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Lady Lex plots her big break

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer

Thursday, August 02, 2012    

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HER cousin is the late drummer Keith Moon of iconic British rock group The Who. But, singer Lady Lex has her sights set on making a major impact on the reggae scene.

"My vocals are a fusion of all different genres. I am a versatile singer and songwriter, so whatever style of reggae I hear, whether it be ska, rock steady, or roots and culture, provided I am feeling the track, I love to write to it," Moon, 45, told the Jamaica Observer.

"I feel that I am bringing an honest sound that everyone can listen to on any occasion, whether it be on the radio, or at a dance or wedding," she added.

Lady Lex has been singing professionally since the 1980s. She says the experience has been an interesting one.

"My musical journey has been nothing less than interesting, but a good old rough road sure separates the wheat from the chaff," she said.

"I have been bitten by a couple of sharks but lived to tell the tale. I have been close to throwing in the towel before now as this industry can break your heart, but I have learned that the race is not for the swift but for those who can endure it," she added.

"I'm pleased to say that now that I have broken through the testing times, the positives far outweigh the negatives."

Some of her better-known songs on the British reggae scene and Europe include My Conversation (a cover of singer Slim Smith's song on the Hold On rhythm); Love Doctor; a cover of Alton Ellis' Breaking Up; and Is This Love.

Born Karen Denise Moon in west London, she has been recognised for her work and contribution to the British reggae industry over the years.

She was voted among the top five female reggae singers at the British Reggae Industry Awards 2012. Moon has also been Artiste

of the Month on more than one occasion on British radio station, Conscious FM.

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