In the autumn of 1973 while at their High School parents open evening, Stephen McIntosh and his two class mates Joseph Francis and Charles Keymist were ordered into the schools music room as they just happened to be walking past. The reason being not one single music pupil had turned up to entertain the parents by demonstrating the schools music facilities. Whilst deputizing playing instruments and making noise or music as they like to put it, the seed was sown for a life long career in music, as The Cool-Notes was born. Shortly after that Joseph 'JC' Charles and Loxsley Williams had joined.
The band originally was destined to become just an all boys 5 piece outfit, but it soon became evident that because of the bands style of melodic and sweet harmony arrangements which also led to the band becoming one of the leading acts in the newly created home grown Reggae sounds of the British Lovers Rock movement in the mid to late 70's through until the early 80's, that by having girls in the band would become the winning formula to their success. So in 1975 Lauraine Smart and Heather Harewood became the latest members of the band making The Cool-Notes a 7 piece mixed group.
During The Cool-Notes Reggae Dayz they recorded many Lovers Rock classics such as 'My Tune' - 'You are What You Are' - 'Sweet Vibes' - 'Billy The Kid' - 'I Will Always Love You' - 'I've Got To Let Him Know' plus many, many more. In 1981 they recorded their debut album 'Down To Earth'.
Amongst the many hits and classics a number of demo's were also recorded but were never released. To sum up, The Cool-Notes Reggae Dayz truly were the most colourful times of the bands career as it saw many new changes in the world of music and being apart of those historical events is something the band can be truly proud of.
The Cool-Notes debut album "Down to Earth" went on sale in 1981 and is still regarded today as a valuable rare gem. It was never available on CD but has now been restored and digitally remastered and now available to Buy right here for your mp3 player. You may purchase individual tracks or if you purchase the complete album you'll get our special give away Free offer of 4 Cool-Notes demo's never heard in public before now .
Since 1975 The Cool-Notes have had numerous Reggae Singles released, most of them remaining classics to date, It is almost guaranteed that you'll hear a Cool-notes Reggae track being played on the radio somewhere in the country. You can now Buy and download on mp3 any one of these smashing Cool-Notes singles for your own listening pleasure, or if you prefer you can Buy and download the complete singles listed below, never before has so many great Cool-Notes tracks been sold together in one place.