Don Minott has been delivering Roots Rocking Reggae Excellence for over two decades. He is well loved in Europe where one of his most successful recent tracks “Time & Space” took off by storm. The same track had been placed at the top of the charts in ST Louis in 2 of the first 3 months in 2016.
Don Minott is an exceptionally talented tri-fecta in the Indie Reggae/Dancehall scene: writing, composing, performing, the list goes on. Behind the scenes it is worthy of mentioning that he is also solo-preneuring his product globally like a professional. Making vital connections along the way and thereby securing a solid foundation for his career.
All this talent is born out of the heart of a true poet, who loves his people and is using his voice to reach out, edify, move and bless people with down to earth rich roots rockin’ Reggae vibes. Right down to the punchline. His writing skills are not only profound but also versatile. He covers many different subjects across many different riddims.
As example compare Reggae Boogaloo with Only 21. Both are massively powerful songs, well written and delivered excellently , but that’s where the similarities stop. Each have their very own distinctive moods one being somber and one so uptempo you couldn’t hold your feet still if you tried.
His voice is clear and crisp whether acapella, on stage performing live or laid down on track. He takes pride in his craft and it’s capacity to move and influence people is not taken lightly. Don’s performances capture his crowd’s heart, he has a strong fan base built up and reinforced over the years. He enjoys entertaining in both intimate settings as well as large venues and Festivals.
Local festival performances include: New England Reggae Fest, Ocean State Reggae Fest, Sober in the Sun Festival, Half Moon Festival, Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, Taste of the Caribbean Festival and the West Indian Independence Celebration. International festival performances include: Reggae by the River in Germany, Exit Festival in Serbia and Montenegro Reggae Fest in Montenegro to name a few.
Don’s talents have landed him performing on the same stage and warming up the crowd for legends like Morgan Heritage, Culture, Luciano, Third World, Yellowman, Beres Hammond, Burning Spear, Toots and Maytals, Israel Vibrations, Sizzla, Damian Marley and Maxi Priest.
Don Minott has been in several bands, including “the Lightning Reggae Band”, “Ruffneck Massive” and “Positive Vibrations”. His musical influences are Delroy Wilson, Bob Marley, the original Wailers, Mikey Spice, Don Henley, and Phil Collins. When not performing Don listens to the above people, all forms of reggae and continues to write poetry.