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"H'amsa EP (Resolvers 2008)"

The Resolvers are a South Florida quintet formed in 2007 and are making a splash on the reggae scene down there. One listen to their debut EP, H'amsa (Arabic for "Five"), makes it clear why the crowds are lapping up their music. Their 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. Their sound is rooted in classic reggae, featuring wonderful harmonies, bouncing one-drop rhythms, groovy organs and soulful melodies that veer into intriguing pop/rock territory as on the ballad "It Was You." Lyrically, the group proves striking, especially on the standout track, "Clear," an introspective tune that delves into a level of critical self-analysis not usually head in reggae:

People change; maybe I should too. Start today; tomorrow won't be soon enough to clear up I mistakes.

Lead singer Ojay has a wonderfully rich, deep tone similar to Bambu Station's Jalani Horton, and his emotion sells each of the five tracks. If the Resolvers can maintain this level of quality over a full album, it will certainly be in the running for one of the best releases of the year.

4 out of 5 Rastas = MASSIVE - REGGAE-REVIEWS.COM


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.



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.