The Sonic Dub Experience is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Christopher Gennert and was created in the spring of 2009 to feature his reggae dub music. Born to musical parents, he was improvising on the piano by age three and banging on pots and pans as well, so his mom and dad wisely signed him up for drum lessons and music camp. This encouragement resulted with Chris playing in the first of his several blues, rock and reggae bands at age fourteen, in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Then, in 1987, he was deeply inspired by a performance of reggae giant Burning Spear. From that night on, he felt drawn exclusively towards reggae music and in 1988, recorded his first dub album, “Paradise Valley Dub” which is being remastered for release at a later date.
After 25 years of performing live at gigs and festivals up and down the Western United States, Chris teamed up with his brother (recording engineer and guitarist Tim Gennert) to fulfill his longtime dream of recording dub albums. He records in the multi-track fashion, first laying down an authentic drum track played by hand on a real drumset, and then overdubs the bass, piano, organ/keys, guitar - and on this most recent release - the melodica. This is the Sonic Dub Experience!
Those unique melodica tracks were inspired by the late Jamaican melodica player Augustus Pablo, to whom he dedicates one of his songs on this eponymous first album: Sonic Dub Experience. You’ll find more information about Chris and Sonic Dub Experience’s upcoming releases by visiting the official website.
Enjoy the Experience!!