another and make things easier... I want to foster diversity, equity, peace and love.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Man I feel great... it is a blessing and huge responsibility having an audience in front of me. Each body expression trigger a beautiful feeling... Man, sharing love, joy and experience is unique... If I could I would perform every single day, to improve peoples lives.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Well... I cannot talk for them! Everyone carries his own burden and we do what we do for a reason. I honestly do not know why they do this or that, so I pass this one.

What do you think of Drooble?

Just getting to know it. So far I am impressed and hence dedicating my time to explor it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The greediness of the industry... everything is about dolar! There is no options for the needy... you either pay to get support or no one will ever know that you exist.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Not really. I am, honestly, not sure if I got the question.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I am also learning and trying to find out.

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