|The band is so big, that 2.5 members had to be cropped out of this photo so that it would fit in this blog. Sorry!|
The Resolvers are the biggest reggae band in the area, literally. In fact, with 10 musicians comprising the group, they are among the biggest reggae bands anywhere. "When people find out how many people are in the band, they think we're crazy," says guitarist Ron Eisner. Whatever challenges come along with keeping together a unit that big though are worth it to Eisner and his band mates.
The large ensemble delivers a sound that just can't be achieved with lesser numbers, no matter what sort of technology exists. Ten personal inspirations joining as one with the intent to joyfully get down is a powerful thing. They call the sound, appropriately, Big Band Reggae.
Big Band Reggae is also the name of the band's forthcoming album, which will be officially released next week. "The sound and mentality is a mix between roots reggae and funky, party music," says Eisner. "A mix between Jamaica and New Orleans." That makes sense, since the band's hometown of Deerfield Beach is kinda in between those two hubs for soulful, uplifting music.More »