alanjahjah – singer/songwriter
So good to have alanjahjah perform his own songs at this months Acid on the Microphone. He has played live music extensively all around the world and often fronts Acid on the Microphone with Joy, playing as the crowd settles in.
alanjahjah, whose Mama is from Liverpool, was born and raised in Belgium. Once his good friend, Matthew, showed him the chords to Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’, Alan has never stopped playing and singing!
He discovered that “Songs of Freedom” could provide food and inspire listeners as well as being good for his soul. In the early 90s, alanjahjah co-founded Space Rock band ‘Oortcloud’, playing Congas, writing songs and singing them. Soon the band were spearheading unique Psychedelic Dub.
alanjahjah lived in Ireland for a while before coming to New Zealand in 2003 and eventually settling in Takaka. A regular busker around the town and DJ at Roots Bar, he is well versed in the heart and sound of Reggae and has built a solid reputation for his love of the music.
Says alanjahjah (born Alan De Boeck), “I have Roots and Fruits in Belgie (Belgium), Liverpool, Eire (Ireland) and Aotearoa (NZ). In these depths of Winter, alanjahjah will join the Warm Hearted Live Poets Gathering lit up by the Mussel Inn’s Fire to bring Acoustic versions of his Songs, representing his Journeys through aforementioned Home Lands. Joy (born Thijs Elslander, also in Belgium) will provide Multi-Talented Musical Back-Up.”
Some soul feeding is in store for all!
Note: alanjahjah and his Full Reggae Band -de eaggerlings- will play at the Mussel Inn in September, Celebrating Spring Equinox.
alanjahjah and Joy
Live @ Acid on the Microphone
Thursday 27 July 2023
7.30pm, Mussel Inn. $5