Article by Empress K Reggae Reflection and photos by Melvin Calender
In November of 2015, Raging Fyah, the five-piece band from Kingston, Jamaica was signed to the new Dub Rockers label under the VP Records umbrella. Band members Kumar Bent (lead singer), Courtland White (guitarist) Anthony Watson (drummer), Demar Gayle (keyboardist and musical director) and Delroy “Pele” Hamilton (bassist) continued to make significant strides in 2016. In May they released their third studio album "Everlasting," which debuted at #2 on the billboard chart. In support of their new album, Raging Fyah toured extensively throughout the US and Europe with bands such as Stick Figure, Fortunate Youth and Protoje.
The year ended on an even higher note with the announcement of Raging Fyah's 2017 US Winter Tour with Tribal Seeds as well as a European Tour in the Spring with UB40. Exciting news soon followed with a grammy nod for Best Reggae Album for "Everlasting," their debut album with the Dub Rockers label. While many people may consider them to be a new band that has seen rapid growth over the last two years, in reality Raging Fyah has been working tirelessly for nearly a decade to earn these well deserved accolades.
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VP Records Press Release
For immediate Release
January 9, 2016
2017 GRAMMY® AWARD NOMINEES
RAGING FYAH KICK OFF THEIR WORLD TOUR IN JANUARY
Billboard Critic's 2016 Best Reggae Albums Chose Raging Fyah's Everlasting
"...the album is an all-killer no-filler affair, straight-ahead roots rock from top to toe." -BILLBOARD
Raging Fyah will kick off their 2017 World Tour with Tribal Seeds in the United States on Jan 24th and then with UB40 in Europe in May. See dates below and on http://www.ragingfyah.com. The 5-piece rising Jamaican band is touring in support of their latest album Everlasting, which is nominated for a 2017 Grammys® Award for Best Reggae Album. This is their first nod for the prestigious ceremony. The 59th Annual Grammys® will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12th, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET. on CBS.
Everlasting, released in May 2016, follows their previous releases Judgement Day (2011) and Destiny (2014) and is their debut effort for VP Records' new imprint Dub Rockers.
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