Jah Thunder

Jah Thunder

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Jah Thunder is a veteran reggae artist who has captived audiences all over the world with his thunderous vocals for the past seven years.

Biography

Jah Thunder is a name that aptly describes this young man with a voice that rings very much like the song of the mighty thunder from above. This experienced artist from David House Crew has been garnering fans all over the world as one of the opening acts for Capleton for the past seven years, though he has been a dedicated entertainer for many years before that.

Jah Thunder was born on the 8th of May 1977 in the Cassia Park area of Kingston Jamaica, and later moved to Papine where he spent the better part of his youth. At birth, Jah Thunder was given the name Omar Oneil Bolt. The combination of his booming voice, the striking energy of his performance, and his surname, “Bolt”, all came together to inspire his brethrens to give him what they say is his true name “Jah THUNDER”. Thunder has always had an interest in music and growing up in very close proximity to his cousin, dancehall phenomenon Capleton, gave him an extra edge creatively. He got his inspiration from Capleton, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Burning Spears.

Jah Thunder started to take his music more seriously in 1997 and did his first recording on the African Star Label with the song entitled “Badda Badda” which created a new slang that a number of artistes reused adding momentum and keeping “Badda Badda” on the lip of locals and reggae fans around the world. He has since recorded for and with some of Jamaica’s most prominent musicians. One is a collaboration with reggae icon Capleton and the Fire Choir called “Fire Whoa”, and the other is a medley with several of his David House Brothers including Munga Honourable, Little Capes and veteran Major Christie called “Whole a Vibes”. He has done recording for some of Jamaica’s top name producers such as Black Scorpio and Calibud.

Jah Thunder has performed in major venues all over the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. He has performed in Germany, Belgium, Paris, Rome, Italy and Spain to name a few.

Jah Thunder has recorded more than 35 singles and is currently putting the finishing touches on his first album.

Discography

Tune Year
Blackness 2001
Cash Pot 2002
Find Time 2004
Fire 2001
Free Jah Cure 2002
Free Up
Hold Yuh Own 2002
Hot Before Time 2002
Hot Girl 2003
Hype 2000
I Know My Heart 2003
Inna Di Country 2002
Mama 2003
Mix Up Town 2002
My Land 2002
Name 2001
Neat Up 2000
Nerve 2002
Never Change 2003
No Disrespect 2000
Out Of Control 2002
Ragga Ragga 2003
Rasta for I
Real Man 2002
Shame On Them 2005
Squad 51
Stop Perplex 2000
Sweet Reggae 2001
Teach Pon Riddim
Wanna Be
War
Wave 2003
What's The Purpose 2001
When You Good 2000
Your Share 2004
Love Jah 2006
Breath of Life 2006
Get Back Home 2006
1966 2006