Tall Rich was born in the East of Jamaica in December 1969 In Jamaica he attended Morantbay School. Tall Rich grew up around music as his grandmother was a person who sang at wakes. Another strong influence came from his Uncle who is known in the music industry as Uplifter. Uplifter is a powerful singer who through his Rastafarian culture spreads his knowledge and teachings of Rastafari through his music. He grew up around singers like Everton Blender, Sluggie Ranks, Trevor Sparks, Frankie Paul and Chuck Fender. He had done some Live stage performances with artists like Beres Hammond and Judy Mowatt.
He moved to Europe in hope of better prospects for his music career and found himself settling in the UK and continuing to write his own material. Since being in the UK he has worked in several studios and been involved in numerous live performances. recording. Tall Rich was performing at Live shows in order to promote his self further. He also started to make links with other well known artist like Blackout JA, Norris B and Texxus.
Tall Rich and his friends came across Yvette Gates who was a 12 year old girl who needed a Bone Marrow Donor or she would die. After getting together with Bobo, Norris B and Blackout JA they recorded a song and shot a Music Video in a bid to save this young girls life and to get a message across not only to their local community but everywhere that this young girls life needed saving.
As more live performance requests came in Tall Rich established a humble connection with his fans and was now getting a few followers.
Tall Rich has performed at many carnivals, including Swindon Carnival and Ashton Court which is a multi Cultural festival for all types of music to cater for everyone who attends, at this carnival it has been remembered that there was not many people at the stage in which Tall Rich and others were getting ready to perform on, Tall Rich came out chanting an accapella of “Jah is my light and my salvation” and people just came and filled in the space which held around 700 people, it appeared that this voice that came out of know where just drew people in, and as he continued people cheered and wanted more. A similar thing happened at the St Pauls Carnival in Bristol, the Board was so impressed that they asked him back for a second year running.
Tall Rich has even performed with people like Maxi Priest, Sly & Robbie, Cherie Anderson to name but a few.
Tall Rich is now pushing his music career to the fullest, he has a strong message that he wants to be heard, this is a man who teaches and preaches the words of Rastafari – he speaks about what is going on now to relate to those who feel the realities of the world today he has a signature sound in his voice that distinguishes him from other reggae singers bringing to the surface the strength of his spirituality and Putting his philosophies of Rastafari to upbeat sounds and lovers rock riddims, Tall Rich wants to be a name you will hear in a dancehall and in the home, he does not write any derogatory lyrics so anyone can listen even children.
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