Originated by Raj Sena to share his passion for reggae music, he was then joined by a versatile and talented bunch of musicians from all over the globe. Marcos Gil from Argentina, who played with some of the musical royalty in Latin, funk and rock of his home. Marcos's melodic grooves are joined by Robin Dosoruth of Mauritius on keys and percussion, bringing the African, Sega and Seggae influences to RI. These eclectic sounds are backed by the unmissable reggae riddim by Ricardo Fernandez, who brings with him a long love affair with Reggae music from his home country Brazil. Next they were joined by the defining Trumpet sounds of a local from the northern beaches of Sydney, Kim Griffin, to complement the kaleidoscope of sounds. And finally, the powerhouse female double duo on the vocals leading the charge, Sonia Leeson and Sophie Wilson. Her heritage in Chile, Sonia's beautiful and velvet vocal sounds comes with a long history of reggae having spent the last 10 years recording and touring with Australia's leading reggae bands including Red Bantoo and Fyah Walk. Sophie Wilson bring her soulful yet powerful vocals, hailing from the mecca of reggae music, Byron Bay, bringing over 25 years of singing experience and performances in some of the top venues in Australia with a rich background of soul, blues, jazz and now reggae!
We also have many great friends of the band helping us out on a regular basis such as as Justin Buckingham on sax.... and our sound continues to evolve and reflect all our backgrounds and influences...!!
This is Revolution Incorporated.
We would love to see you at a gig and join the fun, come down so that we can raise your spirits through our uplifting and unique music!
Bless you all!
Sophie - Vocals
Sonia - Vocals
Sonia Leeson is a natural singing talent, a gift she has brought to this world to share with all of us. Although she was already performing and singing at a professional level from a young age with very little musical training, she has also gone on to excel in her music studies, completing many professionally accredited courses, including a Bachelor of Music, from some of the leading music institutions of the country. But all along, she has also been a working musician, playing in a variety of bands, everything from Rock, funk, blues, reggae, roots, folk to country. This experience lead her to play with some of the leading Reggae bands of the NSW North Coast, such as Fyah Walk and Red Bantoo and she has performed at festivals such as Falls Festival, Womadelaide, Island Vibes, Peats Ridge, Byron Blues and Roots and the list goes on. Now joining the band, she brings all her knowledge and experience, and a whole new dynamic vocal sound that defines the message of Revolution Incorporated.
Sophie Wilson brings with her over 25 years of experience, professionally trained and performing varied styles such as blues, roots, jazz, soul and many more, all over Australia. Starting her career at the tender age of 4, Sophie made her stage debut, clad in a "Sebastian the Crab" and singing "Under the Sea" at the behest of her tactful dance teacher who rightfully observed that Sophie's skills lay in areas other than dance... She went on to completing an Honours Degree in Contemporary Music in 2008 and performing with a number of North Coast local bands at local venues and international festivals. Blending together urban RnB, soul and a hefty dose of blues grittiness, her performances are a fierce display of raw talent.
Sophie made the move to Sydney in 2009 and has since racked up a slew of performances at notable venues including The Basement, The Opera Bar, Oxford Arts Factory, the MCA, IVY, and others. In 2013 she joined forces with Revolution Incorporated, performing with the band for shows and festivals in Sydney and beyond, and is loving the chance to embrace the styles of reggae, latin and dub.