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The Hague Reggae All Stars
Reggae Gems From The Hague Reggae All Stars!
Solid, steaming, Roots Rock Reggae from “The Hague Reggae All Stars” with love from the city of Peace, Justice and Reggae… The Hague!
Drummer STiX is the founder of this collective of Reggae heavyweights. After experiencing a performance of Bob Marley & The Wailers in the Houtrusthallen in The Hague, on his 16th birthday, 13 may 1977, drummer STiX knew what he wanted in life: To play Reggae music!
He began as a Reggae DJ on an illegal radio station. Then STiX started drumming in The Knoflocks, soon he was invited by the charismatic singer King Size, to join his band King Size and The Walkman.
In the 80’s The Walkman have even performed with Reggae legend ‘Desmond Dekker’ as his backing band called “The Walkman”. Desmond Dekker is known as the discoverer of Bob Marley and had one of the first world wide reggae hits with his song ‘Israelites’. The Walkman had lots of success in the club circuit and flamed at many important festivals and legendary venues. The Walkman also appeared regularly on radio and TV.
The Hague Reggae All Stars is a collective of renowned musicians who have earned their spurs. Fingahs is a popular Jazz pianist. Riddm is a an inventive Rhythm guitarist. Perc is an excellent percussionist who has a lot of experience with Brazilian music. Big Ben is the steadiest all round award winning Bass player you have ever heard! And off course behind the drums, the founder of The Hague Reggae All Stars, the inimitable STiX Reggae.
Today The Hague Reggae All Stars present a tribute project called “Reggae Cornerstones”, featuring Reggae gems which are important in the development of Reggae, gems of heroes and legends like Bob Marley, Burning Spear, The Abyssinians, Max Romeo, Yellowman, John Holt, Justin Hinds, Sly & Robbie and many others. On this project they worked together with a lot of friends, singers and players like The Jericho Horns, King Size, Apache Nes One, Ronnie Rootz and many others
The first single from the forthcoming album ‘Reggae Cornerstones’ is the song ‘Stop That Train’ which is recorded at HollandSpoorStudios.com with Chris ‘Killah’ Muller & STiX Reggae @ the controls. Artwork by www.nickochristiansen.com & www.reggae-allstars.com
Stop That Train was made famous in a Reggae version in the 80`s by Clint Eastwood and General Saint, in the early 70’s it was a Rocksteady hit by Keith & Tex, the riddim also appeared in the film ‘The Harder They Come’ in a toasted version called Draw Your Brakes by Scotty, in the sixties it was a Ska hit by The Spanishtonians.
The roof comes off with this energetic Reggae Army! The Hague Reggae All Stars is a TOP live Reggae experience!