East Coast dub-reggae mainstays Weak Size Fish have announced spring dates in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia with Halifax-based reggae empress Jah’Mila.
Can you physically play reggae music during the coldest months of a Canadian winter? It’s been done, but we can probably all agree there’s something a little off about walking to the bar in subzero temperatures to enjoy music that traces its roots to an island nation in the Caribbean.
With spring now taking shape and those joyous moments when the warmth from the sun can actually be felt on our faces slowly becoming a more common occurrence, what better time could there be to seek out the radiant sounds of reggae? And who better to lead this reunion than Weak Size Fish? Well, Weak Size Fish and Jah’Mila. That’s who.
With three albums and nearly two decades of music making under their woven hemp belts, Fredericton’s Weak Size Fish have grown to become Atlantic Canada’s premier dub-reggae ensemble. The band’s latest album, The Drift, is a record soaked in chill dub vibes, layers of memorable melodies and astounding full-band confidence.
Jah’Mila, born Jhamiela Smith in Kingston Jamaica, has been a beacon for Jamaican music and culture with her talent for singing and positive messages of hope. Long playing the role of reggae ambassador, Jah’Mila has been sharing international stages with the likes of The Wailers, Groundation and Grammy award-winning reggae band Black Uhuru, including Sly and Robbie, for over 10 years.
Weak Size Fish and Jah’Mila will be hitting the road together in late April kicking off a four city tour that begins in Fredericton on, you guessed it, 4/20. All dates will feature live painting by Midas Well Creations.
April 20 | Fredericton | The Cap
April 23 | Saint John | BMO Studio Theatre
April 24 | Moncton | Tide & Boar
April 30 | Halifax | Seahorse