Bryan Art drops Dem Fass

Bryan Art drops Dem Fass

Friday, July 22, 2011

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Recording artiste Bryan Art is pleased with the release of his cleverly conceived single, Dem Fass.

A witty songwriter and musician, Bryan Art produced the single himself, laying the drum track, the bass line, and the vocals before getting a close friend to play the keyboard.

"I just wanted to try something else different, to do a project all by myself, I got up one morning and started to work on, it took me a little over 24 hours to do the whole thing and get it out and the response has been phenomenal," he said in a release.

This is the second such track that Bryan Art has attempted to produce from conception to fruition. The first such attempt was the lead single Taxi from his 20Ten album co-produced by Swing Swang Promotions and Junction File.

"This one, Dem Fass, has even worked out better," he said.

"The response has been tremendous, I think this is the song that can bring me to the mainstream reggae market in Jamaica," he said.

Bryan Art and his management team said that they will be doing a video to promote the song next month. The singer heads to Germany in August to headline the Reggae Jam Festival between August 5 and 7. After that , he will head to Sweden for a few club gigs.

"When I get back from Germany and Sweden, we will definitely be shooting a video, it is a song that seems to resonate with a lot of people who have inquisitive people in their lives. I don't personally have a problem with my neighbor though, a lot of people keep asking me that," he joked in the release.

Born Bryan Grant in St Ann, Jamaica, he grew up in an environment that encouraged his musical ability. He began playing the guitar before he was eight years old, his keen interest in music inspired by his eldest brother, a recording artist known as Ray Grant, and by his mother who gave him early pointers on the three primary chords.

During his teens, he majored in guitar (Caribbean, Latin, American & Jazz Studies) while he attended the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. While in school Bryan Art was discovered by George Miller, who gave him his first big break as a guitarist - an opportunity to tour as a member of the Fire House Band (Luciano's backing band at the time).

He toured with the Grammy-nominated singer Luciano, as well as Mikey General and Sizzla for years and later with Bushman as band leader and guitarist of his Grass Roots Band. He has written songs for artistes such as George Nooks, Singing Melody, Bushman, and Luciano.

He got a major boost when he was declared the Best New Artist for the year 2002 by entertainment magazine programme ER which is aired on TVJ. Since that time, he has performed on such calendar events such as the Rebel Salute on repeated occasions, ATI, Fully Loaded, A St Mary Mi Come From, Unity Splash,Reggae Festival Rebel Salute 2011 Jamaica,Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2011, among others. His international appearances include a tour of the United States and Canada.

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