Kevin Kinsella Announces New Album ‘At Imperial Sound, Volume 1’

Article Contributed by Kerosene Media | Published on Sunday, December 11, 2022

Kevin Kinsella has announced the details for his forthcoming record ‘At Imperial Sound, Volume 1’, due out February 24th, 2023 via Regime Music Group. The 12-track album is the follow-up to his 2018 album ‘AM Gold’ which was a joint release with Gregory Stephens. In anticipation of the full-length release, listeners can get a taste of what’s to come by listening to four selections – "TAKE A LOOK'', "NOT TOO LATE”, and Dub versions “TAKE A DUB” and “NOT TOO LATE TO DUB” – out now.

"This album is the fruit of a 20-year friendship that spans the East coast to the West coast," says Kevin Kinsella. "Sonny Romero, singer and drummer for RAIZ MUZIK, was at the first John Brown’s Body concert in San Diego. The next time the band returned, Sonny promoted the show, and thus began the journey where friends become family. Through the years, Sonny and his brother Sergio have backed me up on numerous dates in Southern California. This time we decided to record it, and I’m glad we did."

Kevin Kinsella has been recognized as a true disciple of roots reggae music, and both a pioneer and veteran of the Reggae movement in the United States. With a distinctive and powerful voice, a unique and recognizable writing style, and spirit-filled presence & performance energy, Kevin Kinsella continues to be an important contributor to Reggae music, not only in the United States, but to the world.

First hearing the Bob Marley song “One Love” in Ireland as a 12 year old boy, Kevin Kinsella received his calling to play Reggae music. Founding his first band The Tribulations when he was fifteen, he soon found himself opening up for Toots and the Maytals who gave him strong encouragement to continue his vocation. The Tribulations recorded their first full album “The Gate” in 1992 and went on to win the Yamaha Soundcheck competition which took them to both Japan and Jamaica.

In 1995 Kevin founded and named his second group – John Brown’s Body and led them in being signed to Shanachie Records, with whom they recorded several albums which were acclaimed by both critics and fans as classics of American Reggae. Prior to that, Kevin had founded his own imprint label, I Town Records.  It was during his tenure as lead singer and primary writer of John Brown’s Body that he started and gave name to the group 10 FT Ganja Plant, who have recorded 10 albums to date.

Amidst writing, recording and touring with both John Brown’s Body and 10 FT Ganja Plant, Kevin has released 4 solo records.  ‘At Imperial Sound, Volume 1’ is just the beginning as he forges a new partnership with Regime Music Group.