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CHUCK FENDA, I-WAYNE & THE GUMPTION BAND - AVAILABLE ON TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA - JAN/ FEB 2012

CHUCK FENDA, I-WAYNE & THE GUMPTION BAND - AVAILABLE ON TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA - JAN/ FEB 2012 CHUCK FENDA, I-WAYNE & THE GUMPTION BAND - AVAILABLE ON TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA - JAN/ FEB 2012

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Two of the more crucial hardcore roots reggae artists coming up in the international reggae arena are Chuck Fenda and I-Wayne. Both of these young Jamaican talents are currently in great demand worldwide. Opening for them and backing them is the heavyweight Jamaican band Gumption, with Junior Jazz on guitar and lead vocals, Phonso on drums, Duke on keys and Isaih on bass. Gumption has backed Beres Hammond, Romain Virgo, Judy Mowatt, Horace Andy, Tony Rebel and Queen Ifrica, I-Octane, Gyptian and almost every other top reggae artist.

There is immediately great interest and excitement about this massive January / February North American tour package.

In 2004 I-Wayne got his first number one hit song with his single "Can't Satisfy Her", which was also the first reggae track by a cultural reggae artist to be added to the Hot 97 play-list. This song spent over 22 weeks on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Hot 100 Chart.  Shortly thereafter came another big hit song from I-Wayne - “Living in Love”. These songs propelled this young artist to the front of the reggae pack performing on many major festivals all over the world.

I-Wayne’s debut album, Lava Ground that featured these two hit songs was praised for returning to reggae's "essential roots". In 2007 his second album Book of Life was released and this release again propelled him to the top of the Billboard Charts.

I-Wayne is a favorite artist for many of the more roots conscious oriented listeners. His is very smooth listening music with uplifting messages.

Chuck Fenda has proven that he carries the title of “the Poor People Defenda” with songs like “Life Ruff Out Deh”, “I Swear”, “Haffi Win”, “Respect Mama”, “Gash Dem and Light Dem” and “Are You Coming Over Tonight” with Cherine Anderson. Chuck Fenda is currently blazing the airwaves with his hit “Real Man” and his hot new singles “Treat Her Right,”  “Didn’t I tell you“, “Call On Me” with Cherine Anderson and “Warning” with Notice Production.

All together this January / February tour package carries a long lasting high quality show that U.S. reggae enthusiasts will not want to miss.

BIOGRAPHY – CHUCK FENDA

Chuck Fenda (Leshorn Whitehead)  is blazing the airwaves with his current hit “Real Man” and his hot new singles “Treat Her Right,”  “Didn’t I tell you“, “Call On Me” with Cherine Anderson and “Warning” with Notice Production. However success is not new to this talented and experience entertainer.

With a career that spans over a decade, Chuck Fenda has earned the recognition of being a world renowned artiste, having delivered several hits to his local and international fans.

The 38 year old Chuck Fenda has indeed matured, balancing his family duties and his career quiet well.  He has delivered outstanding performances at recent stage events such as Sting, GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza, as well as a devastating performance for the closing of Rebel Salute 2011. Chuck is known for his energetic performances at countless major events in the United States, Europe and across the Caribbean. He is gearing up for his new European tour that will take place between October and November 2011.

Chuck Fenda has proven to the fans that he carries the title of “the Poor People Defenda” with songs like “Life Ruff Out Deh”, “I Swear”, “Haffi Win”, “Respect Mama”, “Gash Dem and Light Dem”, “Are You Coming Over Tonight” with Cherine Anderson.

Working with Desire’s Production management, Chuck Fenda, d’ livin fire has shown his versatility with several current singles that will keep the fire blazing even more with the ladies and his younger fans. Singles such as “Treat Her Right,” Didn’t I tell You,” “Got To Love You”, “Real Man,” and his reunion with Cherine Anderson to bring forward “Call On Me” has been doing great since the start of 2011. Nonetheless Chuck has maintained his cultural roots with new songs like “Slipping Away”, “Seize Fire”, “Cry-Cry Baby”, “Hell Brock Loose” and “Warning with Notice Production”.

Chuck Fenda continues to make a powerful impact on the world stage through his creative music and captivating performances.  He is devoted to raise the bar for his music and career and to showcase his talent through his new album to be released in January 2012, so expect the unexpected from Chuck Fenda.

BIOGRAPHY – I-WAYNE

I-Wayne (Cliffroy Taylor) was born August 1980 in Portmore, Jamaica. As a roots r eggae singer, I-Wayne is well known for his hit singles "Living In Love" and "Can't Satisfy Her" from his debut album, Lava Ground.

I-Wayne was raised by his aunt and her husband Ansell Collins, a renowned keyboard player. This young artist has been refining his craft since the tender age of seven. Coming from a musical family, I-Wayne made his first ven ture into musical performing as a student at Greater Portmore High School, where he joined a local group called Vibes Machine. Vibes Machine, consisting of singers and DJs, used to perform at popular clubs such as Cactus and Asylum. One night, I-Wayne was forced to perform alone due to the fact that his band mates were running late. The response to this solo performance was tremendous, so after that I Wayne was motiva ted to perfect his solo act and work on his solo career.

In 2004, I Wayne hit number one with his single "Can't satisfy her", which was also the first reggae track by a cultural reggae artist to be added to the Hot 97 play-list. The song spent over 22 weeks on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Hot 100 Chart.

In November 2004, I Wayne signed a recording contract with VP Records to release his debut album, Lava Ground. Lava Ground was praised for returning to reggae's "essential roots" in contrast to popular reggae artists who induce listeners to "dance and groove to their carefree music". This album featured two hit singles - "Can't Satisfy Her" and "Living in Love".

In November 6, 2007, the release of his second album Book of Life pushed him again to the top of the Billboard Charts in the reggae category, to the number 4 spot.

This roots and culture artist is lyrically and vocally gifted. He has had the big hit songs and now he continues to record and tour and build his career. I-Wayne is well loved and embraced by the reggae listeners of the world.

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