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Ras Charmer has worked his way from humble beginnings in his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, to become an internationally in-demand success story. His vocal style is eclectic yet unique setting him apart from the many sound a likes on the Reggae scene. As a dedicated follower of the Bobo Ashanti Mansion of Rastafari his lyrics attest to faith, love and struggle. He is pure in heart, word and action and audiences love him for it.
His debut album was produced by legends Sly & Robbie and many songs from this recording are still rinsed regularly on Jamaican radio. Hit song ‘Mama’ blazed a trail for Ras Charmer with a successful video, radio airplay and culminating in the track being featured on the soundtrack of the ‘Rude Boys’ film.
Soon after Ras Charmer was invited over for a month long tour of Switzerland. His impact out there was so great that he was invited back for a longer tour and then to move there permanently in order to seize on the wealth of opportunities generated from his captivating performances. As well as performing all over Europe Ras Charmer has been called to South Africa, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago and of course is always welcome back home in Jamaica.
As the buzz has built around Ras Charmer he has also joined top talents on the stage in a veritable who’s who of modern Reggae. Ras Charmer has performed alongside Capleton, Lutan Fyah, Junior Kelly, Luciano and Gentleman. In the studio he has recorded with Delly Ranx, Cali P and New Kingston.
Ras Charmer’s career highlights include performing at Sting (one of Jamaica’s greatest one night reggae shows), numerous appearances at Rototom Sunsplash (The European Reggae Festival), a nomination as ‘Best Comeback Artist’ at the Jamaican EME awards and featuring on European Reggae powerhouse, Mungo’s Hi Fi, debut album.
Added to his recorded works with some of the best Reggae production houses in Europe, Ras Charmer has recently released the album ‘Feeling Great’ and in collaboration with Peckings Records has released singles like ‘Keep I Calm’, ’Can’t Let It Go’ and ‘Love is All We Have’. All three tracks appear on the ‘Hard Knocks’ album produced on Peckings Record label, which marks another notch in their great history.
‘You’re A Part Of My Soul’ was released as a single on the Flava Mcgregor Label, concurrently with Vinylgems label releasing ‘Its Only Love’ in late 2016.
Ras Charmer’s latest project has been to premier his latest new videos ‘Such A Long Way’ and the title track ‘Hard Knocks’ from the album, which has been responsible for Ras Charmer being recognised and awarded runner up for Best UK Album 2019, adding to his previous award for Best International Culture Reggae Artist 2018 in UK.
This Bobo Ashanti, Ras Charmer is blessed with great talent and he utilizes it to the fullest. Look out for some new upcoming projects from Ras Charmer and if you ever get the chance to see this trailblazer don’t let it pass you by.
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