Live hard core reggae w/ Riddim Riders and special guests
Friday July 3, 2015, at 8 pm, $10. Artword Artbar’s good friend Mr. Jay hosts an evening of reggae roots music. Jsun_live1-u3008c encFeatured is Bajan-Canadian singer-songwriter jSun, who will call in some relaxing vibes with his reggae-folk infused acoustic sound. Special guest appearance by Riddim Riders Unplugged! jSun will share some sunny new tunes from his upcoming release Mellow Moods, songs inspired by the rhythm of the natural world. A musical journey through both the light and the shadows, jSun will also venture into a few Songs of Past, with more politically-oriented songs from the beginnings of his musical journey. J will have on display some hand-crafted instruments and several paintings from the series Waves and Sunshine. http://www.jmusic.ca/ Riddim_Riders_Unplugged_cRiddim Riders Unplugged, aka Acoustic Ride, are an extension of Hamilton’s premier reggae band Riddim Riders. Core members Franklin Joseph and Mike Rajczak are joined by vocalist Lauren Mikayla, lead guitar Keon Crosswell and Christopher Charles. The Riders break away from their usual reggae-rockers vibe with this configuration, featuring acoustic and classical guitars, djembe, conga and hand percussion, and a big focus on rich vocal harmonies. Although still touching on the reggae tip, the focus is on acoustic rock, r&b and soulful originals, showcasing the band’s diversity and unique sound potential. Audiences are loving the Acoustic Ride, set for a busy summer in 2015, so come check it out and be blessed.
The Human Rights (Reggae Night) - Riddim Riders, Foundation Steppers 9:00 PM19+ (Casbah Main Hall)Facebook Event Page The Human Rights (formally Friendlyness and the Human Rights) have spent 7 years honing their unique style of uplifting, ultraheavy, new roots reggae music. In early 2014 the ten piece band recruited Toronto soulman Trson and re-united under the banner: The Human Rights. Trson brings a whole new level and dynamic to the band. With his powerful voice, he is the perfect compliment to Friendlyness DJ style. After two Canadian tours, CBC recording sessions, opening slots for reggae legends Gregory Isaacs, John Holt and Beres Hammond, and a feature in the new Trailer Park Boys movie, The Human Rights are gearing up to release their 2nd LP and are touring in support of their latest single Old School Track. The history of the Human Rights is deep. It begins with Toronto reggae foundation keyboardist Bernie Pitters who learned how to bubble from Bob Marleys keyboard player in Jamaica and spent the 80s and 90s touring with Toots and the Maytals. It continues with Toronto reggae heavyweight and juno nominated Friendlyness, who started out fronting bands such as Revelation and Culture Shock, followed by backing up Frankie Paul, Freddie McGreggor & Dennis Brown with Hit Squad, to recently joining the ranks of Can-rock icons BIG SUGAR. Add seven young up-and-coming toronto session musicians and the soulful vocal stylings of Trson and you have a musical force ready for the global stage.Tags:
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This is a rare and special Riddim Riders show - live and "unplugged", featuring several new and unreleased original songs done in an acoustic reggae style. Also featuring Brian Griffiths on guitar and Lauren Cumberbatch on backing vocals. Not to be missed!
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“Taking perhaps as much from their Hamilton locale as they might from the islands, Riddim Riders’ smooth grooves and uplifting message should easily garner large audiences” - Ric Taylor, VIEW, Feb 3rd 2011
“the CD features a wonderful groove of roots, reggae a...See Full Bio
“Singer Mike Rajczak started making music in Hamilton back in ’94 and quickly formed the Inspirators. His lifelong love of reggae music fuelled the band and injected local stages with a very different musical style through the late ‘90s. When that band broke up in 2001, Rajczak wanted to continue on with an authentic reggae band but finding serious reggae musicians in the Hammer proved a daunting task. That was, until a Bob Marley tribute night introduced him to brothers Richard (bass/vocals) and E.J. Dailey (keyboards/vocals). Later Franklin Joseph (drums/ vocals) and Brian Carson (guitars) would flesh out the band and Riddim Riders were born. They’ve spent the last six years as one of the most popular draws in the city but this weekend Riddim Riders offer their debut recording to introduce more people to what they call their Steeltown Reggae. Read more - > ”