Having done quite a few shows in the United States in the past two months, reggae singer, Junior Kelly will now stretch across the border into Canada as he continues his quest to thrill his North American fans.
“Canada has been clamoring for Junior Kelly,” explained Tasz Smith of Triple T Productions.”We have been collaborating with promotional teams across Canada to work out suitable dates and everything has finally jelled. Interestingly, things have worked out in such a way that Kelly will be doing two festivals two consecutive weekends — August 25 and September 1,” Smith added.
Saturday, August 25, will see Junior Kelly as one of the headline acts for FestCaribbean, being staged in Brantford, Ontario.
A truly Caribbean event, the show also features calypso/soca giant, David Rudder, alongside Mello G, Colour Quest, Chris Jackson and Dance Migration.
The following Saturday, September 1, Junior Kelly will represent at the inaugural Ottawa Rhythm Festival. An outdoor music event, the festival is celebrating the best in Caribbean, Latin and Soul music from around the world.
According to the organizers, the Ottawa festival is designed to showcase island flavours of entertainment and blend together quality music, food, and sport for the benefit of the Ottawa-Gatineau community.
For this inaugural year, the festival will commemorate the Jamaican and Trinidadian 50th year of Independence, with special performances by its leading artists. Soca’s best loved female artiste, Trinidadian Allison Hinds, reggae singer Trilla U, the Cuban Martinez Show, Crack of Dawn are the other big names along with Junior Kelly on the Ottawa Rhythm Festival.
A family event, the festival is encouraging audiences young and old to celebrate the culture and rhythms of the Caribbean.
Also on the line-up is reggae act Prestige, who has built up quite a repertoire. His songs include I Am Blessed, Happiness, My Pride, Dem Wrong, Questions, What Do You Think Of The Poor and others. Prestige has toured the US and has performed at Irie Jamboree, Brooklyn Music Fest, Budweiser Festival in Washington, D.C. He has also performed in Europe, Canada, Trinidad and Guyana.
Reggae singer, Junior Kelly has been in the business of making uplifting and empowering reggae music for more than 25 years. Beginning his career during Dancehall’s ‘rude boy’ era in the late ’80s, Kelly’s inspiring messages have always made him a standout artist within Jamaica’s heavily populated entertainment scene.
His breakthrough single “Love So Nice” established him as a bonafide star in 2000. His commanding juxtaposition of precisely timed, deejayed rhymes and melodic singing, coupled with his vivid storytelling abilities, took the song to #1 on the Jamaican charts. The album “Love So Nice”, released in 2001, also spawned the well-received singles which brought him recognition throughout the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.
Junior Kelly, who has been enjoying a strong season of success, both in Jamaica and overseas, easily reclaimed his space in the US market after an hiatus and is being booked vigorously by promoters all across the States. In July, he convincingly captured the number one slot on the Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 Reggae Singles Chart, with the gripping, reality-laced single, “Been There”, which has also debuted on charts in North America and the Caribbean.
On the Broadleaf riddim, produced by Big Bomb Entertainment, “Been There” adds to Junior Kelly’s list of songs which have impacted in a huge way. Among them are the “Sunshine,” “Boom Draw”, “Hungry Days,” Missing You (with Bar-bee)” and “Receive”.
“Been There” is powered by the music video which is currently getting good rotation across the globe.
For bookings and info for Junior Kelly, contact: Tasz Smith of Triple T Production (917) 617-0874 or firstname.lastname@example.org