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Saturday, September 21, 2013

ANTHEM BAND - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae Band)


ANTHEM BAND - PROFILE:

Band: Anthem Band
Location: Connecticut/Jamaica
Genre: Roots Rock Reggae
Influences: Steel Pulse, Aswad, Third World, Maxi Priest and Bob Marley

Band Members:
Coozie Mellers - (Rhythm Guitar & Vocals)
Carey Mellers - (Keyboards & Vocals)
Jermaine Mellers - (Bass guitar & Vocals)
Rob Williams - (Lead Vocals)
Charles Mellers - (Drums & Vocals)

Biography:
Come and vibe with Anthem the most harmonious sounds of the new millennium. The live shows rank amongst the best in the business. A truly original sound that is creating a big wave throughout the USA, from roots to dance hall, Anthem can play it all and with their own diversity, it’s truly a treat for all music lovers.

 Anthem has appeared with Sister Carol on the Conan O’Brien show & was Judy Mowatte’s backing band. Anthem has toured Korea, Japan, Guam, Hawaii, Bermuda, Canada, etc. Anthem has also shared the stage with Third World, Yellow man, Jimmy Cliff, Big Mountain, The Wailers, Burning Spear, Black Uhuru, The Neville Bros, The Temptations, Freddy Jackson, George Benson, The Isley Brothers, Maxi Priest, Buju Banton, Capleton, Chacadimus and Pliers, John Holt, Ken Booth, Dennis Brown, Super Cat, Gyptian and many more.

The band is led by its founder and talented songwriter, Courtney "Coozie" Mellers. Coozie has played Bass, Rhythm guitar, Piano and produced songs on albums for some of the founders of Reggae music such as Lee Scratch Perry, Sugar Minott, Horace Andy, Max Romeo, & Denroy Morgan to Name a few. Coozie has released his own solo recordings in the U.S. as well as Japan and Europe.

Jermaine Mellers (nephew of Coozie) joined the band to form the new youthful, charismatic Anthem and compliments their skills with his unique and savvy flair on bass. Jermaine is also a gifted singer, songwriter and plays keyboards and drums. He’s toured with Leon, Gyptian, Franky Paul, Warrior King and many more.

Carey Mellers (nephew of Coozie) brought his considerable talents on vocals, the guitar, bass and piano to Anthem upon leaving High School and has helped to write and produce many of Anthem's popular tunes. Carey was one of the semi finalists on MTV and Puff Daddy’s “Making of the Band” and has a song on the Showtime series “Soul food.” Also added recently was a song placed on “The young and the restless”.

Damion Martelliere is Anthems drummer and pulse of the band. He’s won best soloist on Air Jamaica’s Jazz & Blues festival and has toured and shared the same stage with artists such as Gyptian, Buju Banton, Freddie McGreggor, Marcia Griffiths, Kymani Marley, etc.

Finally, Rob Ellington, who has been performing since the age of 11. He won an amateur contest at the Apollo Theatre and toured with Blue Magic amongst others. Rob completes the quintet as the band's lead singer. He is “Mr. Excitement”, full of energy and performing talent to make an Anthems stage show a complete experience and not just another stage show.


ANTHEM BAND - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Albums:
.1998 - Serious
.2002 - Good To Be There
.2004 - Are You Ready


2) Single:
.2013 - I'll Rise to Fight Again (Denroy Morgan Feat. The Anthem Band)


See Photos and Music Videos:

Anthem Band's Discography:
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Albums:

.1998 - Serious
(Original Press):
"Serious" 1998 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) I'll Be Around. 2) Let Me Show You Love. 3) Waiting For You. 4) Stay. 5) Living For The City. 6) It Starts In The Heart. 7) Over and Over. 8) Make It Last Forever. 9) It's Got to Be You. 10) Serious. 11) Let's Get Started. 12) Ain't Gonna Look No More.
Label:
M4 Records (Cd: 1998)(Digital Release: 1998)
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.2002 - Good To Be There
(Original Press):
"Good To Be There" 2002 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Good To Be There. 2) Everyone Needs Someone. 3) Come On And Rock Me. 4) I Wanna Know. 5) Please Don't Go. 6) Obsession. 7) Time. 8) Move On. 9) Strength Peace Of Mind. 10) Trod On. 11) Heathen. 12) Falling In Love. 13) Take Me Darling. 14) My Love. 15) Forever And A Day. 16) Strength.
Label:
Wackies Music (Cd: 2002)(Digital Release: 2002)

Buy Digital Release at  iTunes
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.2004 - Are You Ready
(Original Press):
"Are You Ready" 2004 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Gal A Worry. 2) I'll Give You The World. 3) I Have My Goals. 4) Move On. 5) I Tried To Resist. 6) One Slow Dance. 7) Are You Ready. 8) Another Day In Paradise. 9) Everybody Needs Someone To Love. 10) Your Money. 11) Love Slippin' Away. 12) The Call.
Label:
Mack Avenue Records (Cd: 2004)(Digital Release: 2004)

Buy Digital Release at  iTunes
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New Single:

.2013 - I'll Rise to Fight Again (Denroy Morgan Feat The Anthem Band)
(Original Press):
"I'll Rise to Fight Again (Denroy Morgan Feat The Anthem Band)" 2013
Tracks:
1) I'll Rise to Fight Again (Feat. The Anthem Band). 2) I'll Rise to Fight Again (Feat. The Anthem Band) [Instrumental].
[Label: Asaph Records/VP Records (Digital Single: 2013)]

Buy Single at  iTunes - Amazon - GooglePlay - Emusic

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ANTHEM BAND - CONTACTS:
Facebook
MySpace
Reverbnation
Website: www.anthemband.com

For bookings and information please contact:
Band Management
Name: Courtney Mellers
Email: cooziemell@yahoo.com

Booking Coordinator
Ronit Brown
Email: ronitbrown825@gmail.com
Phones : 1+ 512- 993-6925 or 1+ 254 - 554-2845
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronit.brown

For press/media inquiries please contact:
Name: Courtney Mellers
Email: cooziemell@yahoo.com


Anthem "The Way You Move" - Live


Courtney "Coozie" Mellers "Sweet Jamaica" - (Music Video)


Anthem "If I Was Your Man" - Live


Anthem "I'll Give The World To You"


Anthem "The Way You Move" (Official music Video)


Anthem Band Live @ Longwood University


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In This Page..... ANTHEM BAND

Photos by Anthem Band

Biography by Anthem Band

Discography by Anthem Band & Weststar

A huge thank you to Ronit Brown
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