Gold first started out as a D.J. or toaster as it was known in
those days. In 1978 at the age of 14 years old he found that he
was getting inspiration from artists such as Clint Eastwood, Big
Youth, Trinity and I. Roy to mention a few, so Sammy decided to
try his hand or should I say his voice as a D.J. He never
achieved much success at that time, so it was in 1986 he decided
to change his direction to singing.
It was singers such as Hugh Mundell, Junior Reid and Dennis Brown
that Sammy would focus on. In 1988 he linked up with Dread
Lester and the Q sound crew, they released Sammy Gold's first
single called 'Call Me Anytime'. Two years later the second release
was; ' Girl I Like Your Style '
His third release came in 1996 on the Motivate Movement label
a track called; ' She's Gone' to date, this track has
had the most success.
has now linked up with Mackadub to voice this set of
serious roots and reality tunes for Greenbeat Music. It has been
suggested that this album will do very well on the roots circuit.
On this album Sammy shows his experience and versatility as a
singer and as a DJ at a very high level. The track Poverty
which is also on the album 'New Age Roots' The Movement,
will give you a sample of his singing side and then tracks like
Burn Down will give you the other side of Sammy Gold.
Sammy Gold has also voiced many 'dub - plate'
specials for sounds systems like King Earthquake, Jah Voice
and Iration Steppers.
Taylor Bolton first realised her singing ambition
at the tender age of five years old. It was in 1984 that she did
her first studio recording, by then she had gained valuable experience
by singing over a sound system called steppers.
In 1986 she joined her first band, which was an all female band,
it was with this band that she did her first performances at local
venues. In 1994 Taylor Bolton decided to pursue a career as a
solo artist doing shows up and down the country.
Taylor Bolton linked up with music producer Mackadub in 2002 and
voiced the gospel reggae album ‘Precious Memories’.
On this album you can hear her talent and experience as she has
managed to do all of the vocals (lead and backing) herself. The
two tracks that have been contributed to the album ‘NEW
AGE ROOTS’ have been taken off the ‘Precious Memories’
album, this serves to make a statement of what New Age Roots is
has been singing for nearly 30 years, during that time he has
sung for many different bands most noticeable Capital Letters.
The band Capital Letters was most remembered by their hit single
‘Smoking My Ganga’, this track was a top ten hit in
England and Europe and was one of greensleaves records first U.K.
reggae signings in the late 70’s.The single was followed
up by the album ‘Headline News’ which brought about
many tours in Europe and the U.K.
After spending a couple of years in Ethiopia, Teacher decided
to spend nearly four years in the middle east (Palestine and Israel).
Living in these countries have given Teacher a greater insight
as to how the residents live and have had to cope with various
issues that occur in their day to day life, issues that we only
see on the news or read about. His song writing demonstrates these
experiences at first hand.
Teacher is currently working on a solo album for Greenbeat Music.
Two of the tracks have been contributed to the Greenbeat Music
various artist album ‘ NEW AGE ROOTS’ – THE
MOVEMENT. The lyrical content of these tracks highlight many issues
and serve for us to question ourselves about what is going on
in the world today.
II hails from St Ann in Jamaica and is a strong believer in love
and unity. He is a founder member of a youth organisation in Jamaica.
Umojah II involvement in music goes far back to when he was lead
singer in his church’s youth choir, a member of the Pathfinders
Ensemble Drama Group and then as a DJ for his sound system Umojah
from which the name Umojah II originates. He later created Survival
Umojah II has written some twenty songs to date. The lyrical content
in most of Umojah II songs appeals to the public to maintain a
positive outlook on life and to help in the building of a positive
and just society. Umoja has contributed two tracks to
the album; ‘ NEW AGE ROOTS’ The Movement.
The word Umojah means unity in Swahili. The name Umojah was first
used by his brother Odel who is also active on the music scene.