About the Band
Music Genre: Jazz, R&B, Reggae, RnB
CULTIVATED MIND is a reggae, dub, and jazz combo from the Hampton Roads area of South Eastern Virginia that has been creating socially - conscious, high-energy, infectious roots and dub music since 2013. Formed by producer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Brand, Cultivated Mind has grown over the years, producing multiple albums, EP's, and collaborations with other East Coast artists and artists in Europe and Jamaica. Current members include Chad "Yadi Rama" Tyler on keys/dubbing, Roschell "Old Man" Diggs on bass/backing vocals, Adam Mack on organ and backing vocals, Rob Martin on drums and percussion, and Christian "Sticky G" Lubertazzi on Tenor Saxophone. The band rotates between an acoustic trio and full band for live performances and can accommodate any size venue. Though mostly playing original music, Cultivated Mind's concerts also often include medleys of old reggae classics, dub versions of classic rock and blues songs, and live improvisations. Cultivated Mind appreciates the constant love and support from our family, friends, and fans (The "Cultivators"), and we hope you take the time to explore and enjoy our discography on Spotify, iTunes, or our youtube channel. Bless and Love!
INFLUENCES: Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Scientist, King Tubby and King Jammy, Josie Wales, Capleton, Saves the Day, Sizzla, Glen Washington, Horace Andy, The Police, Steel Pulse, Circa Survive, Protoje, The Gladiators, Burning Spear, Culture, Paco De Lucia, Tomatito, Al di Meola, The Wailing Souls, Bill Whithers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Burrell, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Dean Martin, Renato Carosone, Charles Mingus, Desmond Dekker, The Clash, Alborosie, Marcia Aitken, Junior Cat, Connie Francis, Strangerootz, Sheppy U, and many many more!
AWARDS/ACCOLADES: 2016 VA REGGAE AWARDS NEW REGGAE ARTIST OF THE YEAR, NOMINATED FOR 2018 REGGAEVILLE.COM ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Tend the Garden)