Tarrus Riley Feat. Dean Fraser and The Blak Soil Band

Tarrus Riley Feat. Dean Fraser and The Blak Soil Band

Jah Works, Jah People, DJ Thriller Attoine feat: Professor John T

June 24 · Saturday

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$29 Advance / $35 Day of Show / $39 Reserved

This event is 21 and over

Tarrus Riley
Tarrus Riley
he secret to the success of Tarrus Riley, believe it or not, is quite simple – "when preparation meets opportunity", stated a self-assured Riley. "I've been surrounded by music all my life. My father is a singer and my mother is a bathroom singer", he explains with a chuckle. "Because I can't change the world, I sing for the people - this is the contribution I can make and after I make a song; it isn't even mine anymore; it belongs to the people."

Virtually born and steeped in music, Tarrus Riley has learnt a lot by merely being in the environment of the music business. He caught on very quickly and so "voiced my first song at the age of 13". "I've always loved music; I used to deejay but everyone used to encourage me to sing. They used to call me "Singy Singy" 'cause I'm always singing," he said with a introspective smile. In 2004, Tarrus released his debut album, Challenges - "I was fortunate to have recorded my debut album with an independent label out of Miami".

Tarrus successfully released his sophomore album in 2006 to widespread acclaim and spawned hit singles - "Stay With You", "Beware", "She's Royal", "Lion Paw", among others. "I worked on Parables with Dean Fraser and I wasn't surprised at the success it has had, but how fast it all happened", commented a reflective Riley. "I've known Dean a long time and to work with him on something as great and historic as Parables, is an honour", he also said. "Parables was a confidence builder and has set the foundation for everything else that I will be bringing to my audience".

"I define myself so I make thought-provoking music about Black consciousness and experiences. I want to open people's minds and let them think. My music isn't prejudiced towards colour, class, creed or nationality," he explained passionately. "I target women and children with my music because slavery tampered with the woman's mind and that's why I wrote She's Royal. She's the head of the household so she has the power to influence the young men and women of tomorrow," he further explained.

As with everything in life, a firm foundation is always the safest way to go. Tarrus works with a group of friends on a movement proudly titled BLAKSOIL – Bredren Living According King Selassie-I Overstanding & Iritical Livity. Through this movement, Riley hopes to further target the consciousness of our women and children..
Jah Works
Jah Works
Do you love reggae music? If you answered yes to this question, chances are you are already familiar with Baltimore’s own Jah Works. If you are new to the band, you are in for a musical treat of positive vibes and uncompromising roots rock reggae music.

Jah Works is a true grassroots success story that emerged from Baltimore’s reggae scene over 20 years ago. This is music made by and for lovers of real, authentic reggae music. Consistently performing hundreds of shows a year worldwide, they have forged their sound in clubs, festivals and on the sun drenched beaches of Negril. Their sound is firmly planted in the roots of Jamaican music and culture, encompassing rock steady, reggae, and elements of dancehall and dub. What Jah Works does best is introduce the novice music listener to the fullness of reggae music and culture.

Formed in 1993, the band found their identity while listening to the song “Jah Works” by the classic Jamaican vocal group The Gladiators. Lyrics like “I’m a man of prayer, none of my doings, shall ever go wrong…” and “Jah hear I when I cry” resonated with the members, and so Jah Works was moved to begin writing their own original reggae music. Starting with “Feast or Famine” in 1994, the band has recorded and released 9 albums to date. They have sold over 100,000 copies independently, and with the upcoming release of “Believe”, Jah Works is set to take their music to even higher heights.

Longtime fans know that the Jah Works sound consists of strong vocals over heavy duty original reggae riddims. After a brief hiatus, founding member and original front man, Scotty P. has returned to lead the brothers forward into new musical territory. Together with the rest of the group, they have come up with their best album to date, “Believe” which will be released in 2016. The new album brings the group's evolution full circle, with lush, horn-drenched roots reggae music. Mixed by some of reggae music’s top producers, including Jim Fox (Lion & Fox) Tippy I (I Grade), Jason “Jocko” Randall (JBB), Nathan Sabanayagam (Chillhouse Studios), and Baltimore’s own Steve Wright (Wrightway), Jah Works’ latest and greatest effort will cement their standing as one of the finest reggae bands to ever come out of the United States.
Jah People
Jah People
JAH PEOPLE – Roots, Rock, Reggae Philly Style
Reggae with a Splash Of FUNk, Rock and Soul -JAH PEOPLE are a band that appeals to all audiences with their message of Love. Not just Philadelphia's most beloved BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE, Jah People move crowds with spirited covers that are always danceable and bring vibrancy to any room. The World Renowned Bob Marley Songbook mixed with reggae classics and favorites from beloved acts like The Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, The BeeGees and More – Jah People has the musicianship and voices to pull off this legendary material flawlessly.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com