Dredi

Dredi

 South Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA
SoloRockReggae

Dredi is a genre jumping musical experience. Reggae one minute, funk and groove the next. Throw in a dash of rock-n-roll, then pop, and don't forget the soul! This is reggae, American style, from our own perspective. Catch the Dredi vibe, join in the Dredi dance party!

Biography

 About Dredi
The group has been together in one form or another since the early days of 1989. What started as a pick up pit band for children's theater became an experiment in reggae rhythms mixing it up with good old rock. The original name was "InI", but we changed it to Dredi in 1991. We have been a six piece outfit as well as a trio, playing along with some very funky drum machine beats, and everything in between. We have played from the hills of Western Massachusetts, to the beaches of Key West, Florida. Founded by actor/director/songwriter frontman, NoĂŤl NoĂŤl, Dredi has been fueled and formed by scores of extremely talented musicians over the years. Guitar player and singer, Bryan House, joined up in 1992, after a career in Baseball, playing for the Chicago Cubs farm team, and has been an important aspect of the Dredi experience ever since, adding songwriting, vocals, guitar, soundscapes and bass(when needed). We believe that "Now is the time!" The time to get out in the street and make yourself be heard. This is the countdown. We play music with a message. Sometimes it's just to loosen up and party; other times, it's a bit more serious, but it is always inclusive...no-one is left out of the mix. We invite all people, regardless of race, creed, or sexual preference to "move your feet and dance!"

Lyrics

Move Your Feet(and Dance)

Written By: Noel Noel

Chorus:
I've got a feeling you wanna move your feet and dance. I've got a feeling you wanna move your feet and dance. I got a feeling, gonna rock the beat, gonna keep you dancing 'til your soul's complete. Say hey, I've got a feeling you wanna move your feet and dance now.

I see your little boogie wiggle in the corner there. You're trying hard to looking like you just don't care about the music coming down and rhythm that surrounds ya. From the tapping of your toe, I see that's just not so, no!

See, you've got the power to set your soul free and Dredi got the power to help you believe. Together we can begin to bump up the beat. You dance away your troubles to music so sweet.

Why fight the feeling, claim your freedom from the forces that bind you, just leave those Jacob chains behind you. Don't stop to wonder don't you worry about the moves. Once you set your soul to fire, you never lose the groove, I say...

Chorus

See, you've got the power to set your soul free and Dredi got the power to help you believe. Together we can begin to bump up the beat. You skank away your troubles with music so sweet.

Don't fight the feeling, claim your freedom from the forces that bind you, just leave your cares and woes behind you. Don't stop to wonder, don't you worry 'bout what's right.
Once you get that boogie notion you rock it out of sight, I swear...

Chorus

Work It Out

Written By: Noel Noel

Chorus:
Work it out
Work it out
Come together work it out
We've got to work it out
Work it out
Talk it out
Come together check it out
We've got to work it out.

Black skin
Red skin
Yellow skin
White skin
Listen what this brown skin says:

Now is the time, delay our doubt with understanding. No fingers pointing out this thing and that thing. All in all have got to sit down and reason, search for solutions to end this destruction of the human race.
Face to face, we must face ourselves in each other's eyes. Tear off this disguise of difference. Race, creed, or sexual preference-this intolerance can't go on. This is a message to everyone...

Chorus

What are we waiting? While we waste away at windows and hide behind doors. It doesn't feel that much like living, when lives are on the line and there for the taking. Making up myths that maintain this mistaken morality. There are those of us that claim to be the majority. Sadder still are the ones who think they are a minority. Categories, categories...

Chorus:

Repeat first two parts

Discography

1992: Return of The Dredi Warrior
2000: It's a Dredi Dance Party

Radio play at:
Valleyfreeradio.com Tuesdays 10am-12
groundwaves.com
wdbx live
radiogetswild.com

Set List

Our typical set list is made up of 8 to 10 songs, all original except for 1 cover tune per set usually.
Depending on how long the show is, we will perform 1 to 3 sets per gig. Sets can last anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Covers typically include songs by Bob Marley, Joe Strummer, and The Clash. We also do an interpolation of Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang".