Raging Fyah, A New Generation of Roots, Rock & Reggae
Regarded as one of Jamaica’s most promising young acts, the band Raging Fyah makes music that is tethered to their island’s enduring, much emulated roots rock reggae tradition yet is distinguished by an expansive vision that propels their musical journey forward.
Certain to be one of 2016’s most celebrated releases, the new album Everlasting signifies a milestone in Raging Fyah’s career by raising the bar on their already lofty musical standards. “The challenging lyrics on Everlasting challenged what we were able to do as musicians,” says Demar.” Musically, we kept our roots but went way beyond them because there is not just one shape to fyah, it takes on different forms.”
Raging Fyah are gearing up to release their eagerly-awaited studio album ‘Everlasting’, on Dub Rockers, the newest imprint from the world’s largest reggae record label, VP Records.
The group has already made a name for themselves in their native country, playing the biggest shows (Reggae Sumfest, Rebel Salute and Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival) and has a devoted following internationally, from tearing up stages in South America to headlining major European reggae festivals (Summerjam, Rototom Sunsplash and Garance).
Raging Fyah consists of Kumar Bent (lead singer), Courtland White (guitarist) Anthony Watson (drummer), Demar Gayle (keyboardist) and Delroy Hamilton (bassist). Some of the members met at Edna Manley College of Visual & Performing Arts in Kingston and the band formed in 2006.
The band made both OkayPlayer LargeUp’s and Marley Natural’s 2016 Artists To Watch list, and their upcoming release has been selected by The Pier as one of 2016’s Most Anticipated Albums.
“…most promising acts…their revolutionary spirit evoking the late Peter Tosh or Steel Pulse circa the late 1970s” Billboard
“whole crowd was drawn to its feet in a visible wave, like fallen dominoes getting up again.” (in regards to their 2015 Rebel Salute performance) Vogue
Raging Fyah Tour Dates 2016
May 27th Arcata,CA w/Tarrus Riley
May 28th Moneterey, CA Meet & Greet Album Launch @ Cali Roots
May 29th Monterey, CA @ Cali Roots Festival
July 1st Germany @ Summerjam
July 3rd Belgium @ Couleur Café
July 8th Switzerland @ Rote Fabrick
July 9th Poland @ Reggaeland
Visit the Raging Fyah website