Belizean Reggae Group set the stage in 1978
Dem See Mista Mandella,
June 29th, 1990 "Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum"
"The Babylon Warriors knew that they were part of history in the making, and were therefore in perfect harmony as they 'blew' "shooting and killing and dying in the name of the Lord".
-- The Belize Times, July 29th, 1990
"The songs are well-arranged and executed, incorporating ska and funk elements as well as a variety of different tempos."
-- LA Times , Don Snowden --
"...rich with African and Belizean tones that captivated all that was under its sound. A wonderful learning, and tantalizing experience."
Cultural Enrichment Program, Pepperdine University
"L.A.’s most respected reggae band."
-- Music Connection, Ron Gales --
"Jamaica’s Karl Pitterson has produced most of Jamaica’s best artists.
Now with the Babylon Warriors, he helps discover one of America’s best."
-- Roger Steffens --
"...amply displayed basic Wailers-style reggae--hypnotic, political and energetic values."
-- LA Times, Terry Atkinson --
"Strong songwriting, original percussion and rhythm effects."
-- Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase --
"Their music is vibrant, energetic-- eminently danceable."
" Righteous rhythmic music with a bit of zest."
-- California State University at Chico, Miles Thompson --
"Strong rhythmic drive, rock-flavored guitar work and ska and funk elements thrown in as well, make the Babylon Warriors a must-see."
-- The Weekly (Monterey) Mac McDonald --
"LA’s premier reggae band, a powerful unit with all original material."
-- BAM --
"Babylon Warriors exude a highly personalized, mesmerizing reggae."
-- The Outlook, Paul Vercammen --
"The Babylon Warriors, a reggae band with Belizean members has a unique sound and a forceful presence; the music of these gents is at once soulful, gustsy and melodically memorable. They are true and impressive exponents of reggae music born in the Caribbean that you can't hear without being affected.
-- Daily Trojan "University of Southern California" Gloria Heller --
"The Babylon Warriors take their snake-like rhythms and impassioned vocals to the Sunset Strip. They have earned a place at the frontline of the reggae troops.
John Sutton Smith 'LA. Weekly
Babylon Warriors at Wong's East
"As their name intimates, the Warriors serve up a very tasty brew of reggae. Sweet pop melodies are anchored by a smooth yet pulsating rhythm section that defies you not to dance. The uptempo energy fuels "Are You Feeling Alright?" like high octane in a sports car. The Warriors music doesn't roar; it purrs.
Music Connection, Los Angeles, Review March 5-18, 1981
Warriors at Madame Wong's
The Warriors, throughout the Wong's show, radiated an elasticity of form which moved them and their audience comfortably from song to song.
Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"One of the last opportunities for a full scale outdoor garden concert at the Comeback Inn. in Venice, CA. in 1980, The Babylon Warriors held reign over a happy throng of fans and passengers by . With a peaked capacity, fans were standing outside on the side walk and street peering."
-- James C. Hovey 'Overtones' published by the Comeback Inn --
"The Babylon Warriors began in 1978 in Los Angeles. They now enjoyed the status of being L.A.'s first and longest standing reggae band.
--- World Beat --
Reggae Mayday, May 1st, 1981
"If you're tired of postage stamp sized Santa Barbara dance floors,
then this Party is for you.
Soccerfest, July 8-17, 1994 "Los Angeles Convention Center"
"The Babylon Warriors were a great crowd pleaser, one of the favorite acts of the whole ten-day Festival!"
"Entertainment Director Soccerfest"
Church of Ocean Park, Dec. 20th, 1980
The Babylon Warriors made their first appearance together in this area in June 1979 when they played to a sold out house at the Church in Ocean Park for the benefit of the Ocean Park Perspective.
---Perspective "a Community Newspaper"