Inner Circle, also known as The Inner Circle Band or The Bad Boys of Reggae, are a Jamaican reggae band formed in Kingston in 1968. The band first backed The Chosen Few in the early 1970s before joining with successful solo artist Jacob Miller and releasing a string of records. This era of the band ended with Miller’s death in a car crash in 1980.
The group reformed in 1986. During this period, they released several international hit singles, including “Sweat (A La La La La Long)” and “Bad Boys,” the theme from the American television show Cops. The group continued to record and tour thereafter.
Brothers Ian and Roger Lewis have remained the group’s consistent members, playing bass and guitar, respectively. Other long-term members include keyboardist Bernard “Touter” Harvey, a member since 1973, and drummer Lancelot Hall, who joined during their 1986 reformation. The band’s lineup is completed by singer Trevor “Skatta” Bonnick and lead guitarist Andre Philips.