Mr.T-Bone & The Young Lions
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Mr.T-Bone & The Young Lions

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"Dizzy beat - London"

Rarely does an entire album grab my interest. It isn’t surprising, as we all have different tastes and favour different styles of Jamaican music. Bands have the difficult job of trying to cater to different predilections and rarely are they completely successful. The better road to take may be to do what you do best and hope that people like it, and that is the option one feels Mr T-bone and the Young Lions have taken with their album, Heroes. And they hit the spot.
If you had to make comparisons, I suppose The Pietasters or Spearhead could get a mention, but there is a European flavour and a quirkiness that gives the band their very own identity. Take a track like, The president of the republic of bananas. It is a song about the attitude of rogue heads of state, not a new topic, but done in a different way and with a great catchy up-beat number. I’ve backed calls by others that some ska bands aren’t forthright enough in their positions, but Mr T-bone can’t be accused of that. Alongside Republic of bananas, we have a series of songs, such as Money and Excuse me that send a strong message in a frank, but not oversimplified fashion, while maintaining music that provides for dancing.
The more upbeat numbers are my favourite, but the slower songs such as the minor key Somewhere or dubbed out Me and my soul provide a variety that is welcome and sophisticated in its musicianship. It’s worth mentioning here that Mr T-bone himself has written, arranged and produced the entire album, and done so very successfully. Some of the English is a little amiss, but it doesn’t affect the enjoyment I gain from listening to this great record.
Favourite Tracks: The president of the republic of bananas, Excuse me, Let ‘em go.
Overall: It was with great pleasure that I reviewed this album. You won’t find a more soulful swinging contemporary ska album this year. Buy it for someone for Christmas and then borrow it.
Album available from:
Mr T-bone on the web: - dizzy beat

"Musical Occupation (USA)"

Mr. T-Bone has been involved with music since the age of 14 and now at the age of 35 those years of experience really shine on his new album Heroes. He wrote, arranged, mixed and produced all the new tunes backed by The Young Lions. If you're thinking this isn't gonna be as good as his last studio album Sees America with that all-star lineup, think again!

The Young Lions are a world class group of musicians who are the perfect compliment to Mr. T-Bone's vocals and trombone. They put down some tight rhythms and sprinkle in just the right amount of ingredients that make each and every song full of flavor that explodes in your ears and makes your mouth water. From bubbling funky reggae to pulse pounding ska, rocksteady, and dub they serve up a full course of musical dishes.

It's hard to pick out the stand out tunes, it's that good. It's like The Slackers meet The Bluebeaters infused with some of the Maytals' funky reggae. This is definitely a disc to wear out playing it over and over again.

If I had to choose, my favorite songs are: This is What I Feel, Do My Best, Pressure, Let Em' Go, and Take Me. 14 new tracks + dub version at total runnnig time of 58 mins 10 secs.
- musical Occupation


2002 - THAT'S IT
2008 - HEROES



BIO - English version:
Since 1999, Mr. T-bone has been a member of the BlueBeaters and Africa Unite, which are two of the most influential ska and reggae bands in Italy.
During that same year he founded the Jamaican Liberation Orchestra,
the first Italian ska-jazz band and recorded the album “THAT’S IT!� (2002).
He then composed and interpreted the soundtrack for the movie “Ravanello Pallido� which was a great success in Italy.
In 2002 he joined the “New York Ska Jazz Ensemble� and with them he played two European tours and recorded the album “MINOR MOODS�.
In 2004 came “MR.T-BONE SEES AMERICA�.
He recorded this album in NYC with an all-star line-up including Italian and New York musicians.
This album has been distributed in USA, and Europe.
Plus, many songs from this album have been selected for compilations in Japan, USA, Germany and Italy and two of them has been played on 2 big TV commercials in USA.
After the great success of that record, he embarked on a long tour of clubs
and festivals that touched 13 European countries in (Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Serbia and Macedonia).
He also appeared at the fallowing international festivals:
"Dance ska-La Festival" (France, Rennes 2003)
"Astor Piazzolla Music Award" (Italy, Milano 2004)
"Bilbao music festival" (Pais Vasco, Bilbao 2005)
"Lowlands Paradise Festival" (Holland, Amsterdam 2005)
“Three Floors of ska� (USA, New York City 2006)
"Eurosonic" (Holland, Groningen 2007)
"Fiesta de Irala" (Pais vasco, Bilbao 2008)
"Njoki Festival" (Slovenja, Ajdovscina 2008)
"Rototom Sunsplash" (Italy, Osoppo 2008)
"Mighty Sound Festival" (Czeck Republic, Praha 2008)
From this long tour emerged a live recording called
“STRICTLY LIVE�, distributed world wide by
the spanish Brixton Records.
June 16th 2008 has been released the new studio album (Heroes) with his new band who he is playing with since two years called Mr.T-Bone and the Young Lions, with this band he just toured all over Europe.
2009 will start with a long European tour, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czeck Republic, Slovakia and Slovenja, then Italy and Malaysia, Singapore and Japan