Daddy Roy & The Messenger Band
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Daddy Roy & The Messenger Band

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Band World Reggae


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"Caribbean Festival draws huge crowd"

Daddy Roy the Messenger (in red) teamed up for a set on the Festival Stage to entertain the crowd at the Caribbean Fest on Saturday afternoon.

Read more: - Sylver McLaren, The Times

"West Coast Reggae Caribbean Music Awards Winners & Exclusive Photos"

...."Daddy Roy the Messenger picked up 3 awards for best male vocalist, best reggae independent male artist, and best reggae single for the hit “Peace and Love”."
- Jason Chatterton special envoy for Vanmusic

"King of reggae coming to Squamish"

SQUAMISH – The rhythmic beat of reggae music pumps through the blood of Roy Battiese and that rhythm is coming to Squamish.

Battiese, who performs under the name Daddy Roy – The Messenger, will be accompanied by the Natural Flavas as they take the stage at the Howe Sound Inn Brew Pub on Saturday (June 13) at 9 p.m.

Born and raised in Jamaica, Battiese is the real thing. He grew up in St. Ann, the heart of the reggae movement where he said music flowed through the streets. Battiese said he knew from a very young age that he was to follow the beats of reggae.

“I used to sneak out and go to parties and end up hanging out with people like Bob Marley, and music was a very large part of our lives,” Battiese said.

More than 30 years later on Canadian soil, Battiese is still pursuing music. He said his inspiration comes from a number of famous reggae artists such as Peter Tosh, Marley and Sanchez.

“My music is reggae and it is original. I did my travelling around the world, but now I am living in Vancouver and bringing music to the streets,” Battiese said. “I am very excited to perform in Squamish.”

Throughout his career, Battiese has performed at venues throughout Jamaica, Canada and the United States. His music has also been played on radio stations around the world and Battiese said it has been noted on various music charts.

With new albums on the way, he said the reggae movement is taking Canada by storm. That’s because reggae can take listeners to a higher level, he said.

“It's all about the heart and soul and what you feel is right. It’s allowing the spirit of the almighty to move you through music. I can do a lot more stuff in Canada too.”

Battiese regularly works with the Natural Flavas, a Vancouver-based reggae band. He said the band is professional and easy to work with because they are simply very good musicians.

“They learn the music I like them to play very quickly.”

Battiese’s newest album, Mama Work Hard, was released in Nov. 2008 to follow his first album titled Joy, which was released under his own label, Stronger than Before Productions.

“Everyone wants to perform with reggae artists because it sounds good with every kind of music. I would say it is growing,” Battiese said. “I hope all the people in Squamish are getting ready to have a good time.”

Tickets for Saturday’s show are $10 at the door. The Howe Sound Brew Pub will also be offering Jamaican cuisine and the show will air live on Caribbean Beats, Shaw’s Multicultural Channel.

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- Squamish Chief - Kim VanLochem

"Mama Work Hard - Daddy Roy the Messenger"

"A renowned Jamaican born soulful reggae artist whose musical desire and passion is to invigorate conscious vibes, growth and love in the hearts of his listeners. Daddy Roy’s rhythmic beats invites a spiritual flavor, humbleness and harmony to the ear."

Recommended if you like Bob Marley or Wyclef Jean.

- Tate Music Group

"The World of 96.1FM Volume 10 - Mama Work Hard - Daddy Roy the Messenger"

Fairchild Radio's annual salute to Canadian world musicians is ready to be heard. 96.1 FM and AM 1470, Fairchild Radio in Vancouver, has presented an offering of the best in local world musicians every year since 1998. Our new CD, The World of 96.1FM Volume 10, is a compilation of world beat music, representing some of the finest world musicians in our communities. The diverse backgrounds of the producers at Fairchild Radio are reflected in their choices of their favorite artists who contributed to The World of 96.1 FM Volume 10.

Wayne Vernon of "Caribbean Express", Eduardo Olivares of "Latino Soy", Bali Deol of "Swaraj", Honore Gbedze of "La Palabre", Leela Donna of "Walk on the World Side" and Candice Tsuei of both "Music Waala" and "961 Music Box" on 96.1 FM, plus, Patricia Fraser of Celt in a Twist on AM 1470, contributed these artists:

-Delhi 2 Dublin - Boom Daddy - Rene Hugo y sus Amigos - Ezeadi Onukwulu - Tiller's Folly - Dharmakasa - Rai - Daddy Roy the Messenger - Claude Duke - Michael Lee -

This CD offers listeners some of the best exponents of world music genres from Canada. The World of 96.1FM CD is available only through Fairchild Radio.

The CD is produced and published by 96.1 FM CHKG, Fairchild Radio in Vancouver, in association with AM 1470 CJVB, Fairchild Television and Talentvison.
- Fairchild Radio

"Hella Irie…"

Being someone that’s down for the reggae (either you love it or you hate it), I felt compelled to join a few friends at the 21st Annual Caribbean Days Festival in North Van’s Waterfront Park on Sunday. I dropped in at noon to see Daddy Roy The Messenger under warm overcast skies, followed by a beer garden session featuring frosty Carib and real-deal Jamaican beef patties—forget them Pizza Pops.
- Vancouver is Awesome - Frank Daniello

"‘Daddy Roy know he’s the one, the upcoming one’"

ARMED WITH A MESSAGE OF LOVE - Daddy Roy (above) and the Natural Flavas will be appearing at next week's Frostbite Music Festival, being held at Yukon College and Arts Centre. Daddy Roy promises to bring his good vibrations up from Lotus Land, where he has been dubbed Vancouver's King of Regaae. Jah, mon!

With the Frostbite Music Festival just around the corner, the Star caught up to Daddy Roy.

We wanted to know how he came to be known as the Reggae King of Vancouver and jammed on other subjects like fortune tellers, who would make a decent band mate and reggae’s role in making Black History.

- Whitehorse Star - Jason Unrau


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



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