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Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System – 2/15/19

Lee Scratch Perry + Subatomic Sound System 45th Anniversary Performance of “Blackboard Jungle Dub” + More.
1st dub album in history, live for the 1st time! Exclusive South Florida Show @ Respectable Street in West Palm Beach.

Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1790306

Grammy winning dub & reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry celebrates the 45th anniversary of his landmark album “Blackboard Jungle Dub”, the world’s first dub album. Scratch, now 82 years young, will embark on a tour across North America performing his 1973 studio masterpiece live in its entirety for the first time, aided by the technology of NYC’s Subatomic Sound System, his hybrid band of new school electronics and veteran Jamaican musicians from the Black Ark era recordings. For the past 8 years, Subatomic Sound System has been Scratch’s go to band for re-creating the Black Ark sound live on stage. They will also perform music from their album “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” ( http://bit.ly/SS033s ) which topped both reggae and electronic charts in 2018, plus singles like “Black Ark Vampires” ( http://bit.ly/BAVss ) and classics from Perry’s work with the likes of Bob Marley, Max Romeo, and many more. Perry’s Blackboard Jungle album includes dub remixes of hit songs he co-wrote with Bob Marley, “Kaya” & “Keep On Movin”, as well as other big tunes from The Wailers and Junior Byles. Kaya turned out to be Marley’s most successful album of his career and celebrated its own anniversary with a massive festival earlier this year.

Lee “Scratch” Perry
 
Producer, mixer and Grammy-winning reggae dub artist, Lee “Scratch” Perry has been overturning tradition and confounding conventional wisdom for more than five decades. In the process, the widely acknowledged father of dub reggae became arguably the first creatively driven “artist-producer” in modern recorded music. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Perry on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
 
Born in Jamaica in 1936, Lee Perry began in the music business in the 1950’s and by the 1960’s became known for his innovative production techniques as well as his eccentric character. His first single “People Funny Boy” in 1968 was notable for its innovative use of sampling as well as a fast, chugging beat that would soon become identifiable as “reggae”. Concurrent with his own releases with the Upsetters, Perry produced numerous reggae artists at his Black Ark studio, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Heptones, and Max Romeo.
 
After his famed Black Ark Studio was consumed by fire, Perry took refuge in England and the U.S., performing live and making records with collaborators from a wide range of musical genres, all artists who had been inspired by his innovative work: British dub producers Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor, punk legends The Clash and Public Image, rap innovators the Beastie Boys, and in recent years the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, Funkadelic’s George Clinton, rocker Andrew W.K., electronic artists like The Orb, and of course NYC bass music specialists Subatomic Sound System who back in 2007 collaborated with Dubblestandart on Scratch’s first dubstep remixes.
 
For over six years in the USA, Subatomic Sound System has been Scratch’s go to band for bringing his Black Ark Studio sound live to the stage, a unique hybrid configuration that brings together a handful of live musicians like veteran Jamaican percussionist Larry McDonald with computers and live dub mixing of classic recordings as well as brand new sounds Scratch hears from outer space. Lee “Scratch” Perry, now into his sixth decade as a pop-music provocateur, has few peers when it comes to fresh ideas and their implementation. He remains one of the world’s most imaginative sonic architects.
 
Watch this playlist of Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System starting War Ina Babylon at Coachella 2013: https://youtu.be/CvUswefcglU?list=PLrSutf-KvSF4UTRF4-_nv7g7LWaQttO8F
 
Subatomic Sound System
 
Subatomic Sound System and the Subatomic Sound label, NYC dub and bass music specialists, sound revolutinaries, and founders of Dub Champions festival. Touring worldwide as DJ, live performance, or backing band for Lee Scratch Perry.

D.R.I. **Only South Florida Show** – 12/8/18

D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles), Deathwish, Old Habits & Church Girls

@ Respectable Street in West Palm Beach.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1634872 

D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) is a crossover thrash band that formed in Houston in 1982. D.R.I. integrated their hardcore punk roots with thrash metal influences and were a stylistic catalyst for their contemporaries — Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, S.O.D., the Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Cryptic Slaughter — alongside whom they are considered to be one of the major pioneers of “crossover thrash”, having a heavy influence on modern thrash, particularly Scott Ian and his band Anthrax.

D.R.I. **Only South Florida Show**
Website: http://dirtyrottenimbeciles.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/DRI-137263955229/

Support:

Deathwish
Motor-Charged Punk from Wisconsin. DRI labelmates.
Facebook: http://facebook.com/deathwish666motorcharged/

Old Habits
Lake Worth Hardcore. Doing it right.
Facebook: http://facebook.com/OldHabitsHC/
Website: http://eulogyrecordings.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/oldhabitshc
Links: http://aceshightattooshop.com ; http://blackrosetattooshop.com

Church Girls
Saint Lucie Rock N Roll. Grimey South Florida Orgy Anthems.
Website: http://churchgirlsfl.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ChurchGirlsFL/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/Official_Church_Girls/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchgirls_FL

Moonfest 2018 featuring Information Society, Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella, Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom – 10/27/18

Moonfest 2018

@ Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm Beach. Performances by Information Society, Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella & Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom.


Tickets: http://moonfest.me/tickets
Promo Code:
HEROESGA ($5 OFF)
HEROESVIP ($20 OFF)

*Last chance to use our promo codes for Moonfest ticket discounts. Offer ends Monday at midnight.


5 Blocks. 3 Stages. Haunted House. $1000 Cash Costume Contest. Laser Light Show.

Heroes Live Entertainment is partnering with Moonfest to bring you the Moonfest 2018 headliners: ⁣⁣⁣
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Information Society
Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella
Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom

On October 27th at 8pm MOONFEST is set to take place along the 5 haunted blocks of Clematis Street. Tension is at an all-time high and society is at a breaking point. Enter one of the gates along the event site and attempt to survive amongst a street of possessed souls and predatory demons. The 26th Annual Moonfest anniversary promises to be one for the books.

A terrifying haunted house will be available for entry for those who dare that will test your nerves and survival skills.

A private entrance, scare areas within the VIP area, open bar, and a delicious food spread are a few of some of the perks of a VIP Pass holders.

General admission and VIP passes are on sale now for $10 and $55 for the month of September. So get your tickets fast!

A Costume Contest for $1000 will take place before the national headliner on the rock stage. You can start submitting your best costume early to avoid missing out through the link on the website.

Stay connected and tuned in for the full music lineup release very soon. As well as, additional attractions and experiences within this year’s festival. Bring your soul to the party of the year.

All we need is YOU!

STRICTLY 21 and up. ID required.

Performances by:

Information Society
Website: http://informationsociety.us
Facebook: http://facebook.com/informationsociety/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/insoc
Bandcamp: https://informationsociety.bandcamp.com

KRS-One: The World Is Mind Tour – 2/25/18

KRS-One: The World Is Mind Tour @ Respectable Street in West Palm Beach.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1634687

KRS-One, an acronym for “Knowledge Reigning Supreme”, has been called the “conscience of Hip Hop” (Rolling Stone), “the greatest live emcee ever” (The Source), the “spokesperson for Hip Hop” (Wall Street Journal), “master teacher” (Zulu Nation) and the “son of Hip Hop” (Kool DJ Herc).

At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as the overall pioneering of hip hop music and culture.

KRS-One: The World Is Mind Tour
THE WORLD IS MIND available at www.KRS-ONE.com
Website: krs-one.com/
Twitter: @IAmKRSOne
Instagram: @teacha_krsone
 

Appearing on the rap scene in 1986 as Boogie Down Productions releasing his first hit single “South Bronx” with his late DJ Scott La Rock, KRS “the one” made it clear that Hip Hop was going to have to take itself a lot more seriously than simply being a music genre.

With 20 published albums to his credit and his numerous appearances with other artists, KRS-One is believed to have written the most rhymes in Hip Hop’s history.

In the 1990s as “hip-hop” grew more and more commercialized and corporate, it was KRS-One that openly rejected such cultural exploitation and materialism grounding Hip Hop in its original principles of peace, love, unity and safely having fun.

Teaching everything from self-creation to stopping violence; from vegetarianism to transcendental meditation, from the establishment of Hip Hop Appreciation Week (every third week in May), to establishing Hip Hop as an international culture at the United Nations (2001), KRS-One has single-handedly held the history and original arts of Hip Hop together now for over two decades.

In addition to lecturing at over 500 universities in the United States and publishing three ground-breaking books; “The Science of Rap” (1995), “Ruminations” (2003), and the Gospel of Hip Hop” (2009), KRS-One has also established the Stop The Violence Movement (1989), influenced the creation of the “West-Coast All-Stars’ anti-gang anthem “We’re All In The Same Gang” (1990), warned the Hip Hop community against giving up their humanity for technological advancement (H. E. A. L.—Human Education Against Lies-1991), and has established the Temple of Hip Hop for the spiritual exploration of Hip Hop’s culture (1996).

It was KRS-One who first argued that “rap is something we do; Hip Hop is something we live” and introduced the “I am Hip Hop” philosophy in 1994 which Black Entertainment Television uses as the title of their Hip Hop Lifetime Achievement Award today. Without question, KRS-One has been the loudest voice for the actual preservation and expansion of original Hip Hop worldwide.

When he is not touring or lecturing, on his so-called “down-time”, KRS-One continues to share his unique knowledge of Hip Hop to younger audiences eager to hear the ‘teacha’ speak. Operating as a kind of “pop-up” school, KRS-One’s Temple of Hip Hop has appeared in various cities in USA also in the UK and Europe offering the more serious student of Hip Hop an effective way to live and understand the culture of Hip Hop more deeply.

KRS-One, the lyrical legend, drops his new 2017 album ‘The World Is Mind’. KRS-One brings that Boom Bap back, with tracks like; ‘Raw BEAT’ and the graffiti tribute ‘Out for Fame’. In addition KRS-One celebrates the South African clique langue on ‘Keep It Clicking’ and shares ancient wisdom on the title track ‘The World Is Mind’. This is another banger from the Hip Hop legend.

Awards:

2004, VH1 Hip Hop Honors
2007, I am Hip Hop, BET Hip Hop Awards
2007, Lifetime Achievement, BET Hip Hop Awards
2009, Living Legend Award, Urban Music Awards

Support:

On the decks: DJ S.U.N. One
 
Brōōt McCoy (West Palm Beach)
Instagram: @brootmccoy
 
Originally from Boston Mass, now residing in West Palm Beach FL.
Influences: Real Hip-Hop artists including Big L, Rakim & Erick B, Wu-tang Clan, James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Blu, DOOM, Nas, GZA, The Doppelgangaz, Jamla
 
Elohim The Anomaly (Miami)
Instagram: @elohimtheanomaly
 
Elohim AKA Brother Nkosi X is a well known product of Miami. His love for Hip Hop and Islam as taught by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his student the honorable minister Louis Farrakhan is the driving force behind his resurgence. The world is in store for sound it has been crying out for. Brace yourself.
 
In the patio:

Art Exhibition by BOHEMÏAAGPRODUKT (Bohemïa AG) featuring Renda Writer.
WorldPeaceMuralTour.com

Bohemïa AG chose Renda because KRS-ONE inspired his life mission.
https://youtu.be/_xZrnpfFhoo

Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System – West Palm Beach – 1/12/18

Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System kick off their US Tour @ Respectable Street in West Palm Beach.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1603588

 

Eccentric producer and Grammy winning reggae & dub artist Lee “Scratch” Perry celebrates his 80th year on earth and 40th anniversary of his landmark album “Super Ape”

 
Lee “Scratch” Perry will perform the Super Ape album in its entirety with NYC’s Subatomic Sound System, his hybrid band of new school electronics and veteran Jamaican musicians from Perry’s Black Ark era recordings. They will also perform brand new music like their latest single “Black Ark Vampires” and other classics from Perry’s work with the likes of Bob Marley & Max Romeo.
 
Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System’s new release “Black Ark Vampires” is currently topping charts http://bit.ly/BAVss
Lee “Scratch” Perry
Twitter: @scratchlee
Instagram: @lee_scratch_perry
 
Producer, mixer and Grammy-winning reggae dub artist, Lee “Scratch” Perry has been overturning tradition and confounding conventional wisdom for more than five decades. In the process, the widely acknowledged father of dub reggae became arguably the first creatively driven “artist-producer” in modern recorded music. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Perry on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
 
Born in Jamaica in 1936, Lee Perry began in the music business in the 1950’s and by the 1960’s became known for his innovative production techniques as well as his eccentric character. His first single “People Funny Boy” in 1968 was notable for its innovative use of sampling as well as a fast, chugging beat that would soon become identifiable as “reggae”. Concurrent with his own releases with the Upsetters, Perry produced numerous reggae artists at his Black Ark studio, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Heptones, and Max Romeo.
 
After his famed Black Ark Studio was consumed by fire, Perry took refuge in England and the U.S., performing live and making records with collaborators from a wide range of musical genres, all artists who had been inspired by his innovative work: British dub producers Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor, punk legends The Clash and Public Image, rap innovators the Beastie Boys, and in recent years the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, Funkadelic’s George Clinton, rocker Andrew W.K., electronic artists like The Orb, and of course NYC bass music specialists Subatomic Sound System who back in 2007 collaborated with Dubblestandart on Scratch’s first dubstep remixes.
 
For over six years in the USA, Subatomic Sound System has been Scratch’s go to band for bringing his Black Ark Studio sound live to the stage, a unique hybrid configuration that brings together a handful of live musicians like veteran Jamaican percussionist Larry McDonald with computers and live dub mixing of classic recordings as well as brand new sounds Scratch hears from outer space. Lee “Scratch” Perry, now into his sixth decade as a pop-music provocateur, has few peers when it comes to fresh ideas and their implementation. He remains one of the world’s most imaginative sonic architects.
 
Watch this playlist of Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System starting War Ina Babylon at Coachella 2013: https://youtu.be/CvUswefcglU?list=PLrSutf-KvSF4UTRF4-_nv7g7LWaQttO8F
 
Subatomic Sound System
Twitter: @SubatomicSound
Instagram: @subatomic
 
Subatomic Sound System and the Subatomic Sound label, NYC dub and bass music specialists, sound revolutinaries, and founders of Dub Champions festival. Touring worldwide as DJ, live performance, or backing band for Lee Scratch Perry.

Front Line Assembly – 11/4/17

Front Line Assembly

with Cubanate, Vampyre Anvil, Cyanide Regime & Skoros

@ Respectable Street in West Palm Beach.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1564861

Front Line Assembly is the primary focus of Vancouver-based musician Bill Leeb. A founding member of Skinny Puppy, Leeb moved on to form FLA in 1986 with Michael Balch, releasing some cassettes (since released as Total Terror I & II) which paved the way for their 1987 releases: The Initial Command, State of Mind, and Corrosion. In late 1988, they recorded the mini-LP Disorder, since combined with Corrosion and released as Corroded Disorder. Their 1989 release, Gashed Senses and Crossfire, further cemented their popularity in the industrial scene, and prompted their first world tour. By 1990, Balch had departed and Rhys Fulber rounded out the duo, releasing Caustic Grip. But it was two years later when the duo released what for many has become the genre’s crowning moment, the classic album Tactical Neural Implant, which to this day still defines the best of industrial music.

FLA enraged many of their fans in 1994 when they began to experiment with their established electronic-only sound. Millenium, with its heavy doses of live and sampled metal guitars, dared its audience to grow and expand with the band beyond industrial’s perceived barriers. Front Line stepped to the firing line again in 1995 with Hard Wired, which reflected both a return to form and a continued embracing of the guitar. Hard Wired not only picked up where Implant left off, it improved on the sound by adding in elements of all of their side projects. A fall European tour was recorded for the 1996 release Live Wired, their first concert CD ever. Also in 1996, Front Line Assembly followed up Hard Wired with two CD singles, “Circuitry” and “Plasticity”, and toured North America with Numb and Die Krupps.

1997 saw the first realignment of Front Line Assembly since 1990, with the departure of Rhys Fulber and the addition of Chris Peterson to the ranks. Front Line’s 1998 album, FLAvor of the Weak, featured the band’s first flirtation with electronica. Re-Wind, a twin CD of remixes, followed later that year. The duo then released Implode in 1999, and Epitaph in 2001. Epitaph exhibited building intros, trancy synth lines, pulsing beats, and solid melodies, which proved to be contagious anthems for a new future of industrial music.

After the 2001 release of Epitaph, another changing of the FLA “guard” occurred: Chris Peterson left, and original member, Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, Conjour One) returned. The newly charged Front Line Assembly delivered the highly anticipated Maniacal single in late 2003. The successful single laid the ground work for the 2004 album Civilization, and Vanished EP which featured three unreleased tracks.

Then finally in 2005 came the event that everyone was waiting for, a Front Line Assembly fusion. Bill Leeb, Rhys Fulber, and Chris Peterson with new members Jeremy Inkel, Adrian White, and Jarod Slingerland began working on the 2006 album, Artificial Soldier. The newly re-formed line-up managed to create an album that no only lived up to the expectations of Front Line Assembly fans, but surpassed them. Heavy pounding beats, atmospheric strings, percolating melodies, dynamic synths and Bill Leeb’s trademark vocals couldn’t be fused together any tighter if you tried to do it at an atomic level. As if all of those factors weren’t enough, two guest vocalists appear on Artificial Soldier – Eskil Simonsson from Covenant (on “The Storm”) and Jean-Luc De Meyer from Front 242 (on “Future Fail”)! After the release of the album, the band embarked on a successful world tour, and released the remix album Fallout one year later.

Throughout the years, FLA has seen many line-up changes. Bill Leeb remains the constant behind the band. For 2010, a new line-up has emerged featuring Jeremy Inkel, Chris Peterson on programming duties, and Jared Slingerland on Guitars, and FLA has been joined by Three Inches of Blood guitarist Justin Hagberg, and guest keyboardist Craig Huxtable of Landscape Body Machine.

The result of this reinvigorated lineup is the all new album Improvised. Electronic. Device. As well as the Shifting Through The Lens single. The new songs demonstrate that FLA has not lost its edge over the past almost two and a half decades. And as if Front Line Assembly’s legacy and namesake alone weren’t enough for the album, Al Jougensen from Ministry contributes his vocals to the song “Stupidity.”

Bill’s work can also be heard on a wide number of side projects, including Noise Unit, Delerium, InterMix, Cyberaktif, Equinox, and Synaesthesia. Bill has also contributed music to the popular video game, Quake 3 – The Arena.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/frontlineassembly

Support:

Cubanate
Website: http://soundcloud.com/marc-heal
Facebook: http://facebook.com/cubanate
Twitter: @Marc_Heal

Vampyre Anvil
Website: http://vampyreanvil.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/vampyreanvil

Cyanide Regime
Website: http://cyanideregime.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/cyanideregime

The Wailers Performing “Legend” Album & More – 5/17/17

The Wailers Performing “Legend” Album & More

with special guests Zander and Reggae Force

@ Respectable Street in West Palm Beach


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1405814


“Legend” is the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 15 million copies sold in the US and 25 million copies sold globally. The album was ranked #46 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Wailers:
Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Bass & Band Leader – aka “Fams”
Junior Marvin – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Donald Kinsey – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Aston Barrett, Jr. – Drums & Musical Director
Josh David Barrett – Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Shema McGregor – Vocals & Harmony
Owen “Dreadie” Reid – Rhythm Guitar & Bass
Javaughn Bond – KeyboardsThe Wailers – Keeping the Music Alive

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history.

From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”

In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It’s startling how the young powerhouse delivers in his uncle’s inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience.

Also on stage are singer Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt; Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar/bass; and Javaughn Bond on keyboards. The performance anchor is engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for The Wailers sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the ‘70s.

There are more than 250 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold, including 1977’s Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and “One Love,” named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the “50 Greatest Bands of All Times,” while The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the 20th century. These accolades were made possible by the creative, timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics and production by these incomparable Wailers musicians.

Website: http://thewailers.net
Facebook: http://facebook.com/wailersband
Twitter: @WailersReunited
Instagram: @the.wailers

Support:

Zander
Website: http://zanderwaves.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/zanderwaves
Twitter: @zanderwaves
Instagram: @zanderwaves

Singer, songwriter Zander’s musical journey began with classical piano at a young age. His guitar came later and has never left his side. Inspired by surfing in Florida and fiery sunsets, Zander’s music vibrates with intense beats and positive energy with reggae, funk, pop and rock in the mix.

Zander’s music pulls from an international background with Irish and Latin American flavor. His vision is eclectic, and his music and performance are full of color and energy. Zander has opened for many acts such as Ziggy Marley, Weezer, Train, Fall Out Boy, Dirty Heads and The Wailers.

Zander’s career started with The Crazy Carls in 2009 as lead singer, songwriter and guitarist. His solo career was launched in 2015, and fans are ready for his debut album to be released this year. Gigs in the US, Latin America, and Europe will be scheduled for late 2016.

Reggae Force
Website: http://reggaeforce.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/reggaeforceband
Twitter: @reggaeforce
Instagram: @reggaeforce

Reggae Force is one of today’s reggae music premier bands. Reggae Force features an all-star cast of reggae musicians including Junior Jazz on Vocals/Guitar, Aston Barrett Jr. on drums, Peter Williamson on keyboards, and Alaina Reed on bass.

Junior Jazz – Vocals & Guitar
Junior Jazz (Wendel Ferraro), Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies. Ferraro was nicknamed Junior in his early years and, inspired by his love of jazz, added the name of his favorite musical genre to complete his moniker. His early musical influence and experience was gleaned while performing in his local church choir. He met producer Lennie Hibbert who helped the young singer to polish his musical skills, although the duo did not record together owing to Junior Jazz’s resettlement in New York, USA. On his arrival in the Bronx, Junior Jazz’s connection with Hibbert resulted in him being recruited to accompany visiting Jamaican artists including, Beres Hammond, Gregory Isaacs, Judy Mowatt and the Mighty Diamonds. While supporting the cream of Jamaica’s recording industry Junior Jazz resolved to perform in his own right and formed his own local reggae band. In 1991, as a soloist, Junior Jazz recorded the George Benson hit, ‘The Greatest Love Of All’, which was featured on a Japanese reggae compilation. His interpretation of the song proved especially popular in the Far East. Through to 1997 Junior Jazz developed his career by performing at the renown S.O.B.’s nightspot, where a representative of Vincent Chin invited him to record his album debut. The release resulted in him being nominated in four categories at the Tamika Reggae Awards and global touring alongside artists such as Bunny Wailer, Buju Banton, Beenie Man and Shabba Ranks. Junior served as musical director/guitarist for Diana King. Junior also tours with world famous Monty Alexander. Junior is now the singer/guitarist for Reggae Force.

Aston “Familyman” Barrett Jr. – Drums
Aston Barrett Jr. Is The Son Of The Legandary Aston “Family Man” Barrett (Bass Player Of The Wailers), Nephew Of The Late Carlton “Carly” Barrett (Drummer Of The Wailers) – The Originator Of The “One Drop Riddim”, And Grandson Of The “Father Of Reggae” The Late Joe Higgs (Mentor Of Bob Marley)…
He began showing a serious interest in music from the age of six. With music around him all the time from a young age, he was destined to be drawn to it.
He plays a number of different instruments, but the bass guitar is his passion – following in the footsteps of his father. He taught himself how to play the bass, just from watching his father in action whether in person or sometimes from watching video tapes of the wailers live performances. He now is representing Carlton Barrett, his uncle on the drums with Reggae Force. His uncle has passed on & he is very serious in keeping his memory alive while playing with Reggae Force & also the Wailers with his father.
He is also part of BAD Lions Productions, LLC. He can be heard on numerous tracks for many artists, playing just about every instrument.
He currently plays drums for Reggae Force, bass, organ, & drums for the Wailers, bass & guitar for Julian Marley, bass for Lauryn Hill, & can be heard on Stephen Marley’s album playing drums on two tracks.
He believes in the roots sound & feel of the Wailers & will carry on his family’s legacy for future generations…
“I HAVE AN EAR FOR MUSIC. MUSIC IS IN MY BLOOD. I WAS BORN FOR MUSIC. I LIVE FOR MUSIC.”

Alaina Reed
Alaina Reed started playing reggae music about 10 years ago when she fell in love with the sound & message of Bob Marley & the Wailers & especially the bass lines of Aston Familyman Barrett. Since that time she spent countless hours submerging herself in Jamaican culture & music. She has had the pleasure to work with such great artists like the Abyssinians, the Melodians, Leroy Sibbles, Tanya Stephens, Mikey Dread, Red Fox, Everton Blender, Wayne Stoddart, Troy Genius, Red Rat, Causion, Maurice Gregory, Gubu Coparchy, Squidly Cole, & many others… She is currently the bass player for Reggae Force Band. She has had the honor of learning from some of the legends of reggae music including, Leroy Horsemouth Wallace, Earl Chinna Smith, Benbow Creary, Dave Richards, Brian Fontenelle, Junior Jazz, Chris Meredith, Squidly Cole, & of course Aston Familyman Barrett Jr.
She has built a recording studio & is now starting a full production company with exceptionally talented business partners, Aston Barrett Jr., Brian Fontenelle & Dave Richards – BAD Lions Productions, LLC.
Other than reggae music, she has a passion for riding horses, training dogs, yoga, Wing Chun Kung Fu, ballet, Zumba & all things healthy & positive…
Feel it in the one drop… And free the people with music…

Peter (Sprangy) Williamson
Veteran keyboardist, Peter (Sprangy) Williamson has played for almost all of reggae’s top singers. He was born in London, England in 1963, migrated to Jamaica in 1965, & then to the U.S. in 1969. At the age of nine, he received classical music lessons for one year. After graduating from H.S., he joined his brother’s band “Exodus Supreme”, touring northeast America & opening for acts like Third World, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers and Steel Pulse. They also worked with artists like Roland Alfonso, Fred Locks, Apple Gabriel, Delroy Wilson, & Tyrone Taylor to name a few. Then in 1989, he moved to South Florida and started working with a band named “Jahapostles”. The band moved to Jamaica in 1990 to work with Garnett Silk. After touring on and off for about five years, they moved back to U.S. in 1995. Since that time he been touring & performing with reggae music greats including Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, Leroy Sibbles, and so many more… He is now the keyboardist for Reggae Force holding down the position with his unique style & sound…