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Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M171AB, M17 1AB Manchester, United Kingdom
The Reggae Loves Manchester Festival
featuring Tarrus Riley, Cham & Jahmiel all performing Live at Victoria Warehouse, Friday 4th May 2018.
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Tarrus Riley _______________________________________________________
Riley was born in Bronx, New York and raised in Jamaica. His father is veteran reggae singer Jimmy Riley. He made his recording debut as a teenager. In 2004, Tarrus released his debut album, Challenges. Riley has consistently racked up awards for his work. Among his accolades are Best Singer, Male Vocalist, Cultural Artiste, Song of the Year, and Best Song. Some of the awards institutions which have rewarded Riley include the Youth View Awards, The Star People's Choice Awards, EME Awards, and the Reggae Academy awards. Tarrus is the holder of Jamaica's CVM TV's 15th Anniversary Award, held in February 2009, for the 'Most Admired Song in the Past 15 Years' for the hit «She's Royal».
In 2009 Riley released his third album Contagious on Cannon Productions. The album was distributed by VP Records. It contained the hits «Start Anew», «Contagious», and «Good Girl Gone Bad» featuring Konshens and Superman, a cover of a Robin Thicke original. 2010 saw the release of the chart-topper «Protect the People», which scaled several charts in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. Early 2011 saw the release of the Black History-themed «Shaka Zulu Pickney», which was featured on a Nyabinghi rhythm album from Bombrush Music. The video for the song which was directed by Storm Saulter was well received upon its release. His interest in educating the youth about Black History resulted in the Tarrus Riley Freedom Writers Competition, which ran on Jamaica's Irie FM radio station.
2011 also saw the release of videos for hit singles including «Come Ova» and «Never Leave I». Both songs became hits on Jamaican radio as well as in several Caribbean territories. Riley has performed on several stages around the world. His performances have drawn credible reviews from the media in the Caribbean, North America, the United States and Europe.
Riley tours Europe once each year, performing on the major reggae festivals in several European countries. Riley's most recent high-profile performances include the 2011 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival and Roskilde Festival 2011 in Denmark, Reggae Sumfest 2010, Betty Wright and Friends in concert in Jamaica, and the Palmyra Foundation's Fundraising event. He also headlined the Hennessey Artistry show in Barbados in December 2011.
Among his accolades in 2011 were the EME Awards (Excellence in Music and Entertainment) for Vocalist of the Year Male and Cultural Artiste of the Year. Riley also copped the 2011 Youth View Award for Cultural Artiste of the Year.
Riley released the acoustic album Mecoustic in 2012 and toured Europe in support of it with his Blak Soil band.
He worked with saxophonist and producer Dean Fraser on his 2014 album Love Situation, which he described as «a true tribute to the rocksteady era», and features guest appearances from U-Roy, Big Youth, Konshens and Mr. Cheeks. The album gave him his first number one placing on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart in February 2014.
Originally from Sherlock Crescent in Saint Andrew Parish, Cham's career began in the early 1990s. The Miami New Times referred to his debut album Wow… The Story, released in 2000, as «the most anticipated album in years from any reggae artist», and a Washington Post review of a live Cham concert in 2006 described him as «the man who may be the next Sean Paul — a dancehall artist who crosses over to the U.S. hip-hop market.»
Throughout his career, Cham has collaborated with many hip hop and R&B artists such as Foxy Brown, Alicia Keys, Carl Thomas, Shawn Mims, Mis-Teeq, Rihanna, Che'Nelle, Jentina, Akon, and T-Pain, Keke Palmer and many others.
Cham has for a long time worked with producer Dave Kelly. In 2012, he recorded with his wife, O, on the singles «Wine» and «Tun Up». In 2013 he released the Kelly-produced single «Fighter», featuring Damian «Junior Gong» Marley.
Cham's third album, the Kelly-produced Lawless is due to be released in June 2015. Featuring the single «I Am Hot», the album was recorded in Florida apart from a collaboration with Mykal Rose and Bounty Killer, which was recorded in Jamaica.
Jamiel Foster who started out as Culture Jamiel and now known as simply Jahmiel is a rising star in his own fame. Born August 30, 1992 in Portmore, St. Catherine he grew up with the love for music. He attended the Jose Marti Technical High School and is now pursuing his dreams as one of Jamaica’s finest artiste in the music industry. From the age of four Jamiel’s father recognized his passion for music as he would always be singing to his own tunes and lyrics. His love for music grew listening to musicians such as: Bob Marley, Buju Banton, Junior Gong and Sizzla Kolangi just to name a few.
Through the introduction of his cousin (Pops), Jamiel built a relationship with Jamie and Ahkeem Roberts of Young Vibez Production. He was later signed to Shocking Vibez under the management of Patrick Roberts in 2009. His career began blooming as he recorded with labels such as Young Vibez, T.J Records, Brit Jams, U.I.M Records, and Head Concussion Records. Jamiel can be heard ripping the airwaves with songs such as ‘Mi nuh mudera’ and ‘New year yah’ both produced by Young Vibez Production. Jamiel is a versatile artiste who prefers to apply the cross-over of reggae and dancehall to his music. He also writes his own lyrics which are clean and brought with a positive vibe. His voice is one to listen out for.
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