Born on the 7th of February 1982 in Montréal, Jah Lex as been fascinated by music as a child and some of his first inspiration was rock, pop, reggae and African music. Jah Lex organize his first music festival called “Tribal” when he was 16, as much as specialize himself in African Percussions and electric guitar. Jah Lex rise as a professional musician and a music teacher from the age of 16.
After working mainly as a musician, Jah Lex starts his singing career at age of 24 while sharing his life between Québec and Jamaica. Jah Lex form Montréal’s band “Raw Sugga” in 2005. Together they perform in many concerts and festivals like Montréal International Reggae Festival and were the opening band for International Artists touring Canada like “George Nooks”. Jah Lex also perform as solo Artist, tour coast to coast in Canada, been the main act or the opening act for International Artists like “Tarrus Riley”. Jah Lex perform as well in Jamaica at concerts like “Reggae in the Valley” for Fanton Mojah and “Southern Gold” for Admiral Tibet, working along with most of the popular Artists in Reggae Music. In 2006, Jah Lex organized the first edition of the annual festival called “Reggae Bash” in St-Damien, Québec. After the years, Reggae Bash welcome international artists like “Chezidek”, “Chuckle Berry” and “Michael Fabulous”.
Working on his debut LP with his new band, the “Irie Members”, Jah Lex build the “Rising Sun Studio” in Montréal in 2009, where he produce many riddims from which he select those to be featured on his first Album. After the recording sessions, Jah Lex return to Jamaica where he finalize the recording of his songs in some of the best studios in Kingston Jamaica like “Tuff Gong Studio” and “Black Scorpio Studio”.
In preparation for the CD launch of «Shine yuh Light», Jah Lex intensifies the work and really make his own place in the mother land of Reggae music, Jamaica. Jah Lex appear often on Jamaican national television programs like « E Prime » and « Intense » on « TVJ », and his video clips are taking over cable TV like « CVM Plus », « Hype TV », « MDTV » and « RETV ». The singles of the CD « Shine Yuh Light » can be heard on Radios like « Irie FM », Bess FM », « Hot 102 », « Kool FM », « Roots FM » and many more.
Amazing performances on Jamaican festivals like « Calabash Festival » and « Festival of Culture » in Mars 2014 gave Jah Lex promoters attention and make possible his first tour in Europe in August and September 2014, and his first performance at « Electric Picnic » (www.electricpicnic.ie) in Ireland. Jah Lex organize the « Weekend Jamaican » in August 2014 at St Sauveur, a two days festival in collaboration with St Sauveur Tourists Board. Jah Lex is now in the studio preparing his second CD and organizing the 10th annual «Reggae Bash».
Jah Lex is also booked for a European tour in the summer 2015.Jah Lex Press Kit
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