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)”

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!”

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 video

Watch the video highlights from one of our live shows: https://youtu.be/W_HGeF5uv3A

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”