Zally was born in Papine (in Kingston, Jamaica). While growing up and going to school he was always surrounded by musicians. At the tender age of sixteen he realized that
music was his calling and he has been chanting and singing ever since. As a youth Zally experienced alot of hardship. He believes this is due in part to growing up in a
poor third world economy. He never knew his mother, and his father lived on the other side of town not having any major impact in his life. His Grandmother and Aunts
raised him as their own son. They ensured that he went to good schools and as a result he graduated an A student.
In his early teenage years he started hanging around several different mobile sound systems in the neighborhood and vibing with the best of the best. In those days it was
Charlie Chaplin, Major Mackerel, Papa San, and Capleton, just to name a few. As we say in Jamaica, “music nice and music sweet.” During that era, there was no violence or animosity among artists and musicians. You could go to almost any session anywhere, get on the mic, and rock the place. And on the real, that’s what Jamaica and Reggae is about, music, peace and love, and that is what Zally is about.
His first major stage show in the United States was the “Bob Marley Festival” in February, 1997. Though he was still young in the business, music was already changing his life. He performed in Santa Barbara, California for the “His Imperial Majesty’s Coronation” concert, also at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, Ca. and at the “Kingston Twelve Reggae Club.” He has opened for Morgan Heritage, Sizzla, Jr. Gong, Capleton and Cocoa Tea. And he has performed at various venues in the North East region of the U.S. such as, Philadelphia, New York, Jannus Live, Bob Marley Cafe in Orlando, FL. and many more.
Zally currently reside in South West Florida. He released two albums in 2010 and an EP in March, 2013. All his music is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and all other
digital music retailer stores. He’s been creating plenty of new material since 2007. Consequently, he has recorded for some of the best producers over the years; He’s
recorded singles, albums, vintage vinyl’s, collabs, and an ep.
His credits include recordings with the likes of the late Sugar Minott and Anthony Malvo, as well as a few Cross Over Hip-Hop songs with artists like 2 Pistols and Mello Bondz. His first record released was with Winston Riley on Techniques Records; second was with Courtney Cole (Roof International) and the third was a single called, “Love” on Fiesta Label. Additionally, he recorded an album with Kamau Music Kingdom.
As a result of his consistent and aggressive marketing, he has independently sold several CD’s and performed countless times in an effort to build his name in the industry. The single “Tell Me How You Feel” was a mini success; he recorded his first complete album in 2001 called, “Hot and Demanding.” His music has been, and is currently getting plenty of airplay in places such as Jamaica, the United Kingdom, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Ghana, St. Tomas VI, Portugal, The Bahamas, Japan, and Germany.