Drummie Zeb died at 62


Angus “Drummie Zeb” Gaye died at 62

Drummie Zeb ! R.I.P.

At 2nd September 2022, Angus “Drummie Zeb” Gaye, a founding member of Aswad died at age 62. Aswad played a important role in British reggae music and is one of the most successful British reggae groups ever. Born 24 September 1959, Angus “Drummie Zeb” Gaye, drummer, singer-songwriter and record producer.

UK born Caribbean

An UK descendant of immigrants from the Caribbean. Born in London to parents from Grenada and Carriacou, Gaye was raised in Ladbroke Grove, west London, where he attended Holland Park school. He began drumming after a cousin with a drumkit became a lodger at the family home, and after mastering the instrument as a teenager, became the kit drummer in a local steel-pan band, the Metronomes. Shortly thereafter, in 1975, he joined Aswad.

Vocal and Drumming skills

Gaye’s propulsive drumming, which often incorporated intricate rolls peppered by striking rhythmic accents and sometimes uncommon time signatures, helped give Aswad a distinctive edge from their earliest beginnings in the mid-1970s. Gaye’s vocal skills and song writing ability were also put to good use in the group, which he began fronting in the mid-90s. Read more …

5 Songs by Aswad choice by reggae-music.org

Aswad – Your Recipe

Aswad – On And On

Aswad – Dont Turn Around

Aswad – Back To Africa

Aswad – Best of My Love

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