UK singer Winston Reedy was part of The Cimarons in the 70’s and early 80’s, a band that made the excellent roots album On the Rock. When the band split up Winston Reedy went solo and released a bunch of very successful lovers tunes, including Dim the Light and Paradise in Your Eyes.
Now he’s back where it all started – roots reggae. Make a Change is his brand new album. It’s done in collaboration with French band The Donkey Jaw Bone, who last year worked with Derajah on his debut set Paris is Burning.
Make a Change is in the same meditative rootsy vein. Its 15 tracks are mostly based on original live recorded riddims with sublime horns arrangements. But compared to the Derajah set it has one big difference. Winston Reedy himself.
He is a very competent vocalist. He sings with confidence, his tone is gentle and he sounds laid-back. It’s soothing and natural.
Winston Reedy also shows his versatility in Thy Kingdom Come, where he takes on a more deejay influenced approach accompanied by an intense flute.
Make a Change should appeal to roots romancers worldwide, and is currently available as digital download and CD.