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Reggae, Rocksteady, Ska, Punk Rock, Soul, Indie, Post punk, Caribbean, World, World Fusion More...


Detroit MI United States

Sounds Like

The Slackers, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Toots and the Maytals


East Grand Records

Digital Location

http://www.reverbnation.com/1592detroit musicpage.com/1592


Member since: 06/19/2012 Year Founded: 2005


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Eric Abbey


Writer, Lead Singer, Keyboards 248.396.2649


  • Original material: 04 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 01 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs released: 2
  • CDs sold: 2500
  • Digital songs sold: 1280
  • Original Songs: 35
  • Average Draw: 150
  • Largest crowd: 1,300
  • Have sound: Full PA


For over ten years the members of 1592 have been immersed in the intense music scene of Detroit. Having played with a myriad of groups, they have come together to create a change in the music world. While other bands are content to strive for success, 1592 is bent on changing the pre-existing notions of the musical scene. The band recently received the 2014 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Reggae/Ska Artist or group. Their debut Album “The Rise of the Fallen” captured the 2007 Favorite Album of the Year at the Detroit Music Awards in the Great Stuff/Great Sounds Category, their guitarist took home the “Outstanding World/ Reggae Musician” of 2008, the lead single “That’s It” off of their second full length took home the Outstanding World/Reggae Recording at the 2009 Detroit music Awards and members have received two Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Reggae group. Their blend of traditional music with newer technologies makes for an extremely groove oriented approach.

* Armed with the talent and know how of roots reggae and rock-steady 1592 are breaking new ground within the city of Detroit.
* Consisting of musicians from surrounding musical scenes, this group is bent on impacting the reggae world with their in-depth look at the original music.
* Having played with groups such as The Skatalites, Toots and the Maytals and others of the original Jamaican sound, 1592 is determined to take a roots approach to the music that they love.

1592 have recently been signed to East Grand Records and are embarking on a 10 day tour of the midwest in July in support of their newest full length "Family of Choice."

So come check out the heavy beats of the newest sound in Detroit. Bent on making the audiences move and groove to the original sounds of Jamaica infused with the city of Detroit. ROCKSTEADY FOR THE MASSES and beyond.

Contact: [email protected] or visit us at www.eastgrandrc.com www.facebook.com/1592music http://www.1592.bandcamp.com more information.


Eric Abbey – Keys and Vocals

Jeremy Abbey – Saxophone

Steve Caldwell – Guitar

Italo Cianfarani – Bass

Paul Loos- Drums

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