The Reggae Angels are a world class roots reggae act based in Oakland, CA with a large music catalog of fourteen CD’s. In May, June and July 2019 they performed on their fifth US tour backed by Sly Dunbar, this time with Lloyd Parks replacing Robbie Shakespeare on bass, co-billing with Mykal Rose. This was a major 5 to 6 week US tour on which they performed on 5 festivals across the US. July 2019 they performed on the Northwest World Reggae Festival near Eugene Oregon on which they were well appreciated. The Reggae Angels have been recording and performing conscious roots reggae for nearly three decades. In February 2019 they completed their forth US tour with Sly & Robbie & the Taxi Gang. The other singers on this tour were Bitty Mclean and Cherine Anderson.
The last two Reggae Angels albums were recorded with Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang. The latest one, Rely On Him was released in October, 2017. This CD is prophetic message music in collaboration with the multi-Grammy award winning Sly and Robbie on bass and drums and the Taxi Gang featuring Franklyn ‘Bubbler’ Waul on keyboards and the late Ronald “Nambo” Robinson on trombone. Also featured are Addis Pablo, Augustus Pablo’s son, on melodica, Dwight Pinkney on guitar and Daniel Casares on alto and tenor sax. The previous Reggae Angels album, The Way was also backed by Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang. Included with both of these albums are dub CD’s called Fox Dubs Taxi Gang. These albums were recorded by Garfield McDonald and Fenton in The Reggae Angels recording studio in Oakland, CA called the Workshop. They were mixed and mastered by the world-renown engineer Jim Fox at the Lion and Fox recording Studio in Washington DC. Both of these albums are distributed by Zojak Worldwide and available for purchase on iTunes and a variety of other major online retailers. Physical copies are also available through a variety of traditional retailers. Rely On Him brings the Reggae Angels catalog from strength to strength. It fires up the listener with words and music – reminders and guidance towards God-centric living.
The Reggae Angels have performed on many US festivals including Reggae in the Hills, The Oroville Rock Reggae Jamfest, Reggae on the River, The Trinity River Jamboree, The Bay Area Vibez Festival, The One Love One Heart Reggae festival, The Northwest World Reggae Fest, The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, The Seattle International Reggae Festival, Reggae in the Desert in Las Vegas, The Fibark Music Festival in Salida, CO, The World Village Festival in Boise, ID, The Caribbean Vibes Festival in Tulsa, OK, The Wild Mountain Fair, The Pitzer Reggae Festival and The World One Festival in El Cerrito, CA as well as also performing on many of the major European festivals.
The Reggae Angels have toured the US, Hawaii, Canada, South America, Europe and Africa. They have done many US and international tours opening and co-billing with conscious Jamaican roots reggae acts such as Mykal Rose, Sly & Robbie, Prezident Brown, Andrew Tosh, Everton Blender, Don Carlos, Anthony B, Junior Reid, The Abyssinians, Sugar Minott, Warrior King and Frankie Paul as well as touring on their own.
The Reggae Angels live show is in good shape from years of experience performing in diverse places. Their shows are dynamic high-energy performances with a prophetic message and a happy, uplifting sound. Their musicians are world class and their message focuses on remembrance of God, oneness, love and gratitude.
BIOGRAPHY: REGGAE ANGELS
Currently based in Oakland, CA, the Reggae Angels have been touring for nearly three decades in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Hawaii, and Canada. They are established and respected across the US and abroad. They have co-billed and toured with many top international reggae artists such as Don Carlos, Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang, Bitty Mclean, Cherine Anderson, Anthony B, Richie Spice, Horace Andy, Michael Rose, Luciano, Big Youth, The Abyssinians, Edi Fitzroy, Lutan Fyah, Carlton & The Shoes, Clinton Fearon, Everton Blender, Sugar Minott, Andrew Tosh, Prezident Brown, Shinehead, Junior Reid and Frankie Paul as well as touring on their own.
The lead vocalist Fenton Wardle started performing for the public at the age of twelve playing his accordion in the streets in San Francisco. In 1982 he fronted his first reggae band called Ily in New Hampshire where he attended Dartmouth College and graduated in 1984. In 1986 he helped form a band on the West Coast called The Chosen Few. In 1989 the band re-grouped and went by the name The Elevations. Fenton sang lead and harmony vocals and played keyboards. The Elevations produced two albums – Jah Guide and Good Judgment. In 1992 Fenton started the Reggae Angels.
The Reggae Angels have an extensive discography with fourteen albums – Guard the Honor, Truth and Conviction, Spirit, Signs and Wonders, Which Road Will You Choose, Live Positive, Come To Jah, A Heart With Love, Balance, Make Blessings, Prophetic Mission, Turn on the Light, The Way and Rely On Him. Augustus Pablo is featured playing melodica and synthesizer on the earlier works adding his melodious far eastern sound and now on the latest album Rely On Him Addis Pablo, Augustus Pablo’s son, is featured on melodica. The early mixing was done in Jamaica with top engineers such as Sylvan Morris, David Rowe, Soljie, Dr. Marshall and Hugh Palmer. Scientist mixed the following four albums in Los Angeles and in the San Francisco North Bay. The latest albums – Balance, A Heart With Love, Make Blessings, Prophetic Mission, Turn on the Light, The Way and Rely On Him were mixed at the Lion and Fox recording studios, in Washington DC by Jim Fox.
Their latest two albums The Way and Rely On Him feature Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang. These albums are both double CD’s that include dub CD’s called Fox Dubs the Taxi Gang. The Reggae Angels currently do most of their recording in their own studio in Oakland, CA called the Workshop.
Fans of reggae know the Reggae Angels deliver serious high-energy performances with a happy, uplifting sound and a God conscious message. The message is universal and the musicians are world class. The lyrics contain spiritual insights and teachings. All different ages and kinds of people love and appreciate the Reggae Angels, especially the spiritually inclined. Their focus is on spreading the message of the prophets with parables and advice towards knowing the Creator and living in love and harmony with the people and the world around us. The Reggae Angels music is spiritual reminders and encouragement for all people.