Over the course of the past three decades, Lloyd Brown has risen to the very pinnacle of his profession, and with a string of hit singles and critically acclaimed albums to his credit, is now hailed as one of this country’s best ever reggae singer/songwriters.
Born and raised in London to Jamaican parents, he began his career in 1979 by dee-jaying in “blues-dances” before progressing on fully fledged sound-systems in the early eighties with London-based sound-systems Jah Marcus, Exodus and East Man.
After taking a sabbatical in Jamaica, he then joined vocal harmony group Sweet Distortion, who were voted Best Reggae Newcomers by the readers of Black Echoes in 1984, just prior to their guest appearance on the BRAFA (British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal) single, Let’s Make Africa Green Again. Led by Lloyd’s namesake and early source of musical inspiration, Dennis Brown, this record helped raised funds for Ethiopian famine victims, and remains a milestone of UK reggae history.
Currently he has released a new album called CornerStone featuring General Levy, Curtis Lynch Jr. Top Cat, Adele Harley, Babyboom, Hunt, Krytykal: Tha’ Problem, Rodney P, Nereus Joseph and Macka B. You can find his new album on Amazon.com or ITunes.
His soultry and rockers reggae style has made him a favorite amongst urban islanders which adds to that feel good music vibe that they love. He will be performing at the Monterey Bay Reggae Festival this year on Sunday July 29th,2012. The anticipation for his performance is one that won’t be missed by the fans. Gracing this year’s reggae stage all the way from London will be a real treat for the overall weekend and that’s WhatItDo!
Written By: Elizabeth Lavulo
*photo and video courtesy of Denise Gore