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Diversifyd is…

feel good music incorporating the sound of Reggae, Jazz, Rock, Soul and Rhythm & Blues. After listening to this unbelievable CD you will no doubt play it over and over again. You’ll be rockin’ steady all night long!

“We’re trying to say that you can be unique,” quote Diversifyd. “That you can be catchy without being corny, poppy without being pop, and you can be uplifting without preaching. We want to be a reaction to all emotions.”

Chad Makihele, who wrote most of the lyrics and arranged the tracks, plays bass/rhythm guitar and produced the album. Grew up with a background of music ranging from reggae, rock, pop to alternative music. Lieni Makihele arranged most of the vocals and has a background of music from pop, jazz and rhythm & blues. John Naki plays the drums and also arranged songs on the album. He grew up with island music, choir and oldies. Sione Malimali plays the percussions and has music background in roots reggae and was also a member of the 90’s reggae group called “Mission Irie” where he was known as “Baby Rasta”. Marcus Snapp who plays the lead guitar, has his background in funk, neo soul, rock and alternative music. Jelani Jones plays the keyboard and has toured with “The Bonedaddys” . Mike Mays plays the saxophone.

This group was finally put together in 2008-09 after going through different band members and performing with different bands for over 8yrs, now coming together with this new feel good music as they call it “Jazzy Reggae with a hint of R&B”


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