A forceful and charismatic performer, singer/songwriter, musician Causion is charged with intense emotions. His deep social and conscious lyrics are filled with appealing messages that blend Reggae, soul and pop music. Born Gregory Colin Bailey in the beautiful twin-island nation of Antigua & Barbuda, Causion recalls “I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a professional artist. I grew up in a family of established musicians and I did not have to reach far for either support or inspiration.”
Causion’s new album ‘One Life To Live’, is definitely his best effort to date. It was self-produced with longtime collaborators Hopeton Lindo & Syl Gordon of 321 Strong Records and with the support of well known engineer Jason Sterling from JasFar Records. The final production is impeccable. Fully equipped with the reality lyrics that make him a true contender for the title of conscious artist, Causion enlightens the masses on tracks like ‘Gang War’ and ‘Slave Addiction’. He shows us how to live a better life with ‘Give Jah The Power’. The album also includes the ballad-style ‘Keep Moving On’ and Pop sounding tunes ‘Feel The Vibes’ and ‘Hold On.’ There are several combination cuts with the likes of Hopeton Lindo and Gentleman. This collection will certainly keep hope alive.
Recently Causion delivered an awesome performance of the above songs at his album launch party at the Seminole Paradise Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood Florida. He went on to give repeat performances at Reggae Carifest, Randall's Island Park -New York, the Miami Reggae Festival at Bayfront Amphitheatre in downtown Miami and in Delaware at the Kiwanis' Reggae Festival.
Antigua’s Reggae Ambassador, Causion first enjoyed recording success in 1988 with ‘African Girl’, featuring British DJ Spider Don. From 1990, after taking up residency in New York City, he recorded four singles. Causion’s debut album, ‘Time Will Tell,’ was released in 1998, This impressive conscious Reggae album contains 14 captivating tracks. In the artist’s own words, “It’s timeless - something for today and tomorrow.”
Over the years, he has toured throughout the US and the Caribbean with some of Reggae’s best artists, such as Rita Marley, Third World, Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor and Judy Mowatt to name a few, giving stellar performances. In 1995 he was the first Antiguan Reggae artist to perform at Jamaica’s Sumfest, sharing the stage with Buju Banton, Mikey Spice and Mykal Rose among other luminaries. Some of the other major events he has performed at are the Bob Marley Music Festival in Washington, DC, the Reggae Cari-Fest New York City, Bob Marley Day in Camden, NJ, and Cry Freedom Antigua.
In 1999 Causion relocated to south Florida, where he soon appeared at Freddie McGregor’s ‘Reggae Meets Rocksteady’ show in 2001, and in 2002 he opened for Beres Hammond at the James L. Knight Center. He made several south Florida appearances before his performance hiatus to go into the studio for the recording of his sophomore album ‘One Life to Live’. Now Causion’s self-imposed performance pause is over and it’s once again time to enjoy the captivating and exciting artist Causion.