LIVE:Chesapeak Bay Reggae Fest pre show - Adwela & The Uprising and Iron Lion Music
Ronnie Brandon aka i-Ron Lion is a reggae/soul vocalist who has been performing in venues and at festivals for more than 20 years.As a teenager in high school(1989),he and international touring reggae & blues
t/producer,Chris “Peanut” Whitley(Culture/Corey Harris),formed their first band to participate in their high school’s talent contest which resulted in both becoming important reggae music ambassadors today.iRon Lion bumped into Peanut(3 years older),who needed a lead singer/writer for his Richmond based band,Drummie Zebb & The Razor Posse(Drummie Zebb would later become the drummer for The Wailers Band and percussionist for Kenny Chesney),iRon Lion willingly obliged and began to tour with the band along the east coast promoting the “First Time” cd which was produced by Jamaican producer/musician Derrick Barnett at the command of King Yellowman. iRon Lion has opened for The Wailers Band,Yellowman,Abyssinians,Don Carlos,Culture,Richie Spice steel pulse to name a few. iRon Lion opened for reggae icon Jimmy Cliff at The Charlottesville Pavilion in Charlottesville,Virginia,after releasing his Positive Vibration EP,he electrified the audience with his string of original hits like Reggae Jammin,Hey World,Love Me & Nice Girl,as major industry players looked on,thus opening the doors to many new opportunities.Recent shows with Grammy award nominees Steve Samuels,Desi Hyson and Ken Joseph from TOW(The Original Wailer’s Band) .iRon Lion “Watch Out” cd released in 2001 and the “Positive Vibration” cd, have sold 1000′s of copies.
Iron Lion’s backing band is The Knotty Lionz Band, which features many international reggae musicians who are known to back up many reggae legend singers also!
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