The Irie Vibes band is one of the freshest sounds to appear on the european Reggae scene in recent years,
The band started playing in 2008 backing GT Moore, a veteran reggae artist from the UK, playing a series of gigs around Belgium and Holland and recording an album 'Sunshine' at the Green Tongue Studio in 2009.
During the last few years they have developed their skills as a backing band with the support of Jah Rej from the Jah Works label (UK), growing, both in size and experience!.
In 2011 the Irie Vibes Band teamed up with singer I Man T a talented singer / songwriter from Bruges who had learned his trade as MC for the popular 'Rootsman Dirky' Sound system. The result of this union was a set of fresh original Roots Reggae that has had audiences rocking at live shows over the last couple of years.
The band grew out of 'Greenforward', (the organisation responsible for the annual 'Irie Vibes Roots Festival'), and is a vibrant mix of colors and cultures that reflect the Rasta philosophy of 'One Love' for all people.
Rocking rhythms with a Concious message ! - The 'IRIES' are Keeping the VIBES ALIVE
Teddy Dan is a highly talented Singer/Songwriter and true Rastaman, who has lived for the past 10 years in the Rasta spiritual homeland of Shashamanie, Ethiopia.Born in Jamaica, in the late fifties, Teddy moved to England in his early teens, where he developed his musical talents. His highly regarded first album (‘United States of Africa’) being released in 1993.
This link up with the Irie Vibes Band provides a unique opportunity to see this great performer outside of his African base.The show will feature songs drawn from a repertoire of releases that span Teddy’s 20 years of recording finely crafted Reggae music.
The Irie Vibes Band can usually be found providing colourful backing for Roots singer I Man T and have spent the last year or so bringing their dynamic show to festivals all around Belgium. The multi-cultural make up of the band makes for a perfect back-drop to Teddy Dan’s songs of Peace, Love, Unity and Equal rights
The Green Tongue Family combines the power and immediacy of the Reggae Sound System with live elements to create a unique experience. Exclusive tracks from the Green Tongue Studio are augmented with live vocalists and musicians, with Jah Rej on the live Dub mix to add even more spice.
The Green Tongue family is a flexible unit and can be tailored to suit the ooccassion and venue.