Originally from Jamaica, Nigel Douglas, known to many as Niggi Tallawah, spent his younger days growing up in Coben Gardens performing to family and friends from the age of 10. “I got my stage name Niggi Tallawah when I was a kid; Tallawah means strong willed and determined – Which ...
Da Fuchaman! Born Zemroy Thomas (Recording Artist) is a reggae singer/MC and song writer born and raised in St Ann Jamaican and is now living in the UK where he has build up a strong reputation for himself on the reggae music scene.
Jah Garvey was born Roger Brady on the 26th of January 1979 in the Parish of St. Catherine, Jamaica. His parents, Monica Angel and Gauntlett Brady are both originally from the Parish of St Ann, Jamaica. At the early age of four, Jah Garvey, whilst living with his grandmother and ...
Blair grew up in rural Clark’s Town in the northwestern parish of Trelawny in Jamaica. His deeply religious family life (his mother was a Seventh-day Adventistand his grandmother a Revivalist) imbued him with a profound spirituality. During his youth, his favourite singers were reggae legends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, ...
Small was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in the city’s Trenchtown district. His house was a few minutes walk from Coxsone Dodd‘s influential record studio Studio One. His neighbours were Jacob Miller and Ranking Joe. Ranking Joe took Freddy under his wing and taught him the basics skills ...
Growing up in a musical household in Jamaica, I was exposed to various styles of music from a young age. I would hear my mother sing in a choir at church or be in the surroundings of my father and friends with their sound system “Universe” from Portland, and then ...
Reggae / Dancehall Ghanaian artist. ‘BLAQ SYRUP aka DANCEHALL ABWOY’ with his trademark *EVERYTHING BLESS, is a great talent and up and coming artist from Ghana. Check out is banger called Ghetto Paradise, a Yam & Banana Production!
Norris B is a reggae roots / lovers rock artist with a very personal and warm vocal tone and a classic melodic style. He sounds a bit like Dennis Brown, Luciano and Beres Hammond. Check him out!
YCG is a gambian singer, born in Jarray Barrow Kunda, grown in Basse Manneh Kunda, actually living in Bristol UK. He has got a soulfull african style and melodies, mixed with reggae and dancehall. He sings in mandinka and english.
Joel Douglas aka Splitz P, a young talent outta Bristol, now is based in London pushing his music career to another level, has an amazing ear for intrincate melodies and souly vibes, with a strong background in reggae and hip hop. His is an act not to be missed.
Sheldon Senior is an extraordinary singer/songwriter who has created a number of deeply meaningful and thought-provoking songs that have truly captured the essence of a thriving artist capable of achieving world-wide acclaim.
This is the result of sheer focus, determination, confidence and drive mixed with consciousness, hard work, perseverance and a few good people “ Rastaman in control “. Sun-i Tafari, New school roots reggae sensation, equipped with lyrics and a unique soulful style of his own is one of the most ...
In his own words: “I’m a producer of various types of electronic music ranging from Drum..n..bass, Hip hop, Ragga, Grimey stuff, Breakbeat, Dubstep and OutThereCrazyShit. Been doing it for years… Started making music using Octemed back in 92 on my trusty Amiga 500. Must of been one of the first ...
Uri Green is a catalan singer and producer based in Bristol (UK), working at Yam & Banana Studio with artists such as Jah Garvey, Norris B, Mad Sam, Da Fuchaman, Niggi Tallawah, etc. He also plays keyboards with Regime. Co-founder of Yam & Banana.
The Yam & Banana Studio is located in Bristol’s inner city, and has become a vibrant hub for musicians and artists to go to and get their recording sessions done. Also they can send multi-track files to get mixed and mastered. The in-house engineer Uri Green, has 10 years experience in the art of recording and mixing, and has developed a unique sought-after sound that many artists from Bristol and further afield enjoy having on their records. Most users of the studio stress the good vibe that they get in there and how fast, focused but at the same time comfortable and creative is Uri’s work-flow. Customized beat-making and production services are also available on demand. To book a session or for mixing/production enquiries use the Contact Form.
Apart from ofering his engineer/producer services, Uri is also the main producer behind Yam & Banana records, colaborating with a wide range of musicians and artists from the city of Bristol and beyond.
Yam & Banana is the fresh Bristol production and Dj duo Danny Omz and Uri Green. Their sound embraces the many facets of the contemporary UK music scene, while keeping a strong connection with its Jamaican cultural heritage. Reggae, Bashment and Dub fuses masterfully with Jungle, drum & bass, trap and bassline, creating their unique style. Some call it Grime Hall, some call it Bashstep, but they just call it Hard Food.
It all began back late 2006. Danny Omz had recently moved from the ‘big smoke’, London, to Bristol, the vibrant capital of the South West. One night he decided to go out for a pint. He ended up at the Kebele social centre where there was an open mic session. He heard this dude singing in Spanish. After the performance he went: -Yo! that was wicked. I got a set up at home, wanna come round and record some tunes? – and Uri said -Yeah man, let’s go!. Back at the yard, Omz started playing a live drum & bass set, and Uri went – Ostia! That’s sick man! – Since then a close friendship has been forged.
After a year making music together, Uri went back to Barcelona, his homeland. Omz was gutted! There, Uri and some of his friends founded a reggae band called Universal Rockers, performing all over Spain as the lead vocalist. Meanwhile, Danny Omz was the producer and founder member of the Bristol Hip Hop crew Upperkutt UK. He was also performing live D’n’B sets around the UK. Danny and Uri never lost touch, Omz even went to Uri’s hometown Mollet del Valles to play a live drum & bass set in 2008. At this stage Uri started to get into music production.
In 2012, Uri moved back to Bristol, where he started another band called ‘Uri Green & The Seeds’, with Jimi ‘contacts’ Can, Stephen Russell and Theo Grimshaw. It was also at this point when Stephen introduced Uri to reggae artists Jah Garvey and Norris B, who were in the process of setting up a studio called Dadaras in the area of St Pauls. Uri got involved as the in-house engineer/producer and thought of the one person that could come and take it to the next level with his expertise and knowledge, and that was Danny ‘Uncle’ Omz. Yam & Banana was born. The name represents some of the most nourishing ingredients in the Caribbean diet, also known as ‘hard food’. This seemed fitting for their genuine, heavy sound. They have been working with many artists from Bristol to Kingston, from Banjul to Barcelona, artists such as Anthony B, Lutan Fyah, Daddy Freddy, Da Fuchaman, Jah Garvey, Norris B, Roe Delgado, Perfect Giddimani, Blackout JA, Mad Sam, Niggi Tallawah, Splitz P and many more.
At the present time, Uri Green runs his own studio, with Danny Omz taking a break from the project. Uri keeps cooking up that hard food in colaboration with many great artists and musicians, releasing his productions mainly through the label Yam & Banana Records, having released some works on other labels too, such as Raider Records or University of Tropical Sound. On this website you will find the two sides of the Yam & Banana sound, the reggae side and the UK urban side. Watch this space for more music nourishment for your ears and soul!
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