So Dem Want It
As a youth, Jamaican born Terry Blaine was influenced by the Rastafarians and their work with Human Rights. He rose to love Reggae Music through the influence of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer. During the early 1990's Terry Blaine joined The Street Corner Brethren to form a Reggae Band named Abbasani. Abbasani blazed the reggae 'Sun Splash Music Festival" in Jamaica and received a standing ovation. Terry-Blaine together with Abbasani toured around Jamaica to audiences that demanded their return every time. Abbasani released a song called "Revelation Time' that was released in the United Kingdom. "Revelation Time' soared on the charts and rose to 14 in England, and according to Black Ecko Magazine Terry Blaine was the missing link to the chain of Roots Reggae artists. Terry Blaine and the Abbasani band also toured the United States (1993) visiting cities such as Mexico City, where they performed at the 'Jamaica Muzik Federation Festival (JMF). When Abbasani separated in the mid 1990's, Terry Blaine saw an opportunity to further his musical career, he moved from Kingston Jamaica to the United States in January of 2002. He soon linked up with talented musician such as Al Nortey (Drummer, Song Writer, Producer), Henley Goddard (Bassist), Ray (Percussion) together they formed the Gideon Band. He has also linked up with song writers and singer from Jamaica,like Terrence Swire and Robert Spence to continue the journey of his musical revolution. With his current CD 'So Dem Want IT' Terry Blaine makes it very clear that the mission of the Rastafari movement continues. Under the umbrella of Radical Culture, Terry Blaine is confident and supported by positive vibrations.