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”

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”

Legendary DJ Dermot Hussey on-board with Island Head

Legendary Jamaican reggae radio personality Dermot Hussey helped break many legends in the reggae world.  You can find video footage of him on youtube interviewing Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.  Mr. Hussey also eulogized Peter Tosh at his funeral in Jamaica.  Island Head reggae band are privileged to have Dermot supporting us and playing ourContinue reading “Legendary DJ Dermot Hussey on-board with Island Head”

SiriusXM Satellite Radio plays Island Head

SiriusXM Satellite Radio station “The Joint” is the quintessential reggae radio station.  The station recently started playing “So Much Trouble In The World” from the Island Head album “Punky Reggae Party”.  The station’s program director Pat McKay said; “I feel so especially blessed to share this brilliant work with our audience.” Pat has been partContinue reading “SiriusXM Satellite Radio plays Island Head”

Amazon MP3 Music “Reggae Island” Customer Review

The band assembled is a who`s who of sidemen formerly and currently with some of the biggest names in reggae, R&B and studio musicians. Andy Bassford (guitar), Mikey ‘Mao’ Chung (guitar), Billy Messinetti (drums) Don Harris (trumpet), David Frank (keyboards), Timmy Cappello (sax),  and Neil Jason (bass). Their first single “Reggae Island” is a mediumContinue reading “Amazon MP3 Music “Reggae Island” Customer Review”

Punky Reggae Party album review

The reggae jamband Island Head, is getting a lot attention for their debut album “Punky Reggae Party”.  Bob Marley songs are re-worked into instrumentals that are destined to make these songs classics, again. Track 1:  “I Shot The Sheriff” has a groove that crosses dancehall and rock with strong rock guitars and jazzy saxophone.  SaxContinue reading “Punky Reggae Party album review”