Avatar are a ten piece reggae/jazz group from Kerry, Ireland. Their unique sound has been described as simultaneously relaxing and uplifting. It is influenced by both Reggae and Jazz masters such as Augustus Pablo and Miles Davis.
To date the group have released three critically acclaimed albums "Resting In Alaya", "Like River to Ocean" and "Summa Iru". Their beautifully evocative Heart of Wisdom video received a commendation at the Kerry Film Festival. In September 2020 they have launched their latest album "Ancient Echoes" available for purchase in the Island of Music website.
The group have recorded with Jamaican legend Ricky Grant, Norris Reid and Carton 'Tetrack' Hines. Tetrack produced classic albums such as Let's Get Started and Eastman Dub.
The former vocal album was produced by Agustus Pablo and the latter album of Dubs being produced by another Jamaican legend Sylvan Morris. They have also worked with UK vocalist/composer Miri and The Senior All-stars.
Avatar have shared the stage with a host of international acts at festivals such as: The Electric Picnic (Trenchtown Stage), where they were awarded the Artist's Choice accolade. Cork's South X Southwest, Cork Jazz Festival, Feile na Bealtaine and among others. Their stage performances have gleaned them a host of excellent reviews and a loyal following.