Jamaica is on everybody’s lips right now with the amazing victory of the Olympic races but the one thing we really associate with the island is Reggae music thanks to the late Bob Marley.
I had the rare opportunity of interviewing a member of Kingston’s Dancehall Reggae group TOK who are known for the massive chart topping anthem ‘Footprints’
The band consists of Alistaire "Alex" McCalla, Roshaun "Bay-C" Clarke, Craig "Craigy T" Thompson, and Xavier "Flexx" Davidson. They are best known for such hits as "Footprints", "Gal You Ah Lead", and "Eagles Cry" and have been established for over 16 years as the most edgy harmonic quartet.
I did an intimate interview with Bay-C at the Phoenix Offices in Birmingham after they had just finished the European tour. See what he had to say about Bob Marley, Jamaicas future and what catapulted TOK to dazzling heights.
MD: How important do you think it is for stars to set an example to young people?
Bay’C: I think it is very important we set an example. When TOK first came out we was young and edgy with our sound and delivered honesty which we still do but today we do things with tact. We try to get the message across but not add to a problem, our songs have moral and all about solving it.
Read the whole interview only in the September edition of The Phoenix!