Veteran American Reggae singer - musician Tom 'SEEFARI' Carroll has garnered international acclaim for his dynamic live performances and innovative recorded work. SEEFARI has toured and recorded with musicians from all over the world, playing diverse styles of roots music. His unique style of reggae reflects his eclectic influences 'SEEFARI was nothing short of a roots sound power.' .SojournerTre' (clevelandreggae.com) 'Seefari's reggae ranges with effectiveness from roots to dancehall and his original vocal style imbued with great sweetness and communicativeness ...perfectly interacts with his essential, pulsating and electric riddims ...an highly original stylist with strong abilities in songwriting .a sort of 'cyberroots' of great potential.'... Ras Walter - Reggae Time Webzine - Italy 'The vibes are nice ... serious and sincere ... The lyrics are heavily balanced towards message as exemplidfied by the agricultural awareness alert Homegrown' ... Chuck Foster, The Beat (LA) 'Laid back fusion reggae that has a tendency to bend - but not break the rules that dominate the genre...insightful lyrics...soulful vocal delivery...a more modern, urban feel to the music'.......Xtian Spencer, Impact Weekly ( Dayton,OH) 'Long-time Rastaman Tom 'Seefari' Carroll has a definite reverence for roots reggae but he isn't afraid to use technology to achieve a contemporary sound. ' ...Don Thrasher, Dayton Voice 'SEEFARI is a reggae master...always when I play that 'Funky reggae' song (Chillin') I get tons of calls...lots of requests for that song ...fantastic reggae' ...Rev Cool, DJ (Around the fringe) WYSO (Yellow Springs, OH) 'Roots doctor is a nice track...if you close your eyes it sounds like it's from Jamaica '.........Rev Cool, DJ (Around the fringe) WYSO (Yellow Springs, OH) 'he writes good lyrics and very good tunes...this album can be recommended '......... ...I&I CD -Niceup.com This CD contains selections from 4 SEEFAR CD's: His critically acclaimed debut 'Dread pon da scene' the popular urban reggae fusion CD 'I&I', the roots and dub set 'SEEFARI' and world music instrumental collection 'Island breeze'. Credits: Produced by: SEEFARI Lead and backing vocals, guitars, percussion, keyboards, bass & drum programming: Tom 'SEEFARI' Carroll except tracks 1, 2, 8, 9 & 18: produced by: SEEFARI and Yacob Keyboards, bass & drum programming, backing vocals, percussive vocals: Michael 'Yacob' Shepherd Lead vocals, percussion: Tom 'SEEFARI' Carroll Rap on Chillin': Big Slim SEEFARI Biography One of modern reggae's most dynamic live performers, SEEFARI has been a fixture on the reggae scene for years. He has a reputation for being a unique artist who appeals to fans of all ages and backgrounds, honing his skills through countless appearances at concerts, colleges, casinos, resorts, restaurants and clubs. SEEFARI has headlined dozens of major reggae festivals across the USA. And in the last few years he has performed for hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic reggae fans from Vegas to Detroit and from Chicago to Kansas City. SEEFARI continues to expand his fan base to an international level with rave reviews and heavy radio airplay from the USA to Europe to the Islands and beyond. Discriminating music fans around the world have enjoyed his numerous critically acclaimed recordings and his music has been on several compilations and in feature films. The continuing growth in SEEFARI's popularity is due in large part to his energetic performance style and charismatic stage presence. His reverent, soulful interpretations of Bob Marley's music earned him a headlining spot on the Bob Marley Festival Tour ('97, '98, '99, 2002). SEEFARI has shared the stage with many reggae legends including The Wailers, Israel Vibration, Toots and the Maytals, Steel Pulse, and The Congos as well as American roots music legends Lonnie Mack, Pinetop Perkins, The Flying Burrito Bros and more. Seefari's acclaim as a musical innovator has attracted outstanding musicians to seek him out. Current and former sidemen have worked with a who's who of reggae, rock and r&b including Bob Marley, Harry Belafonte, Sugar Minott, Ras Michael, Maxwell, Ginger Baker, Toure Kunda, Roy Ayers, Sly Dunbar, Dean Frazier and the Firehouse Crew among others. SEEFARI has worked with musicians from around the world including studio work with legendary Jamaican producer/songwriter Anthony 'Sangie' Davis (who worked with Bob Marley and Lee Perry). SEEFARI has been backed by some of the best reggae bands in the USA including Higher Heights from New Orleans, Chicago's Gypsi Fari and Native American reggae-rockers The Wailing Coyotes from Arizona. With an ever-growing following as diverse as the international community and a live show like no other, SEEFARI is poised to pave the way for modern roots music in the 21st Century. His energetic stage presence and distinctive vocal style create a unique and exciting concert experience that always gets the crowd up on it's feet. His band flexes roots, rub-a-dub and dancehall reggae with the ease of seasoned pros. SEEFARI works the crowd into a frenzy and always leaves them pumped up and screaming for more!