Holly Stephey Talks to Taddy P and Gimmie Di Bass!

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Taddy P has emerged as one of the most creative musicians, writers and producers out of Jamaica. His diverse life experiences manifest themselves in his music, which combines roots reggae riddims & a compelling message with bluesy melodies, rock overdubs & a consistent soulful vibe.  “He is helping to define a progressive new sound for reggae, a style that incorporates outside influences but maintains an authentic Jamaican foundation.” said Tomas Palermo.  Gimme Di Bass, his sophomore album features collaborations with multiple Grammy nominees Maxi Priestand Bunny Rugs of Third World Bandfame as well as the only Diamond awarded dancehall artist & 2 time Reggae Grammy winner Shaggy.

He performed in bands from 1991 through to 1996 on the North Coast in Jamaica, in hotels such as Seawind Beach Resort, Hedonism II, Wyndham Rosehall, Sandals Resorts and Swept Away Resort.

These performances, set the stage, showcasing Taddy Ps talent that soon caught the ears and eyes of Freddie McGregor, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Rita Marley, Tanya Stephens, Shabba Ranks, Yellow Man, Sanchez, and Monifah in international arenas in Japan, Europe, Africa, the United States, Canada and various Caribbean Islands.

In 1997, the internationally known artist, Maxi Priest intrigued with Taddy Ps style, contracted him as his personal bass player and from there on their partnership continues until present.

 

With several projects in the works, his first release from his yet unamed collab album is the hard hitting “Heart Of Stone” featuring one of Jamaica’s foremost female artistes, Tanya Stephens. Other singles in the works feature artistes such as Dancehall pioneer Red Fox and Marvin Priest, son of Maxi Priest.

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