If ever you’ve had the pleasure of visiting the small and unassuming town of Leigh in Lancashire, you will likely agree that it’s the last place you would expect to find musical influences from the likes of Sublime and Steel Pulse. The warm and bright sounding Jeramiah Ferrari however, from this very locale, are working hard to bring a fusion of Roots Reggae, Rock, Punk, Ska and Calypso to the ears of the nation, and are thus far doing incredibly well.
The four-piece, currently unsigned, released their first EP ‘The Cactus Killer’ late last year, impelled by the popular and uplifting single ‘Mighty Sparrow’ and also a bold music video titled ‘Mindless Riots’, a lament on the summer riots of 2011. It conveys the band’s opinions and perspective on the events that ensued. The initial run has long since sold out and the band have enjoyed over 100 live gigs supporting the likes of ‘The English Beat’ and ‘The Aggrolites’, as well as winning a support slot at the 2012 Key 103 Summer Ball in front of a 20 000 strong crowd.
The variety of style and influence brought to the table by each band member promises an eclectic selection of tracks, featuring an efficacious mix of sweet vocals and melodies complimented by funky baselines and beats that switch stripe with ease.
The band has just released ‘The Dubby Rock EP’, and I will be catching up with them soon for a chat and an exclusive acoustic set.
Definitely one to watch.
See more at http://jeramiahferrari.com/