Caribbean Pulse is the newest most musically diverse sensation,
whose talent and high standard of musical composition along
with outstanding stage performances are taking the world by storm.
A strong sense of meaningful lyrics, prolific talent, and a pulsating
variety of rhythms has made Caribbean Pulse truly an amazing act
to follow. The band has already shown their ardor by captivating
audiences in the US, from California's Reggae Old School Jam and
the Sea Breeze Festival to the 7th Annual Reggae Soca Award show
in Florida, plus at many well-known venues such as the world-famous
Roxy Theatre in Hollywood.
Photo: Caribbean Pusle website. Text provided courtesy of Lisa Orchard / Power House Entertainment Publicity.
This uniquely talented group has played alongside phenomenal artists
such as: Third World, Luciano, Freddie McGregor, Glen Washington, Everton
Blender, Sugar Minott and Admiral Bailey to mention but a few.
The video-backed single "DRY YOUR EYES", with guest appearance
by Tony Rebel on vocals, is continuing to receive rave reviews from
International Reggae critics and fans alike. It's guaranteed to move you,
with encouraging messages of faith, determination, and world peace. Produced
by the internationally acclaimed Fabian Cooke, whose history reads like a
who's who of the music business. Fabian's credits include
the massive world famous hit by Jimmy Cliff, Elton John and
Sir Tim Rice's "Hakuna Matata" from Walt Disney's The Lion King,
plus celebrated productions with Ken Booth, John Holt, Third World,
Michael Rose, Big Mountain, Ini Kamoze, Steel Pulse and the man
himself Bob Marley.
Caribbean Pulse's talent is endless. Beginning with it's founder
William (Billy) Smith Jr., the multifaceted leader, organizer, and
spiritually guided rhythm guitarist. Then, commanding his rightful
place as talented lead singer, songwriter, and percussionist Ezzy
('easy') Judah is known as an energetic and charismatic performer alongside
his feminine counter-part, the young and lyrically gifted
LaNiece McKay, who's soulful voice says it all. Together, bass player
Jason 'BassyJ' Smith, a 21-year-old self-contained producer,
songwriter, arranger; the two (LaNiece and Jason) attended the
prestigious Berkelee College of Music in Boston. Topping it all off
with cousin Gil Smith on keyboards adding his golden touches to
the keys, making Caribbean Pulse quite a family affair.
In addition, the core members of Caribbean Pulse are joined by a
full compliment of world-renown musicians, including world famous drummer
Carlton 'Santa' Davis (known for his work with Bob Marley,
Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Big Youth, Black Uhuru and Burning
Spear among others), keyboardist Michael Hyde, guitarist
Steve Verhault (whose work includes such greats as Big Mountain,
U-Roy, Wailing Souls and Sugar Minott to name but a few), and the 'steamin'
horn section of Mike McGuffey on trumpet (ex-Tito Puente,
Fifth Dimension and the Pointer Sisters), trombonist Mike Daigeau
(who has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Stevie Wonder)
and Gary Herbig on saxophone (with past notables Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart
and Gladys Knight) making Caribbean Pulse one of the most brilliant group of
recording artists to hit the scene.