Reggae Warrior by HOUSE OF DAVID GANG
Copyright 2013, NuFunk Records
Produced & Engineered by; Snappy Homefry at Playhouse Studios
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel
Executive Producer: Jay Cleary
Bookings & Management: email@example.com
Album Track Listing and song summary:
1. Reggae Warrior – Homage to Jamaican civil rights heroes, from Garvey to Manley.
2. Best I Can Be – Uplifting song about ordinary people doing extraordinary things
3. Good To Be Loved – The joy of finding love, set to a bouncy reggae riddim
4. Rain – The tale of a chance meeting in the rain
5. Reggae Party – Celebrating American holidays awkwardly in Jamaica
6. Don’t Make Me Cry – Classic roots-reggae style breakup song
7. Sunny Sunday Morning – Roots Canadiana ballad about a cold & sunny day
8. Toronto, Ontario – An ode to Toronto, submitted to a city song contest
9. This Fya – The story of soldiering on after a van accident en route to a festival
10. Moment in Time – Approaching a new love
11. Imaginary Woman – Trying to find elusive perfect woman
House of David Gang gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the Ontario Arts Council Popular Music Program and FACTOR.
About The House of David Gang
House of David Gang is a reggae outfit that delivers late 70s and early 80s style Jamaican reggae originals and the classic roots reggae songs of greats such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown; mixed with folk, soul, calypso, Afrobeat, and hip-hop influences. It is fronted by vocalist King Selah and drummer Jahlin Edwards; with guitarists Chris Davies & Jay "High Plains Drifter" Cleary and bassist Snappy Homefry rounding out the modern incarnation of “The Gang. The band takes its name from The House of David, an after-hours spot on Queen Street West that was a hotspot for artists from the city's burgeoning Rastafarian and reggae community from the late 80s until the mid 90s.
House of David captivated audiences this summer at Rastafest to over 4,000 fans alongside The Mighty Diamonds and Echo Minott; has garnered national attention on CBC Radio; and performed live to 2 million people on CityTV’s Breakfast Television performing their new songs, including the new single "Best I Can Be". The band recently made its first West Coast tour to British Columbia, with gigs in Vancouver, Whistler, Courtenay and Nanaimo, after a 5-date tour of Quebec and the Maritimes earlier this summer.
Their annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute and Food Drive tour has become a staple of the winter music calendar across Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. In Ontario, hundreds of reggae lovers come out for their springtime Original Wailers Showcase and Peter Tosh tribute. House of David Gang has performed in front of enthusiastic crowds at the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Atlantic Jazz Festival, Evolve Festival, Beaches Jazz Festival, Word On The Street, Irie Music Festival, Ottawa Reggaefest, Toronto Freedom Festival, Salty Jam Fest, Toronto Beer Festival, Barrie Carib Fest and Saint John Sunseekers Fest and more. The Band has also shared the stage with Mighty Diamonds, Echo Minott, Bushman, Mad Professor, The New Kingston, ill Scarlett, Down with Webster, DJ Czech, Tonya P, Donna Makeda, Friendlyness & The Human Rights, Selassie I Power, Jason Wilson, Fredlocks & Ultra Flex, Truths & Rights, Mountain Edge and many others.
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