aka Colour Red brings to you the classical and authentic roots, reggae
vibration. Hailing originally from the jamaica countryside he then, from the age of
10, grew up in the tenement yards of kingston during the heyday of reggae music, the 70's
where amongst others he rubbed shoulders with artists like The Viceroys, Tony
Brevett (former Melodian), Mighty Diamonds, Freddie
McGregor, Gregory Isaacs and the now late Dennis Emanuel
During this time he made his first recordings for the legendary
producer Lee Perry, The Upsetter. One of the songs
'Judgment Day' was then released, the other has since remained as a cult
anthem among UK roots sound system followers, as an unreleased dublate special for Lloydie
Coxson's Cosxon International Sound System. The Song entitled 'From
Creation', a life confirming lyric of reality, consciousness and faith, whcih has
often been versioned by artists like Barry Brown and Don Carlos,
who scored a sizeable hit with his version in 1984 for producer Blacka Dread
and which was re-versioned in 1998 again for Blacka, this time with the original singer Colour
Red revitalising his song alongside versions by Don Carlos,
Everton Blender, Jr. Reid and others on a modern digital style
riddim supplied by the UK's master riddim section Mafia & Fluxy with
overdubs by Dean Frasier and mixed in ja.
Colour Red has taken a backseat for many years now
but has been consistently doing his works, sometimes for himself, other times for various
producers. He has also toured and supported many leading artists such as Burning
Spear, Johnny Osbourne, Sugar Minott,
Earl Sixteen, Jennifer Lara and Macka B.
Right now through the encouragement of engineer Burtie Grant
he feels the time is right to step forward in conjunction with Iauwata Anha
Selasse MD, a talented keyboardist sought by many professional touring bands.
He has linked with The Disciples, formerly known for their works
on the UK dub scene with Jah Shaka. Together they have produced an
inspiring set of songs in a strict roots and culture theme. As a debut album, this
will set a standard for UK roots reggae music, on a par with anything out there... so
watch out Luciano, Bushman, Jamali
for..... The Colour Red is coming.....