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The Protesters

  • The Lewisham Hotel 794 Parramatta Rd Lewisham NSW 2049 (map)

The Lewisham Hotel. Lewisham

 What happens when members of Watussi, King Tide and Melbourne Ska Orchestra come together to create new music? These musicians bring their mix of cultures, meeting on common ground with their love of reggae and a firm belief in social justice. Enter The Protesters.

What happens when members of Watussi, King Tide and Melbourne Ska Orchestra come together to create new music? These musicians bring their mix of cultures, meeting on common ground with their love of reggae and a firm belief in social justice. Enter The Protesters.

These band members bring their Jamaican, Ghanian and Australian heritage together to create music which evokes 70s Jamaican protest music and empathy for the under dog.

Michael Brown: 'The first song that I wrote was "Good Life" which is a commentary on the environmental and social cost of the good life that we have in here Australia. Looking at the negative side of having it so good.'

The belly of my country is full of black and gold, all the world they want it but we got the cash flow, we spending on the wide screen we spending online, living in a bubble which is going to explode. We eating and drinking while the land is getting tired, sittin' in front of tele while our bunda's getting' wide. Not thinkin' 'bout the burnin' not thinkin' what we use, we're tryin' to be happy not thinkin' what we lose, for the good life Lyrics from 'GOOD LIFE'

'Being a sax player and not a singer, I needed to find a vocalist that I could collaborate with. I could look no further than Pat Powell (Melbourne Ska Orchestra). He has been a mainstay in the Australian reggae and ska scene since his arrival to this country in the early 80s.

© Pat Powell 2016