Classic reggae at the Errington Hall

House of David Gang from Toronto set to bring some fun to the hall Friday

Toronto group House of David Gang will be performing at the Errington Hall tomorrow

Toronto group House of David Gang will be performing at the Errington Hall tomorrow


A Toronto band that plays ’70s and ‘80s classic reggae with a modern edge will be playing at the Errington Hall this Friday, June 14.

House of David Gang played at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre last year and made some local connections, four members of the group are teaming up with two local musicians to bring their rootsy Jamaican sound to the hall. And people can expect a good time, said lead singer with the group Desmond Anderson, known as Selah.

“Usually we are the fun band so every time we come around people can expect to have a lot of fun — thats what we bring, we bring fun,” he laughed.

Selah moved to Canada from Jamaica at age 17 and has been living in Toronto for 30 years.

In 1989 he formed the group House of David Gang, named after a house on Queen Street in Toronto that housed group members and where they hosted popular after-hour reggae parties. The group members dispersed for a while and then in 2005 two original members joined with some like-minded musicians and the group “has never looked back,” Selah said.

CBC radio host Matt Galloway called the group “one of the most interesting reggae bands in the country.”

Toronto members at the hall will include founding member Colin Edwards, along with Jay Cleary and Snappy Homefry. Locally they will be joined by Paxton Bachman as well as another musician.

The group is currently on a Vancouver Island tour promoting a new album and Selah said he hopes they can come back and do it again.

“I love this place,” he said. “It’s nice the weather’s nice, it’s a little bit rainy sometimes but its better than the cold.”

The group will be playing at 8 p.m. at the Errington Hall for an all ages event. Tickets are $20 from the Errington Store, Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, and Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach. Under 12’s are $5 at the door and under 5’s are free.

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