House of Shem

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House of Shem
House of Shem.jpg
House of Shem performing live at Brisbane, Australia, January 2010
Background information
Origin New Zealand
Genres Reggae
Years active 2004-present
Labels House Of Shem Enterprises LTD
Website houseofshem.com
Members Carl Perkins
Te Omeka Perkins
Isaiah Perkins

House of Shem is a roots reggae band from New Zealand. They have had songs featured on the Conscious Roots compilations. In May 2008, their debut album, Keep Rising was released throughout New Zealand. It was released again in April 2009 throughout Australia and Hawaii.[1]

In April 2010, House of Shem started recording their second album Island Vibration with engineer and producer Errol Brown who has worked with many well known reggae bands and artists such as Alton Ellis, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Gregory Isaacs, Peter Tosh and Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers. The album was released in New Zealand on 14 February 2011.

In 2013 they released their third album, Harmony, on which they worked with Jamaican engineer Errol Brown.[2]

Band members[edit]

  • Carl Perkins - Vocals/Producer
  • Te Omeka Perkins - Vocals/Producer
  • Isaiah Perkins - Vocals/Producer

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ[3]
2008 Keep Rising
  • Released: 26 May 2008
  • Label: Local Music Ltd
  • Catalogue: HOSCD001
38
2011 Island Vibration
  • Released: 14 February 2011
  • Label: House Of Shem Music/Isaac/Universal
  • Catalogue: 938571
1
2013 Harmony
  • Released: 6 December 2013
  • Label: Isaac/Warner
  • Catalogue: 5419601602
24
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilations[edit]

Date of Release Title Label Charted Country Catalog Number
2004 Conscious Roots EMI - - 8636632
2005 Conscious Roots 2 Capitol - - 3495142
2006 Conscious Roots 3 Capitol - - 3774962
2007 Conscious Roots 4 Moving Productions - - 5197652
2009 Conscious Roots 2009 EMI - - 2655252

References[edit]

  1. ^ House of Shem Biography http://www.houseofshem.com/?page_id=6
  2. ^ Campbell, Howard (2015) "Harmony in the House Of Shem", Jamaica Observer, 26 November 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015
  3. ^ "HOUSE OF SHEM IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 

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