28 - 10 - 2002
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 3||Backing : 4||Production : 3/4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3|
Irie Time is a roots rock reggae band of culturally-diverse musicians based in Houston, Texas, performing Reggae and Soca music. The 11-year-old reggae band consists of Eric Porter (drums, percussion), Jairus Mage (bass, vocals), Lars Senuta (keyboards, vocals) and Scottie McDonald (guitar, lead vocals). The focus of the band is on originality, and it's the group's intent that songwriting direct the scope of their efforts. Irie Time released their second CD in 1995, and while performing primarily throughout the Texas-Louisiana region, have traveled as far away as Miami, Tucson and Detroit promoting their releases. In 1996, Irie Time secured a licensing deal for the country of New Guinea, and released nationally an album and two videos there. The popularity of this release has broadened interest in the band, and additional licensing agreements are in the works. Album tracks were recorded in Jamaica for an 18-song CD entitled "Island Romance" which was released in 1998. A companion dub album, "Irie Time In Dub", was produced in 2000. The group performed a series of dates in Germany, Europe, during the summer of 2001 and now their brand new album "Live Up!" has hit the streets.