KERRY STARR Biography (@kerrystarr)

kerryKerry-Ann Morgan, publicly known as Kerry Starr, is a singer / songwriter specializing in the reggae, dancehall and Caribbean pop musical genres. As a native of Jamaica, Kerry grew up in the Kingston area, living with individual parents at different times in her life.

Her love for the creative arts started in school, specifically Vauxhall High, where she actively participated in music, dancing, acting, cheerleading and was a member on the debate team. Kerry remembers getting a lot of support from her father, who she says is also the one who inspired her to pursue a career in music. Unfortunately, her mother was not behind her initially, but that would eventually change as Kerry would not stop writing and singing.

Kerry Starr did her first song while in the fifth form. She had to endure and overcome a lot as a solo female artist, working in what many consider to be a male dominated industry. One of her biggest challenges was, and to some extent, continues to be, not being taken seriously.

Despite the difficulties she has had to endure, Kerry has managed to record and release some very amazing tracks over the years. In 2007 she recorded Believe It,” a song that she is currently pushing. It was produced by the legendary production team, Sly and Robbie. In 2014 she did My Grade,” that was produced by Biggy from the popular duo Razz and Biggy. In 2016 and 2017 she collaborated with Legendz Production on three songs: “Cupid,” “Core” and “Everything.”

Kerry Starr is truly one of Jamaica’s best kept secret; something she is determine to change in short order. With a new promo team behind her, she is now working extremely hard to share her music with the world.

 

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DAN IJ Biography

Dan IJA versatile singer with a rich powerful voice and stage presence, Reggae artist Michael Jefferies, known publicly as Dan IJ was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He began singing at the tender age of 6 at weekly local neighborhood concerts and has never looked back. As a child star with tremendous talent, Dan IJ belted out the top tunes of Reggae icons, mesmerizing his listeners. A particular crowd favorite was his rendition of John Holt’s song, “Tonight,” which his supporters insisted he sing at every event. This eventually earned him the nick-name “2night.”

By age 10, Dan IJ was working with the sound system Killa Red Hi Fi. He sang and spun tunes with his uncle who hosted local concerts on which he performed songs and participated in dramatic plays. In 1983 Dan IJ recorded his first song with the Channel One Recording Studio entitled “My Girl,” it featured Barry Brown and Pad Anthony. His next recording was with Sky Line Productions, “Who Can Make the Dance Talk,” with the late great Captain Everall in 1984. His third song, “The Guerilla Man,” was with GG Recording Company. Following these recordings, Dan IJ was introduced to Danny Brownie, the Executive Producer of Main Street Records and a member of the Blood Fire Possy Band. Brownie was so impressed by his talent that he introduced him to established reggae artist Freddie McGregor.  Dan IJ ended up recording a song for Freddie McGregor at Anchor Recording Studio (ran by Gussy Clark). By then they had given him a new nick-name, “Johnny Ashly,” and had begun to introduce him to the professional world of music.

The endorsements and support of well-respected industry artists gave Dan IJ the rare opportunity to appear on bigger events, which were popular at the time, such as: Rockers Award, Forth Clarence Beach Splash, the Taste Talent Concert and many more. More importantly, he has shared the stage with major Reggae artists such as Yellow Man, Beenie Man, Papa Toyan, Sugar Minott, Jimmy London, Tony Tuff, Tony Rebel, Garnet Silk, Johnny P, Tenor Saw, Nitty Gritty, Singing Melody, Courtney Melody, Everton Blender, Fab 5, Dobby Dobson, Lady Saw, Luciano, Little John and that is just to name a few.

After relocating to the United States (New York) in 2003, Dan IJ continued to perform; working on shows in Main, New Hampshire, Boston, Queens, Brooklyn, Connecticut and Philadelphia. Through his travels he connected with an old friend from back home, Danny Roots, who was now based in Florida. Danny Roots flew Dan IJ down to Florida for an event, which led to him spending a few months and recording on two collaborations; one with Glen Washington and the other with Skinnie Ranking.

Though things were going good in the sunshine State, Dan IJ thought it best to return to New York. Upon his arrival, he ran into another longtime friend, Bambah, who is the owner of the popular Conscious Media Studio. Once Dan IJ familiarized himself with Bambah’s setup, he decided to make Conscious Media Studio his base for recording, as it was frequented by a lot of established artists and musicians.

Despite the fact that he had voiced on a large number of projects for many reputable reggae labels, Dan IJ eventually decided to start his own label, which he calls Lyfe Production. Since venturing out on his own, he has done work with a lot of reggae heavy weights, namely: Ed Robinson, Danny Bassie, Derrick Barnette and many more. He continues to perform both in the United States and locally on the island of Jamaica.

Dan IJ is currently promoting his recently released single entitled Life is so Precious, a collaboration done with one of the biggest names in reggae/dancehall, Capleton.

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DJ Nicholas’ Biography (@djnicholas2)

DJ NicholaJamaican born Gospel Reggae Artiste Nicholas Eccleston, more popularly known as DJ Nicholas has grown to become one of the leading Caribbean Gospel Artist. He was born on October 29, 1980 in Kingston; however, in his teenage years searching for truth, he became a marijuana smoker, very rebellious and immersed in the Rastafarian Religion. His life was shortly after changed by a scripture from Acts 4:12. He is now a passionate follower of Jesus Christ.

Nicholas performs in the USA where he now resides; he performed with Deitrick Haddon on BET Celebration of Gospel 2016. He has been interviewed on TBN for TBN Salsa In the Mix. He has also performed in the UK, Canada and over 25 countries in the Caribbean region and continues to regularly visit them. He has shared stages with TD Jakes, Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Tye Tribette, Erica Campbell, and Tamela Mann among others.

Nicholas is featured on Grammy nominated singer Deitrick Haddon’s album titled Masterpiece, on Todd Dulaney’s latest album “Your Great Name” and on Papa San’s One Blood Album; the album features Lecrae, Da Truth, Fred Hammond and Israel Haughton among others. Some of Nicholas’ popular songs are Holy Ghost Gym, Holy Ghost Church, Things Already Better, Naa Bow and Cut It Off to name a few.

He’s a multi award winning Caribbean artiste, which includes the YVA Awards Gospel Artiste Of The Year 2011 – 2013 consecutively in Kingston Jamaica, ‘The Atlanta Caribbean Gospel Awards 2012’ for ‘Album Of The Year’, ‘Caribbean Artiste Of The Year’ at the ‘Holy Hip Hop Awards’ 2012, along with several Marlin Awards just to list a few. He has been interviewed on BBC Radio U.K. and Atlanta Live TV in the USA. Performed on most premier Caribbean Gospel events including Fun in the Son Jamaica, Barbados Gospel Fest, St. Vincent Gospel Fest, St. Lucia Jazz Fest and more.

Nicholas has released four studio albums. He received number one music video on CVM TV Hit List (Jamaica) September 09 and RETV for the music video ‘Holy Ghost Gym.’ He recently launched his fourth album titled “The Audiologist” on July 21, 2017. He believes this album is his most dynamic.

Nicholas is a director and one of the founders of an indie recording studio and booking agency called “On The Shout Records.” He is co-founder with Kevin Smith (founder) of ‘A Betta Tomorrow’ (www.abettatomorrow.com), an outreach traveling across Jamaica, souls have been saved and lives changed through this event.

He’s the husband of one wife Sandra Eccleston and father of two lovely kids Malachi and Naomi. He is a deacon at New Life Assembly of God, he now fellowships at Victory Place International in Sunrise Florida. This is the beginning; DJ Nicholas would love you to be a part of his ministry.

Ministry Statement: To minister the undiluted word of God uncompromisingly with power, through the language of the Caribbean music professionally to the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

LIKKLE LIGHTNING Biography (@likklelightning)

Likkle Lightning_008Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Likkle Lightning has crafted a colorful brand of roots reggae music, all based on his upbringing and life experiences. MJ Magazine – a publication that is known for its authentic representation of Jamaican music – describes Likkle Lightning‘s sound as a refreshing throwback; “taking us back to when Reggae & Dancehall was all about fun and good lyrics.”

Likkle Lightning moved from the capital of Jamaica, when he was a teenager to the rural countryside with his grandparents. It was there that he learned to appreciate nature and understood the value of hard work and the love of family. Without the distraction of the city, Likkle Lightning was able to learn the real roots of reggae and honed his craft as a songwriter.

He started his career by playing live shows with two of Jamaica’s most respected veteran reggae/dancehall artists: King Yellowman and Professor Nuts. Likkle Lightning climbed the Jamaican music scene rapidly. He began recording and producing his songs in 2011 on his own Sonhi Productions label. All this was done at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios (Bob Marley). It wasn’t long before Likkle Lightning was playing live shows internationally; opening up for established artists such as: Everton Blender (Jamaican Music Award Nominee), Warrior King (Marcus Garvey Award), Turbulence and so much more.

Likkle Lightning is also an avid campaigner for nurturing today’s youth; appearing on anti-gun and anti-crime platforms, as well as promoting non-violence in his lyrics and live shows. Whether it’s achieving radio plays across the globe or featuring in publications from The Star to The Observer, Likkle Lightning is on an unwavering rise in the reggae world. There is no telling where he will strike next.

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SIKATING Biography (@sikating93)

sikatingSylvester Williams, professionally known as SikaTing, is a Jamaican based, dancehall recording artist.

Born at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Sylvester grew up in the Greenwich Farm area, in and around Tower Hill and the Olympic Court Community. He had a pretty normal childhood, living with both Christian parents and his six siblings (three brothers and three sisters). He attended Seaward All Age, Saint Andrew Technical and Penwood High Schools. While a majority of his peers were steeped in their books and involved in extra curriculum activities, Sylvester spent most of his school years chasing the ladies, something he would later talk about extensively in his music.

Approximately one year after leaving high school, Sylvester began dabbling in song writing and performing. As he was a fan of dancehall stars Bounty Killer and Aidonia, he developed a musical style that was very hardcore and aggressive. The artist name he used in the beginning was Mr. Kool. That was later to change to SikaTing because his crew felt he was lyrically “sicker” (better) than a lot of the trending artists at the time. He added the ‘Ting’ so that he could have a three syllable intro. Hence, his slogan was; “SikaTing, lick a fling.”

With the full support of his close friends and all his siblings, SikaTing is steadily carving out a space for himself in the Jamaican music industry. He has recently released three new singles – Live In, Suh We Duh We Thing and Man In Charge – that he is currently promoting.

Persons wanting to work with SikaTing may do so by sending an email to sikating93@gmail.com or sylvester_williams@yahoo.com, or by calling 1.876.535.9513

 

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JUNIOR FEARON Biography (@mjhmusik @myckhaljerome)

2JuniorFearonJunior Fearon, who hails from the Jamaican north eastern parish of St. Mary, began  singing at a very young age. He always knew he had the talent, but realized his budding potential at a community event, where he gave a surprisingly impressive performance.

Coming from a family of educators, he was encouraged to pursue his academics which he did, and eventually graduated from the University of the West Indies with a degree in Chemistry and Business Management.

Junior Fearon’s musical journey officially started in the year 2000.  In the early part of the journey he entered several music competitions; a couple worth mentioning are: Irie FM’s Big Break and JCDC popular song competition. He was fortunate to be a finalist in both. Over the years he has done work with credible music producers like Bobby Digital, Jermaine Forde and Grub Cooper; and that is just to name a few. One of his most popular song to date is “Lotta Love,” which was released in 2004.  Currently, Junior Fearon is working with MJHmusik on a few singles with an upcoming album to follow.

After years of preparation, Junior Fearon has emerged as a formidable singer / songwriter in the music industry. Although most of his songs are rooted in reggae, he has admitted that he is a lover of all genres. That being said, he feels that his music should not only be entertaining but it should also convey messages of love and hope, while simultaneously addressing social injustice.

With his determination and talent, there is no doubt that Junior Fearon will be a force to be reckoned with in the near future as he continues on his musical journey.

Cherri Poet’s Biography (@reggaerapstarCP)

Cherri PoetAn accomplished stage performer, songwriter, poet and hip- hop / reggae / rap recording artist, Cherri Poet excels at performing regardless of the medium. To date, she has released three musical compositions and several music videos as well as a host of new singles. Cherri also is credited with composing the lyrics to the hit song “Sweet Summer Angel,” which hit both the international radio waves and dancehalls by storm. Cherri’s exceptional musical talent has resulted in her appearing on several TV shows in Philadelphia such as Franchise Live and Enter the Zone, and that is just to name a couple. She has sang alongside such artists as: Anthony Malvo, Baby Sham, Mikey Slow, Old school Rapper MC Lyte, Gospel artist Yolanda Adams, Shady Records affiliate Speed Child, Macka Diamond, Spragga Benz, King Yellowman, Lady G, Tilly Beng, Steven Souza, Twins of Twins and many more. Since releasing her albums “Speak my calling” and “Eva Success,” Cherri Poet has focused on many things, including radio and TV hosting. And has released many singles along the way including “Tek mi lass $20,” a reggae herb tune on the “Just high grade riddim, “And Still,” – a tribute to the Haiti earthquake disaster survivors – which features reggae singjay Hi Kee; Christmas hip hop / pop single “Ring the bells,” for the 2016 Christmas holidays leading into 2017; and the self produced hip-hop tune and video “New year New Attitude.” This year, Cherri Poet prepares to release her brand new reggae-roots and culture single “Misidentification.” Due for release on Cdbaby, I-tunes, Amazon, Tidal and more on MLK day, January 15, 2018

Cherri has taken her art far beyond the recording studio. She performed at the Portland Curry Fest, Caribbean Heritage Festival and Culture, Now Caribbean Festival in Philadelphia. She also was a headline performer at Almaz located in Washington D.C., as well as several performances in Maryland alongside Reggae singer Prestige, Legendary Strykers Posse and others. She was also seen opening for Elephant Man in New Jersey.

Cherri Poet later appeared in New York as a guest on the infamous H20 and Bella CoCoa House Party TV show, as well as several others. Across the sea, in her born land Jamaica, Cherri Poet appeared on the CVM at Sunrise Morning show and later chatted with Mutabaruka on Irie FM. In New York, Cherri Poet ads to her credit multiple interviews on Tribe Star Radio (Bronx, NY), Linkage Radio 101.5 FM, The Gassy-Fire House Morning show, Real Deal Radio 94.1 FM as well as on Royal Radio 106.3 FM and finally with Lindon Brown on 93.5FM. She made an appearance, performing at a Car Wash grand opening, which was broadcast live on Linkage Radio.

Cherri Poet – The Actor
As an actress, Cherri can be seen on the big screen in such work as “Tears of My Joy,” playing the part of a homeless woman. Her talents can also be seen on the stage. Cherri played the role of Sandra Doner in the short play “The Shoe” which appeared as part of the Colonial Playhouse’s presentation of it’s 9th annual “Colonial Quickies.” She also took on the role of Matilda in “Night Watch.” This role was met with rave reviews. As a result of this performance, Cherri was met nightly by crowds of fans who praised her work. After that, Cherri went on to direct and act in the play “Kissing Cousins.” She also played a highly talked about and highly praised role of wife and mother in the multi-award winning movie “Somewhere In Baltimore.”

Cherri Poet – On the Air
In 2011, she made her mark as Radio D.J., hosting her own show “Cherri Poets Hip-Reggae-Hops Event” on Linkage Radio in New York. The show promoted the hottest up and coming artists rarely heard on radio. She was determined to support indie artists due to her own struggles of obtaining radio play on most radio stations. During her time on the show she interviewed many artists, including a two hour chat with Hip Hop/Funk originator and legendary Producer Afrika Bambaataa. Cherri also interviewed Hip Hop legend D.J. Kool Herc and many other artists, big and small. Another major milestone was her interview with then first lady of Jamaica, Juliet Holness. She performed a fierce reality poem, “Hard Times,” which was well received by the former first lady.

Cherri Poet – TV Host
After a year and a half, Cherri left radio to take up a host position on television where she remains today, three years later. Cherri currently hosts the Music Vibration TV show! “Music Vibration” is produced by Joy Smith-Artist, playwright and producer. It airs on Cabelvision, Bronx, channel 68 on Tuesdays between 2-4PM and Sundays between 4-5PM and online at www.bronxnet.org.

Cherri Poet – The Humanitarian
The multi talented artist Cherri Poet is also a dedicated humanitarian. The loss of her brother to HIV/AIDS resulted in her embarking on a mission of to do what she could. Her mission of raising public awareness to HIV was supported by the Philly AIDS Walk. Further more, Cherri joined Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes and wife Sheryl lee Ralph on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. to continue the awareness of HIV as well as to encourage government investment in AIDS research and healthcare for low income individuals suffering from the disease.

In 2008 Cherri traveled to Jamaica as the featured artist with the organization Read Across Jamaica. On this tour, she visited over 15 schools around the Island both performing and donating school books and supplies to students; while promoting the importance of literacy.

Despite an incredibly hectic schedule, Cherri Poet still makes time to perform for residents of a Westchester, NY Nursing home during the holiday season.