THIS CD contains tracks from diverse sources including lovers rock, dancehall, hip hop and roots rock.All the music showcased in this work was arranged and produced by Tony Nicholson.
The artists featured are "Singing Chris", Andrew Forbes, "Zaro" and of course Tony Nicholson. This CD is getting a lot of attentention and is being praised as an innovative approach to Reggae Music. The music is dynamic and fresh and sets the standard for others to follow!
Born in Kingston Jamaica, the reggae capital of the World, Tony is recognized as a talented actor, composer, producer, arranger, guitarist, vocalist and percussionist .Powered by his Rastafarian faith, Tony relocated to Canada in 1975 touring with the internationally known Ernie Smith and his band Roots Revival as vocalist and percussionist. Tony later became one of the founding members of the Reggae group "BLOOD FIRE" which performed at Reggae Sun splash in Jamaica in 1982. While in the group "BLOOD FIRE" Tony performed as opening acts for some of the World's most famous reggae artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Third World, Steel Pulse, Gregory Issacs, and The Mighty Diamonds,JC Lodge to name only a few.
Born on March 18,1969 in Portland, Jamaica, I am the 7th of nine children for my parents. I grew up in the deep rural district of Bybrook in Portland. My talent as a singersongwriter emerged very early during my childwood years. I would sing at almost all community events such as church and school concerts. It was at about age 11 that I started to take the music seriously. Back then, the sound systems were very popular and one-drop reggaedancehall rhythms were in full swing. In my town there was a sound called TRILLER TONE HI-FI and I was one of the top DJ on it. I was known then as Nelly Culture. This went well and I began to gain popularity as a DJ. At age 15, though, I got a scholarship to attend ST.MARY HIGH SCHOOL and I subsequently shifted focus from music to academics. My love for reggae music was, however, not affected by this shift in focus.
ONE OF THE HOTTEST DJ'S OUT OF JAMAICA!
THIS CD features raw Jamaican talent of an explosive DJ who writes his own lyrics! Zaro's style remains true to the roots of "dancehall". His music chronicles the struggles of people throughout the World who live in the "ghetto". He is not afraid to speak of the political and socio-economic chains that bind his people. Zaro is an artist to watch, and more importantly, a concious man to listen to.
Singing Chris can be easily categorized among Jamaica’s most versatile and talented young reggae artists. His unique sound and energetic stage performances make him tower above most upcoming talents in reggae today. Chris is from Farm Town in St Ann and although little is known about his younger years it is evident that his musical ambitions were establish from very early. It can be a difficult challenge for a poor youth from the rural parts of Jamaica to break into the limelight. Singing Chris experienced this challenge and his humble and somewhat laid back personality compounded the problem.
In the early 90s, however, Singing Chris was discovered by Tony Nicholson of Roadside Production. Under Nicholson’s mentorship Singing Chris steadily developed into a fine recording artist and an excellent stage performer. His first single, “lover”, produced by Tony Nicholson and released on the Roadside Production label earned him good recognition on the local reggae scene. The lyrics of this song highlight the artist respect for women and his support for stable family life.
Singing Chris is aiming to make a big impact on the reggae world. He is a star in the making and the world will see him shining in the very near future.