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Hopeton Smythe Born in Hanover, Jamaica, and while enjoying a happy childhood the true roots of Rastafarianism and reggae music were instilled in him. Hopeton loves to sing and always wanted to be apart of a band, In 1996 he started a band and over the years was forced to change members, and the band name, finally in 2012 they became "TONAHOPE" with members Gustavo"Guss"Velez(keys), Elazar Benjamin(bass), Travis Townsend(drums), John"Bodi"Black(Guitar), Frank"Cisco"Martines(Percussions) and last but not least Ms. Kariymah Jones(vocals)...Despite enduring life’s hardships, Ton-A-Hope, through perseverance writes songs and melodies developing there own music and style. In 2012 They released their first album with tracks like “JAH Never Leave Us”,"Going True" and "Where is the love" to name a few songs from the 10 track debut album, They are the "TONAHOPE" band based in Portsmouth VA, and here they are with the debut album, “Judge Not.” A Classic…..enjoy!!!!!!