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"Tony Roy with YAWD LYNK Reggae Band will bring great musical energy TONIGHT for Reggae Tuesdays"

" Tony Roy with YAWD LYNK Reggae Band will bring great musical energy TONIGHT for Reggae Tuesdays. You don't want to miss this great performance at The Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill! Great food, great people and great reggae music ... "— Fiona, The Carolina's Kitchen Bar and Grill - Fiona

"Budweiser Reggaefest"

So, the highly anticipated First Annual Budweiser Reggae Summerfest happened this past Sunday and all I can say is that it was well worth the wait! From the moment Keisha and I started scaling the fences and walk up and down hills in wedge heeled shoes to find the right entrance (RFK Stadium is massive), I could literally taste the excitement and knew that Reggae Summer Fest was going to be one of the most talked about festivals to hit the area! National Alliance Foundation was not joking when they said that the festival would be "the first of its kind to hit the DC metropolitan area, and festival attendees will be entertained by the cream of the crop on the reggae scene while enjoying a day outdoors with the entire family anyway". I must admit that even as I wrote that Press Release announcing Reggae Summerfest back in June, I prayed that the festival would do more than just entertain the massive. I prayed for connectedness, togetherness, a rallying of support for reggae music and Caribbean promoters, and on Sunday, I truly felt all of that and more. Thank you Jesus! Trust me, it was one of the best festivals I have ever attended in a while (did I say that already?).
I won't give you a full review but I will say that NUFF PEOPLE did deh deh! In yaadie terms, the FESTIVAL SELL AAAAAAFFFFF! What I most loved about the event was that there were no incidents, accidents, or rae rae (at least none that I knew of), and everyone in attendance was visibly enjoying themselves. Many people crawled out of the woodworks to experience Reggae Summerfest, and the theme which resonated with me was "connectedness". It was such a joy to see people out enjoying wholesome (well, not entirely) entertainment. There was the occasional F word mentioned by a few artists, including Kymani Marley who remarked "...I don't give a F_ _ K" and then immediately apologized for offending the children, who by the way were plentiful and right there for even those who were high on "the trees" to see. There were no no-shows, and actually quite a few performers who were not billed on the show emerged. I enjoyed most of the performances but felt that a couple artists who shall remain nameless could have done better than perform bits and pieces of their songs like they were at a Sound Clash. The DJs were MADDDDDD and the musical breaks in between sets had most of "brukking out". You could tell which ones were trapped at home on the regular and starved for entertainment and even the lighter "skin-ded" ones who danced offbeat, danced their asses off! Vendors were plentiful, the crowd was well behaved, and the vibes was electric!
Here are my top 10 high-five moments (in no particular order):
(1) Prestige's engaging performance
(2) Kymani Marley's performance and him announcing that "mi nuh know why when people hear bout the Marley dem, dem tink seh a ongle reggae we can sing"
(3) Ambassador Anthony Johnson's speech (One word for the Ambassador - SAMPLE! Love him to death...)
(4) Etana's strong performance - beautiful lady with a beautiful voice and spirit
(5) I-Wayne's performance (the best in my book right after Beres). The man nuh stop pour lava pan everbaddy who a gwaan wid foolishness, LOL
(6) The crowd (especially us ladies) getting on wild when Leon of "Cool Runnings" fame hit the stage to kinda-sorta sing a song before announcing Beres Hammond
(7) Yawd Lynk feauturing Tony Roy- Tony Roy was an amazing performer. He gave the early crowd some sweet enjoyment. Great performer. He is a new artist and people need to look out for him because he is gonna be around for a long time.
(8) Sitting on the grass backstage enjoying the big fish that must have sailed in from the ocean over there at the Jerk Pit
(9) Beres Hammond getting the crowd in a frenzy and having us repeatedly say stuff like "Oooh na na na na naaah"
(10) Seeing Lillian smiling backstage...Well done Lillian and crew!
So people, please keep supporting reggae music and remember that if you missed the festival this past Sunday, or want to see other reggae performers such as Tarrus Riley and Queen Ifricka, or just love the reggae music bad like me, Crossroads One Love Reggae Fest will be held this Sunday, September 14.
Have a great week,
Rosie "Peppy" Parke
Creative Director

"WAMA Nomination"

I'm writing to make sure that you know that you are nominated for a WAMMIE (Washington Area Musicians Association) award. Please call me or email me to let me know that you received this missive (see below)!
The 22st Annual WAMMIES will be held on Sunday, February 15, at 8pm at the State Theater in Falls Church, VA. I want you to know that not all awards will be presented at the show, but they will all be announced

Kojo Nnamdi, of WAMU, and Jim Bohannon, of Westwood One, will host the Washington area music industry's biggest night of the year, the WAMMIES, which honors local musicians and industry professionals in a wide range of categories. The show will showcase live music from performers including

Congratulations, again, and I hope to see you there!

Diana Quinn
- Diana Quinn


Yawd mi born

Love has changed

Hungry for your love

Build My Dreams



The sweet melodic voice of Tony Roy will enrapture, captivate, and allure you. He will stimulate that part of you that’s deep in your soul, the place where love is felt, the place that gives you that warm flowing emotion.

Tony Roy ,was born in the parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica. He is the youngest of 4.Tony was a child who was interested in various things, music being the one that was deep in his heart. Earlier on he decided he wanted to do music but his parents wanted him to pursue something that was more promising. So he continued his studies. As much as Tony loved and respected his parents he knew that to fulfill his true destiny that he would one day have to take the risk and do what he loves instead of what would have been more secure.

During Tony Roy’s High School years he was given the opportunity through his school band to begin his pursuit towards something he loved. He performed with his school band as a percussionist and vocalist. When he graduated High School he along with some of the members from his school band decided to form their own group. The band was called Chosen People. The name was quite fitting because it really seemed they were indeed chosen.

Tony Roy was the lead singer and drummer. The band toured around Jamaica and was highly received. Chosen People recorded several popular recordings. One of the tracks was titled "Just Gwaan". Their popularity led to several international tours including places like the US and Canada. They toured from 1985-1987, where they opened for several artist including Tony’s mentor, the late Dennis Brown.

After a time several members from the band decided to pursue other careers. Tony continued to move forward in his quest. Tony Roy then began his solo career doing several shows and recordings with numerous production companies.

Many opportunities began to present itself to Tony. He linked up with a band called Unique Visions as the drummer and lead vocalist, opening for America’s famous the Mighty Dells. This was a great opportunity for Tony to reach out to other audiences in different genres of music.

His musical ambitions continued to grow. Not only was he a well respected vocalist he was equal in respect as a drummer.

Tony migrated to the USA in 1997 where he played drums and sang with Englishman (bassist) at Takoma Station in Maryland. Tony was very excited about the chance to continue his growth as a solo artist. He worked continuously towards achieving success and sharing his music with the world.
Tony played for band Rising Sun. He was offered the lead vocals for The Covenant Band. Tony Roy began to be greatly respected and enjoyed by many for his vocal abilities and performance. This is the moment that Tony decided to put away the drums and give the world those sweet melodies. The world will not be disappointed at all in this choice. He will make you feel like you are back in time when some of the greatest reggae artist were around.

Tony Roy’s latest release is called “Hungry For Your Love”. It is a spectacular song. It shows how deep he thinks and how he expresses his feelings for the woman he loves. So, get yourself ready for the positive psychological conscious, reggae songs from Tony Roy. The track is doing exceptional in the U.S. as well as abroad. When you hear this track you will immediately press replay.

He is just relased his frst solo project titled "waiting List". He continues to play live with Reggae Band Yawd Links. He has played alongside artist like Chuck Fender, I-Wayne, Turbulence, Etana, Kymani Marley, Beres Hammond,, Freddie McGregor,Serani, Tanya Stephens,Tinga Stewart, Half Pint and more.

Tony’s music is earning him a reputation as one of the most promising artist to emerge. His sound and image appeals to a wide and growing audience. Don’t turn your head on this one because he is coming with greatness. Reggae music that combines positive energy, sensational lyrics and smooth vocals. A combination that’s sure to make you want to sit back, relax and flow with the beautiful sounds of Tony Roy