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Bob Marley Birthday Tribute Fri Feb 5 in Sudbury & Sat. Feb 6 in Toronto

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House of David Gang brings their annual Bob Marley Tribute to Sudbury and Toronto in February.


Fri. Feb 5th at The Townehouse


$10 at the door


Sat. Feb. 6th at Lee's Palace


$10 at the door w/ non perishable food donation to Parkdale Food bank, $15 without



It's also my birthday and I've decided to fly upto to Toronto for these shows to celebrate, would love to see some skanks!






House of David Gang ( Toronto Reggae Warriors )






House of David Gang is a reggae outfit that delivers late 70s and early 80s style Jamaican reggae originals and the classic roots reggae songs of greats such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown; mixed with folk, soul, calypso, afrobeat, and hip hop influences. It is fronted by vocalist King Selah and drummer Jahlin Edwards, with guitarists Chris Davies & Jay “High Plains Drifter” Cleary and bassist Snappy Homefry rounding out the modern incarnation of “The Gang. The band takes its name from The House of David, an after-hours spot on Queen Street West that was a hotspot for artists from the city’s burgeoning Rastafarian and reggae community from the late 80s until the mid 90s.



House of David wowed audiences this summer at Rastafest to over 4,000 fans alongside The Mighty Diamonds and Echo Minott, has garnered national attention on CBC Radio, and performed live to 2 million people on CityTV’s Breakfast Television performing their new songs, including the new single “Best I Can Be”. The band recently made its first West Coast tour to British Columbia, with gigs in Vancouver, Whistler, Courtenay and Nanaimo, after a 5-date tour of Quebec and the Maritimes earlier this summer.



Their annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute and Food Drive tour has become a staple of the winter music calendar across Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. In Ontario, hundreds of reggae lovers come out for their springtime Original Wailers Showcase and Peter Tosh tribute. House of David Gang has performed in front of enthusiastic crowds at the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Atlantic Jazz Festival, Evolve Festival, Beaches Jazz Festival, Word On The Street, Irie Music Festival, Ottawa Reggaefest, Toronto Freedom Festival, Salty Jam Fest, Toronto Beer Festival, Barrie Carib Fest and Saint John Sunseekers Fest and more. The Band has also shared the stage with Mighty Diamonds, Echo Minott, Bushman, Mad Professor, The New Kingston, ill Scarlett, Down with Webster, DJ Czech, Tonya P, Donna Makeda, Friendlyness & The Human Rights, Selassie I Power, Jason Wilson, Fredlocks & Ultra Flex, Truths & Rights, Mountain Edge and many others.

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NuFunk Presents

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

10th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute

featuring The House of David Gang w/ Bard from the Club Horns

plus Feeling The One Drop, Nkrumah & The Chronicles Dub Trio plus Pressure Drop DJs

Lee's Palace - 529 Bloor St. W. Toronto, ON

Facebook / Online Tickets


The 10th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute is the longest running Bob Marley Tributes in Toronto and one of the hottest reggae concerts of the year showcasing the best of Toronto's burgeoning original reggae music scene and raising important food donations for the Parkdale Food Bank.  
The Parkdale Food Bank
The Parkdale Community Food Bank is a grass roots organization, founded by volunteers in 2007 and serves 3,000 people each month.  Located on King Street West in the heart of Parkdale, the philosophy reflects a strong commitment to a client-based model, where respect, inclusion and the dignity of their members is the first priority. The food bank uses a shopping system, as opposed to the more common hamper system to maximize selection and respect member's various dietary needs.  The Food Bank has only one employee and relies on 50 committed volunteers.With no direct funding from any level of government, The Parkdale Community Food Bank raises all of their funds independently and are depend on donations from individuals and events like the annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute. 


House of David Gang


Dubbed Canada's "Reggae Warriors," House of David Gang is an authentic reggae band that delivers late 70s and early 80s-style Jamaican reggae originals and the classic roots reggae songs of greats such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown; mixed with folk, soul, calypso, afrobeat and hip-hop influences. It is fronted by vocalist King Selah and drummer Jahlin Edwards with guitarists Terell Jarvis and Jay Cleary, bassist Snappy Homefry and keyboardist Desi Fingaz rounding out the modern incarnation of The Gang. The band takes its name from the House of David, an after-hours spot on Queen Street West that was a hotspot for artists from the city's burgeoning Rastafarian and reggae community from the late 80’s until the mid-90’s.  After finishing their extensive two month Western Canadian tour this past summer, the band is now focusing on recording new material, working on their new album “Slum” at Slamm Productions in Toronto with the support of an Ontario Arts Council Grant, scheduled to be released mid-2016. While keeping their classic reggae foundation, the direction and feel of the album maintained its roots as well as experimenting with new elements and sounds. The band has also recently released a psychedelic music video titled “Rock & Roll Queen”, directed by Phallon “ZiF” Dunn. With their new album “Slum” and a documentary in the works as well as more music videos to come, House of David Gang is definitely a band to watch out for in 2016.
Bard from the Club Horns
Joining House of David Gang is the horn section from a local hardworking 7 piece reggae band who specializes in lovers rock and rock steady from Bob Marley to Bitty Mclean.  Led by versatile trombonist Pat Blanchard, Bard from the Club are regulars at Grossmans, The Painted Lady, The Junction City Music Hall and The Central Bar.
Nkrumah backed by Chronicles Dub Trio
Knows as “The Rootical Rootsman” for his deep baritone voice and rich  knowledge of his Jamaican history. His music and messages resonate with listeners around the world just as a ripple in a lake becomes waves in the sea as he keeps the essence of the past present, while adding his own vibrations.  Nkrumah has shared the stage with some of the greats such as Gregory Issac, Sugar Minott, Culture and Sean Paul and is a former winnerof the Top Male Reggae Dancehall DJ Performer at the Uprising Annual Talent Awards.  His recent singles “Reggae Mylytis” and “Dada Control” have received extensive radio play in the UK, US, Africa, Europe and the south Asia’s.  
Chronicles Dub Trio
The Chronicles Dub Trio is a reggae dub trio from Toronto formed by brothers Jonathan Rattos (Left Hand Bass, Keys/Organ, Melodica, Dub Controls) and Craig Rattos (Drums) and joined by Alexei Orechin (guitar). Performing the heaviest dubwise vibes and riddims, the band is heavily influenced by the vintage reggae era of the 70s and 80s, The Chronicles Dub Trio weaves modern &  vintage sounds inspired by likes of King Tubby, Augustus Pablo.
Feeling The One Drop
Feeling the One Drop is a 9-piece reggae fusion group based in Toronto, Ontario. Their mixture of hip hop, reggae, funk, and pop influences delivered by two soulful female singers, one rootsy male vocalist/steel pan player, backing bass, drums, guitar, percussion, keys and horns provides explosive reggae rhythms with a Motown feel.
Pressure Drop DJs
Pressure Drop is one of Toronto's most revered monthly events, hosted by legendary Toronto selectors; Chuck Boom & Guv'nor General. They are known for showcasing the best in vintage Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Dancehall and Funky sounds from the Caribbean. They have a cult like following in Kensington Market, ramming their events at "Double Double Land" and their monthly residency at Embassy Bar was is a Toronto reggae institution,
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