We thought we would do a quick blog post on how we promote our work, and what your involvement means to us.
As you know we release all our work for free. We spend all our spare time (and money) working on music, writing, rehearsing, mixing, and promoting. This has always been our dream and we do it for the love of creating reggae music and sharing it, for the enjoyment of others. The payment we get back for this, is when someone listens to our music, leaves a comment, joins our mailing list. That makes it all worthwhile for us.
We have had some great feedback on our Facebook, Twitter and website, and that just pushes us on, to keep working hard, writing and recording more and better music.
We do everything ourselves. We don’t have a record label, so we created our own label so that we can manage, promote, produce and finance everything we do ourselves.
We have been helped along by some great people who have joined us and given us a helping hand, and i would like to thank especially the team at the BaggaJo Reggae radio show, Flo and Jolene for allowing us to collaborate with their show, and giving us radio play and allowing us to reach a wider audience.
Another great friend, Norman De Langan has been promoting us in Holland, where there is a big market for reggae music. He has been doing artwork, CD runs, and radio promotion. He is contacting all the Dutch radio stations, and next week a 3 track CD will be sent out to the main radio stations aiming to get some commercial radio play. He has sent us the artwork and it is looking wicked.
Thanks to Joaquin Avalo, who has been with us from day 1, doing all our logos, branding and artwork
We would also like to send out a special thank you to Peter May for his help with vocal tracking and engineering, Juliet & Steven Johnston who have been backing us from the start. Big thanks to Jackie Ryan, Tapha Faye, Eddie Szwarc and Ian Fulton for their constant support, interest in our music and kind words, as well as many others too numerous to mention. Also our other halves, Kelly Cacciani and Elena Espino for their help with our videos, and allowing us to spend all out time and money on this project.
The way that we grow as a band and get more publicity is by the little things that you people do to help us:
Each of these things that you people do are monitored daily by Reverbnation and they rank us and chart us higher or lower based on this.
You people have taken us from nowhere up to Nº3 on the Independant Birmingham Reggae charts, and Nº50 in the whole of the UK.
Thanks to all of you for listening to our music, watching our videos, liking and friending us on social media. You have made all the hard work worthwhile.