Eric “Rebel Lion” Bubbles is an extremely diverse artist who has made a highly significant impact on the development of Reggae music. He has successfully performed in such capacities as singer, songwriter, manager and producer. In 1969, he formed the roots vocal trio, The African Brothers. Renowned for the sentiments of racial pride and repatriation resonating in the music and lyrics of their songs, they were widely regarded as one of the most innovative groups in the history of Jamaican music. Brother Eric is a very determined man who has always required the best from the singers and musicians with whom he’s performed. He is responsible for launching the careers of many performers who have since become household names to reggae fans the world over.
ERIC REBEL LION BUBBLES PROJECTS:
Today, Eric has several projects in development, including The Many Moods of Eric Bubbles, a new album, featuring the smash hit Rebel Lion (currently in re-release in Japan, Brazil and other overseas markets). His music continues to create waves in Europe, as his voice brings back memories of the African Brothers’ Righteous Kingdom and Father Lead Us. Keeping up the true roots of reggae music, Eric does it all. He is Reggae Music’s True Renaissance Man.
ERIC REBEL LION BUBBLES STORY
The first incarnation of The African Brothers featured Desi Young singing harmony and lead singer Eric Bubble, along with Cornel Campbell, on guitar. They recorded a total of two songs as the African Brothers, both written by Eric. The first was Behold I Live and featured the legendary backing band, Charles Hanna and the Graduates. Eric recalls performing it with this band in several Kingston hotels on the east coast. The second song was Good Samaritan, upon which one of the members from the In Crowd Band replaced Cornel Campbell on background vocals. The group toured the local hotel scene for quite some time before disbanding.
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Eric Rebel Lion Bubbles: Article in Reggae Vibes Magazine