Barrington Delevante : LEAD VOCALIST , POET / SONGWRITER
BARRINGTON DELEVANTE is a musical dub-Poet, Song writer and founder of dubvocaliza music band. He is a strong writer of explosive, emotional and highly imaginative poems and songs. He has a natural gift for entertaining and at the same time educating. He's an influential and uplifting vocalist and performer, His passion and energy is boundless. Barrington's song writing and performances has shown him to be a true social and world commentator, audiences thrill to his music and poetry.
'' I was fed on a musical diet of Gospel, Reggae, Dub-Poetry and Dance Hall DJ. I developed an interest in writing poetry, short stories, essays and songs. I was influenced by the concious and positive lyrics and music of Bob Marley,Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Big Youth, Toots and the Maytals, Burning Spear, Culture. Mutabaruka, Bunny Wailer ,Third World and many other Jamaican reggae artists.
I have many things to say and started to express myself with poems . I realised that music is the best way to shout across continents and to be heard. I started writing and performing from an early child hood, in Primary and High School. After High School I pursuit a career in Health and fitness and became a Professional Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, But music was always there in me and I kept writing songs and poems, some of which have been published in various books , magazines and news papers.'
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( FULFILMENT COMES FROM A LIFE OF MEANINGFUL ACHIEVEMENT AND FROM BEING PRESENT IN EACH MOMENT WHILE MOVING IN THE DIRECTION WE MOST WANT TO MOVE.) Peter Bregman.
Kevin Draper: LEAD GUITARIST.
KEVIN DRAPER : As an artist prepares his canvas and then works to build up layer and layer of colour until a picture is formed , so Kevin works on the canvas of his life to form an image of the musical talent he is , and how he wish to be seen. Kevin started playing keyboards and piano in a band called Indecision, After the break up of Indecision, he joins another band called The Garden Party ,followed by Dubfunksta where he met Barrington Delevante who was also a member of the band .
Kevin has taught himself to play guitar and has been playing for 10 years. He is a dedicated and professional lead guitarist in Dubvocalizamusic. His ifluences includes Indie, Dub, Rock, Trance, ambience and House music. .
( WITHOUT SOME GOAL AND SOME EFFORT TO REACH IT,NO ONE CAN LIVE ) Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
MICHAEL LOCKHART. BASS GUITARIST
MICHAEL LOCKHART :
Michael is a prolific and versatile bass guitarist. He is passionate about music and felt a natural affinity with the bass guitar. His musical tastes include an eclectic mix of genres including latin, jazz ,blues ,rock , funk and of course reggae. Michael is passionate about music and felt a natural affinity with the bass guitar. Musical tastes include an eclectic mix of genres including Latin jazz blues rock and funk and of course reggae.
Bob Marley and Augustus Pablo are his influences and inspirations, along with a numerable hosts of other great artists and musicians.
NATALIA SITKOWSKA: LEAD SINGER
They say when you are faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out. Natalia is a passionate singer, a real rock chic who can stand up and face any music . She was born in Poland and blessed with a beautiful , cultural and inspirational voice, she is truly an amazing singer and loves rock , Pop and culture music . Natalia has a presence and a fun loving personality which plays out in her music. She is an inspirational performer. Natalia's story
"I was born in a musical family, my father of whom I'm proud is a musician also his brother, I have music in my blood. I was born and blessed with a powerful and beautuful voice, singing is my ultimate passion. All my life from as far back as I can remember I loved singing. I sang in the showers, when looking in the mirrow, you never know how real the future you see looking back at you. I started a band with two other girls from my small town, we were connected by music and started singing Polish folk songs. We were a good band and won many music compitions . After high school everyone went their seperate ways and so the band split up but I kept singing in the showers and going to music auditions, the dream was still real for me. I also started playing the guitars. I am very passionate and optimistic about music and believe that music can change the world for the better."
( IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE )
matt curr : DRUMMER
( LIFE IS NOT ABOUT FINDING YOURSELF, LIFE IS ABOUT CREATING YOURSELF ) George Shaw.
JONAS DA COSTA is a one man treasure trove of strong riffs and striking rhythm of all music types , He is an innovative rhythm guitarist from Brazil that is readily accepted by music fans and people from all aspects of life who appreciate a good rhythm player. Jonas is truly inspirational , he started playing in 1996 in pubs and night clubs in a small north eastern town in Brazil and can entertain you for hours with his guitar.
He likes all different kinds of music and his influences covers a wide range of artists and bands the world over. His musical influences includes Bossa nova, Reggae, Latin rock, Blues and Funk.
Jonas is inspired by guitarists such as Steve Vai, Patrick Souza and Jimmy Hendrix.
( MUSIC OCCUPIED AN IMPORTANT PLACE IN THE LIFE OF EVERYONE )
Evangeline Asio-Okwalinga: LEAD/BACKING SINGER
EVIE ASIO-OKWALINGA is a vibrant, soulful singer who enjoys having her hand in all various styles of music. Her past musical experiences include gospel, jazz, classical, pop and folk. She started singing and writing music from a young age, but her passion to perform and inspire through song has never left her.
She explored and developed her craft in Southampton, where she graduated with a music degree in 2014. Since then she’s been active in the London scene, working with various bands and vocal groups. Her heart has always been however, with music that promotes truth, love, hope and positivity.
(ART SHOULD COMFORT THE DISTURBED AND DISTURB THE COMFORTABLE) Cesar A. Cruz.
Antonio Spina : Percussionist
ANTONIO SPINA is one of the most gifted and creative percussionist. He creates the most beautiful , musical sounds from all kinds of instruments. He adds an authenthicity and flavor to the music.
He started out as a bassist in a wedding band in South Italy. He later switched to accoustic and electric guitar before finally moving on to percussion where he excelled himself. He specialised in frame drums, which is a type of drum with various shapes and forms played in the Mediterranean regeon, Middle East, India and South America.
Antonio is interested in any objects or instruments that makes noises, like pots, pans ,cans and kettle, whatever he comes across. He played in a percussion orchestra in Italy, a theatrical show at The Bareface Theatre for the Earls Court festival 2011. He also plays in a theatrical production at The Riverside Studios in Hammersmith called This way to Atlantis. He is a true professional musician.
( A MEDIOCRE IDEA THAT GENERATES ENTHUSIASM WILL GO FURTHER THAN A GREAT IDEA THAT INSPIRES NO ONE ). Mary Kay Ash.
He started playing piano in 2012, learning by himself. He first joined a salsa band called “Los pimientos y Margaritas” in Toulouse, France before moving to the UK. He
then started playing bass, attending courses at the South End Music School in Croydon, UK.
Music has always been part of his life, as he grew up listening to the Caribbean vibes of Zouk and Kompa. His other various influences includes Hip-Hop, Dancehall
and Reggae, the like of Blues, Soul and Jazz and also Latin rhythm of salsa, bachata and merengue.