Blessed with witty writing skills, an ear for hits, production talent, an artillery of songs, positive influences, and a determination similar to that of a fighter, you will find recording artiste and record producer JB.
JB, the man who wears many hats, is a transcendent talent in the music industry, whose versatility easily ranks among the best to do it. His often-unique instruments and cadence has brought a refreshing taste to the music scene which has placed him among the top up and coming artistes and producers in the music industry.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, JB identified his passion for music at a tender age while attending Kingston High and later developed his skills as his writing learning to play instruments like the drum, guitar and the keyboard. Skills which he believes gives him an advantage in the creative process, since not all music producers can actually play instruments. His musical inspirations are drawn from his family and friends. According to the artiste, the music is not real if the content is not relatable and as such by drawing inspiration from his own life, he is able to impact the life of others who might be sharing a similar experience.
JB further drew influences from established acts like Vybz Kartel, who ironically gave him his first chart topping hit “Its A Sin”. JB also draws inspiration from the likes of Popcaan, Drake, Jay Z among others.
In his formative years, JB was widely known for his skills on live instruments, as well as his song writing skills. His first taste of musical recognition came via the church when he raised eyebrows as a minor for his role in crafting original gospel songs.
This early experience in the performing arts helped to build his character, confidence, and technique to perform in front of a large audience. It also boosted his confidence as a writer who now sees his pen as a musical weapon of ‘mass creation’.
Following his completion of his high school diploma in the United States. The artiste/producer was sure he wanted to travel a music path and as such he decided to align himself with musician Derrick Barnett owner of the popular Sagittarius band known for it’s exploits as backing band on some of Jamaica’s major stage shows. Being in this environment further assisted in the development of JB’s grasp of the entertainment field.
The artiste says his tenure around the band helped him to work on melodies, notes, keys, voice control as well as sharpen his skills playing live instruments. Feeling a sense of being rounded enough to take on the music industry head on, JB has released singles like I Have a Dream, Mama, and Number One Stunna.
Much of his content has secured a strong fan base on social media. He is also looking forward to winning over local and international fans while securing various awards both local and internationally. Well known among his peers for his strong vast musical abilities and unique style of music, JB is most certainly poised to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.