Phonosonics is BC’s fastest-emerging Roots Reggae and Rocksteady outfit. Hailing from the island city of Victoria, the project is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist/producer S. Cleave and features some of the island's top reggae talent.
This powerhouse group has performed in club and top-tier festival settings throughout BC. It features soulful harmonies and electrifying danceability in a reverent update of the independence-era early Reggae sound. The band is equally comfortable with original material as with backing up other Reggae acts in styles ranging from first-wave Ska to modern Reggae and Dub. Workshop capabilities in a variety of areas are also available.
Following the success of 2017's "Between Two Headphones/Dark-Haired Lady" and a dynamite summer tour ending with closing the Rifflandia 2017 after-party, Phonosonics headed back into the studio to record a new EP.
2018 was a busy year, with the release of the EP “Reggae Don’t Pay the Rent” to exceedingly positive reviews, and extensive shows on the West Coast of Canada. 2019 will see touring across BC and Canada, the release of Phonosonics’ debut LP featuring several well-known guest artists, and more and more good nights packed with Rocksteady and Reggae til the wee hours of the morning.