Yvad and the Posse
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Yvad and the Posse

Hermosa Beach, California, United States | INDIE

Hermosa Beach, California, United States | INDIE
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"Yvad Resumes Sojourn"

Yvad started with NuBeat Entertainment Limited in 2006 and we decided we were going to do an album. Finally, we can now say it is out," said Victor Simpson, head honcho at NuBeat Entertainment Limited. "The album is currently on iTunes and from reports, there has been brisk sales in the two weeks the album was uploaded online."

Simpson tried to explain the album's name.

"It's just a journey, basically. The sojourner is a man who (how I understand it) is moving, constantly moving; and this album captured his journey basically. His journey in songs, from '96 until now," he said.

Producers Clive Hunt (who was responsible for Yvad's first album — Young, Gifted And Dread — at Tuff Gong), Wayne Armond and Michael 'Myrie' Taylor's talents were sought, not only to assist in capturing the singer's unique voice, but to interpret his journey and preserve the integrity of this special reggae effort.

Sojourner also showcases Yvad's songwriting skills, as he wrote 11 of the 13 tracks including the R&B influenced Cost of Living and the country like Castle of The Jungle.

The Sojourner is Yvad's third album, his second effort was entitled Justice.

Yvad — whose real name is Kevin Davy and is from Spauldings, Clarendon — is now working out of Hermosa Beach, California, and has a band called the Posse.

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Yvad-resumes-sojourn_10331688#ixzz1jr6Jxi63 - Jamaica Observer


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Preach Video (on YouTube)
Sweet Jamaica Jango Radio and Last FM
Mother Of My Child (Jango Radio)



Every now and then, a new singer comes along with the raw potential to revolutionize the music industry. For some the potential is never realized, but for those who deliver, the rewards have been great. It will be interesting to see how posterity judges Yvad, because in show business terms, he's got what it takes. ...Yvad was born Kevin Davy in Kingston, Jamaica. When he was two years old his parents sent him to the country to escape political violence. In the peace and quiet of the country, he attended school and church, and discovered his love for music. His experience was born in the Moravian Church, where he began singing, playing guitar, and became a member of the choir. At school with his friends, he formed a singing group. As time passed, he realized that he lived for the moments when they were singing together. He also found that through song-writing he could record his inner-most thoughts in his pensive moments. As his personal sound developed, Yvad found his voice in music. "At the time I was in search of something, something deep inside me. Music inspired me, and I have found myself", Yvad declared. He eventually embraced Rastafari, which proved inspirational for him; and believes that if one truly listens to their soul they may learn a lot. He released his album, “Young, Gifted & Dread”, which garnered international attention with his debut single, "We Need Love,” and was awarded Best Produced Single on the Jamaica Music Awards. Yvad has been featured multiple times on Billboard Magazine and in international media. While in Jamaica to film a "Reggae Rocumentary", MTV Europe interviewed Yvad and was captured by his enthralling live performance at the Tuff Gong Studios. BET's Caribbean Rhythms devoted an entire show to Yvad and introduced him to nationwide audiences. After he made his international debut, Yvad was back on the scene with his second album entitled "Justice". The latter, recorded at Ruff Stuff Recording and Rehearsal Studio, and mixed by Rohan Dwyer at Groove Studio in Kingston Jamaica, is filled with the ital vibes of a rich soulful voice and conscious lyrics. It features thirteen uplifting and powerful reggae tunes based on love, freedom and justice for humanity, and includes a well done cover version of John Lennon's "Imagine". Besides Yvad's unique vocal delivery and lyrical content, this album also benefits from the well-arranged original riddims. Standout tracks include "Jah Created", "How Long", "Living In The Ghetto", "All Over The World", "Justice" and "Revelation". While in Kingston, JA, Yvad met with Aston “Family Man” Barrett of The Wailers and soon joined The Wailers band as the lead singer. After long preparation of intense rehearsals, The Wailers started their world tour with Yvad in 2006. The culmination of Yvad’s musical development to date reflects his growing maturity. Yvad recorded his latest album called “The Sojourner”, released November 2011 by VP Records and NuBeat Entertainment. Working alongside legendary producers, like Clive Hunt, Wayne Hammon, Michael Myrie Taylor, and executive producer Victor Simpson, The Sojourner is consisted of 14 tracks expressing Yvad’s beliefs and his deep insight towards his spirituality. This naturally talented singer-songwriter cuts an alternative path in the reggae music genre, clearly reflecting his Jamaican roots and heritage through conscious lyrics, and offering more to those who look to music for more than entertainment. Recently, Yvad has formed the band, “Yvad & The Posse”, creating a one of a kind original style with a hype and fiery set list, bringing his career to the next level. His positive vibes and exhilarating energy brings his fans into a different element. For one who started in the music industry so young, Yvad’s gift of music has grown, and is made evident through his music and performance techniques. Check it, Jah Love See More