St. Kitts Music Inc.
GEORGE ST. KITTS Biography – January 2007
Over the last 30 years, George St. Kitts dazzled audiences in Canada and around the world with his versatile mix of talents as an entertainer, singer, songwriter, actor, musical show producer and choreographer. Originally from the South American country of Guyana, St Kitts began singing and performing professionally soon after immigrating to Canada at age 15.
His love of “the music he grew up with”, Jazz Standards, Rhythm and Blues, Motown, Reggae, Calypso, Tower of Power and The Top 40 has led to an impressive background performing with the likes of GUIDO BASSO, RENA GAYLE and with a wide variety of bands such as ODYSSEY, The PROOF, REFLECTIONS, and NEW RHYTHM.
St. Kitts started “The George St. Kitts Band” in the 80’s. George headlined at well-known Toronto hotspots:The El Macambo, Bluenote, PWDs, & The Bamboo.
In 1989, St. Kitts recorded a single, “Ready 4 U”. In 1992, under his own label GQ Records, In 1993 St. Kitts cut his first album called “SLAM” with its signature song ‘All I Need.” “All I Need” was nominated ‘Best R & B Recording’ at the Juno Awards. His second album “NEVER STOP” received a second Juno award nomination in 1996.
In 2000, St. Kitts reputation as a diverse talent landed him an understudy role as Banzai the Hyena in the award winning hit musical THE LION KING and a three and half year run at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. St. Kitts turned down the offer of their European tour to focus on his own dreams - to launch a full time business of his own creating show event productions.
During the past six years, George and his company St. Kitts Music Inc. has been entertaining & producing blockbuster entertainment shows such as The Sounds of Motown and The Motown Boyz, as well as customizing specialty productions for galas, corporate events, casinos, charity fundraisers, specialty parties, and weddings. (‘Chicago Theme’, Rat Pack Theme, Lion King Themes, South African Folk Songs, Hebrew Celebration Songs, Bocelli, Supper Club Crooning and whatever is a ‘buzz’ in the old and new sounds/songs) Diversity and huge repertoire are important factors to great entertainment.
St. Kitts Music Inc. now has three more bands – MIDNITE STARR, THE SOUND MACHINE and THE SOUNDS OF MOTOWN with a repertoire of hundreds of the greatest in musical favorites.
Meanwhile, George St Kitts’s singular talents continues to be in demand for by theatrical and music productions, most recently playing Sammy Davis Jr. in the 2005 production THE RAT PACK at the Canon Theatre.
Finally, George is now releasing his third album “A Lot of Livin To Do” and will release it at the Roger’s Centre – formerly the SkyDome here in Toronto!! Why not! It’s a great collection of jazz standards that make the heart happy – all set to the music of the Anthony Terpstra 16 Piece Orchestra. Recorded live – its fantastic and will be entered for Juno Awards 2007.
Pascal Dorban of Jazz.com Broadcast Radio, ARA, Luxembourg writes
A typical crooner’s jazz album from Canada. The song “Bo-Jangles” will be featured in my program due to be aired on Radio ARA, Luxembourg on March 1st, 2007!
Alex Pijnen, BRTO Radio, Netherlands
“Fantastic Album! Great stuff for our Radio!!”
Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
Joseph Palmada, Red Hot Blues of Radio Vilafant, Spain
“My radio is a member of Radiodirectx and regarding George St. Kitts A Lot Of Livin To Do. It’s an excellent disc, has very good quality with very interesting songs, I advise it for all the lovers of good music”.
Peter Merrett, Music Manager for Radioin Station PBS-FM Melbourne, Australia
“We’ve just received “A Lot Of Livin To Do”. Certainly a well crafted cd with passion and style, standards freshened up in a very stylish sophisticated manner. Everything about this cd says there is passion expressed in each track and a total conviction to the Jazz idiom. It’s so refreshing to hear Jazz the way it should be and not turned into rock/pop.”
George Jonescu – AM 740 – Toronto, Canada
“Just finished listening to George's cd "A lot of livin' to do".
It is dynamic, great vocals and very satisfying orchestrations as you would expect fromMr. Terpstra. It should have a good audience. I will use some cuts on my Sunday evening show on AM 740 CHWO, January 14th, 2007”…
Michael Criddle, Triple H-FM, Horsham, Australia
Date: 2007-02-27 02:15:56 re A Lot Of Livin To Do
Feedback: What a fantastic sound you have, I have played several of your tracks to date and plan to schedule more in future programs. Keep up the good work and please keep me up to date with your progress Regards Michael Criddle OzRadio firstname.lastname@example.org