Edge Michael
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Edge Michael

Los Angeles, CA | Established. Jan 01, 1994 | INDIE

Los Angeles, CA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1994
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"Expanding Good Vibes, Edge Michael & Morgan Heritage"

Those vibes will take over the Beach House (7219 Market St.) on Saturday, July 18, for the third annual Reggae Fest. Performances will include Morgan Heritage with special guest Jemere Morgan, Edge Michael, Zion, and Streets Afire. Along with various roots reggae groups, there will be live painting by Cammeron Batanides.

Returning to the festival for his third year, Edge Michael is known for his super-charged performances. He describes it as “high-level performance—overall, a real happy vibe.”

At the festival, Michael will be handing out free copies of his new single, “Legalize It,” from his new album “Legalize It: The Legacy Continues.” Set for release on July 29, the Peter Tosh original hits close to home for Michael in more ways than one. First off, it’s perhaps one of the most popular songs of the genre. Secondly, Michael is Tosh’s nephew. - The Encore


"Edge Michael, Streets A Fire"

The Jamaica-born, Florida-based reggae singer Edge Michael has esteemed connections in his chosen field, from famous relatives to genre-shaping collaborators. At his best, though, the grinning-and-cooing bandleader updates their old mantras with pure positivity and the gumption of pop, so that his songs shine as brightly as his preferred southern climes. Neither his voice nor his songs are altogether distinctive, but it’s his winning attitude—about reggae as a discipline, power and life-force—that makes his sets so endearing. —Grayson Haver Currin - Indy Weekly


"Reggae artiste Edge Michael fetes the homeless"

OVER 100 homeless persons at the Open Heart Charitable Mission Care Centre in Montego Bay have benifited from the philanthropic spirit of reggae musician Edge Michael.

Last week, the roots reggae singer fed the homeless persons at the centre which is operated by the Open Heart Charitable Mission in collaboration with the St James Parish Council.

Three weeks ago, the Westmoreland-based singer also fed 200 homeless persons at the Myrie Atkins Shelter in Kingston.

He is encouraging others to be charitable and assist the needy. - Jamaica Observer


"Edge Michael on top"

EDGE Michael, the Westmoreland-based roots rock singer, has scored his first hit with a cover of Richard Dimplesfield's If It Ain't One Thing, which in recent weeks has enjoyed the number one slot on a few popular local reggae charts.

In fact, for the past three weeks, the song, released on Edge Michael's Jams Inc label, has occupied the number one position on not only the Richie B chart, but also on the Stampede chart, which is aired on radio and TV in 80 countries across the globe.

The song has also recently spent two weeks at the pinnacle of the Owen Brown's Western Union top 20 chart. - Jamaica Observer


"Edge Michael Reaches Out To Street People"

The generous spirit of reggae singer Edge Michael was again demonstrated in a tangible way last week Thursday when he answered a call for help from the Montego Bay-based Open Heart Charitable Mission and fed some 100 street people for whom the organisation has established a feeding programme.

"This is a part of an ongoing effort to help those who are less fortunate in society," the singer said. "Their circumstance could have happened to any of us. It is important to lend a hand of kindness when you can because you never know when you will need someone to return the favour."

Edge Michael, whose real name is Oral Durloo, is no stranger to philanthropy as he has been assisting the Montego Bay-based Blossom Garden Children's Home over the years. Just two weeks ago, he partnered with the Poor Relief Department of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation to treat 200 homeless persons to lunch. - Jamaica Gleaner


"Reggae Singer Edge Michael performs in Eden"

Jamaican native and international reggae recording artist, Edge Michael, performed in Eden for the second time this year. He held a concert at Summer’s Bar, the same spot the artist proved to be a popular attraction at an appearance in March.

Michael, whose birth name is Oral Durloo, is known for hits “Deep River Woman,” “Delilah,” “Rebel With Cause,” and “Our Father.”

His son “If It Ain’t One Thing It’s Another” has been a number one hit on the Jamaican charts this summer. - News Advance VA


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Owing to the potency of his radical roots sound and his conscientious lyrical style, singer/songwriter Edge Michael acquired, at an early age, the alias, Rebel With a Cause.  Born Oral Mark Durloo – son of David Durloo and Melzeta McIntosh, herself the sister of legendary reggae superstar, Peter Tosh.

Edge Michael has embraced his fated path, from his earliest high school performances straight through to his professional recording career which started in 1990 as lead vocalist for Jah Children, Edge Michael shared stage with a host of renowned reggae artists, including Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, and Sanchez.  His first studio recording was the self-composed, co-produced single, Try My Love, released in 1994, on The Crowd Pleaser record label.  This first effort received both modest airplay and industry recognition.