Black Lion

Black Lion

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

This talented reggae singer/songwriter has been coached by the great Beres Hammond and Iley Dread of King of Kings.He brings a universal message through his music.

Biography

Black Lion is ready to rock the world.The man from St. James has been preparing for stardom from the age of ten when he began working with Kangol International, a sound system from Montego bay.He continued his work with sound systems when he came to Kingston and had stints on African Symbol and the famous Youthman Promotion. In the early days his name was called with the young up comers such as Yami Bolo and White mice and in fact his first stage name was Black Mice. At ten years , he recorded his first song, 'Sit still' for Rock Stone Production. He Continued to hone his performing skills by appearing on numerous concerts and stage shows in Kingston and St. James. He relocated to St. James and became one of the leading locals acts in the region appearing on all major events including Reggae Kwanza , All Schools Jam and Reggae Sunsplash.

In 1995 Black Mice gave way to Black Lion as the St. James star found Rastafari through an intense spiritual journey which changed his life. Bouyed by his new found spiritual awakening Black Lion redirected himself to his music. His first recording as a Rastafarian was ' Grow Yor Locks'. He soon found a mentor in reggae legend Beres Hammond and spent the last couple of years under his guidance and recording for Hammond's Harmony House Label also doing a duet with Hammond. During this period he wowed the audiences at many concerts including Reggae Sumfest and had the distinction of appearing at the Festival seven times.

Black lion's first hit single ' Push Lady push' has recieved consistent airplay and critical acclaim. He performd gigs in Canada and made a lasting impression with his explosive performances. Another single which recieved heavy rotation on Irie Fm is 'Rasta Nah involve Inna No Robbery' which was produced by Fabian Francis of Undeniable Records.

Black lion whose given name is Kenroy Williams see's his music as a Universal message and not limited to his religious beliefs."You can't put your personal religious belief in every song" declared the singer. He wants to work with some friends in Hip Hop such as Outkast, Busta Rhymes and Carl Thomas."I love dancehall and it is great but one drop reggae is more universal and long lasting so I want to stick to that but I want to do some Crossover stuff to reach different and wider markets". Black Lion cites Stevie Wonder , Black Uhuru and Reginal belle as his influences. A very skilled Kette drummer , he is currently working on his guitar skills and still writing new songs for his craft with explosive stage performances, the singer / songwriter / drummer is ready to make his mark.

Discography

2007 Better Place (cd) distributed by Jetstars Record
Single ; I Know on tiger records

Set List

Push Lady push
Work System
Better Place
Take Me
Gwaan Gwaan
Whatever U Want
Cruzing
Babylon
Rough Rough Time
Out & Bad
1963
Naw Bound
Mine the Youths
Rasta No Robbery
I know

Black Lion works all original set (35-45mins),upwards to 60 mins and over when .working with his band

(booking info: 876-416-4392 /876-393-8431/email: don.drummond@hotmail.com)