CHARLY B
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CHARLY B

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain | INDIE

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain | INDIE
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CHARLY B @ D Club

Lausanne, Not Applicable, Switzerland

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Winner of Reggae Europe 2009 competition
Reggae Europe
Artist of the Geneva/Swiss and French ragga scenes, Charly B is also known as the “Black Defenda”. Talented composer , writer and singer, the musical inspiration of Charly B originates from his roots. Born in 1981 in Italy, from French, German and Armenian origins, married to a Jamaican wife, Charly B has been confronted to many musical styles, from classical music to reggae and other musical influences. Among the reggae influences: Bob Marley, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Anthony B, Capleton, Bounty Killa, Sean Paul.

Charly B fell in love with Jamaica and the reggae after spending a whole year at Iona High School, St. Mary, Jamaica, at the age of 16, and returning to live there 3 years after finishing his studies of sound techniques in Canada. He has his own style that nobody can imitate.

In 2002, he wins the Contest for best Singjay in Geneva (Reggae contest organized BY DJ Postman), in 2005 he wins the first price for best singjay for Switzerland (Reggae Swiss Singjay Contest – Giddeon Production) and in 2007, he is candidate for Switzerland for Eurovision Contest 2007 with song O Mama.

Several shows with international artists such as Capleton, Anthony.B, Glen Washington, Teflon, DeMarco, Kiprich, Cali.P, Ras Charmer, Prince Theo – Tour with Zumjay and Alozade (New Generation Sound – Neecko). 2 albums are online for sale on cdbaby: Charly B with Henry P (Gemany) which is offering us one of the best European reggae albums of unsigned artists (some songs can be heard on www.myspace.com/charlyb or downloaded on cdbaby.com). Another one is in preparation: solo album with many international producers involved.

Charly B performs regularly in Europe (France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Spain etc.), and also in Canada, the United States, and Jamaica. He has his own inimitable style.

The next albums of this upcoming dancehall artist are expected with great interest and impatience.

Charly B is the winner for Reggae Europe’s 2009 competition for best song with the song “My Sound“, and therefore wins the prize of 5,000 euros. - REGGAE EUROPE


Le Français Charly B, dont on vous parle depuis quelque temps, fait son bonhomme de chemin. Il a remporté cet été le concours de Reggae Europe avec ce titre, My Sound, à l’écoute. - Reggae France (www.reggaefrance.com)


Né en Italie, avec des origines d'Arménie, de France et d'Allemagne, Charly B sortira son premier album, "Tomorrow", cet été. Un deuxième est déjà en préparation. On l'a découvert avec l'éponyme Tomorrow en featuring avec Henry P. - Reggae France (www.reggaefrance.com)


Charly B, où la voix ragga du métissage. Jeune artiste chanteur il a beaucoup vadrouillé avant de faire mûrir son style directement Jamaïque. Une histoire peu commune pour un sing-jay qui ne l'est pas moins.
- Reggae.fr (www.reggae.fr)


On vous l'avait présenté il y a peu avec Tomorrow : le Français Charly B remet ça et toujours en patois avec Rock and come in, un ganja tune sur le Truth And Rights riddim revisité par Bobby Konders (Massive B). - Reggae France (www.reggaefrance.com)


Discography

2009/2010: Album FOREVER (Forward recordings - release Xmas 2010) and shooting of videos FOREVER and THE WAY YOU WINE in Jamaica ?
2009: Album: Tomorrow is just another day (on sale on http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/charlyb2)
?2008: Album : Zulu Nation - Stylordz Production (Canada, Toronto) - 3 titles - Album on sale on Amazon.com and E-music.com ?
2007: Album : International Ting - Charly B and the Official Band ?
2006: Album: Family Affair (Redhemption Production), featuring Wakad Don Jahbazz and Guest. ?
2005: Album: THUGZ STYLE compilation (Severely Ill Production) Bruk out, Charly.B feat Zumjay and La plus belle femme (video playing on TVM3). ?
2004: Album : Reality - Redhemption Production and Album: More Reality - Redhemption Production ?
2003: My Queen - Pow Pow records - in MethodMag Magazine distributed in Europe - How come some People so wicked (Jamaica). ?
2002: Vengence to God: Ladies Party ?
2001: Move - Stylordz Production - Canada
?2000: Chu Chu - Stylordz Production - Canada ?
2000-2009: Several titles in albums Redhemption Sound fi All Africans: At least one track in every CD from Vol. 1 to vol. 13 ?
2000-2006: Several titles in album Hemp Higher Sound

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Author and composer in English, French or Spanish, Winner of many competitions in Europe, Charly B alternates very fast songs with slower ones, always with conscious lyrics, on problems of our society, or simply sings songs of love, which he has plenty of for his close surrounding. ?  Charly B has issued several underground albums with independent producers; in 2009, Reggae Europe and the Jamaican studios Geejam (Forward Recordings...producers of "SOUL PIRATE" from Italian international reggae artist: Alborosie), decide to produce him. ?He then tours various countries, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Vietnam, and also Toronto and New York. ?A French edition of his album "Forever" was released in October 2012, and the English edition will be released end 2013.