Gizzae Reggae Band

where to book the reggae band Gizzae Gizzae Reggae Band... Hailing from the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica, the Ancient and Holy Lands of Ethiopia, and the Birthplace of Humanity, Ghana, Africa, comes the award winning reggae music of Gizzae Reggae Band.

Rocket, Ruphael, Clem, and Evans have been playing for crowds for over 30 years! Their musical experiences have collectively earned them Grammy® awards, Chicago Music Awards and they have opened for some of the biggest names in Reggae. They have also recorded and played professionally with such acts as: Ziggy Marley, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Third World, Toots and Maytals, Burning Spear, Carly Simon, The Talking Heads, Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Chachi, Michael Black, Moja Nya, Dallol, Rude Beat Society, The Mighty Baron of Trinidad, Bell Combo and many others.

Working and playing with such a vast array of musical styles and talents has enabled Gizzae to create a unique blend of Roots Reggae.

Gizzae's brand of reggae is always backed with strong guitar solos and riffing, warm pads and ambient vibes from the dual keyboardists.

Some songs are heavily influenced by Soca and Calypso and other genres such as jazz and even rock. Just when you think you've heard everything Gizzae has to offer, the band instinctively and seamlessly transitions into blues reggae to satisfy the keyboard and guitar solo fans.

Formed in 1992 after the breakup of Dallol (Ziggy Marley's Touring Band) and Moja Nya (New York), Gizzae Reggae Band soon became a fan favorite in the Chicago and Midwest reggae scene. A Sunday night staple at the fledgling Wild Hare, fans started to come out to hear this new reggae band in force and 19 years later, they still rock the house.

If you like live jams and wicked solos, come dance the night away with Gizzae!

Watch this video of Gizzae Reggae Band in action...

Some of Gizzae's gigs and awards...

Opening Act Third World - Houston TX 2008
Nominated Best Reggae Album 2008 - Chicago Music Awards
Winner of Multiple Chicago Music Awards - Best Chicago Reggae Entertainer
Taste of Chicago Featured Artist 2005
Opening Act for English Beat 2005 & 2006
Gizzae and Chachi Tadessee Atlanta GA 2005
Opening Act for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - 2004
Opening Act for India Arie - Mainstage - Taste of Chicago 2004
Opening Act for Third World-Festival of Life 2002
Opening act for Burning Spear-Bloomington, IN 2001
Opening Act for Toots and Maytals-Bloomington, IN 2001
Opening Act for Everton Blendor, IN 2001
Great Lakes Naval Base Main Stage 2001
Voted #1 Chicago Artist by
Reggae on the River Featured Artist 2000
Vermont Reggae Festival Featured Artist 2000
House of Blues Chicago with Michael Black 2000
Apple Vacations Corporate Events Band 1999-2002
2 Grammy® awards for Ruphael Mariam and Asrat Selassie
(Best Reggae Album, One Bright Day and Conscious Party...Ziggy Marley)
Musical Guest on Soul Train (Dallol)
Musical Guest on Arsenio Hall (Dallol)
NAACP Awards Ceremony Musical Guests (Dallol)
Appearance on NBC's Hard Rock Extravaganza (Dallol)

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