Not to end up being confused with japan heavy metal device that passed the name Anthem back the ’80s, the Anthem profiled within this bio is a reggae music group from Bridgeport, CT. The associates of Anthem, that was produced in 1996, aren’t hardcore purists with regards to reggae; they choose a crossover method of reggae that’s comparable to, amongst others, Caribbean Pulse, UNDER-DEVELOPED, and Metal Pulse. The Connecticut clothing continues to be greatly inspired by urban modern, pop, and adult modern, plus some of their recordings don’t possess a reggae defeat in any way — sometimes, Anthem is actually providing R&B/pop using a Jamaican vocal design. But some kind of Caribbean impact generally asserts itself, and although Anthem does not have a company all-reggae-all-the-time plan, it’s safe to state that reggae (albeit crossover reggae) is normally their primary concentrate. Connecticut, obviously, isn’t the initial place that involves mind when comes up reggae; a lot of the main reggae stars attended from Jamaica and, to a smaller degree, Britain (house of Aswad, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Metal Pulse). Nonetheless, america has its talk about of reggae activity, specifically in areas which have attracted a whole lot of Caribbean immigrants over time. Anthem, actually, contains some Jamaican immigrants aswell as some music artists who were created and elevated in the U.S.; Rob Williams (business lead vocals), Donald Rose (keyboards, history vocals), and Courtney “Coozie” Mellers (acoustic guitar, history vocals) are among the people who were created in Jamaica. Anthem contains several person in the Mellers family members; Carey Mellers (keyboards, history vocals) and Jermaine Mellers (bass, history vocals) are nephews of Courtney Mellers (whose non-Anthem actions have included creating material for Sugars Minott, Utmost Romeo, Lee “Scuff” Perry, and additional well-known reggae performers). Among Anthem’s U.S.-given birth to members is definitely East Coastline drummer Leslie Ming (b. November 17, 1951, Brooklyn, NY), a experienced session player that has supported Evelyn “Champagne” Ruler, Freddie Jackson, Melba Moore, the O’Jays, Randy Crawford, Gladys Knight, and a number of other main R&B performers. Ming can be a former person in the Brooklyn-based B.T. Express, a ’70s/’80s disco-funk music group such as Brass Building, Mass Production, as well as the Crown Levels Affair; B.T. Express liked several main hits if they had been collectively, including “GET IT DONE ‘Right up until You’re Satisfied,” “Express,” “Shout It Out,” “Provide It EVERYTHING YOU Got,” and “Can’t End Groovin’ Right now, Wanna GET IT DONE EVEN MORE.” In 2003, Anthem authorized with Mack Avenue Information (which is most beneficial known for jazz but has already established some non-jazz performers aswell) and documented ARE YOU SET? Made by the versatile Eric Schilling — whose credits range between Frank Sinatra to Barry Manilow to rock and roll en Español/Latin pop celebrity Shakira — ARE YOU SET? premiered in Feb 2004.