“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)”

Latest Radio Interview with Island Head on WVKR

Listen to the latest Island Head reggae band radio interview on WVKR Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.  DJ host Calvin with drummer/producer Billy Messinetti.  Go to the “Interviews” link in the website menu above.  Calvin and Billy discuss the musicians, reggae music, Bob Marley and The Wailers, the jamband and jazz aspects and some otherContinue reading “Latest Radio Interview with Island Head on WVKR”

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””

Sounds of the Caribbean – Are you an Island Head?

Keith Rowe of Z889 radio is the host of Sounds of the Caribbean radio show.  He plays the best of roots reggae, lover’s rock, dancehall and soca music.  Since April 1995, Keith’s show has been a beacon on the airwaves warming the South Jersey and Philadelphia areas with Caribbean styles.  Lately, Mr. Rowe has beenContinue reading “Sounds of the Caribbean – Are you an Island Head?”

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”

Island Head on Jamaican Radio

Newstalk 93 FM in Jamaica has a very interesting music program on Friday evenings called ‘Riffin’.  In the old days of FM radio, DJs would discuss the music, lyrics and artists.  Today, most popular terrestrial radio DJs don’t have these types of discussions.  It was great to hear radio personality/DJ Dermot Hussey doing what heContinue reading “Island Head on Jamaican Radio”