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Dakeye's Bio

Richard Dakeye Marshall is a Trinidadian American reggae singer/songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles based reggae band Detour Posse.

Dakeye was born in the town of Marabella in Trinidad and Tobago. He grew up listening to Calypso, Reggae and American Soul music. In the early 1970's he moved to Canada, to pursue music as a vocalist and steel pan player. Dakeye eventually moved to Houston Texas, United States and created the acclaimed reggae band Judah Star. They released an EP titled, Human Marketplace in 1983.

In the late 1980's Dakeye formed Detour Posse. The hand released a 14 song album titled, Chariots in the Sky (2001). Dakeye has released numerous well received singles like, Turn It Up, I Will Follow Jah.

Many acclaimed musicians played with Dakeye and Detour Posse, including Antiguan keyboardist George Hughes (now with Ziggy Marley's band) and American guitarist Steve "Tiger Tone" Verhsult. During those years, Dakeye established tik, band's unique sound, an infectious blend of reggae, ska, soul and blues.

Dakeye has also released several solo singles with famed producers, namely Fabian Cooke of the Ziggy Marley Band, Kevin Brown of Cilizen K Productions and Lamar "Riff Raff" Brown on the song, Human Marketplace. Dakeye is a smooth and soulful singer with a wide vocal range, his songs are often about love, loss and social justice.

He is an explosive live performer. He's toured extensively throughout the United States, Trinidad, Jamaica and the Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East. Dakeye has toured with and opened for many musicians, including Ziggy and Damian Marley, Barrington Levy, Sean Paul, Vaugh Benjamin of Midnight, Akea Beka, Richie Stevens, Lady Saw, Wayne Wonder, Shinehead, Half Pint, Luciano, Sugar Minott, Eek-A-Mouse, Mr. Vegas and many more, when they toured the U.S West Coast. Dakeye is a respected songwriter, here are some of Richard Dakeye Marshall's most popular songs, they can be found on his YouTube channel "Dakeye" and Dakeye on VEVO, or directly at [email protected] and www.dakeyemusic.com

"Baby Come Back", produced by Fabian Cooke

"Human MarketPlace", featuring saxophonist Dean Fraser Fraser and singer Rovieta Fraser, former backup singer of Damian"Jr Gong" Marley.

" Will Follow Jah" written and produced by Dakeye.

"Thank You" produced by Kevin Brown,

*Fields of Green" written and produced by Jeremy Yeremian.

"Hey Boo" featuring Mikey Banton.

Richard Dakeye Marshall is a prolific and versatile singer/songwriter who has made significant contributions to reggae music. He is known for his smooth vocals, soulful lyrics and unique blend of reggae soul and blues.


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