New Kingston consists of three brothers -- Tahir a.k.a. SLIM, (keyboards). Courtney (drums) and Stephen a.k.a SUKI (guitar) -- who fuse their reggae sound with modern pop, jazz and R&B music to create their own unique sound which they call "Reggae Crossover". Youthful and refreshing yet also seasoned industry veterans, New Kingston is led by its founder/manager and father Courtney LJ Panton.
New Kingston started off working with many artists such as Collie Buddz, Mr.Vegas, Morgan Heritage, Gyptian, Shabba Ranks, and many more, which with the guidance of their manager led to the creation and manifestation of "Reggae Crossover". The idea was to blend various influences in such a way that it would appeal to the widest possible audience, while still remaining true to their heritage.
Now sharing the stage with many artists in Europe the Americas and beyond, New Kingston released their second album, In the Streets, in 2010. Two of the album’s featured singles -- the title track "In The Streets" and "Pon Di Wall" -- have gained worldwide radio recognition. For more information on one of the world’s exciting young reggae acts, check out their website at New Kingston Music
House of David Gang is a Toronto-based reggae outfit that delivers late 70s and early 80s style Jamaican reggae originals mixed with folk, soul, calypso, afrobeat, hip hop as well as classic reggae material of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Formed in Toronto over 15 years ago, the band is fronted by seasoned reggae veteran King Selah – a fixture of the Canadian Jamaican Reggae scene. The House of David Gang takes its name from the legendary House of David afterhours on Queen Street West in Toronto, where artists from the city's burgeoning reggae scene would meet to jam until sunrise.
In the last several years, "The Gang" has been one of Canada's busiest touring reggae bands. Their annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute and Food Drive tour has become a staple of the winter music calendar across Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. In Toronto, hundreds of reggae lovers come out for their springtime Original Wailers Showcase and Peter Tosh Tribute. House of David Gang has performed in front of thousands at the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Atlantic Jazz Festival, Evolve Festival, Nufunk Festival, The Word On The Street, Ottawa Reggaefest, Toronto Freedom Festival, and more. Watch for new album out this year! House Of David Gang: I-fficial Web Site