Heart Tribe are a funky reggae dance band with spicy world flavours who come from Bellingen, NSW. Their fresh sound, tight improvisatory style and unique tempo changes keep their audiences on their toes. They’ve shared the stage with Xavier Rudd (!!), Ganga Giri, King Tide and Oka, sounding like mad blend of all of them fused together. The motivation behind Heart Tribe is to show the power of positive hearts in community which they encourage in their music and are showing through their development of grass roots events and workshops. Heart Tribe's unmistakable energy unites reggae, dub and ska with funk, trance, electronica, drum'n'bass and soul. The lyrics move through themes of celebration, social criticism, self-reflection while the music takes the audience on a fantastic journey. Their catchy tunes are full of international influence, with an Egyptian/Belgian lead singer and an awesome collection of instruments.. including; shakuhachi (end-blown bamboo flute), didgeribone (slide didgeridoo), a cimbalom (52-stringed zither thing) sent thru a wah pedal, delay and echo chambers, a laptop, a super solid rhythm section equipped a wickedly complex drum kit and a 5-string bass guitar to get those really phat low notes; + regular guests with horns, latin percussion, melodion and even clarinet! You just have to see them live to appreciate the amazing energy coming from this tight crew...
But their first release is alright too apparently!