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
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.
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 authenticity and flavor to the music.
He started out as a bassist in a wedding band in South Italy. He later switched to acoustic 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 region, 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.