CULTIVATED MIND ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT:
CULTIVATED MIND is a reggae, dub, and jazz combo from the Hampton Roads area of South Eastern Virginia that has been creating socially - conscious, high-energy, infectious roots and dub music since 2013. Formed by producer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Brand and artist/percussionist Drew Boyd, Cultivated Mind has grown over the years, producing multiple albums, EP's, and collaborations with other East Coast artists and artists in Europe and Jamaica. Current members include Anthony “Maestro” Brand on recordings/guitar/keys/bass/drums/melodica, Chad "Yadi Rama" Tyler on bass/keys, Jahvin Purnell on Keys/organ, Mike Michaels on drums/backing vocals, and Mark Kohlman on Sax, along with additional horn section “The Marksman” for larger shows (Isak Crane, Tyler Vo, Mark Kohlman). The band rotates between an acoustic trio and full band for live performances and can accommodate any size venue. Though mostly playing original music, Cultivated Mind's concerts also often include medleys of old reggae classics, dub versions of classic soul and blues songs, and live improvisations. Cultivated Mind appreciates the constant love and support from our family, friends, and fans (The "Cultivators"), and we hope you take the time to explore and enjoy our discography on Spotify, iTunes, or our youtube channel. Bless and Love!
INFLUENCES: Dennis Brown, Midnite, Michael Prophet, Sugar Minott, Gregory Isaacs, Scientist, King Tubby and King Jammy, Josie Wales, Capleton, Saves the Day, Sizzla, Glen Washington, Horace Andy, The Police, Steel Pulse, Protoje, The Gladiators, Burning Spear, Culture, Paco De Lucia, Tomatito, Al di Meola, The Wailing Souls, Bill Whithers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Burrell, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Dean Martin, Renato Carosone, Charles Mingus, Desmond Dekker, The Clash, Alborosie, Marcia Aitken, Junior Cat, Connie Francis, Sheppy U, and many many more!
AWARDS/ACCOLADES: 2016 VA REGGAE AWARDS NEW REGGAE ARTIST OF THE YEAR, NOMINATED FOR 2018 REGGAEVILLE.COM ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Tend the Garden)
STREAMING PLATFORMS THAT CONTAIN CULTIVATED MIND MUSIC- Spotify, I-Tunes, Deezer, Amazon Music, I-Heart Radio, Reverberation.com, and Google Play.
***CAN PERFORM AS A SOLOIST WITH LOOP PEDAL AND DRUM MACHINE, DUO WITH BASS ADDED, OR FULL BAND WITH DRUMS, KEYS, BASS, GUITAR, AND SAX.
Anthony “Maestro” Brand/ Cultivated Mind Solo Set at the Juggling Gypsy, Wilmington, NC.
Cultivated Mind Playing their Original “Find My Way” at NY Pizza Pub, Opening for Collie Buddz, OBX, NC.
Cultivated Mind Live at Shaka's in Va Beach playing the originals "A Good Man in Prison" and "East Coast Rising."