Reggae/soul artist & band leader

Ronnie Brandon aka i-Ron Lion

1974-Childhood Days

(born October 27,1974 on the southside in Chicago,Ill.)

(begins singing,public speaking & performing at school & around city w/ church gospel choir by age of 5)

(moves to Virginia in Sept. 1983 & continues w/ school,church  & community activities)

(starts r&b/rap groups w/ local youths)

1989-High School Days

(joins 1st bands Peanut & The Reggae All-Stars,Shades of Gray,Unity

& performs in high school talent shows,local fests,clubs & house parties)

(graduate of Harrisonburg High School 1992)

(captain of state co-champion debate,baseball teams,many individual honors)

1992-1996-College Days
(attends BRCC & Radford University in Virginia)


(1993/4-Crucial Substance I & II reggae band-Harrisonburg,Va.)

(also formed Black Star Productions,begins producing & distributing music for area rap artists in college)

1997-Enter the Reggae Pro Leagues

(joins RVA band Drummie Zebb & The Razor Posse & tours as lead singer to promote Yellowman/Derrick Barnett produced "First Time" cd)

(leader "Drummie" Zebb would eventually leave and become drummer for The Wailers Band & percs for Kenny Chesney)

1997/8-Stable Roots Reggae Band/Culture

(continues writing songs & touring them w/ Culture keyboardist Chris "Peanut" Whitley for Stable Roots Prod./Band)

​(many classic iRon Lion Rastafarian based songs recorded during this time)

(serious days of learning one on one on the road from elders such as Burning Spear,Joseph Hill and more!)

2000-iRon Lion Enterprises/Knotty Lionz Band-Camp

(forms indie company iRon Lion,Ent. to produce,manufacture & distribute original products.Produces 1st cd release "Watch Out")

(continues to tour,write & release singles like Zion,Positive Vibration,Nice Girl,In this World)

(begins hiring world travelling backing musicians for iRon Lion & The Knotty Lionz Band Camp for shows/tours) 

2005-2010...SOJA/Jimmy Cliff

(becomes reggae radio dj at nearby James Madison University)

(works w/ fast rising Virginia band SOJA as a show booking liaison,promoter & opener at several VA colleges)

(opens for mega superstar Jimmy Cliff at Sprint Pavilion)

2016-Virginia Reggae Award

(wins VRA for "Reggae Party" cd produced by Chris "Peanut" Whitley & promoted on internationally popular site Reggaeville)

(opens concert w/ Israel Vibration in Cville,Va.)

(opens for reggae Grammy winners Morgan Heritage in Baltimore!)


(opens for reggae legend & childhood idol Junior Reid formerly of Black Uhuru in Fredrick Co.,Md.)


(currently recording new music,touring & expanding fanbase worldwide through social media & tours)

​***Through the years iRon Lion has been blessed to open concerts on the east coast USA for Jimmy Cliff,The Wailers Band,Morgan Heritage,SOJA,Richie Spice,New Kingston,The Movement,I Wayne,Israel Vibration,Culture,Junior Reid,Sister Carol,King Yellowman,Eek a Mouse,Steel Pulse,Don Carlos & more!

Bob Marley

-No Woman,no cry
-Stir it up
-Wait in vain
-Bend down low
-One Drop
-Them belly full
-One Love
-3 lil birds
-I shot the sheriff
-Soul Rebel
-Is this Love

EPK/Booking Requests contact:

S/E USA tour booking:

Big Daddy Productions

c/o Chris Serrano

​Call (757)717-3111

Peter Tosh


-Legalize it
-Ketchy Schuby-Equal Rights

-Brand New Secondhand

Mighty Diamonds-Pass the Kutchie

Tenor Saw-Rind da alarm

Burning Spear-Slavery days

Black Uhuru-Guess whos coming to dinner

Sean Paul-I'm still in Love

Press/interview requests, 


Nena Ras Tah

Some songs we play include:

Reggae Party

Virginia's 2016 VRA winning cd!

Contact info:

Feature Video:


Ronnie L. Brandon III.,

CEO/manager of:

(creative marketing/design,



Dennis Brown


-Should i
-Love & Hate

Inner Circle

-Tenement Yard

Maxi Priest-Wild World

Aswad-Roots Rocking

N/E USA tour booking:

Planetary Music

c/o Dave Mascatello

PO Box 276
Sterling, Virginia
Call (703) 980-0379


Gregory Isaacs

-Night Nurse
-Tune in
-Number One

-Stranger in your town

Chaka Demus & Pliers-Murder She Wrote

Toots & The Maytals-54/46


Damian Marley-Jamrock

UB40-Red Red Wine

US soul/pop classics


Stand by me
Lean on me
Another Saturday Night

Under the boardwalk
Hotel California
Knocking on heavens door
Stairway to Heaven
The Joker

Ordinary people


My Perogative

Don't Be Cruel

The way you make me feel


My Girl