Dred I Dread

Dred I Dread

BandHip HopReggae

Like a fine cocktail, Dred I Dread is a smooth fusion of Reggae, Blues, and Hip Hop that packs a strong bite of Rock'n'Roll. Taking in this audible concoction causes a sense of free-will, fearless dancing, and loose inhibitions that intoxicates the soul of the audience.


2 years after Dred I Dread formed out of Minneapolis, MN, they were named "Best Reggae Band in the Twin Cities". To break in the new millenium, the band quickly gained wide spread popularity and Dred I Dread went on to win 2 consecutive "Best Reggae Band in Minnesota" Awards from the Minnesota Music Academy (2000 & 2001). Also, Dred I Dread was quickly grabbing the attention of people of great influence in the music community. Amongst those people, Tony "Asher" Brisset, (of Black Uhuru fame), produced their debut album, titled, "Listen to the Revolution".

Over the years, Dred I Dread has had some roster changes that has helped mold and progress the band to their current sound. Their music can best be described as a fearless fusion of traditional reggae and roots music with hip hop, dancehall, jazz and blues rock for a truly original mix. Their current roster is made up of a very charismatic group of strong and well experienced musicians with heart and compassion for the music they create.

Dred I Dread is currently embarking on an adventure to be well known around the world. They are currently in the process of booking tours both nationally and globally along with playing some of the biggest summer festivals in North America. Recently they have been voted into the 10 best new band categories on various websites and online battles for festivals, proving that their music is being widely accepted by the everyday music fan out there.

Dred I Dread
"Fear Our Dreadlocks"


Listen to the Revolution-2000 (Debut Album)
Live @ Witz End - 2004
A Piece of Americana-2008

"Never Gonna Get Your Love"- 2005
"Standing There" is featured on International Roots Rock Reggae Skampilation Vol. 1".
"Marcia" was chosen for John Lennon Song writing contest finalist.

Set List

Performance sets are offered in 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, 1 hour 30 minutes, or 2 hours (with 5 minute intermission) at purchaser's preferrence. Price varies based on time slot.

Covers and Remakes are occasionally mixed in with Dred I Dread's musical arrangements.

Some covers include:
Get up Stand Up
Duke of Earl
and more....