Reggae, Roots, Dub, Ska
Sebastian Sturm, Christian Golz, Shadi Heinrich, Joonas Lorenz, Tobias Pötsch
Since 2006, Sebastian Sturm is an integral part of the European roots reggae
scene and regularly performs on stages in Germany, France, Poland, Italy,
Portugal, Austria and Switzerland. With the incomparable voice of the half
Indonesian and his exceptional band, Exile Airline, their music has a distinct
sound that is not usually found in Reggae. Live they convince with a variety of
sounds, ranging from “Traditional” to “Modern Roots” to “Ska” and “Jazz”.
With their pure energy and love for music, they are bound to captivate every
After producing four studio albums in Germany, “The Kingston Session” is the
first production coming out of the legendary Harry J Studio/Jamaica, where
Bob Marley himself recorded some of his best albums.
Samuel Clayton Jr. was the key man for this link. He has worked with stars such
as Steel Pulse, Toots and the Maytals, and also produced Sebastian Sturm’s album
“A Grand Day Out“. After many tours, the idea for a live session developed.
Rather than producing it in Germany, Clayton and Stephen Stewart, the producer
at Harry J Studio, invited Sebastian Sturm and Exile Airline to the homeland of
In Jamaica, Clayton and Stewart turned out to be excellent tour guides. They took
the band on a journey into the history and life of one of the most inspirational
places in the world. Burning with creative and musical power, this trip resulted in
“The Kingston Session“!
In two days, nine live songs were born. The uncompromising “Jam and Live”
atmosphere gives familiar songs a new unique sound that is usually only experienced
at concerts. The central message is:
“True music! Through music I found a way to discover my soul!“
In the end, the fans closed the circle, as this production was only made possible
by their support, loyalty and love for music. Culture needs to be alive, and this is
only possible through the connection between artist and audience. The more than
successful crowdfunding of this project shows that Sebastian’s fans are far from
the unengaged radio audience. With more than 10 000 Euros funded, they all
signed the statement: True music is free!
“The Kingston Session” is alive! The audience and the musicians sit in the studio
together. There is no filter, no division. From Jamaica to Germany, out into the world. Tune In!
Sebastian Sturm – The Kingston Session
Sebastian Sturm & Exile Airline – A Grand Day Out
Sebastian Sturm – Get Up & Get Going
Sebastian Sturm – One Moment In Peace
Sebastian Sturm – This Chance Is Nice