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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Reggae vibes comin’ to Wave

As dancehall urban reggae bands go, it gets no better than Jah Cutta and The Determination Band from Montreal.
With accolades from everyone including Manu Chao and Sly and Robbie, the Waverley is excited to have this band play on its stage.

Jah Cutta has been a fixture in the Canadian reggae community for more than two decades. With countless national tours, two critically acclaimed albums, Canadian Reggae Music Awards and a loyal international fanbase, the lion has decided to roar again in 2010.

Wha Gwan was a true labour of love that was more than five years in the making. Recorded both in Jamaica and Canada with help from legendary producers Bobby Digital, Steven Stanley, Soldier, Fata and Nigel, and featuring guest appearances from reggae superstars Luciano, Dean Frazor and WarFear, Wha Gwan proved to be the most heavy-hitting Canadian reggae album of all time.

Joining Cutta on this West Coast tour is EastWave Radio from Portland, Maine.

EastWave Radio was first formed by singer and guitarist Dave Gagne in 2006. Carrying on the reggae traditions of his musician parents, he formed his own band fusing roots reggae with more contemporary influences like Sublime, 311, The Police and The Clash.

Through 2006 and ’07, EastWave Radio was a revolving cast of players, but in early 2008 the lineup solidified with drummer “Steady” Eddie Dickhaut and bassist/vocalist Johnny Venom. The band quickly grew a large fanbase with their popular performances at the Oasis nightclub in Portland.

This is definitely a dancehall/roots/reggae night not to miss at the Waverley in Cumberland on April 24.
For more information, call 250-898-1056 or visit or The tunes start at 9:30 p.m.


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