Jo is currently on the road performing the entire Comfortable EP as the opening act on Stephen Marley’s Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life Tour. The tour spans over 30 cities in the United States and concludes in New Orleans, LA on May 24. See full schedule below.
Jo’s Comfortable spans pop, hip hop, EDM and dancehall influences while showcasing his deft vocals, clever songwriting and flourishing production skiills. Each of the EP’s riddims (except for “Bogus” which was produced by his uncle Damian Marley) were created by Jo, working alongside his father’s keyboard player Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown, with Stephen Marley handling the final productions. Many of the EP’s songs focus on Jo’s personal experience with women and their complex relationships. On the sleek electro-dancehall hybrid title track, which is also accompanied with a video, he cleverly rhymes about a budding relationship contrasted by his sweetly sung hook. On “Bogus,” he addresses a lack of sincerity in some women, while club-friendly tunes like “Bad So,” All To Me” and “Perfect 10” ft. Jemere Morgan deliver romance with a rude boy twist. On the EP’s first single “Sunshine,” Jo nimbly rhymes over a bubbling dancehall rhythm embellished by gentle guitar strands. Jo came up with “Sunshine’s” melodic hook while singing to his baby sister and is one of the EP’s most intimate songs.
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ANGUILLAN BAND BRITISH DEPENDENCY WILL EMBARK ON THREE WEEK TOUR WITH THE WAILERS
New York, NY (January 6, 2014): Anguillan Band British Dependency will embark on a three week, 12 City tour with legendary reggae band, The Wailers. The tour, which marks The Wailers 30th Anniversary, will begin on Friday, January 10th at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida. Thereafter the group will perform in Clearwater and Jacksonville, Florida, Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, Salem and Carrborro, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Columbus, OH, Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI and close out on January 26th at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN.
New Zealand reggae band Katchafire’s greatest hits collection Best So Far will be in stores next week (May 21) on VP/Greensleeves. Right now, the album is available online only.
Amidst their U.S. tour, the seven-piece outfit heads to Texas this week and will continue west. Their final stop will be the Monterrey California Roots Festival on May 26. For the most up-to-date tour schedule, please visit www.facebook.com/katchafireband.
From their humble beginnings in the late ’90s as a Bob Marley tribute band to one of New Zealand’s and the South Pacific’s most popular groups today, Katchafire have created a timeless hit-filled repertoire during this short time span. The band has carefully selected 16 of these must have tracks on their upcoming album Best So Far. The impressive best of collection will feature Katchafire’s breakthrough hits from their groundbreaking 2003 debut Revival - including “Get Away,” “Who You With” and “Giddy Up” (2003’s highest selling single in New Zealand) – all of which landed in the Top 10 of New Zealand’s Top 40 Singles Chart. Best So Far will also highlight the group’s most cherished tunes from their remaining independently-released albums, like “Frisk Me Down” off of 2005’s Slow Burning, “Working” and the title track from 2007’s Say What You’re Thinking as well as “Sweet As” and “Groove Again” off of 2010’s On The Road Again. Read more…
Throughout April and May, the seven piece collective will be rocking major festivals as well as headlining intimate venues across the West Coast, Midwest and South in over 28 U.S. cities. The band is no stranger to the road and has performed worldwide with international acts such as The Wailers, Maxi Priest, UB40 and Arrested Development. For the most up to date tour schedule, please visit Read more…