Daddy Roy & The Messenger Band

Daddy Roy & The Messenger Band

 Surrey, British Columbia, CAN
BandWorldReggae

Jamaican born reggae aritst Daddy Roy and the Messenger Reggae Band will deliver to you authentic Reggae Music that will satisfy your mind and soul! This group is Fun, Colorful, Electrifying, Meaningful and will leave you wanting more! It's everything irie all the time!

Biography

Born and raised from the heart of St. Ann, Jamaica comes “Daddy Roy” currently dubbed as the “Reggae King of Vancouver”, where he takes residence. As a youth growing up around his elders, Daddy Roy recognized a strong love and passion for the soulful, artsy rhythmic beat of reggae music which constantly flowed throughout the streets.

Drawing drive and inspiration as a world reggae artist and performer from a number of highly influential and world renowned Reggae Superstars such as Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and others, Daddy Roy has written and released various albums to date including “Live the Life You Love, Love The Life You Live”, and “Mama Work Hard” to name a few. His conscious reggae music is based on original lyrics with the intention to leave a message of positivity, strength and unity for any audience. Conscious reggae music for all ages, faces and races is what Daddy Roy aims to deliver!

From the album “Mama Work Hard”, Daddy Roy has received recognition, as his single “Mama Work Hard” was selected and featured on The World of 96.1 FM compilation CD Volume 10, - “a compilation of world beat music, representing some of the finest world musicians in the community”. “The Messenger” was also selected as the featured artist for world music station Fairchild Radio 96.1 FM, and he has appeared on various radio stations and media worldwide. Daddy Roy was also nominated for seven categories at the prestigious 2011 West Coast Reggae Caribbean Music Awards in Vancouver, and came up as one of the big winners collecting three awards for: “Best Reggae Independent Artist Male”, “Best Male Vocalist”, and Best Reggae Single for his track “Peace and Love.

Armed with a vision for success, embracing an audience, and the love of the music industry, Daddy Roy and his band of professional, harmonious musicians consisting of keys, drums, horns, bass, guitar and vocals titled “The Messenger Band”, have performed at various venues, festivals, and events in Canada, Jamaica, and the United States. They have had the privilege to play and/or share the stage at venues including the following highlights:

WRCMA – West Coast Reggae Caribbean Awards 2011 - Daddy Roy and the Messenger Band had the pleasure as the hosting band for the distinguished black tie, red carpet affair - 2011 West Coast Reggae Caribbean Music Awards, held on March 19, 2011 at the Diamond Banquet Hall to a full house. The band backed several international and local artists for this first inaugural event in BC! An event which brought out several MLA’s, representatives in the music industry including SOCAN Music, Sony Music USA and various dignitaries and media. Artists on the roster included from Jamaica/Toronto/Europe, International artist Culture Brown, from California the Reggae King – Mr. Majah P, and a collection of various artists in Vancouver including a live performance by the Messenger himself - Daddy Roy.

Frostbite Music Festival, Whitehorse – Daddy Roy and his band headlined the festival to a phenomenon crowd of thousands

Maxi Priest – Daddy Roy the Messenger opened for reggae sensation and legend Maxi Priest along with New York’s Bention at Vancouver's infamous Commodore Ballroom for a crowd of thousands

Howe Sound Inn Caribbean Days - Daddy Roy and his band have on several occasions performed to a full house and impressive sold out shows for Caribbean Reggae nights.

Surrey Fusion Festival - Daddy Roy and the Messenger band have on several occasions been a featured artist and band on the 2010 Celebration Stage and Festival Stages at The Fusion Festival. This festival boasts a record attendance of over 60,000 people in its two day celebration, and is currently BC’s largest multicultural celebration of its kind. This venue was also one of the host sites for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC

Caribbean Days Festival - Daddy Roy and his band have been selected on several occasions as a featured band at The Caribbean Days festival in North Vancouver, B.C., one of the largest Caribbean events on the local calendar drawing tens of thousands of attendees.

Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival - Daddy Roy and his band have been selected on several occasions as one of the featured live bands performing at this “very high energy event” which attracts about 20,000 people of diverse backgrounds.

Saskatoon Tour - Daddy Roy and his band landed three performances on a tour in Saskatoon playing at the Saskatoon Reggae Fest including a spot on the main stage at the Delta Bessborough, concerts at Lydia’s Pub and at the Odeon Events centre in Saskatoon. Daddy Roy was one of the headlining acts to a crowd of thousands.

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games - Daddy Roy performed three sets at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, B.C. to a diverse world-wide crowd.

Bob Marley Tribute/Howe Sound New Beer Launch - Daddy Roy and band have performed to a packed house for the tribute of B

Lyrics

Peace and Love

Written By: Daddy Roy the Messenger

PEACE AND LOVE

INTRO

YEAH MON WHETHER YOUR BLACK OR YOU ARE WHITE
INDIAN OR CHINESE,
ROCK AND COME IN A DIS
A MULTICULTURAL THING
– HA HOY (LAUGH)

CHORUS

PEACE AND LOVE IN A VANCOUVER
PEACE AND LOVE

PEACE AND LOVE IN A THE CITY
YOAH PEACE AND LOVE

VERSE 1

GO AROUND THE CORNER
CALL OUT SISTER LORNA
TELL HER TO COME ON OVER
AND JOIN WITH THE NEIGHBOUR
CALL OUT SISTER FAYE
TELL HER TO COME RIGHT AWAY
IT’ IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY
FOR OUR CHILDREN TO GO AND PLAY
AND SING PEACE AND LOVE

CHORUS

PEACE AND LOVE IN A VANCOUVER
PEACE AND LOVE

PEACE AND LOVE IN A THE CITY
YOAH PEACE AND LOVE
INTERLUDE

VERSE 2

OLYMPICS IS AROUND THE BEND
IN THE YEAR 2010
CALL UP ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS
WHO VISIT ALREADY FI VISIT AGAIN
I COME WHEN I CALLED
I GO WHEN I SEND
JUST LIKE A LITTLE CHILD
GOING AROUND THE BEND
YEAH….

CHORUS

PEACE AND LOVE IN A VANCOUVER
PEACE AND LOVE

PEACE AND LOVE IN A THE CITY
YOAH PEACE AND LOVE

VERSE 3

I HEAR DEM BALLING
PEACE AND LOVE
I HEAR DEM CALLING
PEACE AND LOVE
DEM BALLING FOR MORE
PEACE AND LOVE
THEM WANT IT GALORE
PEACE AND LOVE
THEM WANT IT FOR SURE
PEACE AND LOVE
IN A VANCOUVER
PEACE AND LOVE
IN A THE CITY
PEACE AND LOVE
ALL OVER TOWN
PEACE AND LOVE

CHORUS

PEACE AND LOVE IN A VANCOUVER
PEACE AND LOVE

PEACE AND LOVE IN A THE CITY
YOAH PEACE AND LOVE

Answer Your Call

Written By: Daddy Roy the Messenger

ANSWER YOUR CALL

CHORUS

Answer your call
No bother wait until your back is against the wall

Me say fi answer your call
Man if you slip
And you will surely fall

Mi say fi answer your call
No bother wait until your back is against the wall

Me say fi answer your call
Man if you slip
And you will surely fall

Verse 1

African people
a answer them calling
American people are answering them calling
Indian people are answering them calling
Awake from your slumber and answer your calling

CHORUS

Answer your call
No bother wait until your back is against the wall

Me say fi answer your call
Man if you slip
And you will surely fall

Mi say fi answer your call
No bother wait until your back is against the wall

Me say fi answer your call
Man if you slip
And you will surely fall

Verse 2

Lightening a flash it is a serious warning
Thunder a roll the voice it is speaking
Ants them a crawl a answer them calling
Preparing them food before the rain falling

CHORUS

Answer your call
No bother wait until your back is against the wall

Me say fi answer your call
Man if you slip
And you will surely fall

Mi say fi answer your call
No bother wait until your back is against the wall

Me say fi answer your call
Man if you slip
And you will surely fall

Verse 3

Caribbean people a answer them calling
Japan people a answer them calling
China people a answer them calling
Awake from your slumber and answer your calling

CHORUS

Answer your call
No bother wait until your back is against the wall

Me say fi answer your call
Man if you slip
And you will surely fall

Mi say fi answer your call
No bother wait until your back is against the wall

Me say fi answer your call
Man if you slip
And you will surely fall

Answer, Me say fi answer, Answer, Me say fi answer

Devil in Disguise

Written By: Daddy Roy the Messenger

DEVIL IN DISGUISE

CHORUS

I SEE THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE
TRODDING ON THIS LAND
ABUSING MY PEOPLE
AND DOING THEM EVIL

VERSE 1

DRESS UP INNA JACKET
DRESS UP INNA TIE
LOOKING IN MY EYES
READY TO TELL ME PURE LIES
I’M WIDE AWAKE IN BABYLON
FAR AWAY FROM ZION
GOVERNMENTS WITH EVIL PLANS
THESE ARE THE DAYS

CHORUS

I SEE THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE
TRODDING ON THIS LAND
ABUSING MY PEOPLE
AND DOING THEM EVIL

VERSE 2

EVERYTIME HIM COME
EVERYTIME HIM COME
YAHWAY GIVE ME STRENGTH
AND ME JUST CHANT HIM DOWN
WITH THE WORDS AND THE POWERS
AND THE DREADFUL SOUNDS
A THAT WE ALWAYS USE
AND JUST MELT HIM DOWN

CHORUS & INTERLUDE

CHORUS

I SEE THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE
TRODDING ON THIS LAND
ABUSING MY PEOPLE
AND DOING THEM EVIL

VERSE 3

TRODDING IN THE CHURCHES
PREACHING FALSE MESSAGES
DRUNK THEM WITH THE WINE
FROM TIME TO TIME
I SEE HIM IN THE SCHOOL
TRYING TO RULE
TAKE AWAY WI CHILDREN
FI TURN THEM INA FOOL

CHORUS

I SEE THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE
TRODDING ON THIS LAND
ABUSING MY PEOPLE
AND DOING THEM EVIL

Discography

Album: "Live The Life You Love Love The Life You Live" (2009)
Album: "Mama Work Hard"
Album: "Joy"
Album: Generation To Generation
Album: Really and Truly
Single: "I am Back"
Single: "Peace and Love" Remix Spanish Version with Vicho swing

Set List

Daddy Roy and The Messenger Band has material both original works and cover songs. They can perform 4x45 min sets, or as requested.

Daddy Roy is a reggae artist born and raised from St. Ann Jamaica (the same home town as Bob Marley and many other reggae stars). He is the real deal! He and the Messenger Band can perform tracks of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff and many other reggae artists as requested as well as Daddy Roy's original works. Please feel free to make your requests.

Set List and Rider can be provided as per your request.

Daddy Roy can also perform via sound track if requested.

We are very happy to work and make any adjustments as required.