SiriusXM Radio weighs in on Island Head reggae band

SiriusXM radio has been very kind to Island Head. Their reggae station, The Joint, was the first radio station in the world to play Island Head. Program Director Pat McKay, selected the song “So Much Trouble In The World” to be the unofficial single off the album “Punky Reggae Party”. Pat McKay has very highContinue reading “SiriusXM Radio weighs in on Island Head reggae band”

I Shot The Sheriff video (The Making of)

Here is the link to the  video of Island Head’s version of the Bob Marley classic “I Shot The Sheriff”. This reggae classic was originally recorded by Bob Marley and The Wailers. Island Head recorded an instrumental version of the song with a unique arrangement including a guitar solo by Andy Bassford and sax soloContinue reading “I Shot The Sheriff video (The Making of)”

Reggae Radio Stations/Reggae DJs

Support for the reggae community, reggae artists and reggae music Island Head is a reggae band. We have been lucky enough to have many radio stations who support reggae music, play our songs. We have been played on SiriusXM, college radio and streaming radio. As a result, many reggae artists and fans have contacted usContinue reading “Reggae Radio Stations/Reggae DJs”

Review of Island Head Live at The Falcon!

David Frank, Dave O’Donnell (Punky Reggae Party mix engineer), Billy Messinetti Thank you to all who came out to see Island Head at The Falcon!  What a fantastic night, so much fun!!  Special thanks to Island Head’s keyboard player, David Frank.  David flew in from LA to do this gig because he just loves playingContinue reading “Review of Island Head Live at The Falcon!”

Relix Review of “Punky Reggae Party”

Hearing reggae songs sans vocals is always an interesting experience.  But, without words to draw listeners in, interesting can’t always equal good, especially if the band lacks chemistry and forgets the cardinal rule; Riddim first. Thankfully, New York-based band Island Head gets the vibe right with Punky Reggae Party, featuring mostly a choice selection ofContinue reading “Relix Review of “Punky Reggae Party””

Island Head Live at the Falcon

Island Head played to a packed SRO crowd at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY this past Saturday night. The band featured Timmy Cappello on sax and lead vocals, Andy Bassford as well as reggae legend Mikey ‘Mao’ Chung on guitars, bandleader Billy Messinetti on drums, Jeff Ganz on bass, James K. Smith on trumpet (subbingContinue reading “Island Head Live at the Falcon”

Live Reggae Music at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY

Island Head’s next live gig is Saturday November 21, 2015 at a fantastic venue called The Falcon. Island Head’s trumpet player Don Harris and bass player Neil Jason played The Falcon with Blues Brothers’ guitar player John Tropea.  Island Head bandleader/ drummer Billy Messinetti attended the show and was very impressed with the club andContinue reading “Live Reggae Music at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY”

Island Head Reggae Band

HEAR WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT ISLAND HEAD “One of the 25 Best Reggae Albums of 2013” – Midnight Raver Blog “What a piece of art!”  DJ Paulo Matos Host of “Reggae Portugal” “Island Head is an important project to reggae. It’s always great to have substantive, high art.  This work contributes to reggae’s growth. RemindsContinue reading “Island Head Reggae Band”

See Island Head live

Island Head will be performing songs from the album “Punky Reggae Party” which are unique instrumental versions of Bob Marley songs as well as the Island Head original, “Reggae Island”  The band also will play some classic Jamaican Studio One instrumentals.  Sax player Timmy Cappello will be singing some classic pop hits his own reggaeContinue reading “See Island Head live”

Chronixx Nudges Marley Out of Number 1(blog)

Chronixx released “The Dread & Terrible Project” today and nudged out the sitting king from the number one spot on the iTunes Top Reggae Albums chart.  Bob Marley’s “Legend” album just sits at number one and every once in a while a record comes out that will push it out of the top spot forContinue reading “Chronixx Nudges Marley Out of Number 1(blog)”