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Small Axe Band


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Small Axe Band, the band that is known to have the world up-side-down with their energetic and pulsating sweet musical style of jamming, was formed in the beautiful island of St. Kitts in 1980 under the name of Vibrational Roots Combo with Small Axe in parentheses. They were quickly dubbed the “best local Reggae band” with the thumping bass of then bandleader, Livingstone Samuel and the smooth tenor and alto sounds of lead singers Royston “Mr. World” Wigley and Godfrey “I-Shu” Humphrey.

Always in demand, Small Axe, who quickly dropped the “Vibrational Roots” title five years after their existence, for reasons such as (being the sweetest band to perform live, the band that played the longest hours, the band that defeated big brass bands and won the confidence of their fans) for a truer definition of their musical status, has to date, toured the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom and throughout the entire Caribbean. They have also performed at the Canadian National Exhibition, the biggest annual fair held in Toronto.

Locally, Small Axe Band has been cutting down bigger “trees” musically, almost every year by consistently winning the Road March competition held during St. Kitts’ annual National Carnival in December. Known as “the country band” because of the birthplace of all of the band members, (all hail from the Old Road/Verchilds areas of St. Kitts), Small Axe had to weather the storms of being a “small time” band trying to make it in the world of big orchestras based in Basseterre, who readily received all of the available work at that time.

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