Katalys Crew a dynamic force in Reggae Music.
For over 10 years the band has proven that a collective consciousness can indeed produce life changing experiences for our music industry. Formed in 2003 the band launched its first album in Emancipation Park Jamaica in June 2004. The launch was indeed a true testament to the future successful journey and destination of this group. Dubbed by industry insiders as one of the biggest, most intriguing and captivating launch ever in Jamaica, over 7000 people gathered in Kingston’s Emancipation Park to witness and celebrate the creative, inspirational and powerful musical expressions of Katalys Crew.
Katalys Crew with motto as “Agents Of Change” has been through its share of change. The band started with 9 members but today features an aggregation of five Core members.
Katalys is well known for recording and performing inspirational reggae and as such currently offers a slate of young fresh and extremely talented musicians.
Paul Barclay - Bass Player and Vocalist:
Paul Barclay founder is an acclaimed songwriter and producer of Katsjam Digital responsible for the production of the bands three albums to date.
Shalom - Lead Singer and Songwriter
Shalom, who is blessed with a smooth and distinct voice is a popular recording artiste and dynamic stage performer, responsible for the international monster hit song “Ive Got News For You”
Marlon Senior – Keyboards and Vocalist:
Marlon is a multi talented musician who is comfortable on all instruments. Marlon, electronic technician, assumes the role of technical director in the band.
Mark Anthony Reid - Drummer and Songwriter:
A graduate of the University Of The West Indies, Mark is an extremely talented songwriter and drummer, also a producer in the making.
Levoy Paul – Guitarist and Vocalist:
Levoy is a very promising songwriter and guitarist, currently doing a major in psychology at the university of the West Indies
According to band Leader Paul Barclay, Katalys Crew today is maturing and always reflecting spiritual leadership based on their individual faith in the Almighty and a collective vision. The Motto for Katalys Crew is “An Agent of Change” as such the journey is a conscious one. It is a journey that supports the mission of KatsJam Digital, to positively transform the minds of many through the unique language of reggae music. It is this vision of long term change that fuels the energies within the group. The intention is to continually be culturally relevant, fresh and current while remaining true to the impact and influence of the Christ.
This Roots Inspirational Reggae Band, since its entry on the music scene is well known for its role in raising the bar in delivering quality recordings, dynamic live performances and music marketing.
Katalys Crew is recipient of the Caribbean Gospel Award for Best Gospel Album for Open Your Eyes (2005) and Top Caribbean Gospel Group (2006). The song writers award from the Reggae Academy for Can’t Stop Now (2008). The Group also received the Maja award for song of the year (2006) and was nominated in every possible category in the competition, a first in the Maja Awards. Katalys Crew also received seven nominations in the Marlin Awards including song of the year.
Katalys Crew – Agent for Change, the visionary, continues to lead the way on the international stage with inspirational reggae sounds. It is clear that success has only begun for this band. With the band’s clear sense of cultural consciousness and commitment to ignite a positive awakening of the human spirit throughout the universe, its message will no doubt be a catalyst for positive change, indicating the power of this great music - REGGAE.
Katalys Crew Purpose – A clear vision of the limitless possibilities that exist in the music industry. As an agent of change and social change more specifically, the purpose therefore is to provide encouragement, hope and inspiration primarily through the genre of reggae music.
This mission is a deliberate journey that will also help people both nationally and internationally, to focus on the importance of cultural identity. It is a mission that visualizes the transformation of attitudes through the effective medium of reggae music.
With inspirational sounds of reggae music and the creative production of raw talent, Katalys Crew remains committed to nurturing the roots and enhancing the culture.