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Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2001 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2001
Solo World Reggae

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Jun
29
progress @ BLND TGER

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

May
24
progress @ Lula Lounge

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Apr
29
progress @ Sankofa

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Discography

2001- featured in and music used on the CBC documentary "Soldiers For the Street" which was aired nationally.
2003- was invited to perform with Common and Erica Badu in Chicago as part of Black August, a show to protest political prisoners in the U.S
2005 toured 18 cities throughout U.S. and Canada as part of the Promote Intelligence Tour
2006- was a finalist in "Canadian Reggae star" a televised competition that took hundreds of applicants from all over the country and was aired nationally
2007- was featured in the internationally released documentary "Rastamentary"
2009- released the single Sunshine, was a collage radio hit and gained radio play throughout Canada, U.S., the Caribbean, Southern and Eastern Africa as well as Germany and Portugal.
2009- February song “Free” was used in the second season premier of the TV show “A Kink in my Hair”
2009- April was brought to Barbados as part of the Barbados Reggae Festival "Reggae on the Hill" to Open up For Bennie Man, Buju Banton and Queen Ifrica
2009 June- produced and released a music video for "Sunshine" that is presently getting rotation on much vibe, MTV Africa, Caribbean Broadcasting Cooperation and Tempo
2010 February released the "Progress" EP, the first single of the EP "I Know" was rated as #2 song on CHRY' 105.5's Rebel Vibes top ten reggae chart
2010- April performed at "Reggae on the Hill" in Barbados alongside for Maxi Priest, Luciano, Tarrus Riley and Etena
2010 - May was one of the headline acts for "Freedom festival" in Queens Park Toronto, performed to an audience of over 30,000
2010- August was brought to Calgary to open up for Beres Hammond, Inner Circle and Cultcha as part of the Calgary Reggae Festival
2011 -February released single “Enemy” on the Builders rhythm
2011 -March opened up for Jomo Rainbow of Judgment Yard (Sizzla’s protégée’s) as part of Canadian Music Week
2011- June “Free” the 3rd single of my album was ranked as the #3 Canadian reggae song by CHRY 105.5 Rebel Vibez top ten reggae chart.
2011- June was invited to perform at the SCENE music festival in St. Catherine’s
2011- July released party for the album “Making Progress”. To a packed house at El Mocombo
2011- July was invited by Donisha Prendergast (Bob Marley’s Granddaughter) to be the artist to represent and perform on Caribana’s first ever Rasta float.
2011-July performed at the Irie Music Festival opening up for international reggae stars L.U.S.T.
2011- July was invited by Donisha Prendergast (Bob Marley’s Granddaughter) to be the artist to represent and perform on Caribana’s first ever Rasta float.
2012- Released song "Officer and a Gentlman"
2012- Came 2nd out of 158 bands that entered the Toronto HARBOUR FRONT SOUND CLASH Festival. The competition featured bands of all genres and Progress was the first reggae performer to ever make it to the finals.

2013- Soul jah tour, 2 shows in San Jose @ Temple Bar and Island Breeze, 2 shows in Nassara @ chaman's

2014 -2015 nov-feb- Ran a weekly showcase featuring Progress, rebel alliance and various guest acts

2015 april- release song "Rastaman'

2016 feb -featured on "stages " showcase at Lula lounge

2016 March- invited to headline I Queen festival in barbados Queens park

2016 April- Released video for song with Rebel Alliance Band called "Release me"

2016 June- video release party @ Blind Tiger

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Progress’s music is a reflection of his life experiences and his faith. Born in Barbados, Progress was influenced by the Reggae that surrounded him. There was something about the positive message and the driving pulsating rhythm of the bass that hypnotized him from young

Leaving Barbados in his late teens Progress moved to Canada where he began performing reggae incorporating the many different influences that surrounded him. Progress flourished in Canada becoming a finalist in the nationally televised Canadian Reggae Star competition. After this progress dropped his debut LP “ Making Progress”, with the lead song and video “sunshine”. The lead single caught on giving his music notoriety as the video was on rotation on Much Music, Tempo and MTV Africa.

Progress’s break out album had 3 songs which were ranked in the CHRY 105.5 Rebel Vibez top 10 Canadian Reggae songs. Since then he has had unleashed a steady stream of singles and been an almost permanent fixture in the chart. This journey has seen his music featured on TV shows as well as numerous documentaries. Progress has toured U.S, Canada, Costa Rica, the Caribbean and Ghana, made songs with Reggae legends Peter Morgan and Triston Palma and shared the stage with artists like Erica Badu, Beres Hammond, Common, Frankie Paul and Maxi Priest.

 These experiences have sharpened his skills to where his live show is as energetic and dynamic as it is insightful. Progress after years of honing his skills is ready to take the listener on a journey through a musical landscape, letting them enter his world of love and purpose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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