A MOMENT IN TIME

A tribute to Usain Bolt

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This is a post promoting our newly composed JAMAICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM that celebrates the incredible performances and the achievements of Usain Bolt.

You can probably still remember watching USAIN showing the competition his heels and bringing home a bag-full gold medals.

Take a quick listen to our melodic tribute, this is our ‘MOMENT IN TIME’ tribute song.

This cool jazzy roots tune (that’s still being polished and coated with lavish amounts of love and musicality), thanks and exalts Usain and our esteemed Jamaican athletes for the stylee in which they represented our little ‘ISLAND IN PARADISE’……Wasn’t it just awesome…..Give me an Amen?

The song was written and produced by RAY CARLESS & bad-ass reggae bass playing session man & producer COLIN MCNEISH. The vocals on the track was performed by UK rapper WATUSI87 with Emzee Haywoode supporting on backing vocals.

The inspiration for this MOMENT IN TIME tribute arrived approximately over 8 years ago after some shocking/insane performances on the running track by the trio of Usain and two of his his fellow Jamaican athletes who crossed the line in 1st 2nd & 3rd places in the 200 metres in Berlin’s 2009 World Championships…

On that account….. 123 ARGUMENT DUN?

A rap/vocal mix will be featured on the upcoming Ray Carless & Club Skaaville Allstar EP that will soon to be available on vinyl and cd as well as from most online music outlets. Accompanying tracks include songs from the upcoming Ray Carless & Club Skaaville Allstars album. (More info on its way).

This is an inspirational piece of roots reggae-jazz fusion that was composed as a properly anthemic reminder  of a memorable, relentless, magical and enduring real-time Moment In Time ……….

We hope that you full-joy this our ‘Moment in Time’.

Thinking Out Loud

Available here now

There’s A Reason

Here is a snippet of our new track filmed at Notting Hill recently…

COMING SOON: the new release from Ray Carless’ brand new JIRPS&S DEBUT SESSIONS featuring the RAY CARLESS & LINDEL LEWIS Production of the HI-TENSION classic hit ‘THERE’S A REASON’.

Vocals by Reggae Crooner MICHAEL GORDOB and solo by the original HT’s original sax man PATRICK MCLEAN.

LOOK OUT FOR: A new cut of my 80’s smash hit ‘TARANTULA WALK’

Below is my track ‘Thinking Out Loud’ available on CD Baby and a video shot in Ghana of our version of ‘Grazy Waltz’.

Ray Carless


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Cymande at Xjazz 2016, Berlin (by Philipp Jester)

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Wednesday MARCH 7th SAVE THE DATE

DJ Sapphire presents Ray Carless & Club Skaaville All-Stars!

Greetings, Im your Jamaican sax man Ray Carless, please join me as I revisit the musical era of original Jamaican Ska Legends like Don Drummond, Skatalites and Tommy McCook for a tantalising evening of live Reggae Rock Steady and Ska in a funky jazzy style....

Ill be supported on the night by the great musicians that make up my Club Skaaville Allstar band plus some awesome specially invited Guest Singers. Your host, Melanie Whittaker aka DJ Sapphire and DJ Spider will be playing a mixture of smooth jazz, soul and reggae!

With over 40 years experience, ranging across a wide variety of pop, jazz, reggae, funk and African rhythms, Im ready to take you right back to a time when music was real and authentic.

For more info about the Smooth Jazz Lounge visit https://www.facebook.com/sapphiresmusic/

For more info about Ray Carless visit www.raycarless.com

Music starts at 8.30pm // Entrance: £2.50 before 8pm, £5 after

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