Prezident Browns‘ band, The Solid Foundation band, consists of an all-star, world class crew. Devon Bradshaw, former member of Burning Spears band, is the musical director and bass player. Nelson Miller, also formerly of Burning Spears band, is on drums. Ron van Leeuwaarde, owner of the Project West Recording Studio in Berkeley California is on guitar. Ryan Daisley, from Barbados, owner of the Shaolin Recording Studios in Oakland California is on keyboards. Ryan has also played with Junior Reid, Glen Washington, Don Carlos and Cornell Campbell amongst others.
Prezident Brown is a champion of the new roots and reality conscious reggae movement that entertains, informs and inspires. As a musical talent, he is a reflection of the times. He has been a part of the dynamic international music industry since 1996, when he signed to Island Records, followed by various other record labels such as Kariang, Chet Records and Sony Germany; producing memorable works like To Jah Only and Generation Next.
Prezident Brown has now recently finished recording a new CD, entitled Common Prosperity, produced by his bass player Devon Bradshaw and Ian Coleman. Ian Coleman known as “Beezy” has been the guitarist for Ziggy Marley for the past twelve years. Prezident Brown is well pleased with this album, and feels it is some of his best work to date. The album features Prezident Brown’s Solid Foundation band, with a few additions such as Courtney “Bam” Diedrick of Damien Marley’s band on drums. Vin Gordon, on trombone, who plays with The Skatalites, and on sax is Glen Dacosta, formerly of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Common Prosperity also includes a duet with Gary Pine, formerly of The Wailers. The executive producer of the project is Martel Moore. The release is scheduled for this summer 2009, on the Tomorrow’s Children label.
Prezident Brown and the Solid Foundation band are serious reggae revolutionaries.
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