Alister Douglas, started playing music at the age of eight, coming from a musical family, he first learned the guitar which he played at church, at the age of fourteen he became part of a seven piece gospel band called “ALPHA” as the bass player, four years later he became a member of the “ROYAL GRENADA POLICE FORCE BAND “at the police band he learned to read,write,arrange music, blew the tuba and played drums as well. By that time he was as we will say a well rounded musician, by the age of twenty-one he resigned the police band and headed out to play for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line with a band called “Blue Orchid” as its bass player and arranger for six years, being able to play many different instruments, he also started producing reggae and calypso music for local performers from Grenada, Trinidad and St.Vincent when he was on vacation from the ship.
After the ship he went to study in England and went back to Grenada where he set up his own recording studio called “Kool Dude Recording Studio” and worked together with the ministry of Culture producing and developing the art- form in Grenada, also been providing entertainment for most of the hotels and clubs as well and has been awarded on a national level. He has been playing for many foreign performers over the years locally and internationally, he is known as one of the Grenada’s best as a bass player and an overall musician, arranger and producer. When ask what music meant to him? He smile and said “music is my life and I like performing because it help people to have a good time man I was born to do this.”
Alister is presently the Band leader/Bass player of the popular four piece cover band, “USB” (United Sound Band).
Reuben says "Music is a spiritual journey, when you are down and out, the best thing to lift you up is music"..."The lord spoke to us about music...music is the vision". Hailing from the island of Grenada, Gary "Reuben" Steele, grew up around music. Gary began playing music professionally at the age of 15. He says his first and biggest inspiration in music was his eldest brother Clive who also plays the drums. When asked how long he has been playing music, with a smile, Steele responds "I've been playing music from birth". One of hardest working drummers in reggae music, Steele has worked with such artists as Freddy McGregor, Leon and The Peoples Band, Chakka Demus and Pliars, Luciano, Half Pint, Ken Booth, John Holt, Glen Washington, The Meditations, kymani Marley, D Influence,Alton Ellis, Ossie Dellimore, Dawn Penn, Bushman, Ras Shilo among many others.
Following in the foot step of one of his biggest influence Quincy Jones, when home in New York or abroad Steele can be found in the cities recording studios working in his latest passion producing or working alongside Jamacia's legendary musicians and producers such as Derrick Barnet, Commisioner Gordon and Chinna Smith. Some of Gary's notable projects includes producing Twelve Tribes Of Isreal CD, "Shine Your Light"and artist Scepta's recent album "Appealing Thoughts". Gary says "I love making music that can edify people so they see growth." "My mission is to take music to the next level." When asked what is one of his most memorable moments in music. Gary was quick to respond that working with the late great Dennis Brown was undoubtably that moment. He also went on to say that he was quite fond of Dennis not only as an artist but also as a brother and friend.
Steels' influences includes Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers, Buddy Rich, Drummy Zeb, Horse Mouth and Sly and Robbie. Gary's contriburtion sound can be heard on recordings by Yami Bolo, Jonny Osbourne, Sister Carol, Fred Locks, Judah Eskender Tafari and Leila James.
Reuben is presently the drummer of the popular four piece cover band, “USB” (United Sound Band).
Micah Mathura started playing music at the age of 10, he came from a musical family where he learnt to play the keyboard. A few years later, he started to play at the open bible church band and served there as the music director for over 10 years, and the assistant choir director for 5 years. He has travelled to many regional and international music seminars, where he learned to read, write and arrange music. Micah has been apart of the judging arena, where he judged many school choirs competition, locally and regionally. As a result he became a demand throughout Grenada by churches, groups, committees, schools among others. He is indeed a skillful player.
After studying music abroad, he came back home and open his own recording studio (MNM’s Recording Studio) where he produced many local calypso, soca and reggae songs for well known artists. Many artists came from other countries to do recording with him, most in the line of gospel music. Right now he is also a well known saxophone player, playing in wedding functions, dinners and hotels. One phrase he always love to use is “music is a language that can reach anybody, weather you are black, white, Indian, Chinese…. It is a powerful tool”. When people see Micah, only one thing they can refer to him as is music, because his whole life is surrounded and dedicated to music.
Micah is presently the keyboard player of the popular four piece cover band, “USB” (United Sound Band).
Nicola Bresciani Was born in Genora,Italy and raised in Rome and Genora.He was given his first guitar at age seven. He began travelling on cargo ships when he was very young and has been a sail boat captain for many years, always travelling with his guitar until he settled in Carriacou in 1988.He has been playing around the Caribbean islands for many years leading different bands playing in clubs and resorts. He plays the acoustic and electric guitar and mouth-organ amazingly, he is blessed with a stunning powerful voice, thus he performs as “social baritone “and his repertoire ranges from reggae to opera, from Romanza to rock passing through the best songs from Italy,Spain,france,Brazil and of course Britain and the United states.
He holds a degree in sound engineering; therefore he has been engaged in working and producing studio recordings and live shows locally and internationally.
Nicola is presently the lead vocalist/Guiter and harmonica player of the popular four piece cover band, “USB” (United Sound Band).