I'm Dabs. I'm a singer songwriter and I front an Internationally recognised Reggae/Ska band which get regular Airplays on BBC radio1 & 1extra. I've had funk bands, blues bands, rap projects and jungle. I've various musical interests including Bossa Nova, samba, gyspy Jazz and various Latin styles all of which I have learnt whilst living, learning and gigging in 7 different countries to date. My solo set is as much a journey around the world as it is the story of my life in song. I have a good grasp of many standards and have the stories to go with them. Am interested in all kindsa gigs and have the crew around me to play all sorts of sets of music. I’ve played everything up to 5000 capacity venues, weddings, festivals, pubs, cafes, restaurants, hotels, charities, proposals, canal boats, naming ceremonies, anniversaries and probably others I’ve forgotten about! Happy to send demo vids for ceremony songs if shortlisted. Have PA can travel
Upbeat dub-reggae music with catchy lyrics and maximum feel good vibes. Dubvocaliza has been bubbling on the reggae music scene since formation in 2010 Performing their original self penned mix of pulsating debating and entertaining modern dub fusion reggae Roots rock reggae, righteous rock and sensual soul all entangled sweetly for some nicely nicely in the area vibes. Built on the foundations and cornerstones of classic reggae and dub , drawing inspirations from reggae greats such as Bob Marley and the wailers , Burning Spear, Culture, Peter Tosh, Lucky Dube, Jimmy Cliff, Chalice, Mutabaruka, Jacob Miller, Toots and The Maytals and many more. Dubvocaliza has come to the forefront as an ultimate reggae band for modern times playing lively and lyrical true to life reggae music. Dubvocaliza meaning to be outspoken and articulate hitting from the base -line of Dub-reggae , drawing it's repertoire from the vaults of Jamaican music . Every member in the band is driven and exudes a passion and love of reggae music. The Band represent what is magical about live music , the magic connections and expressions that touch people at their core. The message is optimism , love peace and universal healing They have recorded three devastatingly good album and has performed at numerous music festivals and venues throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Hailed as London's high -octane reggae band with a modern edge, all loved up and trippy . The band transplant audiences back in time to classic reggae ,but relevant to our times with a riveting modern twist , creativity and tradition fused with intent . Dubvocaliza put a brand new shine on reggae music with a cross over appeal of Hip-Hop turns like Massive Attack and Faithless Conscious songs delivered with a weighty musical vibrancy THE BAND IS FUN, , DIFFERENT TO THE NORM WHILE STILL MAINTAINING ACCESSIBLE AND ENTERTAINING MUSIC
My name’s Andrew Smith, and I’m from the island of Mauritius. I’ve lived in the UK for around 15 years, meaning that I’ve been able to incorporate aspects of my culture into other music genres. I’ve been playing mainly the keyboard for around 4 years. I play in my local church every Sunday, where I also play many different genres. I’m an adaptable person who can easily learn new songs and I have a deep passion for music which I am willing to share with others who share this same love too.
I met the Jamma crew at a gig in Manchester, and after getting to know them was invited to be the regional 'Jambassador' for Essex, UK. As an artist it's been great and they really helped me to push my latest single. As a 'Jambassador; they sent me a ton of free merch and personalised business cards and pay for me to check out gigs in my region to sign up artists and venues! I also was invited to perform on their professionally filmed podcast series, 'The Jamma Show' which was not only great fun but also a great way to get my music out to my fans!
We have recently signed up to Jamma and love that we can have a dedicated page for our band and also individual pages allowing us to advertise ourselves for solo work and showcase our material as a group and as separate band members. It's also great to be able to find potential new band members and stand in DEP musicians as and when we need them
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I registered with Jamma before the launch and I was lucky enough to perform at their '331' launch event. Since going live I have used the website to build an artist page and upload all my content as well as connect to find paid gigs! It's super easy to use and they have always been there to support me whenever needed. Not only have I found paid work, but I have also been featured on podcasts and various special marketing projects which have been great for exposure, especially in these uncertain times. Jamma also takes 0% commission on anything I earn through the platform, and it's even free to use right now!
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