St. John in the US
Virgin Islands is home to this unique sounding band. With
over twenty-five years experience in the field of reggae
music you'd probably ask yourself why you haven't heard of
them before now. St. john is a tourist magnet in the
Northeast Caribbean and work was never a problem. When they
would visit there, Inner Visions would be a major highlight
in their stay. Although Soca and Calypso music is the
dominant art form, no stay was complete without an Inner
It was said to them over and over again that if they
traveled they would blow up and become a household name!
Well, It was not until 2001 did the band heed the call and
did it's first official Stateside tour. It soon became
evident to new fans that this band had something that had
been missing in the field for years. Today they have a
mystical mix of the young and the mature performing together
to bring you a sound that touches people of all ages. The
band is now joined by "Grasshopper's" two sons who has
driven the band to heights previously unheard of. Their
sound is a cultural journey through the the musical
influences of yester-year! The band has been influenced by
the who and who's in reggae. Burning Spear, Culture, Steel
Pulse, Aswad, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Dennis
Brown, Beres Hammond (Today) and w/Zap Pow, Third World,
Inner Circle, Freddie McGregor, Ernie Smith, Jimmy Cliff,
Chalice, and oh so many more, helped shape the sound the
band has presently.
Inner Visions is an Independent organization. It boasts two
strong lead vocalist and a three part harmony that will soothe
the savage beast in anyone. They do their own productions and
spend quite a bit to ensure that they give their fans the best
quality recordings possible.
If they show up to a gig late? Usually they had some sort of
problem. This is a great record to have. "We hate being late"
Says "Grasshopper," Our fans are worth the effort!" Usually they
are quite early as they like to meet, and greet fans while they
scout the neighborhood. They have traveled extensively now and
the cry has been the same. "Where were you guys all this time?
You are the Virgin Islands Best kept secret!" Well, they are a
secret no more!!!
Inner Visions is:
Phillip “Grasshopper” Pickering -Guitar/Lead
Paul “Ras Paul” Samms -Percussion/Lead
Alvin “Jupiter” Pickering - Bass/Drum
Akiba "Mr. Snooze" Pickering -
Aswad "Hollywood" Pickering - Drums
So, take the plunge, “ride the waves,” and be inspired. But most
of all get ready to meet the most wonderful group of musicians
to have surfaced in a very long time. “They are simply
marvelous! They are filled with so much love, it’s contagious!
They’ve got that “Inner Visions!”
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