Supa Ranks and his Rock Stone High Power

Supa Ranks and his Rock Stone High Power

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"4:20 Sessions vol. 1" is an introduction to a whole new style where Supa Ranks unleashes his vision over a musical creation by the producer, Fred "Wiz" Mosley and Mr. Floss.

Biography

"4:20 Sessions vol. 1" is an introduction to a whole new style where Supa Ranks unleashes his vision over a musical creation by the producer, Fred "Wiz" Mosley and Mr. Floss. Currently working on the second volume of this project, Supa Ranks will bring the best upcoming local artists into the dancehall scene. Continued promotion by Madison community radio WORT's "Tropical Riddims", brought to you by DJ FRP and company, are sure to keep the Rock Stone High Power atop the Midwest.

Costa Rican born Supa Ranks began his singing career at the age of twelve influenced by Supa Cat, Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, and Black Uhuru. Upon his arrival to America he continued his ascension performing with Natty Nation, Proverb Sound System, International Connection, The Crest and fronting Infantry Rockers with his distinguished Dancehall vocal style. He went on to recruit the power trio backup of The Rock Stone High Power.

Fred "Wiz" Mosley, hailing from New Orleans, LA, showed his lead guitar prowess early in his life playing with James Brown, Ernie Kato, Rosco Mitchell, King Floyd, Albert King, and many more of the greats of our time. Further developing his impeccable lead vocal/guitar Reggae, Rock, and R&B style with the likes of YellowMan, Toots and the Maytals, Shinehead, and Tony Brown and the Landing Crew, he found himself as the lead soul expression of The Rock Stone High Power.

Mikey "the yid" Pollay grew up on the road with his parents and their Las Vegas style singing review, The Pollays. Based in Milwaukee, he found his voice with many instruments and many styles while traveling the world. On his return to USA he helped form the Klezmer greats Yid Vicious as the singer and guitarist, and then was introduced to the Reggae vibe as a bass man for International Connection. Exploring his talent, on the bass and backing vocals with Infantry Rockers, he has become the heart beat and the foundation of Supa Ranks and his Rock Stone High Power.

Peter "Ras Kikit" Johnston born out of Loredo, Texas. He began playing drums and percussion at a early age. He went on to play in the Drum & Bugle Corps and with other prestigious marching bands. In 1993 he began playing drums professionally. Peter has shared stages with Ziggy Marley, Abisinians, Damian Marley, Wailing Souls, and Sonia Dada. But since 1996 he has been kicking roots reggae drums and playing with Natty Nation. Uniting with Supa Ranks and helping form The Rock Stone High Power has allowed him to help bring the sounds of Dancehall Reggae to the United States and the world.

Discography

4:20 Sessions

Set List

We typically do two 90 minute sets or three 45 minute sets, but we're flexible. We play selections from the LP "4:20 Sessions" and dancehall flavored covers including Ain't No Sunshine, Mary Jane, Rollercoaster, Sleng Teng, Burn 'Em With the Fire, Roots Rock Reggae, Get Up Stand Up, I'd Rather Be With You, Ooh Child, What You Won't Do For Love, Super Freak, In the Rain, The Force, Third Stone From The Sun, If Six Was Nine, Sunshine of Your love, Black History, Rice and Peas, Ring The Alarm, and Stir it Up.