Hugh Campbell - Founder, Engineer, Producer and keyboard player
Juhanis Darroux - Drums
Andrade Bowen - Keyboards and Guitars
DonRafael Lewis - 'Don' - Drums
Omar Francis - Bass Guitar
Kenneth Bowman - 'Sniper' - Guitars
Debbie Swaby - Back Vocals
Clio Essang - Back Vocals
Instantaneous energy and undeniable passion were the result of the coming together to form a new and versatile Backing Band. It would be the embodiment of the Caribbean–American music experience. Music lover, producer and keyboard player Hugh Campbell had long envisioned a professional group showcasing solid vocals and talented musicians versed in Gospel, Reggae, R&B, Jazz, Disco, Soca and Calypso among others. His love of music and desire for professionalism led him to create a band, and so in early 2014 the MP Band was formed.
Campbell met the band members over a five-year period and was exposed to their talent through a number of projects and shows. Over time he recognized the people in his midst that could bring this dream to life. Vocals and musicians blended well, whether it was a rootsy reggae jam, a soulful ballad, old school gospel or an up-tempo hit, the team flowed. It was clear the band would be able to provide top quality backing band for events, such as, festivals, gospel concerts, corporate engagements, weddings, and the like.
The group has a combined total of over 50 years experience under their belt. Members of the band have played for renowned groups such as The Grace Thrillers, Judith Galye, Keesa Peart, DJ Nicholas, Terry Linen, Claudelle Clarke, George Gordon, Lieutenant Stitchie, I-Wayne, Pato Banton, Beeni Man, Elephant man, Alison Hinds, Luciano, Maxi Preist, just to name a few. They have performed in the United States, Europe as well as the Caribbean islands of Jamaica and Dominica. They have performed at major festivals including the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, Inman Park Festival, Jerk Fest, among others and now that energy is professionally packaged in one. The MP Band.