Profile & Background:
The Holy Family Band is one of The Gambia's hottest
Senegambian Reggae groups who came together in 2003.
All the 8 members of the band originally come from Bakau
New Town on the west Atlantic Coast, three of the band
Ebrima Sallah, better known as Eba Sallah started playing
music around the middle of 1998, just after finishing
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,
Among their releases are, "Thank God", "Respect
your mama" and "Things you need to know",
and "Bless dem warriors".
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).
/ Music Downloads:
Tel no: +220 9985431 or 9920523
Your Mama (2005)
you need to know (2007)