Interview with THE IRIE (@theirieband)


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

IN A SPAN OF JUST A FEW YEARS, THE IRIE HAS STEPPED ONTO THE SCENE TO MAKE THEIR PRESENCE KNOWN. THEY HAVE EXHIBITED EXPONENTIAL GROWTH DUE TO THEIR HIGHLY DRIVEN PASSION. AT THE START OF 2021, THE IRIE DEBUTED THEIR BIGGEST RELEASE TO DATE, THEIR EP, “CAN’T GET ENOUGH”. THIS EP HIT BILLBOARD AND APPLE MUSIC CHARTS. AS WELL, THE IRIE HAS DONE FOUR NATIONAL TOURS, MEXICO TOURS AND PLAYED MAINSTAGE AT MAJOR REGGAE FESTIVALS. THEIR STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR PRODUCER, MATT KELLER (WHOM HAS PRODUCED MUSIC FOR KATASTRO,THE MAINE, ANARBOR, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, ETC) , HAS ENABLED THE BAND TO RELEASE THEIR BRAND NEW FULL LENGTH ALBUM WITH BANGIN’ FEATURES FROM IYA TERRA, KATASTRO AND MORE.

Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?

Debuting our 1st EP “Cant Get Enough” #1 on iTunes reggae charts and our second album “Planet Paradise” debuted #3 on Billboard reggae charts, and our most recent acoustic release Acoustic Sessions Vol. 1 our song “Mango Island” debuted #1 on reggae billboard charts.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?

We all do what we love and who we do it with. Make sure you surround yourself with an irie group.

None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

We are all grateful for our fans, friends, and family. In particular Dan Shapiro, Gonzo, Corey Groove, Matt Kellar, and Mogley.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

Spread the irie vibe and the good vibes of our music.

Do you have a favorite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

We dont really have a life lesson quote! Sorry.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

You can go to www.theirieband.com for merch, shows, videos, music, and all of the above!

Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article? 

Our latest single “Mango Island” release debuted #1 on top global reggae billboard charts.