Tucson reggae band, Neon Prophet, has their newly-released CD, "Neon Prophet, on the market for national and international distribution. The CD was pressed by Flynn & Flynn Music in Hartford, Connecticut, an independent record label which specilizes in reggae artists.
"Neon Prophet" consists of compilations of previously-released original tunes, including, "Just Say Yes," their Tammies award winner for 1994. Flynn & Flynn's new Jamaican record label, Chain Gang, plans to release "Just Say Yes" and "West Was Won" as singles.
Neon Prophet has been a Tucson, Arizona reggae band for the past 11 years. They have been consistent winners of numerous Tucson music awards, and have support such world-famous reggae bands as Black Uhuru and Steel Pulse.
Neon Prophet belnds different styles of reggae, reling on its three vocalists. Jamie Cirrito raps in the dance-hall style, a combination of hip-hop and reggae; singer and guitarist David Dean handles the straight stuff a la Bob Marley and Peter Tosh; and drummer Carl Cherry croons in the "lover's rock" style, not unlike Maxi Priest. Other members include Rafael Bejarano on keyboards; Xavier Marquez on lead guitar, and Plato T. Jones on congas and timbales.
Neon Prophetschedule include: Wednesdays and Thursdays: Chicago Bar. Fridays (except 3/31, 5/5/95) Jaimes. Sat., March 18, Fri. March 31 and Sat. April 29: Coconuts, Phoenix. Sat., April 29: The Rock (tent).
The Mollys, Tucson, Arizona's own celtic influenced band, features originals and traditional modern music from Ireland and Scotland. The band can be contacted at P.O. Box 43664, Tucson, AZ. 85733.