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”

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”

New Reggae Album Coming

Island Head are finally in the studio recording a new album. Many people have asked, “What took so long?” Well, there are many reasons not the least of which is the individual musicians have been very busy! I could write a ten-page blog about the projects each of us have done. Just to give youContinue reading “New Reggae Album Coming”

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”

Coming To The Falcon St. Patrick’s Day Friday March 17

You can go out and hear some Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day or you can do what they do in the Caribbean, jam with a reggae band! Island Head will be performing at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY. Make your reservations early for Friday March 17, 2017. The band always packs this fantastic club.Continue reading “Coming To The Falcon St. Patrick’s Day Friday March 17”

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!”

Island Head is an important project to Reggae

SiriusXM Radio program director for the reggae station The Joint, Pat McKay 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 blessed to share thisContinue reading “Island Head is an important project to Reggae”

Island Head at The Falcon 4/29/16

Come out and see Island Head at The Falcon on Friday April 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM.  The Falcon is in Marlboro, NY in Upstate Ulster County. Live musicians jamming to classic reggae from Bob Marley, Studio One classics and Island Head’s own version of familiar songs. Here is the link to The Falcon website