The fall of 1985 saw Baltimore give birth to two dynamic song birds Ichelle Cole and Yvonne Deane-Hibbert who have proved themselves to be soldiers in this male dominated business. These talented sistrens would set a standard in originality and professionalism in the Reggae music industry in the years to come. As messengers of the Most High God, “Jah Rastafari,” the word of truth and right comes full-force in the medium of Reggae music as played by the…
Strykers’ Posse, a.k.a. We & Dem have graced the stage as an opening band with National acts such as The Wailers, Burning Spear, Culture, Yellow Man, Tony Rebel, Kymani Marley, Yami Bolo, Judy Mowatt, Sister Carol, Sanchez, Sugar Minott, Abyssinians, Jr. Marvin of the Wailers, Toots & the Maytals, Third World, Maxi Priest and many others. This act is one that is high energy and refreshing to watch, especially when the frontline brings out the best in entertainment in and around the local scene and features sistrens doing their stuff. The group have been voted Baltimore City’s 2000 Best Reggae Band and have been nominated several times in the WAMA (Washington Area Musician Association) awards. Strykers’ Posse received the 2000 Dennis Brown Award at the Washington DC Reggae Music Awards. The group received several citations over the years from the State of Maryland recognizing them for their continued support in the community. Strykers’ Posse a.k.a. We & Dem consist of two sistrens, Ichelle Cole and Yvonne Deane-Hibbert known to many as the East Coast “Queens of Reggae”. As well accompanying musicians.
The group recorded and released in December 1993 their first album titled “Jah Love” on the HOT STUFF RECORDS label owned by Ichelle Cole. This album featured 10 tracks which featured some of Jamaica’s internationally known musicians Earl “Chinna” Smith, Wilburn “Squidley” Cole, Christopher Meredith, Dean Fraser, Leroy Pennicott and Isaachar.
The second CD titled “Jah Muzik” was released on HOT STUFF RECORDS label in 1998. The compilation is very well put together featuring culture, lover’s rock, spiritual and dancehall selections that will have you singing and dancing along with every track you hear. Special Guest Artists and Friends appearing on the album include: Frankie Paul, Prince Allah, Earl Sixteen, Chubby Ranks, Lenny Kurlou, Pastor Son and Englishman.
The group’s third CD titled “Changes” has just been released on HOT STUFF RECORDS label, May 2002. Again, the international sound is evident and refreshing featuring culture, lovers rock, spiritual and dancehall selection that will please both the young and the old. The CD features 14 tracks and the fancy guitar lines of Junior Marvin of the Wailers on tracks 1,2,6,9, & 12.
Strykers’ Posse a.k.a. We & Dem is available for your private party, wedding receptions, picnics, college/university functions, concert series, outdoor/indoor festivals and or club venues. For bookings and or additional information, please call us at 410-483-4809 OR 410-908-7848 or e-mail us @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for the new CD at future venues or in a store near you!!!