Dave ANDREWS & Pete JOHNSON

Dave Andrews and Pete Johnson are a music production duo specialising in different Caribbean and World styles, including all areas of Reggae, Ska and Latin across all the eras.

As well as being an accomplished musician Pete is a world class live engineer and producer with major touring bands. Dave is enjoying a career as a professional trombonist, arranger, session player and composer.

Dave found his primary vocation in Ska and Reggae music and has worked alongside many names in the genre including Dawn Penn, Lee Perry, Horace Andy, Alpha & Omega, Pama International and Bad Manners. Dave is generally at the heart of a live band, his present project being an 8 piece acoustic Ska with Cuban street instrumentation.

Recent projects have taken in a range of musical styles. A modern flavour was needed for the recent Virgin Media campaign with Usain Bolt, with the catchy chorus over an upbeat dancehall track going down very well with all involved: http://youtu.be/wTUlQtRxihg

It was a more laid-back feel for an album of traditional Mento, and the classic dub-mixing approach worked really well on a collaboration with Jamaican legend Horace Andy, as part of a writing collaboration with London’s up and coming LeaLea Jones.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/daveandrews-petejohnson

Samples

Upbeat melodica ska tune

Heavy Rocksteady with horns

Roman Theme

Mellow Acoustic Ska