Led by father and veteran Reggae musician/producer, Courtney Panton, this multi-talented “band of brothers” have been performing together since 2003. Members of NEW KINGSTON are Tahir (Keyboards/Vocals), Courtney (Drums/Vocals), Leighton (Bass) and Steve (Guitar/Vocals). In a class all by themselves, NEW KINGSTON carved their niche early by perfecting their ability to perform Roots, Rock, Reggae, Soca, Pop, Jazz, and R&B ultimately raising the bar for crossover fusion within the Reggae music industry. In 2005, New Kingston released their first debut album entitled Mankind featuring hit single This Love Is; and collaborations with the legendary Frankie Paul, Ritchie Stephens, Bushman and KC Jockey (available at CD Baby and I-tunes).
Their new album, In the Streets, include chart topping hit singles Pon’ de Wall, In the Streets, Empress Love and Dreadlocks.. Equally successful are their latest videos entitled In the Streets and Empress Love, both of which have received heavy rotation on a variety of channels throughout the world.
Over the years the group has worked with many artists to include Shabba Ranks, world renowned Jazz pianist Monty Alexander, Ky-Mani Marley, Collie Buddz, Mr. Vegas, Alton Ellis, Richie Spice, Morgan Heritage and Sister Carol. Tours include the USA, Europe, South Pacific, South America and the Caribbean. Awards: the 2009 International Reggae and World Music Award for Best Backing Band. Currently NEW KINGSTON is on tour with Collie Buddz.
Who: NEW KINGSTON
What: Album Sneak Preview - In The Streets – featuring New Kingston & Friends
Where: S.O.B.’ s - 204 Varick Street (corner of West Houston)
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When: Monday, September 21, 2009. Doors open at 6pm. Showtime at 8pm.