BACKGROUND

The Liberation Band is comprised of five very talented musicians, who hail from various countries. From the vibrant island of Jamaica where reggae was born, they are Philip "Phillipidon" White- lead vocals, background vocals: David "Skill" White -lead vocal, keyboards,and background vocal; and Ricardo Cooke " Surgeon" - lead guitar, and background vocals. From bubbling hot Trinidad and Tobago is Brian "Bassman" Bartholomew, bass, background vocals. From the U.S. Virgin Islands is Leborne"Drumy "Carty- drums, and background vocals, from St. Vincent is the multitanlented Courtney Williams, Keyboards, lead and backgraound vocals, and Clay James -"Fresh", sound engineer, drums, (indoctrinated member) for over 26 years. These are the members of the Liberation "massive." and we are happy to say that we have the original 5 founding members back in harmony again, Philip, David, Lee, Brian, and Ricardo. Liberation Band has been blessed with many talented musicians who have helped create the sound and style the band has today and we would like to always pay tribute to these members of Liberation especially some of the founding members no longer perform with us: Calvin Brown - lead vocalist, and Jackie Lall - Keyboards and lead vocalist. Other great musicians who will always be a part of Liberation, Darrel Birch - Drums and lead vocals, Chris Gant - lead vocals, and Kerry Collier - lead vocals and Curtis Moshay - Keyboards and lead vocals, Dennis Easington - Keyboards and background vocals, and Cecil Williams - Keyboards.

The Liberation Band is noted for its hard driving, extremely danceable brand of reggae that never fails to get audience participation. This is one group of musicians, who really enjoy what they are playing, and it shows in their stage performance; when they decide to improvise and "dub it up" no two performances are ever the same. This energy is captured and borne out in their new hit song "Wicked Ah Go Feel It", which features the vocals of Phillipidon and Skill. It keeps thousands of people dancing in night- clubs nationwide. Whatever it takes to move people, Liberation has it under complete control and the fiery ambiance of the group is highly contagious. After a Liberation performance, no one remains the same- one has been transformed by the conscious message in the lyrics and hopefully impelled to fulfill (at least in part) there calling.

Liberation has definitely been instrumental in the phenomenal ascent of reggae music especially in Houston, where the group is presently based. Opening up for such major acts as Steel Pulse, Machel Montano & Xtatik, Yellow Man, Wailers, Black Uhuru and Pato Banton at Rockefellers, at the Garden in the Heights for Toots, Third World, Alpha Blondy, Beenie Man (2000), for Burning Spear in the 1998 Houston International Festival. Other venues and clubs include many Bob Marley Day celebrations in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and around the Southwest and Midwest States, Yaga's (Houston and Galveston), Third Floor and Dixie Theater (Bryan, TX), Flamingo Cantina (Austin,TX), Bay Harbor Yatch Club (Freeport TX),Reggae Cafe (Houston ,TX), Jamaica Jamaica (Houston, TX), Karibana(now Club Riddem's, Houston, TX) and Calypso (Houston, TX), the annual JaGa fest in Galveston Texas. Liberation has also played for almost all levels of the educational system, spreading a positive message to elementary school students all the way up to university level.

Liberation Band is affiliated with recording label, Rocwilda Entertainment, which has had much success in the music world. One such project was featured on the sound track to the motion picture "Killing the Badge", by producer Nicolas Sturghill, in which a few tracks from their first CD along with some original creations for the movie have been used. The band has also appeared in the movie, which was released in September '99, and could be seen on local cable stations. Liberation's 1st CD, titled Take Heed, is comprised of 14 roots rocking dancehall tracks that are sure to please all reggae fans. Take Heed has been played by over 140 radio stations throughout the US and Canada, and could also be heard in Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Barbados. It can be purchased through the worldwide web @www.Liberationweb.com or through the many online music stores. This album was originally released in 1997, was played on over 140 stations. Liberation has been instrumental in producing tracks for other artists and adding their musical talents on other albums which include hip hop, r&b, zydeco, reggae, dance, and blues. Skill is featured on Rocwilda Entertainmnet Artist Kage album called "Yo Money My Money"Calvin and Phillipidon featured on Corpus Christi's own Fifty Pack. Other features include: Calvin Owens, the late great blues and big band trumpeter from Houston (BB Kings platinum Producer), featured Phillipidon and Skill on his album, Stop Lying in My Face- Fused Version, Rysque of Archive Records used the productions skills of Curtis Moshay and the DJ toasting of Skill on her album Peep Show. Track #5, Flying High, produced by Curtis and featuring Skill. Other artists who have used members of Liberation on their CDs are, G-Ride- Coming Outta Da Black Pitch, featuring Phillipidon and Skill, Song-In the Fire Place- featuring Skill, Raggamassive- Sum'ting Wicked-featuring Phillipidon, Root 1 -Nomads Land, featuring Philipidon .

The Liberation Band, after eight years in exile, is proud to annouce its return to live concert performances. After working on many studio projects and performing as guests with other bands the band decided to give the region and the world another taste of what Liberation does best.

Future Projects:

Liberation Productions: (Liberation Production is the marketing and promotional wing of Liberation Records which works with outside labels to promote their products.) -promotion of Rocwilda Entertainment Artist Kages' album "Big Big" and the to be released "Yo Money My Money" (May 2004). "Big Big" was National Released on May 26th, 2002, by EMI/Orpheus Music/Rocwilda Entertainment. "Big Big" achieved #15 position on billboards Hot R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales charts, #98 on the R&B/Hip Hop Sales charts. Kage's recent production on Young Jeezy's Hood Politics ( May of 2010, whose video is a popular one on Youtube, is a testomony to his skills.

Liberation Records, Liberation, One More Time-release date September of 2014