House Of Shem On North Island Tour
On the back of announcing the release of their second album Island Vibration on February 14th, local reggae giants House Of Shem have announced a five date album release tour to coincide with the album's release in New Zealand.
House Of Shem hail from Aotearoa, New Zealand and like many legendary reggae groups this band is built around the classic harmony trio format. At the helm is Carl Perkins, a man with over thirty years experience writing and playing reggae music. As a former member of Herbs, Mana and The Twelve Tribes Of Israel amongst others, Carl's musical credentials are impeccable.
Joining Carl are two of his sons Te Omeka and Isaiah who not only provide harmonies and play keyboards, they are both lead vocalist and composers in their own right. It is this blood link and family bond that renders the sum of their combined voices as something really extraordinary. Each of the three has their own distinct song writing style and voice, effectively giving the band three lead singers. The harmonies are sublime and the precision of their ensemble performance is phenomenal. For their new album Island Vibration the Perkins family also worked with up and coming artist Karl Thomas, who provides another unique voice for the band.
House Of Shem's long awaited second album Island Vibration was recorded in 2010 at Auckland's Roundhead studios. The band enlisted the engineering expertise of the legendary Mr Errol Brown. Brown is renowned for recording and mixing albums with the best in reggae music including Bob Marley & The Wailers, Burning Spear and Third World and has worked on Grammy award winning albums by Damian Marley, Julian Marley and Lauren Hill. Island Vibration was then mixed at Bob Marley's own Tuff Gong studios in Jamaica by Errol Brown.
The House Of Shem live experience is an unforgettable occasion - a rare mixture of power and beauty. This band's incredible tightness, heavenly harmonies, conscious lyrics and blend of traditional and contemporary reggae styles will leave you spellbound.
The North Island is lucky enough to be getting a good helping of thid live spectacular next month.
Thursday 17th March
Altitude Bar, Hamilton
Friday 18th March
Saturday 19th March
Friday 25th March
Sat 26th March
Icons Sports Bar, New Plymouth
Tickets available at www.eventfinder.co.nz