Hailing from the "Little Town Of Bethlehem", ReaLion has been a constant force in the ever growing reggae music scene in the Lehigh Valley since 2004. Brick mason by day, reggae musician by night, he is no stranger to hard work and long hours. Combining these qualities, with an extensive music collection and hours of study to match, every mix and stage show is approached with discipline, energy and love. For ReaLion reggae isn't just another musical style, but a passion.
ReaLion honed his fiery and focused stage presence as the front-man for the cover band Twiggz and as the percussionist / vocalist for the well known local band Trouble City Allstars. He continued to sharpen his craft as the front-man for the now defunct Cornerstone Sound. Through all the changing acts one thing has been for certain, an undeniable passion and love is obvious in every ReaLion performance.
Combining years of being a student of reggae music with the desire to spread it's positive message is what led ReaLion to transition into a reggae DJ. From his first session on New Year's Eve 2010 until today, he has been playing nothing but the finest in roots and culture classics, as well as keeping up-to-date with latest releases from the international scene. This past June, ReaLion co-coordinated the first reggae festival in the City of Easton, PA. Where his duties included organizing entertainment, hosting, DJing, as well as providing and running the sound for the other acts.
Always looking forward, ReaLion has begun to expand his efforts by linking up with local veteran DJ's and performers as well as acts from the Philadelphia and NYC areas. In addition to this, ReaLion is also working with local yoga instructors to mix live during yoga classes, bringing Reggae's positive message to the mat and the hearts of yogis.
From keeping up monthly gigs, private parties, weddings and providing sound support for other musicians, the future looks full and bright for ReaLion.
"Christopher "ReaLion" Long has been performing at Pearly Baker's Alehouse for over 6 years in one form or another. He has been a professional, who has the ability to play to the crowd and give them what they want. He is also one of the most genuinely nice people to have ever stepped on our stage. He has connections to out of town talent that he will bring in to make the night even better and offer our guests a truly hot reggae evening."
-Josh, General Manager Pearly Baker's Easton, PA
"ReaLion Sound got the Vibes on lock, Real Selection, Real Music, Real Energy, Real Professional, Real Heartical, Like a Lion. I f**ks with Realion Sound, and you should Too!!!"
- Sensistar Audio Engineer/Producer Mix Factory One Detroit, MI; Producer/Mixing Engineer Humble Camp Productions Phila., PA; DJ w/Royal Majestic Sound