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British Dependency

Recorded Mar. 02, 2014



British Dependency is humbled by the direction their music is moving in and how it is being embraced, followed, and loved. Coming from a region known for Reggae, Calypso and Soca, British Dependency is generally expected to be a Reggae or Soca band. British Dependency takes their musical roots and holds them close when they are composing. All of the sounds, feelings, and experiences of life show up in their arrangements along with their Reggae roots and a well-placed Soca beat every now and then. When fans hear British Dependency with a clear mind and no expectation they hear moving, original music – they hear a story and feel the passion behind the root, heart, and soul music that is British Dependency.

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Hailing from the British Isle of Anguilla, British Dependency brings roots, heart and soul to Reggae music by fusing various genres with their three piece ensemble, drum, guitar and bass. British Dependency’s unique and eclectic sound appeals not only to those with a discerning musical palate but also those who are avid reggae fans.  The Band lives by the mantra, ''Creating music that reflects originality, talent, togetherness, bravery and wisdom. Our Music, Our Future, Our Independence.”  With that they continue to push the boundaries and open new roads of empowerment and forward-thinking.

Adding to their vintage sound is a fresh take on the overall feel and look of the band which consists of Anguilla's first female bass player, Joyah along with drummer, Jaiden and lead vocalist and guitar player, Ruel. In November 2013 the band released their debut album, “Finding Wisdom.” With the release of this album the band embarked on a three week, 14-city tour as support to legendary reggae band, The Wailers, and their 30th anniversary tour. Impressed by British Dependency’s performance, The Wailers invited the band to join them on the West Coast dates to round out their 30th anniversary U.S. tour. This live album is from the Sunday March 2nd 2014 show at the Belly Up.

Total Play Time: Approx. 46 Minutes
Engineered by Thomas Dellavecchia

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