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Skunk Radio Live Auditions: Eyan - Reggae - Bridgetown, Barbados | YouTube | Reverbnation

25-02-2019 14:08 GMT

Discover Reggae music, stream free and download songs & albums, watch music videos and explore Bridgetown's independent/emerging music scene with Eyan

Reggae Music Artist
Bridgetown, Barbados

Current Score: ★☆☆☆☆ ☆☆



He has been called the 'Jimi Hendrix' of the Caribbean', a title that Ian Alleyne or 'Eyan' would be the first to admit is "way too heavy to carry around". Nevertheless, for more than twenty years, the dread-locked musical genius has been thrilling audiences with his very imaginative style of playing, every time that he steps on stage with a guitar.

It is his explosive guitar solos which have captivated audiences worldwide and cemented his reputation as the foremost exponent of the instrument in the Caribbean. It was his energetic and animated live performances, however, that got Eyan a gig touring with British rock-funk band Roachford, whose lead singer, Andrew Roachford, saw him performing in Barbados, and promptly offered him the role of guitarist in his band. This association resulted in tours of England and Europe, where Eyan met and recorded with British songstress Des'ree on her debut album. He also performed live with Des'ree in France and throughout England, often being her only accompaniment on acoustic guitar. ""Working with Des'ree got me back into playing acoustic, which is a totally different discipline to the electric - it's not very forgiving!"" He grins.

He launched his first album "Against the Grain" at the Barbados Jazz Festival 2001, where he received top billing and in April 2005, Eyan released his second album “Relatively Unknown” with a launch at Cool Jazz – series 3, 2005. “The music on this album is a more of a uniform theme – where the songs were all written (under the Almond Tree) over a short period… It’s different but it could easily have been called ‘Against The Grain Part 2’ because it’s still not what is typically recorded in Barbados”.

At home Eyan continues to write and record in his Aasramam Studio, working with both young and seasoned artistes.



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