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Jah Inna We Heart - One Band
Eyes On Me - Owen Irie
Past To The Present - Iyah Phonso
Wooman (single) - Owen Irie
Man Do (single) - Barney Rebel
Time (singel) - Owen Irie
Politicians (single) - Iyah Phanso
Give A Littel Love - Addis I
Chant A Joyful Song - Addis I



One Band International features the music of three vocalists and five musicians who came together to deliver conscious lyrics. This fusion of distinctive talent brings over thirty-five years of combined experience to the music industry. OBI's goal is to enlighten as many as possible with lyrics that depict real life situations, struggles, and obstacles to overcome.

One Band International has gone through many evolutions over the past decade to become Connecticut's premiere reggae group. Originally known as the "Lightning Band" in the late 90's, they have opened for some of reggae's top performers such as Burning Spear, Sizzla, Morgan Heritage, Yellow Man and Maxi Priest just to name a few. In 2003, now known as "One Band", they released their debut album "Jah Inna We Heart" which featured sounds from Iyah Phanso, Owen Irie, Barney Rebel and Latissa Jackson with chart-topping songs like "Stand Up, Give A Little Love, Carry Us Over and Jah Inna We Heart". Which brings us to the present, known as One Band International(OBI).

The members of OBI hails from the West Indies and brings an array of talent that makes their sounds rootly grounded. Barney Rebel(Vocalist/Songwriter), is a native of St. Catherine, Jamaica who started out singing in a reggae hip hop group in Hartford, CT in the early 80's. Jamaican born Iyah Phonso(Vocalist/Songwriter) has been immersed in reggae music his entire life growing up in the poverty stricken village of Kingston, Jamaica. Owen Irie(Vocalist/Songwriter) was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He has been singing for most of his life producing the smash hit "Good Morning Sunshine" in 1995. Wayne "Drummy" Williams(Drummer) represents Guyana and brings out that true authentic reggae style which sets him apart. Kenrick "Bassie" Sutton(Bass) hailing from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, a self taught musician, brings a free flowing and mellow vibe to the mix. David "Jummanee" Ritter(Rythm Guitar), also from St.Croix U.S. Virgin Islands, performed with several bands including Roots Alive of New York. His style can often be described as calm and carefree. Addis I(Keyboard), hails from St. John's, U.S. Virgin Islands, his musical career began as a steel drum player in his high school band.He left his tropical lifestyle and moved to the mainland in order to take his career to the next level.

OBI performs mostly original music, but have also played classics from Bob Marley, Dennis Brown and other world known reggae artist. Crowds are mesmerized by their unique style and charisma. OBI has fast become a reggae favorite at festivals and clubs. OBI has also backed international reggae artists such as Junior Reid of the popular roots reggae group Black Uhuru, Johnny Osbourne, Mikey General and Ras Iba.

OBI is not just a music group, but a movement promoting the message of love and unity thru the teachings of Rastafari. Giving Thanks and Praises unto the Most High Jah Rastafari.


*Warren "Barney Rebel" Barnes

---Born Warren Barnes in St. Catherine, Jamaica, Barney immigrated to the United States in the early 80’s. His experience in the music industry began with The Roughneck Massive a reggae hip hop group based out of Hartford, Connecticut. Barney has also worked with Bass-A-Gon, Lighting Band, Sneaky Pete, Tribal Ritual of Brooklyn, New York and also disc jockeyed at a local radio station. Most of Barney Rebel’s time has been spent in the recording studio – even recording a single with veteran reggae artist Sugar Monoti. Rebel’s passion for the music was kindled by the beautiful voice of his mother, Cynthia Gordon, who was a
talented singer and writer and also his uncle who was recording artist. Honorebel, as he is often called keeps music positive. He recognizes the power of the word sound and the role of an artist.
He is heavily influenced by Brigadier Jerry, Burning Spear, Wailers and Denis Brown. He is currently a member of “One Band”, Connecticut’s premier roots reggae music group.


*Alphonso "Iyah Phanso" Walker

---From an early age Alphonso Walker has been fascinated with music. His vocal abilities are inspiring and uplifting, motivating many to stand up against injustice and inequality. His style can bedescribed as soothing, positive and enlightening.
Born on the island of Kingston, Jamaica, he found his inner voice at a time when war crimes and poverty reigned. Inspired by the legends of reggae, he was motivated to work with music to help and teach future generations how they can alleviate the problems face by people today. With music in his heart, he endeavors to use his majestic voice as a tool to inspire others to do what’s best for them.
His impressive voice and charismatic performances are genuine, magnificent and one of a kind. Alphonso has many years of experience as a singer and