***IRON LION presents the “2020 VA PHASE 3: ROOTS REGGAE ROAD TO RECOVERY- Social Distancing – ONE LOVE PARTY” showcase/series



7.25.20 – RICHMOND,VA.  @ Brambly Park    5pm

9.5.20 – HARRISONBURG,VA. @ Restless Moons Brewing   3pm


More dates & venues tba

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All iRon Lion proceeds donated to GRO L.O.V.E Co. 


New hip hop/reggae mix single from iRon Lion titled “Black Life Matters”

Bless up,

I recently had the chance to record over a new track sent to me by Darryl Burke of Honest Music DC and Trane Trax Productions. The track inspired me to write some lyrics in regards to the current issues going on today.

It’s been a while since I have recorded but this was a good time. I got together with Greg Ward of Zion Gates rec. studio in my hometown Harrisonburg,Va. and we laid down a quick demo to send back up to DC.

We’re not quite sure yet what the final track will be we distribute, currently we are remixing it to different ideas but we won’t keep you waiting for long! The words are good to be heard!

Stay tuned for more from iRon Lion World & Zion Gates as we plan to put in alot of work!

The forthcoming single will be distributed through CD Baby or Zojak and available on all platforms!




Musicians everywhere are feeling the wrath of the Corona Virus and the governments actions as a result. We pray for Jah guidance and mercy in these times. Stay humble!

Please donate to iRon Lion World in any way possible so we can continue to record,produce,prepare for the road and link up with you!

We hope to see you on the road again real soon! Stay Positive!

Donation links are in the store at http://www.ironlionworld.com



-iRon Lion

ILW and TKLB’s 2020 “Marley Mania” hits the DMV!

Greetings mi lionz, it’s 2020 and the vibes are real nice! First off, we want to thank you for a wonderful 2019 to close out the decade! We added quite a few new venues to our rotation and continue to do so daily! We appreciate all the support and look forward to seeing you all in various locations!

To pick things up for this year we have decided to do a Bob Marley spree in the DMV at some of our favorite locations! The shows will feature The Knotty Lionz Band backing iRon Lion w/ special guests!

Thursday, the 6th, we start in Richmond,Va. on Bob’s actual bearthday, at the best urban nightspot in the city, 63Thirty5 on Jahnke Rd.,7pm-9pm! Tix are FREE or $25 to join the paint party which is absolutely brilliant, producing great artwork! Come join us and special invited guests from 106.5 The Beat, for a night of island & soul vibrations in the cap city! If you missed our Sunday reggae and breakfast brunches here you missed some good times w/ the best Jamaican catered food! Come on out Thursday and ask Johnny James to bring it back!

Friday night, the 7th, we will be live at Ivy City Smokehouse on Okie St. in D.C. If you’ve never been there then you are missing out on D.C.’s awesome nightlife and in one of it’s most noteable venues! Famous for it’s diverse crowd, food and drink, Ivy City Smokehouse does it up!  Okie St. is where D.C.’s finest venture for great weekend entertainment! iRon Lion & The Knotty Lionz Band are regular performers here, serving sweet reggae & soul music! Peter and the staff are a pleasure to work with and make everybody feel at home! This show will be inside the Great Room which holds 200 plus, so spread the word and bring some friends! FREE, 9pm start!

Saturday night, the 8th, we rap it up at our northern Virginia home in Chantilly, The Bungalow! The show starts at 10pm and you better believe the crowd and vibes will be large as always! The food and drink at the Bungalow are top knotch and the music will be proper! Come out and get your main meal out of the way then stick around for dessert and island flavored drinks at the bar! Mesh with the band and pick up some merch and leave us your contact info for future reference!

The Knotty Lionz Band w/ frontman iRon Lion, have been serving the world sweet reggae and soul music for many years. We are a camp of 20 plus musicians who work together to keep our brand alive! On this run we give thanks to have Drummah Jay(Va Beach) , David Robinson (Va Beach), Greg Ward(Cville), Kevin Talbot(D.C.) iRon Lion(VA) and more invited guests representing us in honour of Bob Marley! Our brother Tyler, a fire saxophonist in RVA may very well be at the RVA show and we’ve invited some other additions for D.C. and Chantilly!

ILW’s “Marley Mania” spree, is set to be an irie occassion! Songs you will hear include, Jamming, War, Stir it up, Roots,Rock,Reggae, No Woman,No Cry, One Love, Three Little Birds, Guava Jelly, I Shot the Sheriff, Keep on Moving and many more Marley classics, plus iRon Lion & TKLB originals! We especially thank the Marley family for many years of good guidance and generosity! Nobody does it like the Marley family but we pay attention and try our best to share similar vibes in a positive way!

Well, that’s enough for now! Please contact The Knotty Lionz Band/Camp or iRon Lion asap for 2020 bookings at your venue or location! Stay tuned for new music, more shows and plenty of online video footage to keep you entertained! We are working hard behind the scenes to produce new music for you our beloved fans near and beyond, so all donations through the website store are greatly appreciated! We simply can’t do it alone! You, our lionz, make it happen, so we thank you!

One life/love, see you at a show!

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ILW's Marley Mania Tour





iRon Lion celebrates the holiday’s in December w/ performances in various DMV locations!

Greetings massive, I’m  looking forward to seeing you in December in various regional DMV locations for some sweet live acoustic and band music and weekend events! So, if you are looking for things to do like enjoying some great indie music and cuisine in and around Virginia, you might want to join us on the road at a nice brewery of your choosing.

I will be on the road for shows each weekend with my acoustic duo, which includes bassie Sam Forrest from northern VA and JMU! It’s been a honour meeting and working with him this year as the newest member of The Shenandoah Valley’s RockTown Riddimz Band! He will be acting as co-band director and songwriter for that project as he is very intelligent with music theory and performance!

I will also be doing some full band backing shows featuring great musicians like Kevin Shawn-Talbot, Shango Roots and Dajando Smith in the DMV area and many more Knotty Lionz Camp bredren & sisdren!

Please subscribe and follow us online at http://www.ironlionworld.com . Plans for new recordings, merch and shows with some great touring artists & groups at some beautiful venues are in the works!

Most of all, Happy Holidays to you and yours and make it a special one! One Love, One Life, Live it up!







Anguillan reggae sensation Omari Banks and opener iRon Lion blaze Maryland!

Greetings mi lionz, if you missed it, yes, you missed a great show! Anguillan reggae sensation Omari Banks paid a special visit to Columbia,Md. to share his fresh batch of reggae with his fans at The Soundry! Special guest opener, me, iRon Lion set the night off with my 3 piece unit featuring Shango Roots and Kevin Talbot! I was able to attend the soundcheck and I knew right away that this was gonna be a hot show. Omari’s approach to everything and the venue staff, made me feel like I want to be in the music business all over again. Travelling musicians from New York and elsewhere, Omari and his band members were very humble and focused on the mission at hand. In no time the venue started to fill up and the staff at The Soundry was ready to take on the challenge, I grade them A+++! They made it easy for us to play to a crowd that was totally tuned in from the 1st song to the last! Never a dull moment,this was a special night to remember for sure! Sweet reggae music passing through the sound system, people dancing in a venue that was elegant! Prior to this invite I had never heard of Omari Banks but I’m so glad this came my way! If you have never heard him you should make a point to! He brings a fresh bag of reggae music that is original in a time of nuff imitation and confusion. I encourage you to check out Omari Banks Music and also spread the word that Omari Banks and iRon Lion is a hot show to book! One Love massive!



ILW’s Reggae,Roots and Poetry/Marcus Garvey Tribute at IX Park-Cville,Va.

***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Cville & Virginia’s “Queen of Reggae,Folk & Soul” aka Davina Jackson will be performing in honour of Marcus Garvey,w/ The Knotty Lionz Camp/Band feat. former Wailer’s Band guitarist Ras Mel,backing!
***Special guest spoken word poetry performance by Harlem,New York/Virginia native Bri Madden-Oliveras
***Additional performance from south side Chicago born reggae/soul band leader Ronnie Brandon aka iRon Lion.The original lead singer of the popular 90’s reggae band Stable Roots,iRon Lion has been a regular performer in the Cville music scene for many years w/ past Fridays after 5 appearances,opening credits for Jimmy Cliff,The Wailers Band,Israel Vibration,SOJA & The Movement and is called on regularly by UVA fraternities & sororities & local fans/friends!Often used by Red Light Management iRon Lion is no stranger to Cville!
***Musicians for this show include legendary guitarist from AAE & formerly of The Wailers Band,VA’s reggae king & ambassador from Richmond,Va., Ras Mel!
***In 2009 Davina blessed iRon Lion w/ her vocals on his single “Love Me” & an opening performance for reggae legend Jimmy Cliff at The Sprint Pavilion allowed Cville o experience it 1st hand! Now, they return after advancing their individual careers the past decade, to bring more love & awareness to Cville!
Listen to “Love Me” here:
Fri. Aug. 16,2019
10:30pm start
IX PARK,Cville,Va.
Tix available NOW!
$8 pre-sale/$10 door
***sound engineered by legendary Terry Martin of Buckwild Entertainment

Carib Brunch brings irie vibes in RVA @63Thirty5 w/ iRon Lion & Dj Jr. Mixx


Sunday morning,the table was set proper in RVA as 63 Thirty5 hosted a Carib bearthday party for a few friends and presented reggae band iRon Lion @ The Knotty Lionz “elder edition!” Shango Roots,Ras Mel & Ken Joseph feat. myself,iRon Lion served the place a heavy dose of heaven sent reggae music!Roots & lovers rock vibrations!

The food was excellent w/ choices ranging from omelets to waffles to jerk chicken to ox tails and everything in between!The bar provided drinks to quench your thirst and the staff stayed on point w/ great service all day keeping patrons well irie!63Thirty5 provided a perfect setting for this Carib bearthday brunch celebration!


As the band dropped into nuff classic reggae music from Bob Marley to Beres Hammond and even a lil U.S. soul,the friends,family and staff in attendance chillaxed,grooved and danced to sweet reggae music in an urban 🌴 island 🌴 soul setting on a beautiful breezy day in RVA full of love and good vibes!

Dj Jr. Mixx and crew blazed the place w/ pounding bass sound system selections that had the crowd skanking n grooving to a fresh reggae mix session then later in the afternoon turned up w/ some blazing soul & hip hop mixes and without a doubt more fiyah dancehall vibes!

Big ups RVA for the good vibes,whispers of this event being on the 1st Sunday of each month are in the air!So,Jah willing we will see you at the next one.Stay tunes for the inside scoop by following the blog and subscribe to the mail list at http://www.ironlionworld.com



The best mid-Atlantic U.S.A. beer,food & music venues team w/ iRon Lion & The Knotty Lionz Band!

I go where the good vibes flow!Drinks are tasty,food is delicious and people are kind and as we say “irie”! 2019 will be a nice year filled w/ reggae concerts worldwide!From Rebel Salute in Jamaica to the Jamrock cruise later in the year,you can expect it!However,in the mid-Atlantic USA you can count on iRon Lion & The Knotty Lionz Camp,my fraternity of seasoned touring reggae musicians,to deliver positive vibes all summer as usual.Big up elders like Ras Mel,Ras Anatole,Shango Roots,D-iRie,Darryl Burke,Ken Joseph,Frank Javois,Pnut and many more who help me on this journey and my younger lion bredren Ras Greg,Nick B.,Brent Finlen, Ryan,Trevor,Luke,David and sooo many more!

The venues who keep us rockin and uniting!We THANK YOU,we SALUTE YOU!You know who you are but we will let the people know who you are,some of you are:

I hope to see many old and new faces in Baltimore @ Nicks Fish House,Ivy City Smokehouse in D.C.,Yorktown Pub in Yorktown,Virginia as well as Three Notch’d Brewery and Downtown27 in the Shenandoah Valley and The Asylum in Lewisburg,WVA,The HOF and 63Thirty5 in RVA,West Beach Tavern in Virginia Beach and Draft Tap Room in Cville,Va. are just some of the venues we will return to!Respect to these venues for stepping up to the plate 1st and giving us dates where we have,can and will unite with our fans,friends and family,old and new!

I’m currently booking more shows and accepting select offers so if I can help your event or venue,don’t hesitate to contact one of my agents,Dave or Chris,depending on your location!

All the contact info is on the website http://www.ironlionworld.com or email ironlionworld@gmail.com and I will put you in touch with the right person!

Hey,let’s have fun and let love lead the way this year! Stay blessed,Ronnie aka iRon Lion! 🦁

Island Vybrationz hits Harrisonburg @Three Notch’d Brewery


Bless up reggae massive and iRon Lion friends!I look forward to having another reggae party Saturday,Feb. 23 in Harrisonburg w/ my JMU peeps.It’s always a pleasure to be home djing and performing over trax made in my childhood neighborhood!30 years ago as a kid I never would of imagined it!Right down the street form Three Notch’d Brewery is the house I spent my childhood in and started my dreams of being iRon Lion.

But anyway,the venue has a great beer selection and a nice artsy vibe right across from Burger King,so come on in,it’s free/no cover,chill from 8-11pm if you are in the area,if not,share the info with those who are!

I’ll be performing songs from my Reggae Party cd and more plus djing some of the best current and ole skool reggae mixes on the planet!I keep merch on hand at my shows so you can bring a donation for an item of your choosing!I often do games/prizes and giveaways so be prepared to have some fun!Well,see you at the party,gwan and tell somebody! ONE LOVE!