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Royal Hammer / Bio

The Royal Hammer is a seven-piece roots reggae group from Portland, Maine. Heavily influenced by Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, and Roots Radics, Royal Hammer takes pride in the authenticity of their sound. Mike Taylor (The Awesome, Rustic Overtones) is backed-up by a heavy rhythm section including Gary Gemetti (Rustic Overtones) on drums, Tyler Quist (Jaw Gems) on keys, and bass player Stu Mahan (Nat Osbourne Band, London Souls), and with Ryan Zoidis (Rustic Overtones, Soulive) and Lucas Desmond (Model Airplane) on saxes and Dave Noyes (Rustic Overtones, The Plains) on trombone, Royal Hammer's grooves are deep and infectious. The Royal Hammer has shared the stage with reggae legends Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Barrington Levy and has backed up international reggae artists Marty Dread and Legendary Glen DaCosta of Zap Pow and the Wailers. Royal Hammer recently released their debut album 'My Bubble'.

General Info

Band Members
Mike Taylor-Guitar and Vocals, Gary Gemitti - Drums, Mike Effenberger - Keys, Tyler Quist - Keys/Guitar, Stu Mahan - Bass, Ryan Zoidis - Sax/Vox/Percussion, Dav
Artist Name
Royal Hammer
Home Page
Active Since
Reggae / Vibe / Rage

Contact Info

Portland, ME

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