Bryan Art

Bryan Art

 
Kingston, Kingston, JAM
SoloWorldReggae

Live contemporary Reggae/World music with a mix of soul, socially conscious lyrics and contagious hooks.

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Biography

Bryan Art Biography


The name Bryan Art describes a witty songwriter, meticulous producer, renowned guitarist and multifaceted artist specializing in music with a positive message. A graduate of  the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where he majored in guitar (Caribbean Latin American & Jazz Studies),  Bryan first came to prominence as a guitarist and  touring  member of the Legendary Fire House Band. With Firehouse, Bryan gained immeasurable experience, supporting top flight Artistes including  Luciano, Mikey General and Sizzla for  several years and later with Bushman as band leader and guitarist of his Grass Roots Band.


The multi-dimensional Bryan  Art, who in his college years, balanced guitar duties with photography and graphic art, also spent invaluable time teaching music in Jamaican Schools. He took the bold decision to add a further dimension as recording Artiste and in 2001,  released his first single titled Soon Come Back, produced by himself and Courtney Morrison for FIWI Music Label. He would later go on to record and release several hits including Rock And Come In in 2004 and Get It in 2005 that would go a far way in making Bryan Art a household name.  


Since becoming more devoted to a career as a recording artiste, he has been named Best New Artiste for the year 2002 by ER (Entertainment Report) on TVJ and has given outstanding performances on several local and international shows including Jamaica. Jazz and Blues, Rebel Salute, ATI, Fully Loaded, St. Mary Mi Come From ,Unity Splash, and several  Reggae Month events, among others. His international appearances include extensive tours of the Caribbean, the  United States, Canada and Europe. As a prolific and witty songwriter he has penned songs for Artistes such as Etana, George Nooks, Singing Melody, Bushman, and  Luciano, and has also been the creator of numerous instrumental tracks receiving local and international penetration.


In 2012, Bryan Art registered his record label, Junction Files Muzik, his first major step to creating an independent organizational structure.  Later in 2013 he decided to seek a new management team in order to execute his re energized vision . He has assembled  a  group of  young , skilled and talented local musicians who are now known as the File 13 Band which ,  as a unit  has  been supporting Bryan Art's  live performances and  winning over the hearts of local and international music lovers.  He also released his self-titled album in April 2013, making it an overall productive year.


Born in St. Ann, Jamaica, Bryan Grant, recalls playing the guitar before the tender age of eight. His keen interest in music was ignited by his eldest brother, but it was his mother who taught him his first three primary chords on which he learned to  improvise and build for years to come. His major sources of inspiration continue to be, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, Toots Hibbert as well as Stevie Wonder and Al Green.Today Bryan Art continues to bring a fresh voice, image and attitude to the industry gaining him thousands of fans as well as the respect of the music fraternity.

Lyrics

Get It

Written By: Bryan Grant

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE THING MAN IF A THAT YOU WANT
‘LIFT IT UP AGAIN’ AND NEVER MAKE IT SLANT
SET IT ON THE PRIZE AND NEVER SAY YOU CAN’T
THE WAY TO DO IT EVERY TIME
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE THING IF IS THAT YOU WANT
LIFT IT UP AGAIN AND NEVER MAKE IT SLANT
SET IT ON THE PRIZE AND NEVER SAY YOU CAN’T I TELL YOU EVERY TIME
GET IT IN YOUR HEAD THERE’S MORE THAN BREAD
WATCH EVERY WORD WHEN I TELL YOU JUST TO
GET IT IN YOUR HEAD THERE’S MORE THAN BREAD
WHATEVER’S ON YOUR MIND YES

GET IT GET IT
I TELL YOU EVERYTIME AND YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND NO
GET IT GET IT
WHATEVER IS ON THE MIND IT CONTROLS THE MAN YES
GET IT GET IT
I TELL YOU EVERYTIME AND YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND NO
GET IT GET IT
LIVE EVERY TIME BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEED AND THE WIND AND THE WEEDS I SAY

EYES ON THE THING MAN IF A THAT YOU WANT
YU HEAR ME TELL YU! NEVER GALLIVANT
BE ALWAYS ON THE RISE - BETTER EVERYTIME
DON’T BE SURPRISED WHEN THE THING YOU NEVER GAVE YOUR ALL
IS NOT AROUND TO FIND YOU WHEN YOU MAKE A FALL
…TELL A BUNCH OF LIES BECAUSE YOU MISS YU CALL -
YOU WASTE AWAY YOUR TIME
GET IT IN YOUR HEAD THERE’S MORE THAN BREAD
“GWAAN EAT A FOOD” BUT REMEMBER JUST TO
GET IT IN YOUR HEAD THERE’S MORE THAN BREAD
WHATEVER IS ON YOUR MIND YES

CHOROUS

REP. VERSE 1

Rock And Come In

Written By: Bryan Grant

Intro. Then mi naa show yu man!
Come ina the Dance Man – seen!

Now put your hands in the air if you really don’t care
because you’ve earned your share,
and you don’t give one heck about no damn nike-air.
You do your thing anyhow, anywhere.
You rock and come ina the dance any way how you want
because you’ve paid your fare, drinking hennesey or is it red-stripe beer?
In your ‘lenghts pants’ or ‘Rockawear.’

‘Cause if the love ina yu heart yu shout, yeah yeah!
An if yu naa cuss no claat yu shout, yeah yeah!
If everything sparkling clean, tell me what the brand thing mean.
If you expose to you heart you shout, Yeah yeah!
Or if you well clad ina yu claat yu shout Yeah yeah!
Oh yeah, tell me what the massive them say.

Dance a keep ina Mandeville,
you wanna run in something comfortable up the hill, yeah!
A ‘Nanny’ lef after you’ve paid the bills you wanna sip a ‘babba-roots’ and take a ‘chill-pill’ – yo!
Make sure you’re ready for the spill, ‘cause ina dancehall style its gonna be ‘juggling – Juggling’ till you hear a voice saying;

That if the love inna yu heart yu shout, yeah yeah!
Repeat song.