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”

“What a piece of art!” – DJ Paulo Matos Reggae Portugal

The latest review of the album “Punky Reggae Party” by Island Head is by DJ Paulo Matos from Solar FM “Reggae Portugal”. “What a piece of art!” “I confess that this is one of the best tributes/instrumental tribute to the immortal songs of Marley The Wailers I ever heard until today!  Arrangements and Production areContinue reading ““What a piece of art!” – DJ Paulo Matos Reggae Portugal”

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”

Reggae Hits Number One

The band Magic!, hailing from Totonto, Canada, brought reggae into the Billboard Hot 100’s number one spot with the reggae infused single “Rude”.  I’m not one who usually can predict hit pop singles these days but, I have to say that the first time I heard it I knew this would be BIG!  The songContinue reading “Reggae Hits Number One”

“Reggae Island”

“So Much Trouble in the World” has gotten the most airplay of any track on the album “Punky Reggae Party” by Island Head.  Since it’s radio debut on SiriusXM in November 2012, that song has received the most attention and outsold the other songs on the album.  SiriusXM Channel 42 “The Joint” has made “Trouble”Continue reading ““Reggae Island””

Aloha! Hawaiian Reggae (blog)

In my last blog I discussed California reggae bands.  One artist that could have been included in that discussion is J Boog.  J’s blood line comes from Samoa and was born and raised in California.  Residing in Hawaii since 2006, his music is considered part of the reggae movement from the Hawaiian islands.  Boog hasContinue reading “Aloha! Hawaiian Reggae (blog)”

Chronixx Nudges Marley Out of Number 1(blog)

Chronixx released “The Dread & Terrible Project” today and nudged out the sitting king from the number one spot on the iTunes Top Reggae Albums chart.  Bob Marley’s “Legend” album just sits at number one and every once in a while a record comes out that will push it out of the top spot forContinue reading “Chronixx Nudges Marley Out of Number 1(blog)”

Top Reggae Albums – March 2014 (blog)

I was checking out the iTunes Top Reggae Albums chart.  As usual, the top of the chart is dominated by Bob Marley, Bob Marley and The Wailers and we see the pre-sale of Ziggy Marley’s new release “Fly Rasta” at #3.  As you scan down the chart you can see the likes of Jamaican artistsContinue reading “Top Reggae Albums – March 2014 (blog)”