Reggae Octave Band
Reggae Octave is an all rounded band formed in late 2010. Their sound is influenced by Reggae, Jazz, R&B, Latin, Rock and Pop.
Lead singer Kevin “Bobby Burns” Hemmings has been singing from a very young age on church choirs and school groups. He then migrated to England to further his studies.
He has been on the international scene in Europe and was originally in the singing group called The Savanas who won a recording contract from Jet Star recording company in England in 2002. Shortly after he launched his solo career which lead to some of his singles getting heavy rotation in London.
Professional drummer (and pianist) Obed “OD” Davis was apart of his high school steel band.
He has gotten recognition from Jamaica Business Development Center. Obed has performed with a few professional names in the industry and Jamaica like; Orville Hammond (Jazz Pianist), the Sunny Bradshaw Big Band, Seretse Small (jazz guitarist) and Dr. Kathy Brown (jazz pianist).
He is also the National Music and choir director for National Foursquare Churches in Jamaica.
The guitarist David “Sandi” Sanderson holds a diploma from Edna Manley as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Performance.
He has been with the LTM Pantomime for over 20 years in the orchestra playing guitar, bass guitar and keyboard. He has toured England, U.S.A., Canada and the Eastern Caribbean. He has taught music to several private institutions. David provides a unique color to the band.
The Pianist/keyboardist Vaughn "ryan" Dennis as made his print in the band performing with nationally known musicians Maurice Gordon and Derrick Stewart with his ability to adopt to any style of music which has made him one of the most valuable player.
Bass player Garvin Clarke music career started at Norman Manley High School. His gift for playing the keyboard and bass guitar opened doors which lead him to play for gospel artists such as: Total Praise, Kevin Downswell, Kerron Ennis and more. He has also played for reggae artists, some of whom are: Jimmy Riley, Heptones etc.
His versatility helped him to gain certificates for playing island-wide for several churches. He is the band leader of National Youth Service; they play for many government meeting and functions.
The band also drafted the versatile Trieina "trish" McIntosh who has made her mark being part of national competition "Rising Stars" who has provided a strong vocal support with great harmonies.
Reggae Octave is expecting to make their mark in the industry both locally and internationally.