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ABOUT

Rob
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Robert Burr, Jr.

Founder, Lead Singer, Songwriter, Lead Guitarist, Producer

Growing up in a house full of Caribbean rhythms and soulful Motown grooves, Rob grew up emulating the greats of reggae and R&B, which would eventually be the catalyst to the formation of Propaganjah in 2016.  With his family hailing from St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and his upbringing in Ocala, Florida, Rob would grow up and find his own unique sound in reggae music.  Influenced by the likes of Reggae, Rock, Metal, R&B, Soca, Hip-Hop, and Calypso, he began singing at a very young age.  His love of singing soulful music drove him to pick up and learn the guitar at 16 years old to accompany his vocals.  He began writing music within a few months of learning how to play guitar and figured out that was his calling.  He believes in uplifting people and empowering people with the strength of their minds within his lyrics.

Joey
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Joey Wheaton

Keyboardist

Joey joined Propaganjah in March of 2023 after working on a few studio projects with the band. He's been playing blues, funk, and classic rock Hammond and keys most of his life. When he's not performing music, he's recording and producing music at Resolve Records in Trenton.

Elliot
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Elliot Eisler

Percussionist

The percussion extraordinaire of the band, Elliot, is an old soul of jam bands past with a giant puff of a universal cosmic groove. He has been bringing the riddim' with Propaganjah since 2019. Elliot has been playing a part of the Florida music scene for most of his adult life and  continues to be the percussion staple of Propaganjah's sound.

Judah
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Judah Harris

Drummer, Backing Vocals

Judah joined Propaganjah in 2021 and brings his electrical presence from the beautiful sunny vibes of southeast Florida. He has been playing the drums for most of his life and anyone can sense the atmosphere he brings via his strong presence. Judah, along with the rest of the band, firmly believes we are all Messengers of Music.

Yashar
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Yashar Harris

Rhythm Guitarist

The protege of his father, "Big Judah," Yashar adds his compliments to Propaganjah since 2021. Yashar is a young and fresh face added to the reggae world that will be seen for years to come. He has taken guitar to another level with his taste of metallic riffs and an old school edge.

Jeff
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Jeff Dibiasio

Bassist

As a local to Ocala, Floridia, Jeff has been with Propaganjah since 2021. With a love of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, he brings his edgy flavor to the stage with his heavy driven bass-lines. Jeff has been playing guitar and bass since he can remember. He brings epic performances to every show that we perform and you will be guaranteed to be moved by his infectious energy.

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steve clarke AKA uncle steve

keyboards/backing vocals

Born in London, United Kingdom, Steve began his musical journey at the age of 12 when he enrolled in Private music lessons with an organ teacher by the name of Monica Stephens, who was of Jamaican descent.This was an added advantage for Steve as he was able to pick up and grasp the feel of Reggae music and it's roots.  As a teenager, Steve studied Piano and Music Theory at Thurrock Technical College and at the age of 15, he began playing keys live music with local bands in and around the Essex area ( East of  London ).  After gaining a vast experience preforming live music locally, Steve then joined a PRO Reggae/Fusion band called "OZO", who wrote and performed their own original songs.  " OZO" toured all over the UK, traveling from city to city, finally returning to London to  record an album at DJM Studios and then later Utopia Studios in London, on which Steve played keyboards/Organ/Synthesizer.  " OZO " recorded several albums on the Dick James Music record label ( also Elton John's Publicist and recording label) adding his skills and reggae-roots style that he'd learned at an early age. Later, during his early 20s, Steve then took employment at a local music instrument store in Southend , Essex, where he originally joined as a junior salesman.  His selling ability became such.... that he was the highest earning salesman within the company, quite an accomplishment at such a young age. After getting married at the age of 24, Steve and his new wife Kristee decided that they were ready to take their future to the next level and decided to open their own music store, which he named " MUSIC MAKERS " in Billericay, Essex.  Within one year, the store had become a huge success, so they opened a second store affording them the ability, over the next several years to expand the business by opening 2 more Music Makers stores throughout the Essex area.  Each store was a success, offering the sale of many musical instruments from Top Brand names , sheet music, music books and musical accessories. With each electronic organ or piano sold, a course of 6 free lessons was offered, giving the customers the ability to learn to play their newly acquired instrument at the stores teaching schools, by his wife Kristee.    Steve is also an accomplished Vocalist and has a diverse repertoire of songs from many, many different genres of music . Steve also teaches Piano, Keyboards, Vocals and Music Theory Professionally. Teaching students from the age of just 5 years old to almost 90 ! at a Music School in Winter Garden along side his wife,  who is a Vocal coach and teaches stage presence and stage performance to students. Playing Keyboards and Playing Reggae music has always been a passion for Steve, sharing his musical knowledge and experience with many bands around the central Florida area and is excited to be a part of the

 " PROPAGANJAH FAMILY OF MUSICIANS " 

Thanks for reading this and God Bless .............

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