Meet the Band / Strykers' Posse

Meet the Band

FYI: pop culture news

May 27, 2004|By Sarah Schaffer

Hometown: Baltimore

Current Members: Ichelle Cole, vocals and keyboards; Yvonne Deane-Hibbert, vocals; Teresa Jones, bass; Leslie James, drums; Daryll Burke, keyboards; Ricky "Swan" Richardson, guitar; Miguel Aubertin, vocals.

Founded in: 1985

Style: reggae

Influenced by: Bob Marley

Notable: Members of this band, many of whom hail from various Caribbean islands, have over the years made it their mission to entertain and educate music fans about the message and meaning of reggae.

Quotable: Cole on enlightening the local masses: "Not everybody knows about Caribbean music. And my band, we kind of break it down. [We] tell them about the music. [Reggae is about] being educated and being involved and participating in [the scene]."

Check out Strykers' Posse tomorrow when the band plays an hours-long set at the Belvedere Hotel's 13th Floor Lounge. The show starts around 10 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge for this event. The Belvedere Hotel's 13th Floor Lounge is at 1 E. Chase St. For more information, call 410-347-0888.

For more information about Strykers' Posse, visit www.strykersposse.com.

To see the archive of profiled artists, visit baltimore sun.com / meettheband

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