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Dubvocaliza from London UK presents a crucial blend of rock dynamics and reggae vibes built on soulful, sometimes jazz tinged musicality. If you dig Bob Marley, Aswad, Steel Pulse you'll love Dubvocaliza, but likewise if you are a fan of Pink Floyd, Massive Attack or Marvin Gaye . The band has been creating quite a stir on the music scene since formation in 2008.performing their original mix of lively and lyrical dub and reggae. They are progressively inclined but pop sensibilities to the fore, Dennis Bovell’s Matumbi could also be a good touchstone for enjoying the wonderful dubvocaliza, a fantastic live band. The band came about when dub poet , lead vocalist and song writer Barington Delevente and lead guitarist Kevin Draper, friends from a previous band came together by mutual interest in dub and reggae music. They were later joined by drummer Matt Curr who stirred up the mix with his awesome and creative style, playing rock, reggae and dub loops. The combination fitted perfectly and gave Dubvocaliza that original and creative edge that defines the bands unique and distinctive sound. Drawing their inspirations from Peter Tosh, Horace Andy, Ini Kamoze and other artists, dubvocaliza is an exciting, worldly and spiritually potent dub-fusion, electro -rock reggae band , they represent what is magical about live music, the magic connections and expressions that touch people at their core. The band's message is optimism, love, peace and universal healing.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is essential to sustain life. A world without music would be a crime. Music is my spiritual food that gets me in a good mood.

What is your music dream?

My music dream is to get my songs played all over the world and bring about positive change. I want people to listen to the lyrics and write them in their hearts. Oneness, peace and universal love.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would abolish money and do away with first, second and third world. We would be one people living in one world and with one love. Money and greed is the root cause of all the world's problems.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

There's quite a few in my memory but the one that stands out " The Harder they come " by Jimmy Cliff.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Massive Attack, Faithless, Jon-Bon-Jovi , Steel Pulse, Matumbi, Amazulu, Michegan and Smiley. Toots and the Maytals, Burning pear.

What inspires you to make music?

Wanting to find a true meaning , goodness and purpose to life has inspired me to make music. It's only with music that I can do soul searching.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

The message I want to send in my music is all about oneness, peace and love. I want people to know that we all have a right to exist.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

The feeling is just magic, knowing that you have the privilege to be heard and the opportunity to make a change.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Every musician have a voice that can be heard nowadays. modern technology and social media has given us a platform to shout from. Improvements can be made by supporting independent artists and bands.

What do you think of Drooble?

It's a super platform for artists and bands. Drooble is literally a pedestal for musicians.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

What frustrates me most is when people judges your music, when one or two people in a room decides what music the masses should hear or want to hear.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I promote and showcase upcoming bands and artists on a regular basis.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I think belief in yourself, persistence and determination is the key.

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