4191 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63110
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Having a name with such a strong meaning, it is evident that the Jamaican based dub/reggae band, Dubtonic Kru, is poised to create waves in the music industry.
Their music is a rare and eclectic mix of roots reggae and explosive dub instrumentals with influences from many different genres of music that appeals to a wide range of audiences across the globe. The founding members of the five member group are Deleon "Jubba" White and Strickland "Stone" Stone, a dynamic Drum & Bass duo who, over the years have contributed to the development of modern Roots Reggae, with their unique sound and approach that intertwines Jubba's mesmerizing Reggae/Jazz Fusion drumming with Stone's groovy, yet pulsating bass lines.
This duo has gained about a decade and a half of experience from touring and or recording with the legendary likes of Max Romeo, U-Roy, Burning Spear, The Mighty Diamonds as well as modern day artistes such as Bushman, Junior Kelly, Richie Spice, Lutan Fyah and Voicemail to name a few.
This unique aggregation "Dubtonic kru", in addition to it's strong dub section, boast two up front rounded singers, Kamau, "the quiet warrior" adds a powerful and revolutionary voice, along with his energetic role on percussions and Jallanzo's equally unique and versatile voice, not to mention his hypnotizing guitar riffs, twirling around young and talented luke Dixon's magical hands on the workstations (keyboards).
The group further exhibits their diversed vocal ability with Jubba's sometimes spoken words, further stretching his voice to singing a few songs, in addition to joining Luke on background vocals. The group's first album, "Jungle Fever" debuted the awakening of a new breed of musicians taking traditional Roots Reggae music to a whole new level.
The first single off the album, "Hold on Still" enjoyed the #1 position for over 10 weeks on a prominent UK radio chart as well as significant rotation on a slew of radio stations and sound systems across Europe. In the summer of 2009, after a well heated European tour, Dubtonic Kru took the stage at the prestigious "Reggae Sumfest" festival in Jamaica. They performed on "International Night One" to rave reviews and shared the stage with renowned pop artists such as Neyo, Toni Braxton, Keri Hilson, Jazmine Sullivan and reggae stalwarts such as Coco Tea, Jah Cure, Morgan's Heritage among others.
The Kru's second album, "DUB TONIC" was released in November 2009 and was once again met with overwhelming response. In Spring 2010 the band and their new album were warmly embraced by US audiences that rocked and grooved to their sound on their first U.S.A based tour alongside Grammy award winning Mykal Rose (former member of Black Uhuru). It was this response that summoned the Kru back to the States in the summer to perform at a number of venues across the Mid West and West Coast including the acclaimed Sierra Nevada World Music Festival.
Dubtonic Kru has put on many outstanding performances in many countries...among the most notable are Ostroda Reggae festival (Poland), Uppsala Reggae Festival (Sweden), Rototom Sunsplash (Italy), NOWA Reggae Festival (Spain), Reggae Sumfest (Jamaica), Reggae on the Mountain (Utah), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (California), and Bay Front Reggae Festival (Minnesota). Dubtonic Kru will once again be back in the U.S.A for an extended tour this fall.
This is a band you should not miss, their music will keep you grooving long after the band stand is empty.
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