19 - August - 2017

Andru Branch

Dub - Reggae - Roots - Traditional
From Halifax, Nova Scotia

BIO

 

Internationally celebrated Canadian reggae troubadour Andru Branch recorded his JUNO-nominated debut album with members of The Wailers, his critically acclaimed second album with Ziggy Marley’s rhythm section, and his award-winning new album Step Into The Light with Bob Marley’s legendary Studio One bass player. Awarded “Inspirational Recording of the Year” at the 2012 Music Nova Scotia Awards, and nominated for “World Recording of the Year” at the 2013 East Coast Music Awards, Branch’s third full-length release is a concept album that shines with musical performances by the Halfway Tree reggae band. Studio One reggae pioneer Brian “Bassie” Atkinson delivers deep, undulating bass lines, while the brass section glistens on this collection of authentic roots reggae music. Named after the bustling music district in Kingston, where Andru has performed (Reggae Sunsplash 1998, Sting 2001, Rebel Salute 2012) and recorded with many of Jamaica’s greatest reggae legends (Gramps Morgan, Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica, Gregory Isaacs, Frankie Paul, Yellowman, Sean Paul, Vybz Kartel), Andru Branch & Halfway Tree continue to inspire fans around the globe, promoting equal rights and social justice. Their music is gloriously hypnotic and their message is positively uplifting. Canada’s music authority Exclaim! Magazine calls it “nothing less than stunning”.

 

“…sounds like the Marley inspired tunes all the world has come to know and love…”                       – The Sunday Herald, Kingston, Jamaica

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Gigs

Evolve Festival - Antigonish, Nova Scotia Canada - Saturday, July 20, 2013

Atlantic Jazz Festival - Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada - Friday, July 12, 2013

Band Members

Andru Branch
Brian "Bassie" Atkinson
Jerome Thomas
Johnny Parker
Duane Khodra
David Jagon
Isax Injah

Manager

Val Denn
Val Denn Agency
www.valdenn.com
Email: valdenn@valdenn.com
Phone: 902-228-2012
Mobile: 512-413-8461
Fax: 512-279-2477
501 Wimberly Oaks Wimberly, Texas
United States, 78676

Discography

The Only Constant
Kingston Muzik, 2013

My Jamaican Weed
Constant Spring Music and Publishing, 2013

Rocksteady
Constant Spring Music and Publishing, 2013

Step Into The Light
Constant Spring Music and Publishing, 2013

What If I Told You
Kingston Muzik, 1998