Formed in 1996, Jointpop are not what most people would expect from the island of Trinidad and Tobago. Breaking the Calypso, Reggae and Soca mold, Jointpop combine influences from late 70’s London with their own brand of infectious rock n’ roll. Jointpop are Gary Hector (vocals, guitars), Damon Homer (guitars), Dion Camacho (drums), Jerome Girdharrie […]
The Original Bunny Gang is the side project of bass player Nathen Maxwell of Irish American punk band Flogging Molly. Nathen Maxwell & The Original Bunny Gang is not typical roots reggae, the sound is folky-reggae-roots music that honors the songs Maxwell hears in his head.
Cryout is led by dread-locked guitarist Jerry (Cryout) Criner — Together with man-of-all instruments James Young (aka Buck), drummer Torance “Bear” Cushinberr, keyboardist Darold Epps and Rowland on bass. Criner’s philosophy is the “Straight and Narrow” road of reggae with a funky twist, mixing together a bit of blues and jazz and thus creating CRYOUT. […]
5’nizza is an acoustic duet from Ukraine formed in 2000 by two friends Sergey Babkin (guitar, vocal, bitboxing, vocal percussion) and Andrey Zaporozhets aka “Sun” (vocal). With only one acoustic guitar and two voices the band made a break throw on Russian rock scene. They took part in big festivals and hundreds of people before […]
E.D.O. ECHO SOUND SYSTEM sound is janleless (Dub/Jungle/Drum&Bass/Reggae/Breakbeats/Hiphop/Ethnic/Electro/Rock and more.) — DUB cool and fresh, with tight yet fluid instrumentation and emotive vocal interpretations. E.D.O. ECHO SOUND SYSTEM members are Miki (Vocal, Melodica, Sun-sing, Synth) and Jinya (Programing,Bass,Dub Mix).
Formed in 1996, Jointpop are not what most people would expect from the island of Trinidad and Tobago. Breaking the Calypso, Reggae and Soca mold, they combine influences from late 70’s London with their own brand of infectious optimism. Jointpop are Gary Hector (vocals, guitars), Damon Homer (guitars), Dion Camacho (drums), Jerome Girdharrie (bass) and […]
Dewa Suwija is Manchester’s adopted guitar prophet, originally from Bali and raised in Manchester, UK. DEWA’s last album Time Is Master — fuses the roots of jazz, blues, rock, and ladens it with dark club beats and world reggae vibes. I talked with Dewa Suwija about his history, and DEWA’s newest album to be released […]
members: Kenji “KNG” Okada (guitar) Kyoko Okada (vocal) Daisuke Joe Motohashi (drums) “Hamber” Yamazaki (saxophone) Mariko Sekine (keyboards) Koji Ichikawa (bass) Influenced by Soul, R&B, Rock, Jazz and Reggae — Plastic Soul Band is rhythm and blues personified. Enhanced by the band’s vocal harmonies the sultry vocals of front woman Kyoko, Plastic Soul Band’s rockin’ […]
Out of the disbandment of The Jerry Lee Phantom, THE BEACHES were formed in 2006. THE BEACHES’ sound is a genre-bending and eclectic-blending of Rock, Disco, New Wave, Reggae, Punk and Dance music. With each new release, THE BEACHES continue to polish their songs, while defying being pigeoned holed in their inspiration. Wanting to take […]
The psychedelic reggae flavor of Inushiki (a.k.a.Dogggystyle)’s sound is high-energy rock at its best. Performing at Fuji Rock Festival ‘05, on July 31, the band released their first full album Life is Beatfull on May 11th. I talked with Inushiki members Miyake Youhei [Vocal, Guitar], Mine Seitarou [Guitar], Ishiguro Shoji [Bass] and Kakinuma Kazunari [Drums] […]
Taking the stage at eleven members strong, BAGDAD CAFÉ THE trench town’s cool reggae sound comes alive under the strong female vocals of front-woman Mai. After surviving a few member changes in the last five years. BAGDAD CAFÉ THE trench town members are Big Mama [Chorus], Mai [Vocal], Ran [Chorus], What’S Up Raita [Guitar], Iwai […]
Takuma Vocals, Guitar Naoki Bass, Vocals Kouichi Drums Known for not taking their celebrity personas very seriously, 10-FEET isn’t your typical punk band. They are considered to be one of the best live bands in Japan today. 10-FEET‘s energy both on stage and in their music continues to impress fans and critics alike.
Formed in 2002, Empty Black Box’s swing-esqe style finds their jazz groove in their latest single Foolish. Empty Black Box members are Yatz [Vocal], Gami [Bass], Ponch [Guitar], Atsushi [Drums], Kana [Keyboards], Aya [Tenor Saxophone], Sally [Tenor Trombone] and Shinya [Bass Trombone].
Formed in 1993, Cool Wise Men’s Ska style takes you back to the 60’s and that old Jamaica sound. Cool Wise Men will release their third album Salty Dinner, on June 10, 2006. Samples of the band’s music can be heard here. Cool Wise Men [C.W.M.] members are Makoto Takeuchi [Drums], Tomohito Shinoda [Bass], Yoshinori […]