Karen Morrison, professionally known in the Reggae industry as K Vibes “Reggaes Brick Rose”, is a gifted International Reggae singer/song stylist and writer. With a firm grasp on her Jamaican culture, she strongly reflects a distinctive soulful singing style. Deeply influenced by the musical genius of artists such as Dennis Brown, Jim Reeves and Billie Holiday. K Vibes artfully fuses together the genres of Reggae, Culture, Gospel and Jazz.
In the late 90's, K Vibes began receiving rave reviews for her first recorded single (released under the name Karen Morrison) entitled Raggamuffin Soldier with the popular UK producer Val Saunders, (a.k.a/ Digital English); this was closely followed by the recording How Long Shall The Wicked Reign on the same label.
K Vibes explains that “my first true inspiration as an international Reggae artist occurred after meeting the late great Clement Coxsone Dodd, CEO and producer of the famed Studio One in Jamaica West Indies.” Impressed with her vocal skills and powerful lyrics Mr. Dodd encouraged K Vibes to work professionally. He recorded her original lyrics releasing Bye-Bye Rebel, on Studio Ones Dancehall 14 Current Hits Selections. As a Studio One artist, K Vibes also recorded the soundclash favorite Frenemies that among numerous international reviews included a particularly generous mention in the famous French Reggae publication Natty Dread Magazine. Frenemies has been re-issued by popular demand on vinyl and added to the history making CD "THE SOUND OF YOUNG JAMAICA" 50 Top Studio One Hits. She has also been reviewed in Whereitzat Magazine and One Drop Magazine for her achievements.
In 2007 K Vibes began performing extensively on the Reggae circuit working with professional Reggae musicians . Since then her concert stage experience includes the Central Park Summerstage, the annual Dennis Brown Tribute, The Annual Bob Marley Birthday Celebration at BB Kings and and The First Auual Tribute to the late great Sugar Minott. K Vibes was also the opening act for artists such as Maxi Priest, Lucian, Sanchez and The Mighty Diamonds. She has shared the stage with many other Reggae icons such as , Johnny Osbourne and Shabba Ranks. K Vibes has done numerous shows for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission in Jamaica,West Indies and the Jamaican Cultural Alliance. In September of 2011 she received an Achievement Award from the DCF West Indian Music Awards.
K Vibes singing style is very versatile. She has the ability to sing medleys in one setting of a track switching between singing,deejay, singjay, jazz or love ballads. She is a well rounded and experienced female artist on the Reggae scene always ready for new challenges. Check out her latest single for the King Jammy's label "Reggae Music (I Am) which went #1 on the Foundation Network Reggae Music Charts. She has also written the title track for the movie "Triangle Love".
Recent events for K Vibes include: The West Indian Music Awards Caribbean Woodstock (Brooklyn Museum) Garance Reggae Festival in France Reggae Geel Reggae Festival in Belgium Reggae Rock Steady Dancehall with Horace Andy,Brigadier Jerry Bushman and Friends with Taurrus Riley Dancehall Nice Again alongside General Trees and Professor Nuts Irish and Chin's "Rewind and Come Again Studio One Vinyl Authentic Celebration R Factor Legends In Motion Dub Club and The Hollywood Country Club in California The Lamp Post at Martha"s Vineyard Inna Di Yard all stars celebration with Chinna Smith and Kiddus I
Additional noteworthy recordings are produced by I Love Sound of France, Pull Up (2013), Roaring River Records, Boom Shot (2012) Clive Chin's Impact Label, Time (2011), the Manila Jeepney label entitled, Calling Up For Love (2009 , Me & My Man (2004) , Deal with Love on the Ghetto Roots label (2008) and Ghetto Cry (2007 combination with Lloy-D-Stiff on the Noni Musik label). At present this talented vocalist/songwriter can be found hard at work in the studio completing her first album and a new release on the way from out of the Studio One vaults and Channel One Hit Bound records.
K VIBES NEW SONG WITH KING JAMMY'S GOES #1 on the charts!
More new music for release Nov 19th 2014( Tribute to the Icons of Reggae) titled Reggae Music
Lloyd James, who is better known as Prince Jammy or King Jammy, is a dub mixer and record producer. He began his musical career as a dub master at King Tubby's recording studio. His dubs were known for their clear sound and use of effects. There will be a new vibe coming out of the vaults of King Jammy's. K Vibes/Brick Rose is moving full speed ahead with a new song titled "I AM REGGAE" soon to be released on the Lanlord Riddim. I AM Reggae is a song that pays tribute to many of our Reggae hero's and pioneers the industry. Well written and well performed, look out for I AM REGGAE by the Brick Rose as she is also known for her potent lyrics. _
New Tunes from K Vibes/Brick Rose out of Bootcamp Records in Jamaica.
International female reggae artist K Vibes/Brick Rose straight out of the Bootcamp posse of Bootcamp records in Jamaica has a new song with veteran producer Computer Paul. Great artist lineup on the riddim with allstar lineup like, MIGHTY DIAMONDS, TERRY LINEN, GLEN WASHINTON, LUCKIE D and more. 'The Double Trouble' juggling will be available on all online outlets October 12, 2013. Watch out for more new tunes from Computer Paul coming this fall, including a big smash from Brown Sugar as well as the long awaited album from Stevie Face titled, "Journey." Radio jocks interested in receiving free downloads should send their requests to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: 'The Double Trouble'
Look out for more new music from the Brick Rose with Chaing Gang productions and Owen Flynn, Studio One and Jammy's and Studio One.