Don Minott

(860) 205-1904

email - dminott53@yahoo. com

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Don's New CD - Speak for the Poor, available at itunes

Don Minott - Born in Kingston Jamaica.  Don started out as a poet, migrated to the US in 1986 and settled in Hartford, CT with his family.  He continued to write and soon won a local talent contest sponsored by a local radio station (WKND) for male vocalist and best original song (Got Me Crying) soon after forming the Lightning Reggae Band (1995) along with Derek Alicock and Jah B.

He has been singing for the past 18 years, and 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.

Don has opened for Morgan Heritage, Culture, Luciano, Third World, Yellowman, Beres Hammond, Burning Spear, Toots and Maytals, Israel Vibrations, Sizzla, Damian Marley and Maxi Priest.

Don and the band have played at many venues throughout the area including: Toads Place, 41 Degrees North, Station 58, West Indian Social Club, Club Pyramid, Michael Angelo's, Sully's Pub, Webster Theater, all the Connecticut colleges, Meadows Concert theater, Bear & Grill, Georgetown Saloon, Conte's Market, New England Reggae Festival in Rhode Island, Iron Horse Theater Northampton MA, Bills Bar in Boston, MA, XXODUS Cafe Providence, RI, Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY, Half Moon Festival New Hampshire, Sober in the Sun Festival, The First Annual Rhode Island Reggae Festival, Ocean State Reggae Festival in RI, and the Gamboa Music Festival, May 2004 at Praia, Cape Verde.

In 2002 Don has formed a new band and has branched out on his own solo career.  Don is now backed by the High Voltage Band.


To book Don and  High Voltage call (860) 205-1904



All songs are Windows WMA files

Must be a Dream   Paco Records Chapter 1

Click the underlined song title to listen to the full song   Click the underlined song title to play the whole song

1.  You and I
2.  Watching You

3.  Paradise
4.  Don't Want to Roam
5.  Holding Strong
6.  Must Be a Dream
7.  Woman Warning
8.  You Got Me Crying
9.  Messed Up
10  This Dance
11. Once Upon A Time
12. Stuck On You
13. Love Somebody

A Calbut Production

To Purchase this CD $12.97 go to



1.   Revelation Come to Pass - Hubert Lee
2.   Let Them Talk - Don Minott
3.   In A Di Dark - Jah Blacks
4.   One More Chance - Tony G.
5.   Look Through The Window - Derland Byfield
6.   That's The Way I Feel - Jr. Holt & Egyptian
7.    Nuh Disgrace Your Woman - Jah Blacks
8.    Life In The Ghetto - Nigel Stephens
9.    Speaking For The Poor - Don Minott
10.  Give What You Can to the Poor $ Humble -  Jubilee
11.  Who That A Lie Down De - Jah Blacks
12.  Ethiopia Is My Fathers Home - Egyptian

Executive Producer, Osborne "Ifeel" Joseph
For more information or to purchase this CD Contact

Paco Records
1491 Main Street
Hartford, CT
Tel: (860) 524-1080

All instruments played by
Osborne "Ifeel" Johnson


  Other Don Minott Songs  
  1. Conspiracy Brand New off of Paco Records Chapter 2 -  I've Got Sunshine
  2. Love Jah  
  3. Life Ain't Easy  
  4. Money Brand NEW 12-21-05   Bloody City
  5. Rude Boy Shufflin  
  6. Victim From the Forthcoming NEW CD as of November 2009
    I am Working
    Cry Blood
    Can't Dance
    Dutty Babylon
    Voice of the People


To book Don and  High Voltage call (860) 205-1904

High Voltage Band

The High Voltage band is from left to right

Kirk Goulbourne or Ranglin or Wayne - Drums

Cliff Harper - lead guitar & bass

Reality - Keyboards

Don Minott - Singer

Ifeel or Thom Neil - bass & lead guitar


Upcoming Shows




  All shows start around 9 PM unless noted
Friday Apr 17, 2009   7 PM Elks Lodge, 44 Maynard St., Middletown, Connecticut
Friday May 1, 2009    9 PM Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main St., Holyoke, Massachusetts
Saturday May 2, 2009 The Rock Cafe, 944 Cromwell Ave. (Route 3), Rocky Hill, CT
Friday June 5th International Day School Event, Meriden, CT
Saturday June 27, 2009 Private Party New York,  NY
Saturday June 27, 2009 2nd. Annual Capital City  Bike Night, Asylum & Arch Street, downtown Hartford, CT 3 PM
Thursday July 9, 2009 Harbor Park, Middletown CT,  7 - 11 PM
Thursday July 16, 2009 3rd Thursday Street Festival, Willimantic, CT
Thursday August 6, 2009 Harbor Park, Middletown CT,  7 - 11 PM

To book Don and  High Voltage call (860) 205-1904



Click on underlined links to show photos


Ultimate Billiards, April 21, 2005

Toads Place, New Haven, CT December 23, 2004

Station 58,Station 58, New London, CT Dec. 12, 2003

 SVEA outing Berlin, CT May 10, 2003

High Voltage Band - Iron Horse Music Hall, May 3, 2003

Toads Place, March 16, 2003

West Indian Social Club, March 9, 2003

Sully's Pub, February, 20 2003

Michael Angelo's, February 15, 2003

WCSU, February 7, 2003



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