The Brooklyners play an acoustic cocktail of roots Reggae
standards and original material, blending tastefully 3 part harmony,
powerful bass lines and a dreamy harp ...
Featuring: David Langlois, voc/guitar/drums; John Ladeau, guitar/voc; Ian
Riggs, bass/voc; Jason Ewald Percussion/voc; Miguel Weissman,
harmonica; Ras Abda G, bass & Kicker Jackson, drums
For over four years, we have been playing NYC festivals (Atlantic Antics, BEAT
festival) playing some unique venues like The Brooklyn Museum or The
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music without forgetting our weekly residencies:
- Friday at Fada in Brooklyn Williamsburgh
- Saturday at AOC East in Manhattan
David grew up surrounded by Jamaican music (Reggae, Rock Steady,
Ska, Nayabingi) and was influenced by Bob Marley, Toots and the
Maytals, Jacob Miller, Ethiopians, Gregory Isaac, etc...
He couldn't resist writing songs and learning different instruments
(drums, guitar, bass, keyboard) in order to record his own
In 1998-1999, David started a Reggae band called Roots Vibration
with the Jamaican singer/guitarist Farma Dread, whos also Ijahmans
guitarist. They performed in France and Switzerland.
In 2001, he completed a home made recording, playing all the
instruments and singing all the vocals. Since he felt the need to be
understood by as many people as possible, and this brought him to New York,
wanting to improve his English and to be closer to the Reggae scene.
A month after his arrival in New York, David started recording at HC & F
Recording Studio, for engineer Philip Smart who worked with Shaggy,
Luciano, Shinehead and Buju Banton...