Neville Francis and the Reggae Exchange were born in the fall of 2021. The Reggae Exchange is a collaboration between Neville Francis’ band Riddim Posse and three former members of Rochester’s own Noble Vibes. The band features drummer Anthony Prude of the Riddim Posse. The band is also made up of Neffee Pinnock: keyboards, flute, and vocals, Jason Muskopf on keyboards, and Jesse Herrera on bass all from Noble Vibes. The band members have all previously worked together doing Bob Marley tribute shows and in various line-ups throughout New York State.
Neville Francis was formerly with reggae bands: The Sattalites of Toronto and local Buffalo NY favorite Strictly Riddim. He released his debut solo CD “Good To Be Alive” in 2002, and followed with the CD “Love Somebody Today” in the Summer of 2007. Neville Francis has remained true to the roots of reggae music with a presentation that highlights the hypnotic and pulsating grooves that propelled the genre to international prominence some four decades ago. However, the band is driven by the desire to produce a formulation of the music that accurately reflects the musical experiences, tastes, and expressions of its individual members. And though rooted in reggae, the band also covers other styles of Jamaican music: ska, and rock steady.
Anthony Prude: drums
Neffee Pinnock: keyboards, flute, and vocals
Neville Francis: lead vocals
Jason Muskopf: keyboards
Jesse Herrera: bass
Doors @ 7pm | $5 general admission
Show @ 8-10:30pm