Jamaican reggae artiste Nesbeth grew up in the urban Arnett Gardens neighbor urhood of West Kingston on the island of Jamaica, referred to as “The Concrete Jungle” because of high crime rates and widespread economic hardship. Throughout his childhood, music was the sun in his life, and his curiosity about using it to communicate and to offer comfort to himself and others grew as he began to experiment with recording and discover his own voice.
He recorded his first single, “Reflection Of Love” in 1993 with singer Camera and since then has gathered an impressive list of accomplishments, both on his own and alongside other talented artists on stage and in the studio. His music has been released by labels such as Jack Scorpio, No Doubt Records, Down Sound Records and Shocking Vibes Production, a company that produced Nesbeth’s beloved single “So Let It Be” in 2002.
In early 2007, he was introduced to renowned music producer Flava McGregor, with whom he has recorded well received songs which offered hope to people vulnerable to a culture of violence and uncertainty, such as “Board House” and “Guns Out” just to name a few.
Each of his songs illuminates the animated, emotional layers of his resonant voice along with his ability to create striking melodies and improvise on unusual international rhythms.
His solo work, various collaborations with other talented artists and on-going philanthropy illustrate his own perseverance, express his passionate political ideologies and reflect the colourful works and narratives of the artists and groups that continue to move him, including Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, K’naan and others.
Nesbeth connects to his audiences through joyful, socially-conscious music that tells authentic tales about his life’s most inspiring moments and his communities; past, present and future. His energetic live shows brighten stages worldwide, and he turns each performance into an intimate platform on which to share his viewpoints and experiences and to spread his free-spirited optimism.
During the past two decades, Nesbeth has been a force at international festivals such as “Reggae Sumfest”, “Bob Marley Birthday Bash”, “Sting”, “Rebel Salute” in Jamaica, “Irie Jamboree” in New York, “Reggae Summerfest” in Washington D.C.”, “New Jersey Reggae Fest” and has played shows at venues in Ottawa/Canada, Antigua, Saint Kitts, Anguilla, Grenada and cities throughout the United Kingdom. In February 2010, he hosted “A nuh suh mi waan live”, a love and unity concert in the Arnett Gardens community where he and other native artists performed. The event brought together thousands of residents that had been isolated in their communities for years by violence.
After the successful release of his EP “Victory” in 2014, Nesbeth moved on in 2015 to perform at the world-famous “Rebel Salute” in Jamaica again and traveled to Europe to sweep away reggae crowds at the “Reggae Jam” in Germany and “Reggae Geel” in Belgium. MTV Iggy named Nesbeth one of “11 Jamaican reggae artists that is keeping roots reggae alive”, amongst artists like Chronixx, Protoje, Jesse Royal, Jah9, Etana and more.
Following his return from an almost two month stint in Europe and the United Kingdom Nesbeth released his latest effort “My Dream” in October 2015, the infectious ballad quickly catapulted him into the upper echelons of Jamaican entertainment. This new found level of stardom saw him easily becoming one of the most soft after acts on the global reggae circuit headlining various top tier events amid the song becoming his first official hit for 2016;The high point of 2016 thus far;We see two major political parties campaigned for Gordon House general elections in Jamaica using Nesbeth's monster hit ‘My Dream’.The nation witnessed the dream of then opposition leader Andrew Holness leading his party to victory. In an address to the nation during his inauguration The Most Honorable Prime Minister's said "My Dream is for you to live your dream" drawing reference from a song that had become an inspirational cornerstone for him during his arduous island-wide campaign leading up to his victory. After receiving a personal invitation from the Prime Minister designate, Reggae recording artiste Nesbeth had to be present to perform the song in what has gone down in the annals of Jamaican politics as an historical moment when Prime Minister Holness joined him on stage to sing and share in the momentous occasions, much to the adulation of those in attendance.
The monster hit opened a plethora of career opportunities for Nesbeth. From wining song of the year at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association - JARIA award ceremony to receiving premium rotation on BBC 1Xtra fol.His single My Dream went number one on all majaritority of the major station including Capitol Xtra (Britain), Hot 97FM (New York) to name a few it also occupied the No.1 spot for five consecutive weeks in Jamaica ,and bullied its way to the top of the Barbados and St. Kitts & Nevis charts respectively. The Entertainment Soul's produced composition continues to make in-rows across the international space recently landing Nesbeth a honourable mention in Billboard Magazine touting him as “One of the hottest tickets in Reggae today
With this exponential growth in popularity and appeal, Nesbeth is destined for greatness as he continues to live his ‘Dream’ throughout the music.
Over the weekend Reggae Firebrand Nesbeth was the toast of the town when he invaded Toronto, Canada as headliner for a concert in the Ontario capital alongside fellow Jamaican entertainer Gyptian.
Arriving in their droves amid the cool weather conditions, the Canadian fans were treated to a musical feast as the ‘My Dream’ singer served up a masterful set despite it being his inaugural performance in that city . During his set, Nesbeth showed noticeable growth taking the audience on a compelling journey with his growing catalogue as he wove a story encompassing his life’s greatest perils and triumphs, much to the delight of the multitude. Unraveling classics such as So Let It Be, Board House, Gunz Out, Friend For Sale and his more recent offerings ‘Taste Victory’ and ‘Ole Gangalee’ the Trench Town native soon calmed the charged crowd with the somber ballad ‘Normal Day’, a moving tribute to his beloved wife, he also used the occasion to talk about the recent passing of his mother and sister both of whom were very instrumental in his life.
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Newest music sensation Nesbeth, who was given the herculean task of bringing the curtain down on the third annual Oracabessa Festival on Memorial Monday at Roy Wilkins Park in New York, not only proved equal to the task but had patrons singing along to songs from his growing catalogue of hits.
Assuming command of the stage Nesbeth brought the house down in what was his first major performance in the tri-state area. Born Greg Nesbeth, the artisit had his biggest moment when he delivered "My Dream", arguably one of the most globally recognized reggae songs for 2016. Released last October, 'My Dream' was an anthem during the 2016 political campaign in Jamaica and was enthusiastically received by patrons at the NY festival. "The song connected with young and older patrons" event producer Bobby Clarke said backstage. "I am extremely proud of his performance here today. It is artists of this calibre that we need to be pushing to the forefront" Clarke noted.
Soca king Mighty Sparrow displayed stunning vocal range while performing favorites Jean & Dinah, May May, Mister Walker, and Melda.
Since the late 90s it’s been difficult to come across reggae music untainted from the shift in millennial openness, and the stimulus to ‘un-closet’ issues that were once tabooed. The new age dancehall (break away from reggae) music is rich with one-word/liner, senseless, sexually charged, meaningless lyrics. Inculpably, dance lovers without singing the lyrics enjoy the music because the rhythms are catchy and the melodies hit the spot. In the past reggae songs were the channel used to communicate political comments, social gossip and news; Beres Hammond, Jah Cure, Chronixx, Morgan Heritage and a few others still record new songs in an effort to retain the original intent of the music.
THEN CAME NESBETH
In 2015, the emergence of Nesbeth to prominence saw his new hit ‘My Dream’ taking front stage on many fronts. For the first time in a long time we were able to observe an artiste revive the belief in reggae music. Several videos of Nesbeth turned viral on social media circles with him entertaining students, oops – students entertaining Nesbeth, as on several of the videos he didn’t sing a word, the children took the lead vocals. St. Andrew Technical High School band is seen on several videos performing this song. It’s an educator’s dream song, the anthem used to motivate and inspire students. I am reminded of the late 60s when Daddy U-Roy toasted over John Holt’s ‘Wear You to the Ball’, it was at that time the phrase ‘Chick-a-bow…’ stormed into the hearts and minds of Jamaicans; to date the phrase is still being used.
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NESBETH IS one of the featured acts for this year’s Barbados Reggae Festival. If you are not a reggae fan you have probably never heard of him.Nesbeth is a big draw. He is living his dream due to the popularity of his first major hit song My Dream. A popularity supported by DJs willing to push the song; a support few local artistes receive. But this new artiste to the festival is no overnight success. Nesbeth’s dream is more than 20 years in the making. That is how long the artiste has been recording music. His first release was in 1993. My Dream is catchy, well produced and positive. Nesbeth has lived the lyrics he sings when he says, “Mi a thank God fi mi blessing. Now mi can afford fi give back to some of the same people dem, weh use to seh things. All who use to seh “him naah buss, him cyah buss.” Translation: The artist is giving thanks to God for the blessings that have allowed him to give back to some of the same people who used to say he would never make it in music. Him buss Nesbeth has made it across North America and Europe, bringing acclaim and revenue back to Jamaica. Now he has made it to the Hill. Not any old artiste makes it to The Hill. It is rumoured to be one of the best paying reggae gigs in the region and a rival to some reggae shows outside the region. If a performer is booked for this event, it is safe to say, “him buss”. It works a little differently if you are from here. Our most celebrated dancehall artists to date crossover to soca to realise their dream. - See more at: http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/80433/adrian-green-vast-waste-talent#sthash.Rb9MFEcc.BhGCnlWP.dpuf
The event ended with a rousing performance by dancehall star Nesbeth of his current hit My Dream, a song which Holness revealed that he loves and which the JLP used heavily on the election campaign.
Nesbeth called Holness on stage to share the performance with him as the crowd followed the artiste’s instructions to rise and wave their hands to the rhythm. Read More
Nesbeth My Dream earned Nesbeth Song of the Year from Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA)
"The mileage you get from it is much more," asserted Foota Hype. "The promotion is bigger."
He sees the exposure from being showcased on the political platform as more important in the long-term than receiving an immediate payment. "I play at these rallies because, in most cases, no dance, no stage show whe keep nuh ram so," Foota Hype said.
Still, there is at least one popular performer who has turned down a big political payday. Nesbeth's My Dream is already being touted as one of the most popular songs of 2016 and there have been dub plate requests from both major political parties. They have been turned down. "Because of Nesbeth's beliefs, he declined both offers," said the deejay's publicist, Raymond 'Shadow' Small.
"He would prefer to focus on music and stay away from politics," said Small. "They also requested that he perform at the rallies, but that was also turned down." Read full article
WITH election tempers flaring in the western end of the island, reggae singjay Nesbeth is urging all Jamaicans to give peace a chance.
The artiste, who is currently on a gig in the United States, spoke to the Jamaica Observer yesterday. He was making the comment in light of four people killed in Montego Bay this week. The general election between the governing People’s National Party and the opposition Jamaica Labour Party is set for February 25.
“We are no longer in the Stone Age... We are of a time where we should definitely get past hurting each other for whatever choices or whatever decisions one has made in regards to what one believes,” he said.
Nesbeth said he believes in the political process and that every Jamaican should exercise their constitutional rights by casting a vote.
“I definitely want to say that it doesn’t matter whichever party you support. Just make sure that each party is supporting the word love and enforcing the word love, so the same people that can participate in the election can be there to participate any time around” said Nesbeth.
Nesbeth’s hit song, My Dream, is a staple at both political parties’ rallies. He said he has no problem with political parties using it, as the single is a source of inspiration for many listeners.
“I’m not against any people who think it is wise to use the song. It is an inspirational song and I do hope that in whatever space that the song is played people can be re-energised by it and, if by any chance they have lost their path, they will definitely find their way,” he said.
Nesbeth, whose real name is Greg Nesbeth, returns to Jamaica next week. He is also known for tracks including Ole’ Gangalee, Abuser, Guns Out, Taste Victory and Board House.
Now added to BBC 1Xtra the massive hit single "My Dream" written and recorded by Trench Town native Greg Nesbeth has been nominated, "Song Of The Year" by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA).
The single, off Nesbeth's management company Entertainment Soul label continues to reap rave reviews with noticeably some of the most encouraging and inspiring comments/post by fans on social media. With general elections in Jamaica slated for February 25, "My Dream" has crossed the political divide getting the nod by supporters of the two political parties. Read More
Reggae artiste Nesbeth inspires political leaders, finds success in Britain. Reggae artiste Nesbeth is finding success with his latest single My Dream. The song has just been added to the BBC’s Radio 1Xtra and listed as the number 1 New Reggae song to enjoy by the UK’s Capitol Xtra.
Last Sunday two major political rallies were held in Kingston and St Catherine. In Spanish Town the Jamaica Labour Party held an area council meeting and in Half Way Tree square, a massive crowd of PNP supporters converged on the capital to hear their leaders speak, and to hear the much anticipated date of Jamaica’s 17th General Parliamentary Elections.
A hallmark of political rallies in Jamaica is the use of music by the Political parties to energize the crowd and help messages resonate with supporters. It is then not a surprise that a certified hit with the title ‘My Dream’, a song that evokes memories of Martin Luther King’s famous 1963 Washington DC speech, was used on Sunday evening by both Political dreamers Portia Simpson Miller led PNP and Andrew Holness’s JLP. On both occasions the rallies turned into an up roar a sea of forwards and salutes for what is destined to become the song of the century.
Nesbeth’s best Dreams are currently becoming a reality, the artiste is currently number 1 on Richie B’s Top Reggae Singles Chart for the third consecutive week, Number 1 on Zip FM’s Reggae Chart and Hype TV’s VTX Countdown while threatening the top spot on Television Jamaica’s Entertainment Report Top 10 and to top it off he has been nominated for ‘Song Of The Year’ by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA). VOTE NOW.
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Although there were many entertainers at the launch, none got a bigger response than reggae artiste Nesbeth. The singer has one of the hottest songs on the airwaves currently, so when the words of My Dream spewed from his lips, to say Nesbeth was well received by the audience would be an understatement. Screams and shouts greeted Nesbeth, who sang a few lines of one of his older songs, but it was clear what the people wanted to hear and he gave them what they asked for.
Nesbeth led the audience as they sang My Dream word for word. The audience loved the song so much that the entertainer had to 'pull it up', restarting the song several times before making his exit. Read full article
#1 in the Jamaica Music Countdown Charts - Reggae Singles Top 25, for 3 consecutive weeks. Nesbeth - My Dream
From the moment MC Mutabaruka announced his name, the audience went into a frenzy and they danced, waved their flags, tooted their horns and saluted the man, Nesbeth.
Armed with a slew of hits, Nesbeth revelled in their love and offered a performance that was worth going miles to see.
Of course his big single, My Dream, which he saved for last, lifted the tempo at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St Ann
But it would be an unfair review of his performance to limit it to the international hit, My Dream, as all his songs including Leave the Trees, Ole Gangalee and Taste Victory were well received.
He was also very good in his delivery and stage presence as he danced and pranced like a true maestro who has mastered his craft.
Rebel Salute was better off with the performance of this talented singer.
The official video for My Dream is set to world premiere this Saturday, January 9th via ONSTAGE aired on CVM Television and also the popular VEVO platform.
Billboard writer Patricia Meschino amongst others has declared reggae firebrand Nesbeth as the hottest ticket in Reggae for 2015 heading into 2016.
According to the internationally accomplished writer Nesbeth ascends to Jamaican music’s major league with the release of “My Dream”, the singer’s heartfelt delivery detailing his journey from Trench-town to stardom, the strength he derives from Rastafari guiding his journey. Released in late October 2015, an official video is just one of the promotional tools planned for 2016 to take the song to a global audience that it most certainly deserves.
This listing is a snapshot reflection of the top dancehall and reggae tunes for 2015 as compiled by New York Tri-State top radio DJ’s and sound systems. I reached out to a cross section of the music media personalities
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he production on this record is very high, and the songwriting showcases nothing but potential radio hits, all easy to imagine having widespread appeal. One could easily dismiss reggae music as a genre that tends to all end up sounding the same, but if you study the roots of its origin, it’s a style of music that isn’t “simple” so much as it is “disciplined”. Nesbeth’s “Victory” EP maintains and exhibits that discipline with reliable, honest homage. The only reason this record isn’t getting a perfect score is because I wish that it had a few more tricks up its sleeve to offer, and as much as I do love a solid loyalty to a genre, it did feel a tad predictable at times.READ MORE
Nesbeth brings us some calming, soothing, well-intentioned inspirational vibes in some pretty solid reggae on his “Victory” EP. The music has a little bit more to it than the average reggae track’s style. Quick licks from piano and sometimes a crunchy guitar fill keep things a touch different from the traditional stuff you’re used to hearing it without ever becoming too departed from what you’d expect from reggae.
Here’s the YouTube single “Taste Victory” READ MORE
Reggae is a music genre originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. It’s always interesting to learn about music in different parts of the world. I love the beat, rhythm and musical characteristics of Reggae being played 4/4 times.
For instance in Nasbeth’s song, Joy in the morning, which is one of my favorite amongst his collection, he goes:
“It’s gonna be joy in the morning,
It’s gonna be joy in the morning,
It’s gonna be joy in the morning,
It’s gonna be joy in the morning”
and that captures the whole essence of the song and I can sing along that part at least.
The other aspect of reggae which is captured very well in Nesbeth’s song “My Dream” is the beat and rhythm of the music, a music which will make your body sway as you listen.READ MORE
The album’s second single ‘My Dream’ is what Nesbeth is premiering here for your listening pleasure and spiritual edification. It is a joyful listen infused with saccharine harmonies and anchored on that universal declaration first issued by Dr. Martin Luther King in 1963. Sift through the patois and you will hear the story of a youth born into struggle but overcame the odds to live his dreams. “Look at me now, weh them treat me less than good, put me in a box like a rectangle, oh oh, look at me now,” he sings on the chorus. You can hear a mixture of pride, gratitude and a sprinkling of spite the verses too: “now mi can afford to give back to some of the same people them… all who use to seh him nah bust him cah bust, them same one a tek bus, come a me stage show fi call up them.” READ MORE
Just over a year ago, Greg Nesbeth, who performs under the name of Nesbeth, dropped his EP called 'Victory'. After that he released a single entitle 'Taste Victory', which hit number one on the charts in Jamaica. His latest single, which just dropped, is called 'My Dream
Stylistically, Nesbeth performs a mix of dancehall and roots reggae. Roots reggae identifies with ghetto life and Rastafarianism, while dancehall reggae's melodies are thinner and not as heavily layered. Nesbeth's sound combines the traditional reggae sound of The Wailers with that of Eek-a-Mouse. Thus, in a sense, it's a mishmash of the reggae of the 1970s with the leaner rock-reggae of the 1990s READ MORE
By Randy Radic
For some music fans, reggae might be seen as a seasonal summer escape. An auditory experience forever coupled with beach-going, pool-laying and beer guzzling. Wrong. Reggae is forever, people.
For this New Englander, reggae is reminiscent of all those sunny activities, sure, but there’s nothing better than latching onto reggae right at the inception of winter. It helps get us through the cold, and hey, listening to an artist like Nesbeth on the slopes? Hell yes. READ MORE
There’s none more legit than Nesbeth. The Jamaican-born artist is a mighty force on the international pop and Reggae scene. His style is smooth, radio ready, and worthy of the genre if not one of the best representations of it. Nesbeth’s new single “My Dream” is a great way to get acquainted with the artist READ MORE
From the moment ‘My Dream’ begins, Nesbeth emotionally connects to his audience through his uplifting beats and lyrics that grippingly spread his free-spirited optimism. The singer tells authentic tales about his most inspiring moments through his joyful and socially-conscious music. He intensely notes his painful experiences of not having anyone ever treat him well. He also inspiringly notes how he still regularly fight the prejudices that are constantly set against him, as no one ever believes he could escape the troubles of his community.
After being out of the spotlight for some time, reggae artiste Nesbeth is now enjoying the fruits of his labour as he has found success with his latest singles.
Since returning from a European stint to promote his current EP, Victory, the Rastafarian singer has been busy campaigning with his latest single, My Dream.
Recently, the song soared to the No. 2 spot on the British Beat FM Top 10 Reggae/
Dancehall Chart and was officially premiered on New York's Hot 97 last weekend by Jabba and Bobby Konders.
The single was also touted as one of the top five songs to watch for the festive season by popular street selector Boom Boom during a recent interview with TVJ's Entertainment Report.
Nesbeth says he is very pleased with the revelation, citing that his aggressive campaign is slowly coming to fruition, but what is even more important is the appreciation that people are still showing for good music in the space.
"It's really gratifying to see that people still appreciate good, clean, uplifting music, and it's a great feeling to see them throwing their support behind the song," he said.
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Nesbeth My Dream song inspires read the story of this listener
So I am tired, frustrated and reluctantly dragging myself to school after work, squished into a route taxi, in traffic, rain is pouring and there is no air conditioning. Then a track comes on the radio with a memorable intro, an infectious beat and lyrics that empowers me; having me feeling like Mario when he receives a power-up star. Before I know it I am humming the tune, continuously feeding of that energy that takes me through 3 hours of class and the trip home.
November 4, 2015 - Less than a month after its October 7 release, brand new reggae single, My Dream, has already soared to the number 2 spot on local reggae charts in London.
Written and performed by Nesbeth, My Dream is about the manifestation of one's thoughts, dreams and aspirations. The song features some conscious lyrics, a catchy rhythm and is arguably the song that has received the most radio airplays and money pull up for October.
Just recently, the single was featured on BBC1Xtra by David Rodigan. It has also been receiving regular airplay on radio stations in Jamaica including the nation's number one reggae radio station- Irie FM.
My Dream has sparked a lot of interest from the media which has led to the artist giving several interviews since the launch of the new single. His latest interview will be broadcast on November 4, 2015 on CVM TV's one of Jamaica's top television stations.
Known as an artist that connects to his audience through joyful, socially-conscious music, Nesbeth has released a number of popular reggae tunes such has as Hundu Lay Lay and Gangalee. Commenting on his new single, the artist said: "The vibration you send out is what you receive. Whilst it's important to have a dream, it's even more important to live the dream."
With close to 10,000 YouTube views since its release, My Dream is seemingly poised to becoming the Reggae anthem of the year. In fact, the single has elicited several positive reviews from Reggae fans across the world including Livern W. who said: "I listen to this song 10 times a day because it reminds me of when my father kicked me out of his house when I was only 15. I am now 43 but look at me now. This song is highly rated 100%!" Another fan said: "Can't stop pulling up this one. The music is well produced."
My Dream is available on all digital music outlets including Sound Cloud, iTunes and Bandcamp. To listen to the song, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHW2BW4jFhg&feature=youtu.be. Connect with Nesbeth on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/NesbethReggae
Back from his almost two month sojourn in Europe and the United Kingdom Nesbeth is slated to begin promotion on his new single ‘My Dream’, the Jamaican entertainer in recapping said the tour was a great experience and gave him an opportunity to reconnect with fan while introducing his brand to new markets.
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Capping off the final leg of his European tour with a pair of solid performances at Reggae Geel in Belgium and Gruner Jager Club in Hamburg, Germany, reggae firebrand Nesbeth says he is pleased with the feedback he has been receiving from the tour.
According to the singer, the reception from fans throughout Europe has been overwhelming, especially following his performance at Reggae Geel. Despite being a newcomer to that stage, many in attendance agreed that the Jamaican delivered one of the night's best set. Moments following the concert, one patron took to Facebook to share his thoughts about the performance.
"I saw your performance on Reggae Geel. I don't know what happened on the moment that you performed on the stage ... I call it some kind of spirituality ... I've witnessed pure happiness from your energy/vibration ... Now, when I think of Reggae Geel 2015 I will remember you. You are some kind of a prophet. Thanks for crossing my life path!!! Respect!!!!!!" the post said. (Jamaica Star News paper Read More )
Nesbeth kicked off his Each One Reach One Youth Tour in conjunction with Conscious Reggae Party School Tour during Children's day activities held in Sav-La Mar on May 15th. The outdoor venue was packed with children, adults, and elders that were all making the statement to respect and protect all children.
The Second leg of the School/Youth Tour was Thursday, May 21 at Holy Trinity School in Kingston. It was a great experience to speak to the children and although they were very young, they absorbed the messages and loved the music. Eight-year old Xylophone shared her sweet voice, Papa D, and Nesbeth had the youth rocking and swaying during the whole performance.
With a rise in crimes, rapes, and abuse against children, Nesbeth felt he had to organize a youth tour prior to his international European tour in July to spread some love and healing messages across the Island. Minister of Youth and Culture, Honorable Lisa Hannah, Toney Rebel, Queen Ifrika, Bongo Herman, and school choirs participated in this monumental occasion.
“This is a time to spend one on one with my fans and young people through out Jamaica,” expressed Nesbeth. “Child month is very important to me as a father, I feel I have to do as much as I can to protect the children, especially children who don’t have families and are living in foster care,” continued Nesbeth.
The tour will pick up, African Liberation Day on May 25 at Veggie Meals On Wheels where Nesbeth will be performing alongside other artist. Nesbeth will be at Help Jamaica Cassava Piece on May 28th and the Little Angels School May 29th.
Reggae artiste Nesbeth is having a breakout year in 2015, charting new territories and winning over a legion of new fans locally and internationally with his critically acclaimed album, 'Victory'
The strong showing of the album has led to numerous show offers in Europe, and the artiste has been confirmed for the Reggae Geel Festival in Belgium and the Reggae Jam festival in Germany.
The lead single, Taste Victory, has been No.1 on the Jamaica Countdown charts for the last three weeks, plus it has hit No.1 for two weeks on Shock Radio (UKUniversity), No.1 for three weeks on the UK weekly reggae chart and No.1 for two weeks on the Stampede Street Chart in Jamaica."I feel gratified that the single is doing so well, and that the EP continues to sell in Europe. The reggae fans are responding and there are four shows pending for dates in Europe for my upcoming tour this summer," Nesbeth said. Read more
erch at the top of Jamaica Music Countdown (JMC) Top 25 Reggae Singles chart now 2 weeks in a row, "TASTE VICTORY" by Nesbeth has not only been sending tremors across the Jamaican music landscape but is currently showing signs similarly across the United Kingdom as it reign on top of SFDC Radio Weekly Reggae chart ahead of trending tracks, Rock Stone by Steven Marley, Clean Like a Whistle by Chronixx, Steppin Razor by Christopher Martin, No Stylin by Protoge, Stay With Me by Romain Virgo, Richest Girl by Etana and African Princess by Tenza.
This is certainly not a first for Nesbeth who has had singles like Boardhouse and Guns Out soared across those regions, seeping into Europe around 2008. But having 'Taste Victory' off the 'Victory EP' seemingly walking a similar path and more effectively, signs like this are all too important to miss. Of course, one can appreciate how the artiste must have felt back then, a missed opportunity to greatness. READ MORE http://www.newimagepromotion.com
Words by Jesse Serwer
Among the many legacies the late Bob Marley left his native Jamaica is the world’s most recognizable brand of conscious music. Marley didn’t invent reggae, but he gave it its edge, bringing messages of social justice to the forefront of a sound that had grown out of the largely dance-driven genres of ska and rocksteady. Reggae has moved onward since Marley’s passing in 1981, but Bob has remained the template for all soul rebels, from firebrands like Buju Banton and Sizzla to his sons Stephen and Damian Marley to reggae’s newest superstar, Chronixx. With the musical vibrations coming out of Jamaica firmly tilted back in the direction of roots reggae and other conscious expressions, here’s a look at 11 active message-oriented newcomers from the island worth keeping tabs on.
Roots reggae has seen an infusion of young talent in the last few years, but not all of its new hitmakers are overnight successes. Nesbeth has been working the circuit in Jamaica for years, but it wasn’t until 2014 that he had his breakthrough with the grassroots hit “Ole Gangalee.” The uplifting “Taste Victory” is his latest local hit in Jamaica.
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After a virtuoso performance at this year's Rebel Salute, reggae singer Nesbeth has been booked to perform at Reggae Jam festival in Germany from July 24 to July 26 later this year.
"I was confirmed for Reggae Jam in Germany, based on my strong showing at Rebel Salute, so I am feeling great joy right now.I delivered my set from a spiritual point of view and I could feel the natural vibration connecting to the souls of the Rebel Salute patrons," he said.
He is also booked to perform at a show in Switzerland this summer. "This is my first time for a huge festival in Europe. I have been to the UK, but this is my first trip to Europe during the summer, and I am excited at the possibilities," he said.
Last weekend, Nesbeth delivered a brilliant set beforethousands of music lovers flooding Plantation Cover in St Ann.
He started his set off with his megabits Board House and the recent chart-rider Ole Ganga Lee. The massive crowd of fans never stopped dancing and singing along, as Nesbeth hit stride with an acoustic rendition of Hundu Lay Lay delivered by kette drummers, and accompanied by a soulful spiritual performance with Dance Xpression.
The reggae star continued on with Guns Out and Marijuana. To finish the set, Nesbeth performed the title track of his recently released EP Taste Victory. As he left the stage, the crowd continued to cheer for minutes upon end.
Executives at the UK-based Entertainment Soul Records label, which signed Nesbeth to a booking and recording deal recently, said that the artiste did well.
In recent years, Jamaica’s roots reggae revival has stepped into the international limelight, bringing fresh faces and exciting new music. We’ve seen bright young stars ruling the reggae charts like Chronixx, Etana, and Popcaan, but surely they’ll have to make room soon because Nesbeth’s optimistic reggae and warm, emotive voice has the right qualities to captivate ears and hearts anywhere.
Nesbeth echoes similar sentiments to his predecessors like Bob Marley and Burning Spear, with chants about the edification and empowerment of his community with enthusiasm. His plaintive and soulful tone evokes Gregory Isaacs’s suave voice. However, his occasionally pungent vocal delivery is sparked with big emotion and a touch of dancehall. He does this by sharing his past experiences of hardships and struggle he experienced in his poverty-stricken hometown, Arnett Gardens, which eventually inspired is astute songwriting.
On his latest EP Victory (via Entertainment Soul), Nesbeth fuses roots reggae with lover’s rock guitar leads and sweet irie vibes. Lyrically, he conveys that anyone can become victorious despite their burdens, singing, “I’m close to the end of my broke days / Been through the worst of my worst days / Many bad Christmas followed by bad birthdays / No, I can taste victory!” The pedagogic vocalist conveys inspiring messages of transforming misfortunes into accomplishment throughout the EP. This is done with refreshing optimism that’s inevitably bound to spread beyond the Caribbean.
By: isabela Raygoza
DOZENS of supporters and well wishers turned up for the launch of reggae singer Nesbeth's EP Victory at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on Monday evening.
The five-track set, co-produced by the singer, was officially released on iTunes on Tuesday. It is distributed by Zojack Worldwide.
Nesbeth, whose given name is Greg Nesbeth, told the Jamaica Observer he hopes that his new EP will broaden his fan base and inspire the listeners.
"I want it to reach out across the world to people who have never heard of Nesbeth. In addition, I want to inspire people to stand up for what is right. I hope it can contribute to unity as the tracks were done just to do that," he said.
"Reggae is internationally recognised as one of the foundations of popular music so it pains me the way I see it being treated on the world stage, so underrepresented! It feels like there's an uprising on the way though, and I want be part of it," he added.
The track listings are Jah Jah Handpick, Marijuana, Taste Victory, Even Tho and Hunda Lay Lay.
Signed to London-based Entertainment Soul Record earlier this year, Nesbeth said Mondays' launch signifies the company's investment in Jamaican culture.
Backed by the Rhythm 2000 band, Nesbeth performed several of the new tracks, as well as old favourites like Board House and Gunz Out.
Performances also came from Hezron, Nyshane and Nature.
Showing their support at the launch were reggae acts Prophecy and Lutan Fyah.
-- Simone Morgan
On Monday, November 17, Nesbeth launched his new EP dubbed, Taste Victory, on the Lawns of Jamaica Pegasus Hotel to a packed audience.
Loop Lens brings you the highlights. Video report in the link.
The lead off single, the DJ frass produced “Taste Victory” with it’s potent message for many who question overcoming the struggle from time to time receives notable international recognition and is already climbing the Jamaican reggae charts. A real big tune and thus repeated play assured! Another instantly appealing tune, although coming from a different vibe is the Merrick Shaw produced reality song "Even Though” - read full review on link
In this exciting time of reggae resurgence, Entertainment Soul has announced Nesbeth's highly anticipated upcoming Victory EP.
Although it may feel as if the conscious reggae singer took a musical hiatus, Nesbeth has steadily continued his musical journey by drawing from life and penning an arsenal of new music. Recently signing with the London-based label, Entertainment Soul, Nesbeth is feeling revitalised and ready to share himself through his music with the world. "I see the songs as parts of my body, each playing a significant role," he says.
Delighted on the creative control given to him by his new label, Victory represents a more mature side of Nesbeth. When recording Victory, it is evident Nesbeth was on a mission to uplift the people and assist listeners to find a sense of motivation and perseverance through his music. On this five-track EP, each single has a special message. The lead single, Taste Victory, is an inspiring single that many can relate to when feeling like they have hit rock bottom, but are able yet to taste that victorious day approaching.
The fourth track (and instant 'gratification' track for buyers of the iTunes pre-order on November 4) Hundu Lay Lay, gives listeners a warm and soulful feel of Africa, with it's uplifting tribal drum and vocal rhythms. But it speaks of trouble in the land and enormous strength among it's people, drawing eerie echoes of current affairs, whilst Nesbeth chants, 'Hundu Lay Lay', throughout the chorus.
A joint collaboration from some of reggae music's prominent producers, Nesbeth also took on the role of producer while recording Victory. In conjunction with Merrick Shaw, Nesbeth wrote the five tracks, each showing a different style. The EP was proudly produced by DJ Frass (Taste Victory), Merrick Shaw (Even Though) and Nesbeth himself. Nesbeth hopes that his musical message will be heard and shared.
"I want to make music that will stand the test of time. With Victory, I want to anoint the oppressor and the oppressed. I hope all these songs reach out to the masses and inspire the nation to strive for their victory. Word sound is power."
Distributed by Zojak Worldwide, Victory will be available on all digital platforms on Monday, November 17.
The #1 online reggae mag ReggaeVille has published a listing for the Victory EP. They are currently reviewing it and this will be published toward the end of this month.
Reggae entertainer Nesbeth has been enjyoing the huge success of his Ol Gangalee song.
The artiste is no stranger to hits, having scored in the past with Board House, Guns Out and Drive By. He was missing for a while, but now he’s back.
Nesbeth recently signed to Entertainment Soul Records who is gearing up to release his EP titled ‘Victory’. His first single titled Taste Victory is receiving a lot of international recognition and holds a potent message for many who questions overcoming the struggle from time to time.
Nesbeth continues to trod on a righteous and positive musical journey and his recent recordings shows his growth and range musically. He’s currently gearing up for his tour 2015.
Ultra-talented reggae singer Nesbeth is generating a lot of attention in Europe with his latest radio hit, Taste Victory. The singer released a video for the song last week on popular reggae website, reggaeville.com, and racked up more than 8,000 views.
"It's a great look because it shows that I have a growing fan base in Europe, and after the success of Ole Gangalee, I want to continue that trend with Taste Victory and the fans are responding to that favourably," he said.
In the meantime, the video for Taste Victory has hit the Tempo Cross Caribbean Countdown charts. Fans can visit http://bit.ly/VOTE4NESBETHand vote for Taste Victory on the CCC Music Poll.
Taste Victory is his first recording for the UK-based Entertainment Soul imprint.
"Is a song full of optimism for the future, while reflecting on the reality of not such good times in the past. I believe this powerful video will resonate with a lot of true reggae fans," he said.
The video stylishly portrays this theme of struggle and victory by depicting the reggae star as a boxer who is staged in the ring to battle with his negative past selves. Of course, the star is victorious and the sweet refrain is sung over and again, '...now I can taste victory.'
His hit song ‘Ole Gangelee’ has been dominating the Jamaican #1 spots and Nesbeth is already striving forward with a powerful new video to promote his next tune ‘Taste Victory’!
Reggae singer Nesbeth showed that he is much more than just an 'Ole Gangalee', but that he also has heart of gold as he has made a charitable donation of much-needed sports equipment to two outstanding female members of the Arnett Gardens FC.
Read full story on JAMAICA STAR .com
On the heels of Ole Gangalee's success is the follow-up single, Taste Victory, released two weeks ago. Both songs are on his new label, Entertainment Soul.
Read full story on JAMAICA OBSERVER .com
Veteran dancehall star Louie Culture has endorsed hard-hitting dancehall singjay Nesbeth's remake of his smash hit single, Gangalee.
Read full story on JAMAICA STAR .com
OLE GANGALEE - #1 !!!
SO GOOD TO SEE NESBETH'S 'OLE GANGALEE HIT THE TOP OF THESE 2 CHARTS THIS WEEK! IF YOU'RE IN JAMAICA YOU'LL KNOW THE STORY; IRIE FM CAUGHT ON FIRST WITH SOME HEAVY ROTATION AND SLOWLY BUT SURELY IT'S BEING PLAYED ON EVERY STATION ACROSS THE LAND. IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE TUNES THAT THE PEOPLE LATCH ON TO AND DON'T LET GO, AND IT GROWS, AND GROWS, AND..
THESE CHARTS ARE A GOOD REPRESENTATION OF WHAT IS HOT IN JAMAICA RIGHT NOW SO IF YOU'RE A REGGAE FAN DEFINITELY CHECK THESE LINKS AND KEEP A TAB!:
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Nesbeth gives Mama Elise on of his most honest & personal interviews to date, and the listener feedback was overwhelming. Nearly an hour long but you'll laugh & cry along with them as you hear all about what drives this charismatic & gifted artist. Listen to the interview
Read what happened when Nesbeth met up with Sophia McKay from New Image Promotions. She certainly sounds taken with his new single. Nice magazine article that we'd like to share. Read it here.
Nesbeth chose the legendary Tuff Gong studios to hone the sound of his upcoming EP. The final 3 tracks for next months release 'Victory' we're tweaked to perfection earlier this week we can't wait for you to hear them. Tuff Gong is said to have a vibe conducive to creativity, and this may be because the mixing board in the studio is the same one used by Bob Marley on all of his records. Legendary. Photos of Nesbeth and his son Sakini at Tuff Gong.
Attention Reggae Massive: Nesbeth Has Done It Again!!
Fresh on the heels of his Hot cover “Ole Gangalee” comes Nesbeth’s latest single “Taste Victory”, released May 5th, 2014. “Taste Victory” brings the joy, the love, and the positively irie vibes straight from the heart. Be sure and stay tuned for Nesbeth’s forthcoming “Victory” EP, jam packed with old school roots reggae riddims and soulful, conscious lyrics, Nesbeth brings back a groove that makes you want to move, each and every time. Recently signed to Entertainment Soul Ltd, this is Nesbeth’s first project for the England based company.
Available Now On iTunes: http://bit.ly/TASTEVICTORY
Growing up in West Kingston, Jamaica, Nesbeth looked to music as a guide through the troubled times. Experiments in recording his own sound lead him to discover his voice and how to use it to communicate and express love to people around the world. Connecting to his audiences with authentic tales about his life’s most inspiring moments, Nesbeth strives to be the voice of his nation by creating music that reaffirms positive daily rituals and philosophies geared towards human rights and equality. Nesbeth is excited to “Taste Victory” and hopes you are too.
SINGJAY Nesbeth is encouraged by the responses he has been receiving from his latest release Ole Gangalee.
Produced by United States-based Kushface Records, the track was released three weeks ago.
"The feedback is overwhelming," he told the Jamaica Observer.
According to Nesbeth, the song delivers a serious message and he feels that is why the track has resonated with listeners.
"It's telling the people not to bow or sell out to the system. These days, we see some people doing all sorts of negative things to gain material things. Some of them will sell their souls for money, it's sickening. As an artiste, I have to encourage the youths to maintain their dignity and morality," he said.
Nesbeth's Reggae Salute performances recently in both London and Birmingham were successful and met the expectations of a promise he made to give his UK fans a "September to remember" type of show. The Jamaican, socially conscious Reggae artiste performed at the Luxurious Tower Ballroom in Birmingham and the 02 Academy in London to thunderous applause especially when he delivered in fine style his hit songs, 'Gunz Out,' 'Boardhouse' and 'Baby Mother' along with his more recent hits, 'Friends for Sale,' and 'Drive By' both of which were apparent favorite among the crowd. During his set on both shows, Nesbeth told the audience that his performances were dedicated to his late mother. Obviously moved by the disclosure, fans swayed and encouraged him along as he sang a tribute to her in accapella.
In a telephone conversation with NIPnews, Nesbeth had this to say about his overall
experience in the UK, "I feel good right now, I feel good about what is happening here for me. It's just a wonderful feeling" and sent shout out to, "a big shout out to Eccentrik for holding things down for me and I have to say thanks to my Jamaican designer Raj Apparel for my suit."
Whilst in London, Nesbeth will be documenting his first tour in a brand new TV show called Entertainment Soul. He performed in Camden Town October 6th along with Gyptian and is also booked to appear at City Night Club in Edingburgh, Scotland October 10th and Newby Square in Bradford October 12th. Plans to shoot three videos in between gigs are underway before his return to Kingston October 16th.
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