Steel Pulse may have explored various styles of music since they started out in 1975, but when it comes to the message, the UK’s Grammy – Winning reggae band has remained close to their roots. The Group have continued their commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting music.
“We just can’t ignore the politics, because every life and soul that’s born on this earth is a political maneuver for someone at some stage,” Hinds explains. “From a spiritual aspect, it’s really an upliftment through facing reality – what’s out there. We deal with positive spirits. It means putting aside the guns, the drugs and all of the things that are ailments of society – especially the black communities right now.”
STEEL PULSE have always taken their causes to heart, filing a $1 million calss action lawsuit against New York City’s Taxi & Limo Commission. The group charged that cabbies refused to pick up blacks and Rastafarians throughout the streets of New York.
Satsang is an Acoustic Roots/Reggae duo from Southcentral Montana made up of David Cleaves(Mandolin) and Drew McManus(Guitar/Vocals). Blending world conscious lyrics with the belief that Roots Music was meant to be played on Roots Instruments. The lyrics come from Drew McManus and are rooted in Social and Environmental Activism and are used as a mission statement for change and activation. Touching on everything from the Justice System and Land Rights, to Environmental Encroachment by Big Oil. The powerful lyrics and rhythm guitar are met with mind bending harmonies from David Cleaves’ Mandolin. David is originally from the Boston area and has been touring and playing festivals with numerous bands including Hot Day at the Zoo and Rootstand for over ten years. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: A gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The Reggae Rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and immediate change.Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Dustin Thomas, Tubby Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, and many many more. In 2014 Satsang received 4 local music awards including Best Album, Best Live Show, Best Male Vocalist (Drew), and Best Mandolin (David) "They draw an instant crowd because of their ferocity and messages that they spread. As soon as they start, people come closer, dance with their loved ones, and smile and nod in agreement to their lyrics. " -GratefulWeb