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!
Often times as working musicians/artists we get caught up in music and the rat race so deep that we forget to express ourselves from an original standpoint.However,in January and February I was blessed to do some shows with my bredren from VA and it was nice for that reason!Not only did we big up the king Bob Marley but we shared some original music with our hometown family and friends!
These video clips captures the vibes in Staunton where we dropped into some original material like “Reggae Party”,a hot reggae-rock club song which has exposure on international platform Reggaeville and “Good Time” aka “I don’t wanna hurt u girl”,a crowd favorite which features Lefty Luke on vocals also!Hand-crafted lovers lyrics promising to never hurt the girl of your dreams,with a bouncey reggae riddim,this song is rising in online & live popularity daily!A video is in our future plans as well as more live dates!
Check both videos out and leave us a comment on your thoughts and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the IRON LION WORLD YOUTUBE channel,as we’ll be bringing more footage to you courtesy of I Vizion Films and friends!Also,let us know where you’re at and we’ll try our best to come perform in your area if you wish!Til then,blaze it!
iRon Lion’s Reggae Party cd which won the 2016 Virginia Reggae Award boasts a hot single on international reggae platform Reggaeville’s/Soundcloud site.Thanks to the songs producer StableRoots Productions Chris Whitley who toured the world with Culture in their glory days,the link was made w/ Reggaeville and the song’s following has been growing ever since!The lead single off the 10 track cd which features no samples,it praises the Rastafarian God, Haille Selassie I,the King of Ethiopia.Reminiscent of Bob Marley’s “Give Thanks and Praise” or Peter Tosh’s “Rastafari Is”,this song is bound to grow as an anthem with Rasta’s worldwide!A lyric video is in the plans to support the song further and it is available on all digital media outlets for download!Follow iRon Lion at http://www.ironlionworld.com #ReggaePartyCD #KingOfKings #iRonLion #ironlionworld #Reggaeville #Soundcloud
Listen to “King of Kings” courtesy of Reggaeville and Soundcloud here:
Last Friday and Saturday reggae artist & band leader,(that’s me of course)iRon Lion,paid tribute to the king Bob Marley with a few shows in Virginia!First off was The Hoff Building in RVA!Big ups to Peter LeBlanc and the staff for a sweet night which featured iRon Lion(keys/vox) & D.C. veteran Shango Roots(bass/vox) sharing vocal duties!Knotty Lionz musicians for the evening Trevor P. and Luke Burket blessed the house with hardcore drum and guitar sounds as well as the hot single “Hurt U Girl” by iRon Lion & Luke B. which is a crowd favorite!Requests for a download site for it and more live performances have been tremendous!
Saturday was no different as the 3 reggae amigos pulled up in Staunton,Va. @Downtown27 aka The Clocktower w/ special hip hop guest Quiet Asassin on board and w/ a surprise guest,David,from Crowned Anbessa(Va Beach) blazing the bass with his Victor Wooten and Family Man mixed type of playing!The 4 sounded sweet all night as pointed out by plenty of ticket buying fans in attendance and also the soundman Boris!Once again,”Hurt U Girl” dominated the show as people tend to love it when iRon Lion and Luke bring their sweet harmony and unity to the stage!Other songs that stood out were a cover of “Stand by me”,originals like “Papaya” & “Feels so good” and a blazing opening performance of “Reggae Party”!
Look forward to more from this lineup as these bredren represent Virginia/east coast reggae to the fullest!Recent talks about a Florida and a west coast tour have been mentioned!