Island Head’s Mikey ‘Mao’ Chung Honored

The Jamaica Music Museum presented its 9th annual Grounation series themed “Blackhead Chineyman: The Chinese Jamaicans’ Contribution to Jamaican Popular Music”.  (according to the Jamaica Observer news)  Legendary Jamaican reggae musicians were honored including Island Head guitarist Mikey ‘Mao’ Chung. Mikey has worked locally with artists like Dennis Brown, Marcia Griffiths, Bob Marley, John Holt, The Inner Circle, Alton Ellis, Ernie Smith,Continue reading “Island Head’s Mikey ‘Mao’ Chung Honored”

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”

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”

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”

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””