new EP "PLAY WITH FIRE" OUT now

Ten piece UK reggae

band combining classic

roots with powerful

driving steppas

onlyjoe have four EP's under their belt and are currently working on their debut album. Extensively touring the UK and building a solid fanbase at festivals and gigs over the last four years has seen the band garner support from some of the UK's most prolific reggae DJ’s such as The Heatwave, Trojan Soundsystem's Earl Gateshead, Congo Natty, Young Warrior (son of Jah Shaka) and Sir David Rodigan. The band have also gained radio play on many underground radio stations including Rinse FM and Kiss FM. onlyjoe have played shows to crowds of up to 10,000 at events and venues including Glastonbury Festival, Boomtown Fair and London's Roundhouse.

ABOUT onlyjoe

JAGO

VOCALs

Jago's raggamuffin style adds a unique flex to onlyjoe's texture. He works closely with engineer Hylu with whom he produces the duo’s original riddims as well as performing live at events around the country.

r. kent

guitar

Founding member, guitarist and songwriter Rowan Kent has been slogging away as part of onlyjoe for over 10 years and has been influential in the bands development and sound. His instantly recognisable licks form the mainstay of onlyjoe's records.

SAM

KEYS

Bethnal Green's Sam Guttmann Hancocks (aka Sweet Boy) plays keys and skanks with the best of them.

What this guy doesn't know about organ sounds isn't worth knowing.

PAPA B

SAX

Bristol's own Papa B smashes the dance with his horn lines. While a crucial part of the onlyjoe sound, you'll also find him blowing on literally hundreds of releases spanning several genres as well as a cornerstone of the Hundred Years and Unit 137 record labels. He's also head honcho at Bristol-based record shop Maggie Scratchers.

ZICO

VOCALs

Born and raised in Hackney, Zico’s diverse vocal styles have seen him singing and MC-ing at events around the globe. A keen Micheal Jackson impersonator, he provides the soulful edge to onlyjoe's vocals as well as maintaining a growing collection of solo projects.

GALAK

VOCALs

Galak Spiritual is a MC/Singer from Paris. He began his musical career over a decade ago - first as a hip hop artist before progressing to reggae music. His unique style has seen him perform alongside some of the scene's biggest artists. So.

D-TEK

BASS

D-Tek is a Brixton based DJ, producer, bassist & born junglist. As well as providing the back bone to onlyjoe’s reggae sound with his almighty basslines, his own productions come with enough weight to move any dance floor. Watch out for this lad.

HYLU

ENGINEER

onlyjoe's beloved engineer, Hylu is an innovative DJ and producer and a key contributor to the onlyjoe sound. While running the Unit 137 studio and soundsystem he has worked with many important artists. Look out for some serious knob twisting at a festival near you.

BEN

DRUMS

Obsessed with all sounds of JA. He can be found either drumming, recording analogue direct to tape or rooting through dusty vinyl crates. Ben is a co-runner of reggae label ‘Horus Records’.

A.P. Grimshaw

TRUMPET

The moment Cornish-born Andy (aka Max Tout) unsheathed his trumpet to the unsuspecting reggae scene, it became physically impossible to consider the musical landscape without this funk riddled force of nature dominating the horizon. Andy swears by the mantra: "If you don't blow hard enough, people will think you suck".

MUSIC

Play With Fire EP Out Now

NEW EP

"PLAY WITH FIRE"

oUT now

After yet another summer of stand-out festival performances the time is ripe for onlyjoe to unleash their fourth release to the world.

 

Still reeling from the success of 'Wicked Land' and 'Revolution', 'Play With Fire' sees the band truly become the roots outfit that they claim to be. On remix duty are the mighty Dubkasm, with a rare dub mix that veers away from their usual steppas style, marking this as a unique remix. DJ Madd also comes on board with his trademark dancefloor killer. As if this wasn't enough Unit 137 have called upon their most respected producers to come with the fourth and final version, Sleepy Time Ghost & Hylu inna combination style.

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WICKED LAND

 

PLay with fire

 

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