Wadi Gad is a
veteran drummer and recording artist who is in music business for over three decades.
During his enduring career he has worked with many greats in reggae music as he has played
drums for artists like Horace Andy, Abyssinians, Big Youth, U Roy, Mikey Dread, John Holt
and Jimmy Riley, to name a few.
The beginning of new millennium marked the start of a new chapter in Wadi Gad's
musical life as he started focusing on a solo singing and songwriting career. His first
efforts can be captured on Wadi Gad's first full length album "New Day", which
is released on the independent record label "Ras Redemption Records".
Accompanied by musicians like Tony Bird, Ralston Grant, Joseph I, Sonny Andrews and
Lawrence Lewis, Wadi Gad delivers a decent roots reggae album with enough tunes worthwhile
spinning more than once. Soulful harmonies, enjoyable horn lines and nyabinghi drumming as
well as the original style and sound are the most remarkable ingredients of this well
produced album. Furthermore "New Day" benefits from the mixing skills of the
renown Scientist, who has done a good job. Wadi Gad delivers words of conscious wisdom
rooted in the teachings of Rastafari and each song fully showcases that he is a gifted
songwriter who doesn't lack lyrics. It makes that most of his songs keep you involved till
the very end. Best tracks are "Jah Is My Desire", "Never Give Up",
"Psalm 136 His Mercy", "Strength Of" and the title track "New
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