Tar3 the leader of Tarriii, started his first band, the PERFIDIANS in 1974. Playing reggae classics and writing original tunes he started off as the guitarist and ended up as the drummer and heart of the band. They brought to New York the life and soul of late 1970’s Jamaica and Jamaicans in New York, struggles and survival. As the PERFIDIANS winded down in 1980, Tar3 helped form another band CIRCUIT BREAKERS, which became a back-up band for many popular Reggae artists, most popular of them was YELLOWMAN. They toured the USA and Caribbean with Yellowman as the opening and backing band - Tar3 was the drummer and a leads singer, stunning crowds wherever he played. From 1985-1992, Tar3 took a hiatus from touring and created TARRIII Music to work on studio productions. Missing the stage he returned to performing in 1992 and played until with a reggae band in the New York area named SPECIAL BRU.
1996 marked the first CD/Cassette release with "IN DIS TIME" (11 trks) taking TARRIII to England in '98 for 2 weeks of concerts and radio promotions. In August, 2001 TARR3 AND NJOA released another CD titled ONE BAD (16 Mixes), including a re-arrangement of "One Bad Apple Don't Spoil the Whole Bunch (Osmond single)" and "Angie" by the Rolling Stones, naming it "Andy-Angie". TARRIII’s latest project drops in a rendition of the Kansas classic 'Dust In The Wind' and a reggae cover of the Jazz classic 'Come Rain, Come Shine'. This 11 song CD, WORK HARD released in 2006 features guests like Jim Nastic (Jim Brown), Chuck Turner, Ragga Lox, Scari, and Runako Flax. Work Hard was sold in many Tower Records stores on the west coast. Tracks from all three releases are currently for sale on most major internet music stores and a select few are available in iTunes.
TARRIII has developed a huge mailing list from internet plays and downloads which spread from Argentina to Australia and all 50 states of the USA. With Delroy Pusey Tarr3 playing drums and singing and Njoa as harmony and leads; with Sean Armstrong on keyboard; Tekil on Bass guitar you get the basic 4 stage crew and some of Tarriii recording members. TARRIII had slowed down bookings to a trickle since August of 2004 with the loss of both Gersham Nembhard, Guitarist, in a 8-1-04 car accident in Atlanta, GA and Runako Flax, Sax in a 8-25-04 drowning in Ghana Africa. These losses made us take a break to recharge for the journey.
TARRIII’s hugely successful Green Tour 2007 brought them across the USA to Boise, ID, throughout Utah, Jackson Hole, WY, Colorado,, Kansas, New York and Rhode Island.
ABG'S (Provo, UT)
Addicted Cafe (Salt Lake City, UT)
Monk's (Salt Lake City, UT)
Teasers Sport Bar (Ogden, UT)
The Reef (Boise, ID)
Johnny's Tavern (Lawrence, KS)
Ale House (Grand Junction, CO)
Silver Dollar Saloon Grille (Jackson Hole, WY)
Madison Square Garden (NYC, NY)
Ocean State Reggae Festival (charlestown, RI)
Stamford Music Fest ( Stamford CT)
Juneteenth Celabration Music Fest (White Plains NY)
Woodstock Music Fest (Bethel NY)
One World Arts and Cultural Festival (Peekskill NY)
Madison Square Music Festival (NYC NY.)
New Jersey Reggae Fest (Newark NJ)
Boston Music Festival (Boston MA)
Newburyport's Yankee Homecoming (Newburyport NH)
Florida Reggae Festival (Miami FL)
Glenn Davis Baseball Stadium (St Thomas, VI)
Backing + Opening for:
- Burning Spear
- Johnny Osbourne
- Augustos Pablo
- Mighty Sparrow
- Jimmy Cliff
- Toots and the Maytals
- Chuck Turner
- Sugar Minot
- Super Cat
- and more...
IN DIS TIME (1996): produced by Delroy Pusey Tarr3
ONE BAD: (2002): produced by Delroy Pusey Tarr3 & Njoa
WORK HARD (2005): produced by Delroy Pusey Tarr3 & Njoa
10 songs from 3 CD's on constant streaming from numberonemusic.com
where TARRIII has held the #1 ranking for reggae from July of 2006.
Regular rotation on college radio stations and satellite radio