KIRK BROWN

KIRK BROWN

 Bridgetown, Saint Michael, BRB
BandR&BReggae

He is a blend of Hip Hop, R&B and Pop blended with the distinctive Caribbean sounds of Reggae, Dancehall and Soca. He is known for his energetic performances, lyrical freestyles, creativity and sex appeal. Hailing from the Island of Barbados and determined to conquer the entertainment world.

Biography


KIRK BROWN
BIOGRAPHY

Born on the beautiful island of Barbados, Kirk Brown is one of its brightest stars. He is an award-winning singer and song-writer and a versatile deejay for one of Barbados’ leading radio stations. Kirk, who is also known for his sound business acumen, has founded his own entertainment company, which owns a recording studio and live band.

To date, he has amassed an eclectic compilation of original tracks, with recent collaborations including “Take Your Time” featuring Vybz Kartel; "Dutty Wine” featuring Fat Man Scoop; "Wine Like Dat" featuring Lil Rick and "Midnight Lover" with Jeri-Marie (niece of Sting from the Police). In the past, he has shared the stage with other major international stars including Ne-Yo, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Rihanna, Fat Joe, Beenie Man, Tessanne Chin, Baby Cham and J Cole.

Kirk travels the globe to perform and has represented Barbados at a number of international trade shows. Some of his performances have included shows in his homeland, New York, Cannes France, London and Miami, such as:

MIDEM (Cannes, France)
The Get Wasted tour (Miami, USA) www.getwasted.com
CHUM FM Breakfast In Barbados 2012, also featuring K'Naan and Nelly Furtado
Memorial Day Weekend (Miami, USA)
“A Little Bit of Bim” BTA Event (Birmingham, UK)
“Bajan Revelers” Nottinghill Band Launch (London, UK)
Father’s Day Reggae Show (New York & Connecticut, USA)
Numerous events for Barbados’ annual Crop Over and Reggae Festivals
10th Annual International Soca Awards (New York, USA)
The Association of Music Entrepreneurs’ NACA 2012 Showcase (Barbados)
FOROMIC XV Showcase (Barbados)

Over the last few years, he has maintained a presence in Barbados’ annual Crop Over Season, making it to the finals of the coveted Sweet Soca and Party Monarch finals for 2 consecutive years. Arising out of his increased visibility, Kirk has consistently been performing and hosting events in Barbados, South America and the USA.

For the year 2013, Kirk has been hard at work on a full 11-track Crop Over album including collaborations with soca veterans Red Plastic Bag and Alison Hinds along with Yetunde from the UK and Africa. This album, entitled “Ah Ready”, also features an infectious Zouk remix by Kirk Brown and Admiral T from Guadeloupe which is specially geared towards the creole and French territories. It was written by Jason “Shaft” Bishop and produced by Dwaingerous, who is the lead keyboardist for the Machel Montano HD Band.
Kirk’s visibility continues to increase as he maintains a wide reach via his early morning radio show, “The Edge” on weekdays from 5am until 10am on 98.1 The One and his social networking mediums, with audiences of 50,000 and 250,000 respectively.

2013 has been an extremely productive year for Kirk so far. He has completed a number of performances in the Region and Barbados, including the Brazilian Symposium staged by the NCF. His other 2013 performances and deejay gigs include:

Agrofest
Glebe Calvacade – Preview of “Ah Ready”
Hosting of the Courts Digital Party
Waterford Music Festival
Fete De La Musique
Socaholics Beach Party
Uncensored Wednesdays
Frenzy Fete – Official launch of “Ah Ready”
Celebration Time Tent: Kid’s Matinee Show
Hot Summer Burn
Outrageous In Red
Small Business Association Graduation Ceremony
Soca On De Hill
Kadooment Fever at Ocean Two
Bucket Fest
Wadadah: Missing In Action
Wadadah: Morning Bruk Out
Dis Is Rick

After more than 20 performances this crop over season, including private events, his sights are now set on Notting Hill Carnival in the UK, Labor Day Carnival in the US, Miami Carnival, a promotional tour of the region and Trinidad Carnival 2014.

Kirk Brown is the total package and in more ways than one, he is set to take the world’s stage by storm at a moment’s notice.

Lyrics

The Reason Why

Written By: Kirk Brown; Michael Holder

Youre the reason why, baby youre the reason why

Verse1
It's so amazing, that everyday my feelings for you they change
Cuz they just get stronger and stronger
You're like my protection, you're my umbrella that shelters me from the ra-a-ain
And I'd do the same thing for you, gal you know that it's true, yeah

Pre-Hook
Baby there's other girls out there but none of them just can't compare to you
They just can't do the things that you do for me baby
Never felt a loving quite like this, cuz everyday I fall in love wit you brand new
Lemme try to express it so you understand me

Hook
Cuz when the skies are grey and the rain is pouring
I wanna be gotta be the one that brightens up your day
It's my name that I long to hear you calling
When you telling your friends about the best you ever had
Cuz you're the only one I need girl, you're the only one I wanna run to-o-oo
And baby girl you know the reason why, cuz you are my boo
I'm never gonna make you cry girl, and I promise that I'm never gonna leave yo-o-ou
And baby girl you know the reason why, cuz you are my boo

Verse2
I just can't shake it, I can't escape it, and I don't even wanna tr-y-y
I'm addicted to you and I don't wanna change that fact
From morning til evening, baby ur on my mind
I'll be by ur side cuz baby i got ur back

Pre-Hook
Baby there's other girls out there but none of them just can't compare to you
They just can't do the things that you do for me baby
Never felt a loving quite like this, cuz everyday I fall in love with you brand new
Lemme try to express it so you understand me

Hook
Cuz when the skies are grey and the rain is pouring
I wanna be gotta be the one that brightens up your day
It's my name that I long to hear you calling
When you telling your friends about the best you ever had
Cuz you're the only one I need girl, you're the only one I wanna run to-o-oo
And baby girl you know the reason why, cuz you are my boo
I'm never gonna make you cry girl, and I promise that I'm never gonna leave yo-o-ou
And baby girl you know the reason why, cuz you are my boo

Verse3
See you're the reason why, my days are always filled wit blue skies
u make me feel a feeling that's so hard to describe
girl i never felt a loving quite like this, contagious kinda like a sickness
In your eyes, girl i see u plus I, and u and me together's so fly-aye-aye
We forever, and anyone that try to change that better off sweeping leaves in stormy weather
All that i am ur reason, give my life new meaning, the reason my heart keeps beating
yeh baby girl it's true, the reason i'm breathing is u

Hook -
Cuz when the skies are grey and the rain is pouring
I wanna be gotta be the one that brightens up your day
It's my name that I long to hear you calling
When you telling your friends about the best you ever had
Cuz you're the only one I need girl, you're the only one I wanna run to-o-oo
And baby girl you know the reason why, cuz you are my boo
I'm never gonna make you cry girl, and I promise that I'm never gonna leave yo-o-ou
And baby girl you know the reason why, cuz you are my boo

You’re the reason why, baby you’re the reason why
Youre the reason why, baby youre the reason why
Youre the reason why, baby youre the reason why

Discography

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums and Compilations:
• THE STRATEGY COMPILATION (2006)
– Strategy Featuring Kirk Brown, Tejay & Miguel White
• STRATEGY & FRIENDS PRESENTS FUTURE SOCA (2007)
– Various Artistes
• GOOD VYBZ COMPILATION (2007)
– Various Artistes
• BARBADOS MUSIC AWARDS COMPILATION (2007)
– Various Artistes
• MUST GET IT (2008)
– Kirk Brown
• FUTURE MILLIONAIRES MIXTAPE (2008)
– Various Artistes
• SOUTHCENTRAL SOCA (2008)
– Various Artistes
• SOCA XTACY (2008)
– Various Artistes
• BARBADOS MUSIC AWARDS COMPILATION (2009)
– Various Artistes
• STRATEGY THE ENERGY BAND (2009)
– Various Artistes
• AH READY (2013)
– Kirk Brown

Singles:
• DIRTY TANGO (2005) – With Slimz
• WHA’ YA WANT (2005) – With Tejay
• PUT IT ON ME (2006) – With Slimz
• MUST GET IT (2006) Ft Tejay
• WE JUMPING (2007)
• HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD (2007)
• SHOW ME (2008)
• MAKE IT RIGHT (2008)
• SHAWTY GET LOW (2008) Ft Justin King & Ca’ Milla
• (HIV) THE REALITY (2008)
• (HIV) WRAP IT UP (2008) with Tejay, Justin King & B-Roca
• MISSING YOU (2008)
• SHAWTY GET LOW REMIX (2009) Ft Justin King & Tejay
• WIT ‘ ME (2009) - with Quinn Belgrave
• THE REASON WHY (2009)
• ALL NIGHT LONG (2009)
• NOTHING CAN STOP THIS JAM (2009)
• GOING FOR THE GOLD – ft B Roca` (2009)
• DON'T TELL (2013)
• DON'T TELL REMIX FEAT. ADMIRAL T (2013)
• DON'T TELL CLUB MIX (2013)
• AH READY (2013)
• DON'T HAVE TO WINE (2013)
• NEED YOUR LOVE FEAT. NIKITA (2013)
• LIGHT IT UP FEAT. YETUNE (2013)
• SUPERMAN W/ MS. DESIRE (2013)
• MAADD FEAT. MATRIX (2013)
• BOUNCE PON IT (2013)
• DROP IT LOW GYAL (2013)
• FRENZY (2013)

Music Videos:
• BAABY feat. Danny Reid
• CHIMMIE PAPA With Tejay
• SHOW ME
• SHAWTY GET LOW ft TEJAY & JUSTIN KING
• MAKE IT RIGHT
• ALL NIGHT LONG (VIDEO MASH UP)
• MIDNIGHT LOVER feat. Jerie Marie

Set List

A typical set is 1-2hrs or whatever is required and depends on the promoter and the audience.
I do covers and originals and it's a blend for the occasion, ensuring all are happy.