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Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana | Established. Jan 01, 1997 | INDIE

Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1997
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"‘First Born’ releases new single today"

First Born’ releases new single today

November 2, 2013



OVER the years, Guyana’s reggae ambassadors, ‘First Born’, has continued to score notable points on the international and local music charts, and their fame has spread far and wide.Today, even though they number just three (singers), their talents and musical gifts continue to woo the hearts and minds of many music lovers.
Come today, the group will release its hot new single, ‘Why Did The Cock Crow’ on ITunes, Amazon, and several other musically-inclined websites. Purchase of the new song can be made on these websites too.

Reggae ambassadors
Out of Guyana, the Land of Many Waters, comes First Born, a group which began with eight young Guyanese men, gradually became five members, and is now down to three.
Guyanese by birth, Rastafarians by choice, grounded in the roots reggae culture of Jamaica, this group delivers a strain of reggae music that exudes spirituality, culture, tremendous brotherly love, and originality.
Originally conceived as an a cappella outfit in the 1990s, the group achieved a breakthrough in 1997 with a live showcase at the Freddy McGregor concert at the Guyana National Park, promoted by Walter ‘Wally’ Fraser’s Vizion Sounds Records.
First Born’s performance at the event so impressed Wally and the late great Dennis Emmanuel Brown with its unique originality, that Wally immediately signed the group to his Vizion Sounds Records Company, and Dennis Brown offered his special vocals on the group’s debut single, ‘Repatriation Time’, which featured prominently on the group’s acclaimed debut album, ‘Exodus Chapter XIII Verse 2’, recorded at Leggo’s Studio in Kingston, Jamaica, with saxophone contribution and musical direction by the extraordinaire Dean Fraser.
The album earned the group two Guyana National Awards for Best New Artistes and Best New Group.
Since joining the Guyana and Jamaica-based Vizion Sounds Records family, the group has produced five albums, namely Exodus, Exodus Remix, Wake Up Call, Confident, and Iritis.
First Born’s talent, craftsmanship and presence, both in studio and on stage, have blossomed and matured almost beyond belief. In November 2002, the group was invited to Jamaica to participate in the celebration of the coronation of His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie I., which was attended by the grandson of His Imperial Majesty.
The group was deeply honoured when asked to perform the National Anthem at the Guyana Miss Universe Pageant, and the annual Boxing Day Boxing Championships of 2002.
They culminated that year’s home-front engagements with several performances at the flag-raising ceremony commemorating the anniversary of Guyana’s Independence.
In September 2002, the group travelled to Suriname and opened for international reggae dancehall artiste Shaggy. Barbados was the group’s next port of call. In March 2003, they open for Sizzla at the Block party concert, leading into Sizzla’s ‘Rise to the Occasion’ birthday celebration in 2004 at Caymanas Park, Jamaica, where they shared stage with Coco Tea, Beres Hammond, Sizzla, Marcia Griffiths, Richie Stephens, Chezidek and many more.
Since hitting the streets, First Born has indeed been making some serious strides, not letting up on their goal to make a name for themselves as a prominent reggae band. And, with their hardworking manager Walter ‘Wally’ Fraser, they have been seriously achieving their goals.
Their 2005 single ‘Irits’ has been getting good airplay on the airwaves, peaking at number 4 on the Mega Jamz Reggae Chart. The singles ‘How Are We Gonna Survive’ with Buju Banton, and ‘Muzik Is the Rock’, done with Gregory Isaacs, are also in heavy rotation. Also released in 2005, the singles ‘Early in the Morning’ (remix), ‘Love Trap’ and ‘War I See’ are growing in popularity.
Making the rounds on the music video channels from the group are the videos for ‘Irits’, ‘Bounce Them Head’ (both directed by Steven Ventura) and ‘Way of Life’ with label mate LMJ (directed by Ras Kasa). The group has also released the new single, “Help Someone”.
Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more on Troy Azore, Trayon Garrett, and Rolston Richmond – members of the outstanding First Born: ‘Forever Inspirational; Reaching Souls; Teaching Brotherhood, Obedience, Righteousness…Naturally’. - Guyana Chronicle


"First Born Focused on Family and Self Development"

"Once financially lucrative or relevant we will be there"-Troy Azore

Contrary to some interpretations of an interview with one First Born member Trayon Garrett, another member Troy Azore in clearing the air says " the group has not split-up we are now under self management instead and no matter what we remain "Forever Inspirational Reaching Souls Teaching Brotherhood, Obedience Righteousness Naturally."

In an interview to be aired on the Caribbean Music Box programme he said "As individuals we have all taken a decision to make time to deal with our personal and family lives but will find time when required to be the group that the people, our fans want to hear from and see".

For 13 years he said the group has been entertaining and touring places such as Jamaica, the USA, Barbados and other Caribbean islands and has had little or no time for "our personal lives but based on my knowledge as a member we have not."

The final decision to remove the group from the management of Vision Sounds was made upon return from the USA in mid of 2008. "Then we made a conscious decision that we will have to find time for our families and this was agreed to by all members of First Born but the group appeared after that at several shows such as the United for Haiti concert at the National Park earlier this year."

He noted that as a group the members agreed that some members would have a chance to pursue solo careers doing recordings and videos as it is easier to do this "wherever you are as an individual."

As a group they have produced five albums including Exodus, Confident, Wake up call and Irits as well as a remake of Exodus with five additional songs and countless singles but it did not make economic sense. "We have not benefited financially in any major way so the walk thus far has been more of experience and exposure. We have gained knowledge and wisdom regarding the industry that has helped to inform our decisions about the way forward" Azore said.

What of the other members?

One member Lambert Semple is with his family in Trinidad which had migrated there months earlier. Those in the know would recall that Semple's first daughter had passed away early last year and as such he wanted to be there for his other baby born while he was performing in America. Reports are that he is still into music solo under the name First Born and like all the other members Azore said "once there is a booking that proves financially lucrative we will come together for public performances". Further he noted that we are also still very much together pushing our musical career as First Born internationally.

Setting the record straight Azore said Rawlston Richmond (Lead singer of Irits and Black Joint a.k.a junkie is in Linden focusing strongly on creating a foundation for his family taking on his role, as a father should, for his two children.

He is also engaged in some amount of small scale farming but and is still very much involved with the music business working on some singles in addition to others he has already produced. "No matter what single is done it goes as a First Born venture" Azore assures.

Shawn Williams a father of two is in Berbice on a short term basis with his family and is further engaged in promoting music development in that County.

Treyon a father of one is in Georgetown working on his album as was reported and is also working on his land scaping venture under the Vision Sounds Label.

By Mondale Smith - Guyana Blog


"First Born Focused on Family and Self Development"

"Once financially lucrative or relevant we will be there"-Troy Azore

Contrary to some interpretations of an interview with one First Born member Trayon Garrett, another member Troy Azore in clearing the air says " the group has not split-up we are now under self management instead and no matter what we remain "Forever Inspirational Reaching Souls Teaching Brotherhood, Obedience Righteousness Naturally."

In an interview to be aired on the Caribbean Music Box programme he said "As individuals we have all taken a decision to make time to deal with our personal and family lives but will find time when required to be the group that the people, our fans want to hear from and see".

For 13 years he said the group has been entertaining and touring places such as Jamaica, the USA, Barbados and other Caribbean islands and has had little or no time for "our personal lives but based on my knowledge as a member we have not."

The final decision to remove the group from the management of Vision Sounds was made upon return from the USA in mid of 2008. "Then we made a conscious decision that we will have to find time for our families and this was agreed to by all members of First Born but the group appeared after that at several shows such as the United for Haiti concert at the National Park earlier this year."

He noted that as a group the members agreed that some members would have a chance to pursue solo careers doing recordings and videos as it is easier to do this "wherever you are as an individual."

As a group they have produced five albums including Exodus, Confident, Wake up call and Irits as well as a remake of Exodus with five additional songs and countless singles but it did not make economic sense. "We have not benefited financially in any major way so the walk thus far has been more of experience and exposure. We have gained knowledge and wisdom regarding the industry that has helped to inform our decisions about the way forward" Azore said.

What of the other members?

One member Lambert Semple is with his family in Trinidad which had migrated there months earlier. Those in the know would recall that Semple's first daughter had passed away early last year and as such he wanted to be there for his other baby born while he was performing in America. Reports are that he is still into music solo under the name First Born and like all the other members Azore said "once there is a booking that proves financially lucrative we will come together for public performances". Further he noted that we are also still very much together pushing our musical career as First Born internationally.

Setting the record straight Azore said Rawlston Richmond (Lead singer of Irits and Black Joint a.k.a junkie is in Linden focusing strongly on creating a foundation for his family taking on his role, as a father should, for his two children.

He is also engaged in some amount of small scale farming but and is still very much involved with the music business working on some singles in addition to others he has already produced. "No matter what single is done it goes as a First Born venture" Azore assures.

Shawn Williams a father of two is in Berbice on a short term basis with his family and is further engaged in promoting music development in that County.

Treyon a father of one is in Georgetown working on his album as was reported and is also working on his land scaping venture under the Vision Sounds Label.

By Mondale Smith - Guyana Blog


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Out of Guyana the land of many waters, comes First Born- a Group which began with eight young Guyanese men and gradually became five members and now down to Three, Guyanese by birth, Rastafarian by choice, grounded in the Culture of Jamaica Rastafarian.
This group delivers a strain of reggae music that exudes Spirituality, Culture, tremendous brotherly love and Originality. Originally conceived as an acapella outfit in the 1990's, they achieved a breakthrough in 1997 with a live showcase on the Freddy McGregor concert at the Guyana National Park, promoted by Walter 'Wally' Fraser's Vizion Sounds Records
.
First Born's performance at the event so impressed Wally and the late great Dennis Emmanuel Brown with their unique originality, that Wally immediately signed them to his Vizion Sounds Records Company, and Dennis Brown offered his special vocals on their debut single Repatriation Time.
Repatriation Time featured prominently on their acclaimed debut album Exodus Chapter XIII Verse 2, which was recorded at Leggo's Studio in Kingston, Jamaica with saxophone contribution and musical direction by the extraordinaire - Dean Fraser. The album earned the group two Guyana National Awards for Best New Artistes and Best New Group.

Since joining the Guyana, UK and Jamaica-based Vizion Sounds Records family, the group has produced five album namely, Exodus, Exodus Remix, Wake Up Call, Confident and Iritis. First Born's talent, craftsmanship and presence, both in studio and on stage, has blossomed and matured almost beyond belief, and in November 2002, were invited to Jamaica to participate in the celebration of the coronation of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I., which were attended by the grandson of His Imperial Majesty.

The group was deeply honored, when asked to perform the National Anthem at the Guyana Miss Universe Pageant and the annual Boxing Day Boxing Championships of 2002. They culminated that year's home front engagements with several performances at the flag raising ceremony commemorating the anniversary of Guyana's Independence. In September 2002, they travelled and opened for international reggae dancehall artiste Shaggy in Suriname.
Barbados, were they next port of call, in March 2003, they open for Sizzla at the Block party concert, leading into Sizzla's 'Rise to the Occasion' birthday celebration in 2004 at Caymans Park, Jamaica where they shared stage with Coco Tea, Beres Hammond, Sizzla, Marcia Griffiths, Richie Stephens, Chezidek , In 2005 the group performed Sting Jamaica, Reggae Sumfest and Kingston Jamboree and many more.

Since first hitting the screen , First Born has indeed been making some serious strides, not letting up on their goal to make a name for themselves as a prominent reggae band. And, with their hardworking manager Walter 'Wally' Fraser, they have been making serious inroads.

Their 2005 single Irits has been getting good airplay on the airwaves, peaking at number 4 on the Mega Jamz Reggae Chart. The singles How Are We Gonna Survive
with Buju Banton and Muzik Is The Rock done with Gregory Isaacs are also in heavy rotation. Cut and Go Thru featuring Luciano, Jah Blessing featuring Natural Black, Loving This with Jah Cure Georgetown Rock with Dune Stephenson and Dean Fraser to name a few. Also released in 2005, the singles Early in the Morning (remix), Love Trap and War I See are growing in popularity. In 2008 the group traveled to the USA and did shows in several states including a performance at Club SOB. The group in 2009 was nominated for nine accolade awards (Guyanas Music Award) and won six. The group in May 2013 performed in London, at Guyana 47th Independence Anniversary.

Making the rounds on the music video channels from the group are the videos for Irits, Bounce Them Head (both directed by Steven Ventura) and Way Of Life with label mate LMJ (directed by Ras Kasa). The group has now release the several singles, Help Someone, I Fell Asleep and Where Did the Love Go Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more on Troy Azore, Trayon Garrett, and Rolston Richmond - members of the outstanding First Born: Forever Inspirational; Reaching Souls; Teaching Brotherhood, Obedience, Righteousness...Naturally.

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