House of David Gang www.houseofdavidgang.com
After nearly 350 hours of studio time at Toronto’s Playhouse Studios with producer Snappy Homefry and collaborations with over 20 musicians from Toronto’s reggae community, plus the funding support of the Ontario Arts Council Popular Music Program and FACTOR, Toronto roots rock reggae orchestra House of David Gang officially release Reggae Warrior on NuFunk.ca Records.
Throughout their career House of David Gang has been known for their uplifting roots rock reggae sound reminiscent of Kingston, Jamaica’s music scene in the late 70’s & 80’s highly influenced by the works of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs mixed with a modern roots Canadian feel. The band takes its name from The House of David, an after-hours spot on Queen Street West that was a hotspot for artists from the city’s burgeoning Rastafarian and reggae community from the late 80s until the mid 90s.
House of David captivated audiences this summer at Rastafest to over 4,000 fans alongside The Mighty Diamonds and Echo Minott; has garnered national attention on CBC Radio; and performed live to 2 million people on CityTV’s Breakfast Television performing their new songs, including the new single “Best I Can Be”. The band recently made its first West Coast tour to British Columbia, with gigs in Vancouver, Whistler, Courtenay and Nanaimo, after a 5-date tour of Quebec and the Maritimes earlier this summer.
“One of the most interesting reggae bands in the country” – Matt Galloway, CBC Radio Host
“Irie classic reggae sound with uplifting lyrics. Ya mon! It gets my approval!” – Carl Harvey, Guitarist for Toots & Maytals
“Canada’s #1 Roots Reggae Orchestra” – Reggae Festival Guide