Anthony B/Soul Majestic Stand Up Tour 2006
January 11, 2006 01:04AM
Anthony B/Soul Majestic Stand Up Tour 2006

Dancehall Reggae Freedom Fighter Anthony B & California’s contemporary roots sensation Soul Majestic set to light up the US in 2006!

January 2006
11th - Mangy Moose - Teton Village, WY
13th - Club 8150 - Vail, CO
14th - Sherpa and Yeti's - Breckenridge, CO
15th - Belly Up - Aspen, CO
16th - The Summit-MLK Unity and Diversity Celebration Concert - Durango, CO
18th - El Do - Crested Butte, CO
19th - Boulder Theater w/ Apostle - Boulder, CO
20th – Levelz - Steamboat Springs, CO
21st - Sheridan Opera House - Telluride, CO
22nd – Cervantes - Denver CO
24th - Aggie Theater - Ft. Collins, CO
25th - Herbs Lounge - Arroyo Hondo, NM
26th - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ
27th - Bash on Ash - Tempe, AZ
29th - Taro Patch - Analoha, Kauai, HI

February 2006
2nd - Board Riders Bar & Grill - Kailua, Oahu, HI
4th – Bob Marley Day Festival - Kona Hawaii, HI (4pm performance)
4th - Hawaiian Hut - Honolulu, Oahu, HI
5th – Maui War Memorial Gymnasium (Bob Marley Tribute Fest) - Wailuku, Maui, HI
6th – Wave Riders Bar and Grill - Lahaina, Maui, HI
8th - 12th - Southeast US Dates – TBA
14th - Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
15th - Raleigh, NC – TBA
16th - Charlotte, NC – TBA
17th - Winston-Salem, NC – TBA
18th - Long Beach Ragga Muffins Festival - Long Beach, CA -TBA
23rd - Santa Cruz Dayz - Santa Cruz, CA – TBA
25th - San Francisco Ragga Muffins Festival San Francisco, CA - TBA
26th – March 15th – East Coast US and Canada Tour - TBA

March 2006
17th - Moonsplash Festival, Anguilla at the Dune Preserve on Anguilla in Eastern
Caribbean. (11pm performance)

Bios of Anthony B & Soul Majestic:

Anthony B (born Keith Blair) is the living personification of Afrikan consciousness in Reggae. His single "Nah vote again" was a major factor in making the Jamaican elections of Thursday, December 18 1997, the most peaceful one since the insidious cancer of gun violence was introduced in West and Central Kingston, prior to the elections of 1967. Like his hero, Peter Tosh, the most revolutionary of the Wailing Wailers, he is an uncompromising Pan Afrikanist, in the tradition of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica's first national hero and the founder and leader of the largest Afrikan organization ever, the Universal Negro Improvement Association and Afrikan Communities League, U.N.I.A. and A.C.L.

The traditional route of most Afrikan singers is via the church and Anthony B is no exception. Growing up in Clarks Town in the parish of Trelawny (a parish noted for the heroic Afrikan freedom fighters, the Maroons, who defeated the English military), his Revivalist grandmother and Seventh Day Adventist mother immersed him in the singing, call and response and clapping mechanics of rural Jamaica. In this rural environment that Afrikan culture is best found and preserved in Jamaica, not Kingston nor urban St. Andrew. Like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, The Maytals, Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, Twinkle Brothers, the Clarendonians and countless other Jamaican Stars, Anthony B honed his vocal skills in the church and school choirs and then entered the secular world. His deejaying debut was on the local sound system Shaggy Hi-Power. Moving to Portmore in the parish of St. Catharine in 1988, the musically keen teen hooked up with other aspiring teenage deejays, Determine, Mega Banton, Ricky General and Terror Fabulous on Lovers Choice Sound. Other Portmore acts that he knew or flexed with were Little Devon, Agony Polish, Cobra, Baby Wayne, Grindsman, Ronnie Thwaites, Professor Nuts and others. He steadfastly refused to deejay girl lyrics when they were ruling the roost in the early nineties.

Patience is a virtue and good things come to those who wait. In combination with Little Devon (the Half Pint sound-a-like singer) he made his debut single "The Living is Hard" on the Wizard label in 1993. Anthony B tried King Jammys, Black Scorpio and other studio producers after but none saw fit to help plant musical corn of the budding genius. Undeterred he was looking for a break at Black Scorpio studio one day when Little Devon introduced him to Afrocentric producer of Garnett "Mama Africa" Silk fame, Richard "Bello" Bell of Star Trail Label fame. The rest is history or blackstory!

Recordings and releases followed quickly and his first hit was "Repentance time". The bigger hits "Fire pon Rome", "Rumour" and "Raid di barn" followed in quick pursuit and his landmark debut album Real Revolutionary was released to popular acclaim in 1996. Late 1997 his second worldwide album "Universal Struggle" was released and again excellence is consistent. The album is one of the best in Reggae for 1997 and 1998. Lyrically, thematically and rhythmically versatile, the album encapsulates Afrikan consciousness and the Peter Tosh-like deliveries and clarity of vocals are indelibly present throughout. He was the most devastating deejay at Reggae Summits 1997, at Catherine Hall in Montage Bay, Jamaica - a consummate performer. Anthony B, indeed another Reggae king in full musical swing!!

They are one of North America's most powerful and promising reggae acts in years. Recently mentioned in Beat Magazine, writer and radio DJ, Chuck Foster hailed them as “poised to inherit the top US Reggae band mantle”… In Fall 2005 Soul Majestic’s hit single “Stand Up” a collaboration with international Reggae/Dancehall superstar Anthony B, held at #5 on southwest reggae DJ charts for months. The diversity in their range of fans demonstrates their ability to move the most hard-core reggae enthusiasts as well as a wider, more universal audience, and keep them dancing from start to finish. Influenced by old school studio one style, conscious roots, dub, and cultural dance hall, the band takes what they have learned from their reggae heroes and funnels it into a unique sound all their own.

Soul Majestic achieves this authenticity and variety with their talented combination of players featuring dynamic lead guitarist David Lyons who’s sweet licks and catchy melodies haunt the listeners, percussion and Nyahbingi drummer Brian Jarvis who also occasionally steps to the front with his DJ vocal dancehall edge, Oriana Sanders who’s unique and powerful soulful voice well represents the female aspect of the band, and last but not least charismatic vocalist Eric-I as the band's lead singer and primary songwriter who, with the support of the band, elevates the crowd to new heights during this majestic voyage. During their touring in 2006 the band will collaborate with the bass, drums, keyboard, and female harmony singer of Anthony B’s band from Jamaica “The Untouchables”. With emphasis on the music's power to convey a message, Soul Majestic's lyrics present a clear understanding of the human condition and address pertinent political issues. And with the catchy tunes like “Seven Miles”, “Stand Up”, and “Poor People” you will be singing the tunes in your head all the way home.

Soul Majestic has played at several prominent reggae and world music festivals including the 2002 & 2005 Monterey Bay Reggae Festival, the 2003 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, the 2003 Earthdance Festival, the 2004 & 2005 Bob Marley Day Festival, and the 2004 Reggae on the River Festival. In March and April of 2004 the band recorded their much-anticipated sophomore album "Until That Day" in Jamaica at the infamous Tuff Gong Studio, run by Bob Marley's family. They had the honor of working with legendary artists/producers Sly and Robbie, as well as vocal artist Anthony B, and percussion veterans Sticky Thompson and Bongo Herman.

Soul Majestic is about to embark on a 10 week, 55-city US/Canada/Caribbean tour as a support act for reggae artist Anthony B. So check out the new album "Until That Day" and visit to find out where they’re playing next.

For press inquires, contact Amy Shapas of So You Can at 831-479-0711 or
Re: Anthony B/Soul Majestic Stand Up Tour 2006
January 11, 2006 04:50AM
he finally returns after 5 years
25th - Herbs Lounge - Arroyo Hondo, NM
Re: Anthony B/Soul Majestic Stand Up Tour 2006
January 11, 2006 05:45PM
no San Diego?
Re: Anthony B/Soul Majestic Stand Up Tour 2006
January 11, 2006 07:05PM
Does anyone have a link or info about that Raggamuffins show in SF?
Re: Anthony B/Soul Majestic Stand Up Tour 2006
January 11, 2006 07:29PM
Moss Jacobs presents
Ragga Muffins Festival

Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Wailers
Gregory Isaacs
Misty in Roots
Dezarie of Midnite

February 25
Bill Graham Civic
San Francisco, CA

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Re: Anthony B/Soul Majestic Stand Up Tour 2006
January 12, 2006 08:36PM
i thought he was in top form when he came around a few months ago

big up anthony b
Re: Anthony B/Soul Majestic Stand Up Tour 2006
February 07, 2006 10:04PM
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