Born in Norfolk, Paul started his musical career in the late 60’s and early 70’s playing piano and keyboards for blues and soul bands, music which was always to influence his own singing and composing. Paul well remembers the first experience of hearing Ray Charles sing ‘Georgia on my mind’ on the radio. ‘’I was about 15 years old, and when I heard the power and emotion of that voice, it blew me apart. It certainly put the current music like Cliff Richard and Billy Fury in the shade.
Chezidek started singing from an early age at school concerts, and was a member of St. Ann's Bay Marching Band. After finishing school he performed on sound systems in the area, as Chilla Rinch singing and DJing at various dance and talent shows. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Culture and others inspired him. The soulful chanter always had a special love for positive cultural music and his African Roots, which lead him to Rastafari; his love for righteousness earned him the moniker Mel-Chezidek which he later drops the Mel and used only Chezidek.
Half Pint (born Lindon Roberts) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae singer. He was born in the West Kingston enclave of Rose Lane. He was nicknamed "Half Pint" by a Mr. Brown, who was the father of one of his mother's friends in nearby Waterhouse. Half Pint also refers to a Miami Bass rap artist. Pint's first single, Sally, was released in 1983 followed by Winsome, which went on to be covered by The Rolling Stones in 1987. Other singles by Pint include Mr. Landlord, Level The Vibes, Substitute Lover, and the hit single, Victory.
There are more artists with the same name. 1. Surge (S. Bratch) is a Britisch Drum & bass producer, most renown for his work for Full Cycle.
2. Surge is a rock band from Louisiana
Cocoa Tea (Calvin Scott) born in Rocky Point, Clarendon was one of many vocalists who emerged from the dancehall 'explosion' of the early 80's in Jamaica. His honeyed voice brought him a healthy following with a marvellous vitality and purity of vocal tone.
He has recorded with most of the top producers on the island at one time or another and his body of work includes; 'Lost Me Sonia', 'Rocking Dolly', 'Good Life', 'Heathen' and countless others worth checking out.
There are several artists using this name: 1. Impulse (Импулс) was a heavy metal band from Bulgaria.
2. Impulse is a thrash/heavy metal band from Ankara, Turkey. They have one demo album named "Trident of Life".
3. Impulse is also a soca-artist from Trinidad and Tobago.
4. Impulse is a straightedge hardcore band from Richmond, VA.
5. Impulse is a Pink Floyd tribute band from the Tilburg area, The Netherlands.
6. Impulse is an indie japanese heavy metal band from the mid 80's.
In 1991, inspired by the rhythms of traditional Jamaican music and the largely improvisational nature of jazz, original Jazz Warrior, and veteran jazz double bassist, Gary Crosby turned a musical concept into a joyful reality. Gary
Born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on June 6, 1944 in Kingston, Jamaica, Monty Alexander is a jazz pianist whose style is influenced by strong Caribbean and swing feeling. A musician of a great versatility, this piano virtuoso has covered wide range of musical genres in his career from jazz to reggae, playing with either small bands or an orchestra. "My goal is to uplift", says Alexander. “The piano, to me, is a vehicle for connecting to other human beings. I'm very open to all forms of music. I'm not a bebop musician, I'm not a calypso musician, I'm not a reggae musician.
More than one artist called Blackie: 1) Blackie real name is Peter Black and is guitarist and vocals for Aussie band Hard-Ons which are a punk rock band from Sydney that originally formed in 1981. They have been called Australia's most commercially successful independent band, with over 250,000 total record sales. In late 2010 He released his debut solo album called "Break Bread With The Mono Brows". 2) B L A C K I E german minimal synth/wave project, 1981