Brooklyn-based artist/producer Double Tiger (aka Jay Spaker) is no stranger to critical acclaim. Known for his contributions with trendsetting reggae powerhouse John Brown’s Body, as well as his role as half of Tour De Force, and co-founder of Dub Stuy Records, Spaker is also recognized for his past collaborations with legendary artists such as Luciano, Johnny Osbourne, Sly & Robbie, Rankin Joe, Brother Culture, Omar Perry, Al Campbell. Lutan Fyah, Eek A Mouse, and Scientist. Spaker is now gearing up to release his debut solo album, a collection of productions from the past five years of writing. His debut full-length, Sharp & Ready, debuted at #3 on the ITunes reggae charts & #5 Billboard reggae charts..
With over 6 years of national touring as singer & guitarist of JBB playing alongside such acts as Rebelution, Chronixx, Tribal Seeds, Protoje, Morgan Heritage, J Boog, Fortunate Youth, Stick Figure, Dirty Heads, The Meditations, Freddie Macgregor, Thievery Corporation, Trombone Shorty as well as years of International touring with Tour De Force and more, Spaker has honed his stage show skills and looks forward to bringing the music to the people.
Double Tiger’s live show is a blazing concoction of modern roots reggae with a dash of early dancehall style. The vocal delivery is sometimes in a singjay fashion while other times a rapid fire militant delivery. Love songs, Social commentary and anthems roll together to connect with the audience while the guitars, bass, keys & drums lay down the foundation.
“Double Tiger is that something special that the American reggae scene has been waiting for. Sharp & Ready carries an unmistakably international sound, primed & ready to make waves.” - Rootfire
“Double tiger is using his style as a way to share the gospel of sound system culture with other music scenes beyond reggae”