R&B reggae fusion trio New Kingston has made a name for themselves with a decidedly modern approach to Jamaica's most famous musical tradition. The group's hip hop-inspired beats, uplifting lyrics, and hook-filled choruses are equal parts fresh and nostalgic, bridging the generational divide and bringing together fans of all ages. Whether they're covering classic tracks by Bob Marley and Michael Jackson or performing originals like "Can't Give Up", New Kingston always brings an upbeat energy to the stage that keeps ticket buyers grooving till the very last note.
New Kingston is made up of Tahir (keys), Stephen (guitar), and Courtney Jr. (drums) -- three Brooklyn-born brothers who began playing music together in their basement in 2006. Under the mentorship of their bassist father, they honed a unique reggae fusion sound that incorporated elements of R&B, hip hop, and jazz. After performing locally for several years, they made their album debut in 2010 with In The Streets, an ambitious release that perfectly synthesized their diverse influences. Homegrown success soon turned to nationwide buzz, and before long they were touring with reggae icons like Matisyahu and Rebelution. Their 2013 sophomore album Kingston University was another impressive effort, earning them featured slots at festivals including the California Roots Festival and Reggae on the River. A passionate and energetic live act known for their inspirational performances, New Kingston continue to spread their unique sound and hopeful message on tour.