From their home base in the island community of Cape Cod, MA, Shango Axe has been quickly gaining respect and a dedicated fan base in the New England area. The Shango Axe live show is a special event where friends and family come together to experience high-energy positive vibrations and have a good time. The band's mix of old school and high tech dub has been packing dance floors since 2001 with an eclectic blend of Roots Rock Reggae, Dub, Dance Hall and Calypso. Onstage, the band balances heartfelt renditions of familiar reggae favorites by classic artists like Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, and Peter Tosh, with powerful original tunes and intense dub instrumentals.
Shango Axe has had the privilege of sharing the stage with such reggae greats as Yellowman, Beres Hammond, Luciano, Burning Spear, Sanchez, Sizzla, and Jimmy Cliff. With great respect for the tradition, each band member brings a high level of classical musicianship and deep creative energy to their instrument. The 3-way rhythm section of Zimma, Joly, and Collins is tight and heavy, with pulsing bass lines and syncopated madness that keeps the audience jumping.
Shango Axe has been named 'Cape Cod's Best Reggae' several years in a row, and this fun and talented crew is now moving into the national arena with the release of their first album in 2007. Completed by groundbreaking producer Joel Hamilton (Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Dub Trio) the album has been crafted during the last few years, and this collection of 15 songs is only the beginning. Pick up the CD at a live show or online and tune into the positive vibration that this exceptional band is bringing to the masses, at a time the world needs it most.