Barrington Delevante : LEAD VOCALIST , POET / SONGWRITER
From the humble beginnings of a country boy from a small town called Frankfield in the Parish of Clarendon Western Jamaica. One of thirteen children, Barrington Delevante emerged to form an outlet to deliver his true to life social commentaries in a musical art form called Dub Poetry in Jamaica.
Musically inspired and influenced by Reggae greats such as Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Mutabaruka, Big Youth, Burning Spear, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and The Maytals and others. The stage was set for a new fusion-dub-reggae band named Dubvocaliza.
The meaning to be outspoken and articulate.
Barrington is a strong writer of explosive, and highly imaginative poems and songs. He has a natural gift for entertaining and at the same time educating. Barrington is an influential and uplifting vocalist and performer, His passion and energy is boundless.
His song writing and performances has shown him to be a true social and world commentator. Audiences thrill to his music and dub poetry.
'' I was fed on a musical diet of Gospel, Reggae, Dub-Poetry and Dance Hall DJ Music from early childhood.
I developed an interest in writing poetry, short stories, essays and songs. I was influenced by the conscious and positive lyrics and music going on in Jamaica.
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 performing while at Primary and High School in Jamaica .
After leaving high school I pursuit a career in Health and fitness and became a Professional Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, But my music was always there in me and I kept writing songs and poems, some of which have been published in various books , magazines and newspapers.
It was only a matter of time before I had to return to my roots. "
Barrington Delevante : Lead Vocalist . Dubvocaliza
MICHAEL LOCKHART : BASS GUITARIST
MARCIN: lead Guitar, Violin. Dubvocaliza 2nd leader.
Marcin has been playing music since he was 3 years old. Guitar, violin, and piano. He is a composer, teacher, performer, ﬁtness expert, and entrepreneur. He was always easily connecting with the music and the arts. As zodiacal cancer, he is a very emotional musician that can be easily noticed in his style playing and writing.
As a teen, he was singing in an opera and was already touring and performing internationally. During his teen aged years, he was struggling a lot with his dyslexia and he had a very hard time in school with ordinary subjects. That depression has led him to even drop music for a while. But the dream about playing was stronger. Over the years Marcin has traveled across many countries and also lived in the USA, Ireland, Malta and now the UK always looking for an inspiration. Always dreaming about music.
Marcin has played hundreds of gigs with many bands (mostly hard-rock), opera/classical shows, and also his own solo acts.
he always wanted to perform, teach and live the full life as a musician. Marcin spent his childhood in Poland where he was born and later after spending some time in the USA he has decided to stay for a while in Ireland. Over the years Marcin has also got involved in healthy lifestyle showing other musicians and artists the way to become addiction free, ﬁt human being. Last year Marcin has moved to London to try out ﬁning more opportunities in performing music.
By joining Dubvocaliza Marcin has found that he loves reggae music by its very positive and uplifting pure spirit. As a very inspired musician with a lot of experience in the industry Marcin quickly became a partner with the original Dubvocaliza founder. Barrington. These two guys have decided to collect all the effort, experience and visions to keep supervising the band together. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcinhimself/?modal=admin_todo_tour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcinhimself/?hl=en
Inﬂuences: Pink Floyd, Queen, Dire Straits, Enya, Metallica, Megadeth, Extreme, Kings X, Primus, Steve Vai, Van Halen, Faith no More, Aerosmith, Devin Townsand, Opeth.
Gear: Guitars: Prs custom 24 Pedalboard: fractal ax8 Amps: mesa boogie triaxis, 50x50, mesa 2x12 cab Strings: elixirs Guitar pics: Dunlop
LEROY RILEY GUITARIST
My earlier musical influences started with roots reggae and soul music that played in my household as a young child growing up. My father was a Rasta man who introduced me to the as well as ska and Rocksteady which come before. He introduced me to all the greats including Big Youth, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Delroy Wilson, The Wailers, Horace Andy, Toots and the Maytals, Sugar Minnot, the Mighty Diamonds, Culture, Burning Spear, Johnny Clark, Jackie Mittoo and so many others whose music has stayed with me throughout my life.
As a teenager I explored many musical genres including hip-hop, Electro and house before returning to my reggae roots in my late teens. I was and still am to some extent, a Dancehall music fan and I love some of what is going on today within the UK urban music sphere including Afro beat and the Grime scene. I am also exploring the intricacies of Jazz and the influence it has had on the world music stage, especially in light of its recent escalation in popularity with the increasing demand for live music everywhere. Of course, my first love is reggae and I always look for ways to combine all my musical influences with grass roots foundation reggae.
NEENA SIDHER : LEAD / BACKING SINGER
Neena Sidher : Lead / Backing Singer .
Born and raised in a town where dub poets and producers such as Jah Shaka, Abba Shanty and Barrington Levi performed regularly. Attending these raves often and having close friends and family with great passion for dub and reggae music, much of my childhood was blessed with dub and reggae music, only to find later in life its still very much a part of who I am.
From a young age I found much joy and connection with singing and decided to take things further as the years went on, later hiring a vocal coach. Over the past few years my interests in Jazz music has grown immensely mainly for Smooth Jazz (being a big George Benson fan, Blues and Bossa Nova) and this all remains alongside my interests with Dubvocaliza Band, where I have a great opportunity to go back to my roots and hear and play that reggae music all over again…