T. Irie Dread was founded by Frederick and Roderick Curry (the twins) back in the day. Major influences at that time were Parliament/Funkadelic and Black Uhuru. They saw these bands on a regular basis and configured both styles into their own. A rock edge was also present that was fine tuned at local venues in San Diego, beach parties, street fairs and local bars. The sustained distorted guitar effects were straight from Jimi Hendrix acid trips which were loved and accepted by the audiences. The brothers are the main song writers and their music is mostly all original songs by T. Irie Dread. Their music blends roots reggae, funk & fusion rock to create a vibe that hasn’t been heard from other bands, you can imitate but you cant duplicate shocking to your mind.