U BROWN (JA) & EXILE DI BRAVE (JA) LIVE ON STAGE Sa, 18.04.2015
U BROWN:
U Brown as he is popularly known in the reggae business was born Huford Brown on 8 June 1956 in Kingston, Jamaica. As a youth, U Brown used to accompany his dad to the local bars. Whilst in the local bars he spent most of his time listening to the jukebox, as his dad drank and socialised with his friends and this is how he developed a love for music. As his love for music grew,U-Brown started cutting school and attending local dances at the tender age of eleven (1966 - 1968)). The big men who were running things pon the dance circuit at the time were Lord Comic, King Stitt and Great U Roy the original Godfather, master and teacher who greatly influenced U Brown and paved the way for modern dancehall. The ruling sounds that notably took his attention was King Tubbys Hi-Fi with U Roy at the controls. The power of the sound, the quality, the dubs and the way U Roy handled dem riddims with characteristic wisdom and ease just got U Brown going. Around 1968 U Brown got a break in the dance hall circuit by getting an opportunity to deejay pon a sound called Silver Bullet, as he deejayed pon the sound he got a lot of encouragement and compliments that gave him a great push and confidence in what he was doing, which in the long run helped him to establish his style.

His greatest break of all came about around 1975 when the great U Roy was involved in an accident so was out of action for a while. U Brown was invited to deejay in place of U Roy since he had a style that resembled the Godfather, to U Brown this was truly a blessing in disguise. U Brown was one of the first students to join U-Roy s DJ school. He, Ranking Joe and Ranking Trevor were among the first apprentices, before the coming of the Great Raggamuffin General Brigadier Jerry, Colonel Josey Wales and The Principal Charlie Chaplin just to name a few who were taught by the teacher himself, Daddy U Roy.

As he became more and more noticed,he got recording deals from various record producers of the time like Winston Edwards, Vivian Jackson (Yabby U) and Bunny striker Lee. Most notable were the 12' disco-mix records that kept flowing and got a lot of air play in Jamaica, London and America. He did 'Keep On Knocking' with Late Ever Great Jacob Miller for producer Joe Gibbs, with the Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Emmanuel Brown, he did 'Say What You Saying' and 'Foundation', with the cool ruler Gregory Isaacs he did 'Border' and with The Chantells he did 'Children Of Jah' and 'Train To Zion' with Linval Thompson which became a title track of one of his albums. All the above 12' disco-mixes are great master pieces that anybody could have of U Brown collection as he was at his peak, although up to date he has not lost his panache, not even an inch!!!

Around 1978 - 1979 he set up his own record label titled Hit Sound Records, he managed to make a number one hit with the first album he produced for himself titled 'Weather Balloon' which was a great hit and seller all over Europe and America, he also went on to produce other artists and still does. At present U Brown is still touring Europe, America, Jamaica and Japan on sounds like Jah Love Music, King Stur Gav Hi-Fi, Blood and Fire Sound just to name a few. While in London, February 2002, U Brown linked up with Ras Dennis of 'Dub Vibes Production' to record a brand new album entitled 'Ah Long Time Mi Ah Dee-Jay', choke full of roots and culture.


EXILE DI BRAVE:
Poised, confident, lyrical and talented are just a few words that
describe Exile di Brave. This Jamaican reggae artiste born Clayton
Johnson, hails from the sunshine city of Portmore, and is on a mission in music to entertain and uplift.
Organically bred and grown on reggae, dancehall and hip hop music
Exile di Brave first started out doing hip hop music while going to
college in 2003. He soon found out that as he became seasoned in
honing his musical style and competence, he was being usurped by the inevitable melodies of reggae.
With bubbling enthusiasm and interactive performance, Exile Di Brave has captivated audiences on shows such as Westmoreland Curry Festival, Spectrum "Conscious Reggae Party" and Bob Marley Festival in Negril.
Exile is also the director of a weekly event called "Vinyl Thursdays" which promotes live roots music, plays only vinyl and streams online. This charismatic artiste is serious about his music and has so far toured Guyana, England and Europe. His energetic performance at Reggae Jam in Germany; Rototom Festival in Spain and Uprising Festival in Slovakia in 2014 only added another accolade to his musical resume. Using social commentary and personal related contents to bring out his messages, he has recorded songs such as The Calling, 'Voice of the young, Coming home soon, Hungry' and 'Rasta Party'. This multi-talented singer currently operates EDB entertainment and has already released his first album titled The Calling with a second album on the way called 'The Journey begins' to be released early 2015.
Exile Di Brave has one thing in mind To face the music with
confidence and courage. He believes with the right attitude and
message he will be able to inspire the world one verse at a time.
Reggae has chosen him, he didnt choose it, and with that conviction he continues to master his mental, intellectual and musical craft.
Focused and fiery, he is lyrically courageous as well as cultural.
Undeterred by anything, he is on the go and has multiplied his talent
into writing and directing his own videos.
Loving what he does best Music, the world will see more from this
raw talent, a diamond in the dust, hes a force to reckon with. We
present to the world in a powerful package, EXILE DI BRAVE.