Relix jamband magazine review of Island Head band

Relix is a music magazine and blog that focuses on jam bands, music festivals and band interviews.  They also do album reviews.  The current issue, September 2013, contains a review of the Island Head album “Punky Reggae Party”. Island Head took some legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers performances and reworked them.  The band takesContinue reading “Relix jamband magazine review of Island Head band”

“So Much Trouble In The World” by Island Head (musicians)

If you have been hearing the instrumental version of “So Much Trouble In The World” on SiriusXM channel 42 “The Joint” (reggae channel) then, you have found the right place. Thanks to Program Director Pat McKay, “So Much Trouble In The World”, written by the legend Bob Marley, has been airing in regular rotation.  BeContinue reading ““So Much Trouble In The World” by Island Head (musicians)”

Bob Marley “Reggae King of the World” – “Exodus” Revisited

(BLOG by Island Head’s Billy Messinetti) I am in the middle of reading a book by Malika Lee Whitney and Dermot Hussey called “Bob Marley – Reggae King of the World”.  In reading about certain periods of time in the history of Bob’s recording career the book touches on the album “Exodus” released in JuneContinue reading “Bob Marley “Reggae King of the World” – “Exodus” Revisited”

“So Much Trouble In The World” by Island Head musicians

ISLAND HEAD musicians “So Much Trouble In The World” continues to be added reggae radio playlists throughout the world.  This unique version of the Bob Marley classic song has resonated with reggae music fans and Wailers fans.  The album “PUNKY REGGAE PARTY” hit #100 on the iTunes reggae albums chart. Reggae – jam band –Continue reading ““So Much Trouble In The World” by Island Head musicians”

Island Head’s “Punky Reggae Party” Still Raging

by Midnight Raver Blog So I just finished listening to the new Island Head album called ‘Punky Reggae Party.’  They were recently interviewed on Dermot Hussey’s show and I had to give them a listen.  Many thanks to Billy Messinetti of Island Head for getting me a copy of the album “with the quickness.” TheContinue reading “Island Head’s “Punky Reggae Party” Still Raging”

Island Head musicians

ISLAND HEAD – “PUNKY REGGAE PARTY” reggae – jam band – jazz – island music – are all terms used to describe the instrumental debut album by Island Head.  Below are the songs from the album written by Bob Marley except for “Reggae Island”, the single. 1 – I Shot The Sheriff (Bob Marley) 2Continue reading “Island Head musicians”

Radio Adds for Island Head’s “Punky Reggae Party”

Island Head music on the radio started with SiriusXM The Joint Program Director Pat McKay playing “So Much Trouble In The World”, a Bob Marley cover.  All three of the station’s DJs continue to play Island Head – Jabba, Dermot Hussey and Pat McKay herself.  Sounds of the Caribbean with Keith Rowe & Selecta JerryContinue reading “Radio Adds for Island Head’s “Punky Reggae Party””

Island Head – “Punky Reggae Party”

ISLAND HEAD – “PUNKY REGGAE PARTY” 1 – I Shot The Sheriff (Bob Marley) 2 – So Much Trouble In The World (Bob Marley) 3 – Reggae Island (Billy Messinetti & Don Harris) 4 – Wake Up And Live (Bob Marley) 5 – Get Up Stand Up (Bob Marley & Peter Tosh) 6 – PunkyContinue reading “Island Head – “Punky Reggae Party””

Dermot Hussey interviews Billy Messinetti from Island Head

Legendary Jamaican radio personality Dermot Hussey’s interview with drummer/producer Billy Messinetti will air Friday February 8, 2013 on the Jamaican radio station Newstalk 93 (www.newstalk.com.jm) at 7:00 PM. Dermot’s rise to fame was fueled by his famous interview with Bob Marley. The interview includes a discussion about the making of the album “Punky Reggae Party’,Continue reading “Dermot Hussey interviews Billy Messinetti from Island Head”

SiriusXM Channel 42 The Joint

There are very few major radio stations that are dedicated to playing reggae music, exclusively.  SiriusXM Channel 42 The Joint is one such station.  They play music from Bob Marley & the Wailers (and all of the Marley siblings), Gregory Isaacs, Jimmy Cliff, Burning Spear, Vybz Kartel, Capleton, Dennis Brown, Sizzla, Beres Hammond, Jah Cure. Continue reading “SiriusXM Channel 42 The Joint”