The Resolvers

The Resolvers

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"Charming brand of roots with an easygoing pop edge channels great crossover bands like Steel Pulse, Aswad, Third World and Inner Circle -- without the layer of cheese that those bands have waded through in their more modern recordings" - www.reggae-reviews.com

Biography

The Resolvers play Reggae Rock with a Modern Spin – authentic island vibrations combined with Soul, World Rhythms, Jazz, and Uplifting vocal harmonies. Formed in 2007, the quintet quickly gained the attention of South Florida music lovers by consistently delivering sincere & energetic performances everywhere they play!

Ojay Smith (Lead Vocals) has Reggae Music flowing through his veins. He is the son of the legendary Jamaican Singer/Songwriter – Ernie Smith. Dean Fishback (Keyboards) is a veteran of the reggae scene. He is notoriously sought after by touring reggae stars such as Inner Circle, Sugar Minot, and Glenn Washington. Ron Eisner (Guitars), Steave Nieratka (Bass) and Nate Largent (Drums) are all schooled musicians who share a passion for reggae music and the positive message it carries. Together - The Resolvers chemistry is undeniable and music infectious to all those who come in contact.

The Band is currently in a period of remarkable growth and tremendous exposure as they continue to play at sold-out events and festivals in the U.S., while providing support for internationally touring acts such as The Original Wailers, Yellowman, O’Rappa, Less than Jake, and Badfish. They unveiled their first official recording – an EP named H’amsa (which literally means “5” in Arabic) that makes a strong representation of why the band has been relatively so successful in such a short period of time. Two of the songs were featured on the TV show Island Hoppers reaching over 900,000 homes for over a month’s period. They also made their first overseas performance debut when they were invited to play at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in Montego Bay, JA.

As the list of milestones goes on and on, The Resolvers are determined and focused upon nurturing the primary kingpins of their success - writing and releasing fresh material, manifesting a unique live music experience, and expanding their ever-growing grassroots following – one fan at a time.

Lyrics

Clear

Written By: Ron Yosef Eisner

People change… maybe I should too!
Start today…tomorrow wont be soon enough to clear up my mistakes
I am only part of this united universe
It’s my responsibility to
Clear…
Clear up my mind, clear all this mess behind me
Clear
Show me the way, move to the positive!

The sky is gray with clouds that bring no rain
And so I pray but god already granted me the power to create
I am only part of this united human race
It’s my responsibility to
Clear…
Clear up my mind, clear all this mess behind me
Clear
Show me the way, move to the positive!

We must continue to fight for our rights
We must continue to do what is right
We must continue to teach truth to youths
We must continue to show them the roots
We must continue the spread out the love
We must continue to spread it up above
We must continue to
Clear…
Clear up my mind, clear all this mess behind me
Clear
Show me the way, move to the positive!

Babylon System

Written By: Ojay Smith

In a di babylon system dem nah go tek I down
In a di babylon system I and I go stand my ground

Watch how di hippocrits dem just a gallong de in a dem suit and tie
Dem no care bout di lickle pickny dem a gowan in di dutty outside
Dem have no food fi eat no clothes fi wear and dem nah go go a school
Dem just care bout food in a dem belly have no time fi di golden rule

In a di babylon system dem nah go tek I down
In a di babylon system I and I go stand my ground

Many people living on the streets in a cartboard box cova now
Many searching mi se many people searching fi di mo-o-oney and power
Dem steer away oh no dem turn dem back on mighty Jah great and grand design
Cuz money na give you true happiness and power cya bring a peace of mind mi sing again

In a di babylon system dem nah go tek I down
In a di babylon system I and I go stand my ground

It Was You

Written By: Ron Yosef Eisner

A man can walk a long road till he finds a love
And when she finally comes, rigor is in the way
Cause romance never is an easy game to play
Two must work hard to keep the fire burning

It was you

We can stand the test of distance, you will see
Million miles apart will only make us stronger
I know that love don’t offer guarentees
But if we give up now this love would burn no longer

It was you

The highest mountain lies beneath a greater fall
One more night without you seems impossible

It was you

A man can walk a long road till he finds a love
And when she finally comes, rigor is in the way
Cause romance never is an easy game to play
Two must work hard to keep the fire burning

It was you

The highest mountain lies beneath a greater fall
One more night without you seems impossible

A man can walk a long road till he finds a lovea
So when she finally comes, don’t let her slip away

Discography

H'amsa EP - April 2008.

The H'amsa EP is in constant rotation in South Florida college radio stations. Two of the songs - Clear and Babylon System, were also featured on the TV Show - Island Hoppers on the Sunshine Network, reaching over 900,000 homes for a period of a month.

Set List

Original set list:

Soundcheck - Dean Fishback
Clear - Eisner
Babylon System - Smith
It was you - Eisner
Giving into Love - Eisner, Fishback, Smith
Running Around - Eisner
Desire Dance - Eisner
People Unaware - Fishback
Freestyle Journey - Nieratka
3's a crowd - Smith
Rebel Music - Ernie Smith
Bend Down - Ernie Smith
Tears on my pillow - Ernie Smith
Dont Down Me Now - Ernie Smith

Some of the Covers we do:

54-46 + Toots & the Maytals
96º in the shade + Third World
Bend down low + Bob Marley & the Wailers
Big ship + Freddie McGregor
Breathe + Pink Floyd
Brown Eyed girl + Van Morrison
Coming in from the cold + Bob Marley & the Wailers
Concrete jungle + Bob Marley & the Wailers
Declaration of rights + Abyssinians
Don't worry + Bobby McFerrin
Dreadlocks the time is now + Gladiators
Drum song + Jackie Mittoo
Dub fire + Aswad
Easy + Lionel Richie
Everybody + Anthony Hamilton
Everyday I love her + Barrington Levy
Get in the groove + Heptones
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