Royal Sounds

Live Act Reggae
Royal Sounds  - Reggae Live Act in London

Royal Sounds Short Info

‘Royal Sounds’ are a young roots reggae band aged 19-28, formed in 2012 with a unique sound hailing from London, UK. They can be seen as a band of the future. The line-up on-stage includes: Carlalou1Drop on the drums, one of the brothers (Ajani) on bass, Ashanti Selah on keyboards and the other brother Gyasi on guitar. Powerful vocals delivered from (Ajani and Gyasi’s cousin) Hannibal and also Ras Sempah.
The production side of ‘Royal Sounds’ is mainly carried out by the brothers. They have been producing/arranging and playing music from Ajani was about 13 and Gyasi began at around 14. Ajani deals with the bass and the keyboards and Gyasi handles the drums and guitar as seen in their ‘producing a reggae instrumental’ video. The brothers have been learning their main instruments (bass and guitar) from their father Ras Alkebu (played lead guitar in the band Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses) since they were toddlers.
To help spread the sound, they discovered more local talent. Working with various vocalist such as Ras Sempah who joined the movement in 2013. Their sound can be described as ‘authentic’ roots reggae music with a message of positivity which the reggae scene has lost over the years but is slowing coming back. Spreading a message that unity for all is the way forward. Bringing all the energy together, ‘Royal Sounds’ released their first music video titled “Changes” in 2013. Featuring Hannibal, Ras Sempah, Jah Prayer & RAsepct Fyabinghi. The people received the song and video very well, waiting for the next release to come!
Although they are young in age, the brothers Ajani & Gyasi have been working together for the best part of ten years and have already acquired a wide range of experience. Touring Europe, backing artists and working as session musicians. They also produce music for various singers/songwriters. They are currently producing the next ‘Royal Sounds’ project which will be available in online stores worldwide in a few months. At the young age of 15 Gyasi has been to countries such as Belgium and France, playing percussion in the band ‘African Head Charge’. By 2012 the brothers went to Switzerland for the first time playing in Gappy Ranks’ band. ‘Royal Sounds’ - spearheaded by the multi-instrumentalist brothers Ajani and Gyasi. Their credits include: Levi Roots, Andrew Paul, Winston Reedy, Dr Dean I, Joy Mack, Dennis Bovell, Frankie Paul, Macka B, Nereus Joseph, Errol Dunkley, Kandake, African Head Charge, Pete Campbel, Gappy Ranks and many more worldwide artist. Since September 2012 ‘Royal Sounds’ has performed at various shows/venues and festivals such as Enfield Festival, Broomfield Park (bandstand marathon for the Olympics), Oxjam Festival, Hootenanny, Nottinghill Carnival, One Love Festival, Rivington Street Festival, The Forge, Reggae in Da City and various local venues.
Their aims are to uplift the people with good reggae music, getting their message and sound across worldwide, and to grow as a unit.
Influences: The Wailers, Third World, Jimmy Cliff, Ras Alkebu, Jackson 5, Prince, Buju Banton, Sizzla, Peter Tosh, Toots and Jah Cure.

‘Royal Sounds’ are a young roots reggae band aged 19-28, formed in 2012 with a unique sound hailing from London, UK. They can be seen as a band of the future. The line-up on-stage includes: Carlalou1Drop on the drums, one of the brothers (Ajani) on bass, Ashanti Selah on keyboards and the other brother Gyasi on guitar. Powerful vocals delivered from (Ajani and Gyasi’s cousin) Hannibal and also Ras Sempah.
The production side of ‘Royal Sounds’ is mainly carried out by the brothers. They have been producing/arranging and playing music from Ajani was about 13 and Gyasi began at around 14. Ajani deals with the bass and the keyboards and Gyas...

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Past Gigs Royal Sounds

  • 01 | 2015 Brixton Hootananny
  • 12 | 2014 East London Passing Clouds
  • 10 | 2014 Brixton Hootananny
  • 08 | 2014 Milton Keynes One Love Festival

Discography Royal Sounds

  • 2015 Rise Up Single | Royal Sounds
  • 2015 Conscious King Single | Royal Sounds
  • 2014 Embrace Jah Love Single | Royal Sounds
  • 2014 Ocean View Riddim Mixtape | Royal Sounds
  • 2014 The Awakening EP | Royal Sounds
  • 2013 Love Boat Riddim Mixtape | Royal Sounds

Media

  • Sound Ras Sempah & Royal Sounds -...
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  • Video Royal Sounds; Hannibal - Th...
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Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Carlalou1Drop Drums
  • Ajani Mckenzie Bass
  • Gyasi Crosdale Guitar
  • Ashanti Selah Keyboards
  • Hannibal Vocals
  • Ras Sempah Vocals