This site has been visited by thousands of people from every corner of the globe. That is a true testament to reggae music. This music started by artists like Toots Hibbert that came from bands like The Skatalites and introduced to the world by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and The Wailers.
Island Head band want to do their part in carrying the torch. All the musicians have had their share of doing recording sessions with computers and electronics. The band wanted to make music kind of “old school” and have everyone in the same room at the same time in the recording process. The interaction of the musicians is what makes this album so interesting. They take some creative liberties and expand upon these songs written by Bob Marley, performed by The Wailers.
When you hear the wonderful saxophone solos by Tim Cappello, they were all done spontaneously, live, one take, no fixes or “punches”. In the world of “perfect” music, this is unheard of. I put “perfect” in quotes because the attempt is to make the music perfect and the result takes away the human imperfections. These imperfections breathe life, heart and soul into the music.
The Island Head approach to these songs is to treat them with respect to the composer, the musicians and the reggae fans. At the same time, the idea was to bring the sound up to date and bring in the aspect of improvisation as jazz artists do. Reggae music has influenced rock, funk, hip hop, jazz and pop music. Island Head musicians have all played music in these different genres. Now, those genres are fused together to create Island Head’s own unique brand of reggae in the album “Punky Reggae Party”.
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Island Head has been called: Island Head Musicians, Island Head Band, Island Head Reggae Band, Island Head instrumental reggae band, Island Head instrumental jazz band, Islandhead, islandheadband, islandheadreggae. It is the same band known for doing great original reggae/jazz arrangements of Bob Marley cover songs that include I Shot The Sheriff, So Much Trouble in the World, Get Up Stand Up, Wake Up and Live, Burnin’ and Lootin’ and the title track to their album “Punky Reggae Party”‘. The music can be heard on SiriusXM radio, College Radio Reggae shows, internet reggae radio stations and some terrestrial radio. Please phone in requests to your favorite radio station. Thank you for your support!