Singer Irie gears up for Rebel Salute stage
Coming off a strong 2023 in the tri-state area, Singer Irie is looking forward to his first appearance on Rebel Salute, which takes place January 19-20 at Plantation Cove in St Ann.
He appears on the second night’s line-up.
The New Jersey-based artiste will perform on the same stage as Sean Paul, Luciano, Etana, Queen Ifrica, and Capleton.
Being on one of the biggest reggae festivals in the world is a big plus for Singer Irie.
“It will give me good exposure to a wider audience of reggae fans in Jamaica and around the world. [The year] 2023 was… a very good year for me musically because I got a few #1 songs in the USA and lots of radio [stations] playing my songs,” he said.
The veteran vocalist did well last year with Chatty Chatty, a collaboration with Peter Metro.
Produced by TM and God Alone Production, the song is on the Back To The Days rhythm, which also has songs by Terry Linen, Little Hero and Pinchers.
Born Wayne Campbell, Singer Irie is from the Waterhouse area of the Corporate Area. He started his career as Patrick Irie, recording songs for producers such as Winston “Niney” Holness, Sugar Minott, and Philip “Fatis” Burrell.
He had a change of moniker nine years ago, shortly after moving to the United States.
In recent years, he has done songs mainly for producers in the tri-state area.