Honey B is a reggae artist based in the U.S. with an uplifting perspective and Caribbean style. Music was always present in her childhood as her grandfather was a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist and composer. Both of her parents loved music and ensured that various genres were playing in the family home and car. She began composing simple songs and poetry before entering grade school and had several pieces published in local anthologies as a youth. Formative years spent frequenting the Bay Area music scene in California solidified her appreciation for reggae, world beat, blues and hiphop.
Honey B spent over a decade in the West Indies when her mom taught primary school there. Country life and island culture made a deep, lasting impression on her ideals and musicality. In Jamaica, giant home-made sound systems boomed from every hilltop and corner shop. The wit and wisdom of local proverbs, patois and slang captured her interest and reverence. She became aware of the devastating effect that colonial standards had on the preservation of the melodic and historical language. She realized the vital importance of people like Miss Lou (Louise Bennet) and Oliver (Samuels) who sought to sustain and protect its brilliance and humor.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica on April 20th reggae artist, Lavaah Goodaz grew up passionately watching and imitating entertainers such as Halle Berry, Beres Hammond, Lady Saw, and Tanya Stephens so it was no surprise that she naturally grew to be a diverse and talented entertainer in her own right. Lavaah was determined at a tender age that her success would pave the way for her family and at six-teen she began her modeling career. While she gained valuable experience ultimately her curvaceous five foot two voluptuous frame proved quite a challenge in the modeling industry.
Never discouraged Lavaah decided to turn to her love of song writing and performing. “One day I decided I’m going to write a song and after a few weeks I had almost a dozen songs written and it was then that I knew I would pursue my career as a reggae artist.” She created the name Lavaah Goodaz, which stands for “Hot Goodness” because she is HOT and GOOD!!!
She is currently promoting her first reggae mixtape CD titled: As GOODAZ It Gets Pt.1, a versatile combination of original and “cover” material released October 2011 having already sold close to One Thousand Units independently; Lavaah is anxious and excited preparing for her first upcoming tour starting on May 4th, 2012 on the It Buck Tour.
In addition, on May 4th, 2013 Lavaah also had the privilege of opening up a show for reggae artist I-Octane at the West Indians club in Hartford, CT. You can download her hit single “I’m In Love” on iTunes, and also watch her video which was shot the beginning of February 2013 and released on Valentine’s Day. In addition, be sure to look out for her two new music videos “Bare Foot” and “Make It Hard” which will be released in June 2013, as well as future collaborations with various artists.
Island Reggae meets Folk & Ska in the passionate music of Lucy Morningstar. Her energy and spirit have connected her with musicians and fans alike who cherish her non-conformity and authentic sound. Getting out of New York and seeing what California life was all about inspired East coast native to travel the country over a decade ago when she began performing regularly while living out of a van. Soothing and awakening all at once people describe Lucy Morningstar and her soulful reggae music as fun, catchy & bound to spark joy in your heart making you wanna dance. Melodic, improvisational and uplifting, the songs tell stories about the trials and tribulations that we encounter on our way. Lucy’s multi-instrumental productions and recognizable sound have become a sought after resource & the foundation of her career as an artist. Performing live and bringing people together are what it’s all about and Lucy Morningstar Band features musicians who care deeply about the message in the music. That feeling is what speaks through the instrumentation and vocals making every concert a unique, memorable experience.
Lucy Morningstar Band features melodic, soulful, uplifting songs and a tropical feel. Indie-Rock, Reggae with undertones of Folk, Blues + World Music. http://LucyMorningstar.com/
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Producer Emanuel “German” Schirmer is excited about his foray into Reggae music with the release of the Timeless Vibes rhythm. By: Claude Mills The project, which will be distributed by VPAL, will be released on January 14 via all digital online distribution outlets. The artistes on the project include Freddie McGregor, Christopher Martin, Busy Signal, Chin McGregor, Anthony B, Bugle, Bramma, Singing Sweet, Kenny Smyth, Fyah George and Ashari. “We’re also doing a music video for Chris Martin’s song tomorrow, which will be released next week,” said German, Schirmer is best known for the Genna Bounce rhythm — arguably his most successful dancehall juggling project so far — and working with a number of dancehall artistes. He relished the experience and challenge of doing a one-drop project. “The experience was different from doing a dancehall rhythm because I worked with live musicians Dalton Browne and Robbie Lynn, and Freddie McGregor also had an input in terms of the arrangement of the rhythm. I definitely enjoyed working with those legendary musicians,” he said. “We did the live overdubs after I came up with the initial version of the rhythm, but it ended up sounding very different after the musicians added their parts,” he continued. His favourite producers are a virtual who’s who in the world of reggae music. His favourite reggae producers are Sly & Robbie, Steely & Clevie, Bobby Digital, Don Corleon, he said. German has built up an impressive CV with Emudio Records in only a few years. He has worked with a number of dancehall acts including Aidonia, Mavado, Jahmiel, Shenseea, Jada Kingdom, Alkaline, Dexta Daps and Busy Signal. He teamed up with Govana for a slew of hits such as as Gyal Clown, Convo, Better Than That featuring Jada Kingdom, Gyal Thief and Shrimp Patty. Other noteworthy dancehall singles are Jada Kingdom’s Budum, Jahmiel’s I Need You and Govana’s Still. His last dancehall juggling project was the Signature rhythm, released in August last year.