Reggae From Around The World. Catch the Vibes!
Reggae Powerhouse Band has been a long time coming, everyone involved with the band has been on the music scene for years. As for me, oh yes, I am Leroy Scarlet , I started my musical journey in the early seventies back in the days of Kilimanjaro when I was about twelve years old, I followed Kilimanjaro around lifting the boxes and stuff, until I started singing, then went on to recording songs with Sly and Robbie. Not long after that I started producing. I have since produced music and recorded songs with almost everyone in the business including giants like Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Frankie Paul, Beres Hammond, Bennie Man, Bounty Killa, Sizzla, Capleton Luciano, etc. the list is endless. So as it stands, this journey hasn’t just started, it has been a long time in the making.
In putting the band together one of my greatest influence was Duckie Simpson, from Black Uhuru. I work with musicians like Speckle a well known musician, he is like the next Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare on live drum right now, he’s the man. He is really the backbone of the band as he organizes the other musicians.
The first album is almost finish, it includes musicians like Sly and Robbie, the band itself plays a lot of tracks, Firehouse Crew, Bobby Digital, different producers on board producing tracks for the band. Cordel Agen Dunnah aka “Bless Eye” is one of the lead singers he is an Antiguan with a unique sound. I met him in Antigua and put him on the stage, watched him perform and loved his sound so I decided he was going be one of us. The next lead singer is Pernel Winchester from Tobago. I take singers from different island to get different sounds and different ideas because we a trying to create a unique sound for the Reggae Powerhouse band.
The first Reggae Powerhouse Band single is called “LOVE FOR THE WOMAN”, four other singles have been released, “SKANKING”, “HELLO”, a collaboration with Sizzla called “Nothing nah Gwaan “ and a collaboration with Luciano called ‘ROOTS’. We are currently working on two original twelve track albums which we expect to release soon. Later on we will also be releasing a twenty track album called Tribute to the legend, The Past and the Present. We are trying to do as much cover as possible on this album because it is really about the Tributes to the legends, both past and the present. We have looked over some great tracks like those of Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaac and Dennis Brown. It’s really gonna be something, look out for it, it’s coming soon.