The Splash Band
About the band
With a voice like rich molasses and a commanding stage presence Biggie Irie was the founding member of The Splash Band whose repertoire was dedicated solely to reggae music.
Within two years of the group's formation in 1990 they were repeat guests at the Stockholm Water Festival in Sweden; seasoned New York with their unique brand of reggae flavour and made their mark in the reggae capital of the world at Jamaica's Reggae Sun splash. It was at these events that Biggie and The Splash Band shared the stage with the who's who of reggae music – Luciano, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond, Diana King – and veterans like Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires, Singing Sandra and the Mighty Sparrow.
While with The Splash Band Biggie wrote and recorded over one hundred (100) songs, some of which were chart toppers in the Caribbean, U.K and North America (cropoverbarbados.com).
|This year joining Biggie and the Splash Band on stage will be IMANI, singing the Barbados 2014 hit "Get Over". Imani has just become the first female to win Starcom Network’s People’s Monarch.
"Music is the most profound, magical form of communication there is... My addiction, my heartbeat" -- Imani
Biggie Irie & The Splashband @ Lennon Peace Day Concert, Sept 21 2013
"Soca Music" Imani & Biggie Irie - Get Over "2014 Barbados Crop Over"
Biggie Irie, The Splashband & Tony Brannon - FREE