Reggae Island in the UK

It seems our song, Reggae Island is getting lots of attention in the UK on reggae radio. Spotify and Amazon Music are seeing lots of requests for streaming the song. This instrumental reggae jam, written by Island Head’s drummer Billy Messinetti and trumpet player Don Harris. The song was intended to be heard while enjoyingContinue reading “Reggae Island in the UK”

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””

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”

Classic Reggae Performance

Island Head performed this past week for a mostly Jamaican audience in New York.  They played extended versions of the entire “Punky Reggae Party” album along with some classic reggae music.  Besides the Bob Marley covers the band usually does they jammed on tracks from a Studio One album entitled “Downbeat The Ruler”.  The bandContinue reading “Classic Reggae Performance”

Island Head Gig Friday March 14

Island Head will be performing at ‘A Place 2 Go’ the hottest Jamaican restaurant in New York on Friday March 14, 2014.  Owned by renowned Chef Chrissie, this place not only has the best Jamaican food around, it is also known for bringing the best reggae musicians. Come in and have dinner then, Island HeadContinue reading “Island Head Gig Friday March 14”

Island Head reggae band/musicians

“Punky Reggae Party” by Island Head band/musicians Here is what Pat McKay, SiriusXM program director for channel 42 “The Joint” said; “Island Head is an important project to reggae. It’s always great to have substantive, high art.  This work contributes to reggae’s growth. Reminds others of what it really is and what is still possible.  I feel so especially blessedContinue reading “Island Head reggae band/musicians”

Island Head’s David Frank interview

David Frank, Island Head’s keyboard player was interviewed on Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles, Ca on KPFK.  Chuck Foster is the host of the show “Reggae Central” which is heard on Sundays.  The show airs from 2pm – 4pm PST on 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara, 93.7 North San Diego andContinue reading “Island Head’s David Frank interview”

Island Head “Punky Reggae Party” makes iTunes Top 200

This past week “Punky Reggae Party” by Island Head made it to number 100 on the iTunes Top 200 Reggae Albums.  This chart is more volatile than Billboard charts because it is based upon immediate sales at that hour.  In one week the album was flying around all over the chart, but it peaked atContinue reading “Island Head “Punky Reggae Party” makes iTunes Top 200″

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”