Profile & Background:
The Holy Family Band is one of The Gambia's hottest Senegambian
Reggae groups who came together in 2003.
the 8 members of the band originally come from Bakau New Town
on the west Atlantic Coast, three of the band members are
Ebrima Sallah, better known as Eba Sallah started playing music
around the middle of 1998, just after finishing his
secondary school education.
He got together with Modou Jang Jallow aka the Chief Justice to
form a rap & reggae outfit called the Legitimate Brothers.
Back then his music pseudonym was The Well Wisher. The new group
didn't last very long and soon split to pursue other opportunities.
However, because of Ebrima's strong belief in his music, he stayed
the course, despite the many difficulties in his path.
the beginning of 1999 Eba acquired his first guitar and promptly
enlisted himself in music classes to learn the basics of playing
the guitar and music theory. In June of the same year he teamed
up with Habib Leigh, Mamady and Alhagie Leigh to start a band
called The Cyco Band. They performed mostly for tourists in nightclubs,
bars, restaurants and hotel stages. The bands name was later changed
to Five Star Band and then again to the Kid & Co. Crew. Finally
in 2003, after so many hic-ups and false starts the Holy Family
Band was born whose style would be a mixture of afro reggae and
hip-hop, soul music.
Among their releases are, "Thank God", "Respect
your mama" and "Things you need to know", and "Bless
They launched their 3rd Album on the 15th June, 2007, titled "Things
U Need 2 Know".
Holy Family Band members are: Ebrima (guitarist, lead vocalis)
Ebu Meyer (Bass), Habib Leigh (guitar), Abdoulie Leigh (drums,
Alaghie Leigh (keyboards, Kebba Njie (percussion, Basiru Drummeh
(technician and Alaghi Joof (dance, vocals).
(00 220) 9985431 or 9920523
• Thank God (2004)
• Respect Your Mama (2005)
Things you need to know (2007)