Andy Bassford on Sting & Shaggy 44/876

Congratulations to Island Head’s guitarist Andy Bassford for his contributions to the album, Sting & Shaggy “44/876”. The album won the Grammy for “Reggae Album of the Year” in 2019. Andy not only played guitar on 4 songs, he also co-wrote the songs he played on. For years Andy has worked on almost every ShaggyContinue reading “Andy Bassford on Sting & Shaggy 44/876”

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”

Island Head on World Music Chart

Island Head are in great company on the CMJ Top 10 World Music Chart at WVKR 91.3 FM. Last week Island Head’s “Punky Reggae Party” album was at #5 with other well-known reggae artists Beres Hammond at #6 and Toots & The Maytals at #7.  This week Island Head dropped to #8 while Mr. HammondContinue reading “Island Head on World Music Chart”