THE ARK BAND RELEASES ‘FIRE DUB’ IN SAINT LUCIA
Castries, Saint Lucia – The Ark Band the St. Lucian Reggae Band, based in Ohio releases their latest CD titled ‘Fire Dub’ in Saint Lucia. A video is also released of one of the tracks from the same CD, track titled ‘Rastafari On My Mind’ The founding members of the band Terry and Eustace Bobb, always proud to fly the Saint Lucian Flag, opted to do a special release here in their homeland.
Terry and Eustace Bobb hail from Marchand, Castries where as youngsters Terry played drums with groups such as the C.Y.O. Harmonites, Tremelos Combo, and others, and on both migrating to Brooklyn, New York in 1976, Eustace attended the Brooklyn School of Music and graduated as a bass guitarist. They formed a band in Brooklyn and played the city and surrounding areas for a few years.
On getting a call from well known St. Lucian Artiste Deighton Charlemagne, they joined him in Ohio to play with his band. After playing with him for one year they formed their own band THE ARK BAND in 1987. The band consists of 6 musicians, two of which are St. Lucian having lost Gabriel ‘Gaboo’ Mondesir, long standing keyboard player to sudden death late last year, who was also a St. Lucian.
The band led by Terry Bobb has done very well for themselves and are continually on tour where they have over the years up to present times, toured every single state in the U.S.A. and also Canada, Jamaica and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
The latest CD ‘Fire Dub’ is proud to boast of all tracks written by the members of THE ARK BAND. This CD is close to the heart of Terry Bobb the leader of the band who has dedicated it to his loving daughter Leigh LaCour Beyln who was tragically murdered on August 11th, 2011.
Three members of the band paid a visit to St. Lucia in September 2013 and did their World Premier single releases ‘I Wish’, ‘Rastafari On My Mind’ and ‘Thank You Jah’ from the the Album ‘Fire Dub’ which was well received.
The CD ‘Fire Dub’ truly reflects the mindset and personalities of The ARK BAND who always believe in positive and conscious lyrics to inspire their audiences and fans of which they have a large following.
The group is known for mainly Reggae music, but are known to throw in some Soca and Calypso into their performances. THE ARK BAND has opened for and played with many Reggae Bands from major record labels and have performed at all major festivals across the United States of America. They have built up a reputation for repeat performances at landmark events for institutions, charities, and private parties for affluent clientele.
Terry and Eustace Bobb always have their country Saint Lucia in mind and at heart no matter where they roam, bringing their music to thousands of people everywhere.
The music of the Ark Band can be found on their website www.thearkband.com and they can be liked on Face Book page https://www.facebook.com/thearkbandofficial