Jahson and the Natty Vibez are a group of musicians who come from many musical backgrounds, united by their common love and respect for reggae music. Founder and frontman, Jahson Wildes, has been a strong supporter and promoter of reggae music for over 25 years now; as well as a professional reggae guitarist and backing vocalist in several reggae groups since the nineties.
Jahson first started his solo ambition in Summer 2002 with the release of an 5 songs Ep called "No Water Wasted" at Mad Cash Studios in Charlotte, NC. At that time Jahson was still working with other reggae bands and artists in his region. It would be in August of 2007 that he started his solo career with the release of the Lp entitled, Rootsman Rebel at Strawberry Skies Studio in Columbia, SC. The album consists of authentic and conscious roots reggae tracks. Songs such as: Jah See And Know, Learn, Ital Queen, and last but not least the title track 'Rootsman Rebel',with it's soaring melody and Irie feel, have gotten a good responses, since it's release, from the Carolina reggae scene and strong support on a grassroots level!
After the release of Jahsons' follow up album, 'Here I Come Again' in April 2011, he united with some well seasoned musicians from his region,who were also apart of the album project, and they formed the Natty Vibez Band. What resulted was a serious chemistry from the start! Playing both the popular original tracks off Jashons two album releases, as well as, countless classic and modern reggae covers. Their music has been described as "traditional roots reggae with a new school attitude", which highlights the bands youthful modern roots reggae feel!
With themes of love and unity, peace and harmony, the goal and vision of the music and message is to take the mind to school, the soul to church, and the body to da party!.It's authentic ROOTS reggae music from a Rastaman who has lived the messages in the music for over 20 years! Jahsons lyrical voice fits in naturally and effortlessly with the reggae genre and the Natty Vibez band are one wicked tight reggae outfit! So if what you look for in reggae is bubblin' drum and basslines combined with tight groovin' riddims, classic reggae horns, sweet keys, jammin' guitar, and conscious uplifting messages by an authentic voice, then look no further! This band can move any party, any crowd, any time! The band is: Strap Lacomas on drums, Tim Gannon on bass and vocal harmonies, Jamal Hasan on keys and saxophone, Carl Dillitte on trumpet and vocal harmonies, and Jahson Wildes on guitar and lead vocals.
Available for booking clubs and festivals in the southeast in 2014 and beyond -
Main contact: Iley Wildes (band/booking manager) email@example.com