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SUMMER ANGEL’S BIOGRAPHY: It can be safely stated that Summer Angel is now considered Philadelphia’s First lady top DJ /singer and also the Queen of Wildfire Records. While she stands a petite five feet three inches, she is by no means small in statue.
Summer Angel has the voice, the appeal and the stage presence that allows her to stand head and shoulders with other reggae dance hall performers in any arena. Summer Angel is an accomplished artist and songwriter and continues to step up her game in the industry. Born Skeitha Richards a/k/a Summer Angel in 1982 on the island of Jamaica.
Angel migrated to the United States at the early age of five and was already glowing with grandiose ideas of entering the entertainment arena. Her mother has been nicked named “Talk about Pat” and her father hailed as “Captian Bebo Dan. Both her parents always knew that their daughter has always had something special about her on the inside. She initially linked up with producer Billy Slata who influenced her writing and styling of lyrical arrangements (roots and cultural, Reggae) in New York City, where she began her dream, to becoming a high impact entertainer. Summer recorded her first songs at the Don One Studio in Brooklyn, New York, titled “Living is Hard”, and ultimately made a Remix version on the ALBUM “One More Touch”
As her career developed, she began performing her own songs along side with artists such as Luciano, Vybes Kartel, Wayne Marshall, Lady Saw and etc. She was a featured artist for the “Panteen All You Tour” at the Philadelphia Convention Center with headliners, Yolanda Adams and MC Lyte. This led to a number of radio interviews and invitations to perform at various events in Philadelphia; she has always been both humble and ambitious and filled with energy and confidence. Summer Angel returned to Jamaica during the fall of 2003 to work on her single “Pop Up” with dance hall producers Stevie & Clevie, which was released on F.W.Records, that December. After returning to the United States she began touring with the Jod Corp and promoting her music to various Radio stations.
To date, she has received airplay from over 400 stations nationwide. Summer Angel is now considered Philadelphia’s first lady dj /singer. When asked who inspired her to sing, Summer Angel talks admiringly about pop star Michael Jackson, Reggae artist Lady Saw and her brother Beenie Man. At the same time she believed that her greatest inspiration comes from God, for blessing her with such great talent. Her stage name was acquired from various dance hall patrons who envisioned her as their Angel.
She was to be referred as Summer Angel, First Lady, Queen of Philadelphia Dance hall Reggae, because her style was so much like Lady Saw. Summer Angel is now with Wild Fire Records, under new management and her contract for four years with Charles Johnson has been terminated.
He didn’t Seems to have the proper links to get Summer Angel where she needed to be. However summer didn’t let that stop her from doing what she was born to do, "Entertain". Summer kept busy by working part time and still find the time to do what she love best, that is, to perform. Summer Angel is one in a million, she has proven herself to be extremely excellent, and as such, she has left no doubt as to her abilities, that New Jersey promoter selector Bam Bam named her PHILLY’S first Lady of Dance hall. She “killed” the Elephant Man show at the conduit nightclub leaving the crowd wanting more, while the First Lady was on stage Elephant Man himself request that it was time for him to do this thing… “Summer Angel the First Lady” is the best of the best out of Philly as a female Reggae artist; therefore Philly respected her for holding her own.
In the summer of 2005, Summer Angel had two hit songs “summer sap Juice, & 24-Tymes”. Every last person and their mom were feeling her songs and that made the Reggae artist Angel, the First Lady/Summer Angel is a household name in the Caribbean Community. Many who didn’t know her wants to know “who’s that Girl”, Joe Dog & Tony from Reggae Hard-drive Sound and106.5 FM Radio heard al-ot of the Angel and decided to bring her in for an interview. The first Lady wasn’t able to make it, but the Disc -Jockeys played the music anyway. 24 Tymes was aired at 8:00 sharp and the phone rang off the hook by the time it was 8:05. Never before since they’ve been on the air that that has happened. Hats off to Miss Summer Angel, When Angel sings, all her loyal fans rocking!
That same summer of 2005 the hard working Lady, Summer Angel shoot her first video “Summer sap-Juice” from the album “A Slice of Heaven” the video had good potential, on the Reggae tip, it was “fantastic”. At the present time you can get a sneek- peek of the video Summer Sap-Juice and her Company’s website at www.wfrecords.com and also, my myspace site @ www.myspace.com/wfrsummerangel.
Summer Angel is a solo Reggae female artist, who is very determined to meet her goals, She is resolved, focused and aggressively approaching her career, with the vigor of a true champion. Summer’s is hot and at the moment on fire she has desire for music and knows how to use it.
The Summer Angel was featured on Babycam concert at the “Pennecal Nite Club” in Center City, Philadelphia on December 9, 2005. She wasn’t pleased about the show and had her differences with the promoter. However, she didn’t let that bother her and shook it off like a first Lady should.
Summer is now linked up with her good old friend, Earl Messam CEO of Wild Fire Records. Earl Messam Who’s been trying to get the Angel to work with his company for the past three- years. They sat down and discussed business, signed contracts and it was a done deal, the first Lady was now known as the Queen of Wild Fire Records. Earl Messam CEO of Wild Fire Records, Welcomed Summer Angel the first Lady to Wild Fire Records, Inc. with open arms. Summer Angel is now apart of the Wildfire family. She was also given the mantle as “Queen of Wildfire and crowned Philly’s first Lady in 2007.
Summer Angel is more valuable than ever, she is now part of a multimillion-dollar empire and on her way to stardom. Summer Angel the Lady of many aliases was nominated at the Philly Caribbean carnival for entertainer of the year, at the riverdeck. She never won the award but she was the fans favorite. At the moment the Queen has just completed her solo album to drop on her birthday, September 19, 2008. Summer is also shooting her video called, “If You Like It”. At the moment summer is keeping busy headlining her stage-shows across the globe.
The 1st Lady was at the Caribbean Lagoon February 3rd and gave the crowd a run for their money. She is now “Miss High Maintenance Kitty” a trade make she picked up along the way. You will hear a lot more from the 1st Lady from the years to come. In 2007 she also signed a Distribution contract deal with “SONIC WAVE INTERNATIONAL”, (offices in the U.S.A, Singapore, Japan, France, and Australia). Summer Angel will be in Jamaica April 6 for one of the biggest show ever kept in Linstead St. Catherine and the following week in NYC for spring fest 2007. Look out for the Angel in her hometown on the Lady Saw show & she is also performing on the Flip money records present Beenie Man & Adonia Penn’s Relay jam at Lancaster Hall.
For more information Contact: Earl Messam CEO of Wild Fire Records at 215 844-3639 or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wfrecords.com.
You can also log on to www.myspace.com/wfrsummerangel, www.myspace.com/phillyfirstladysummerangel.
With hear solo album "A Slice of Heaven" and two videos under her belt, Angel is the undisputed Queen of PHILLY’S Dance hall Reggae music, she’s called many names; Philly’s First Lady of Hip Hop-Reggae Dance hall, High Maintenance Kitty, Summer Angel, and the Queen of Wildfire Record.