Get To Know "House of David Gang"
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House of David Gang is Canada's busiest touring reggae band. Rooted in the timeless tradition of Jamaican roots reggae from the 70s and early 80s as embodied by the immortal Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer; House of David Gang adds a potent mix of jazz, funk and afrobeat to create a true global reggae orchestra.
Taking its name from the legendary House of David afterhours on Queen Street West in Toronto, where King Selah, Jahlin and other artists from the city's burgeoning reggae scene would meet to jam until sunrise. Over the years, members have included players from essential Toronto reggae bands such as the Resinators, Explorer Band, Revelation, Selassie I Power and many more. Today, some of the Canada's finest reggae musicians & vocalists, such as 2-time Juno nominee Jason Wilson, 2011 Juno nominee Tonya P and Michael Garrick, often take the stage as special guests along side Selah (vocals), Jahlin (drums), Jay Cleary (guitar), Snappy Homefry (bass) and Todd Britton (keys).
In the last several years, "The Gang" has been one of Canada's busiest touring reggae bands. Their annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute and Food Drive tour has become a staple of the winter music calendar across Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. In Toronto, hundreds of reggae lovers come out for their springtime Original Wailers Showcase and Peter Tosh Tribute. House of David Gang has performed in front of thousands at the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Atlantic Jazz Festival, Evolve Festival, Nufunk Festival, The Word On The Street, Ottawa Reggaefest, Toronto Freedom Festival, and more.
One year in the making Reggae Warrior was engineered, produced and mixed by Snappy Homefry at Playhouse Studio in downtown Toronto. Using the board pool of talent, there are over 20 musicians on Reggae Warrior which highlights House of David Gang's strength as a roots rock reggae collective.
Fri. Feb. 8: Van Gogh's Ear, Guelph, ON
Sat. Feb. 9: Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON
Wed. Feb. 13: L'Alize, Montreal, PQ
Thurs. Feb. 14: Capitol, Fredericton, NB
Fri. Feb. 15: Seahorse, Halifax, NS
Sat. Feb. 16: Plan B, Moncton, NB (matinee)
Sat. Feb. 16: Pepper's Pub, Saint John, NB
Sun. Feb 17: Co-Operative, Quebec, PQ