Clinton Fearon has been a composer, writer, singer and player of instruments since his early teens and a professional since the age of 19. He was born in Jamaica and become the well- known bassist, vocalist and lyricist for The Gladiators as well as a house musician for Coxsonne Dodd’s Studio One and Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Black Ark Studio, two of the main producers of the island. He also composed some everlasting bass lines for well-known artists like Yabby You, Jimmy Riley, Max Romeo, Junior Byles and many others.
After settling in Seattle in the late 80s, he founded Defenders with Jamaican musicians and gave several shows in Seattle’s clubs with them. After the band split, he then formed The Boogie Brown Band with local musicians in 1993, and recorded seven fantastic albums including their first album Disturb The Devil,their brilliant 2004 album Give And Take,and Mi Deh Yah, which was acclaimed as one of the ten best reggae albums of 2010.
In 2012, he released his second acoustic album, Heart And Soul, which gathers most of the songs he did write during the time spent with The Gladiators. Each song of Clinton Fearon is a strong message coming from the heart of a man who dedicates his life to help a better world to come. With chiselled music and poetic lyrics, he opens reggae to a wider audience who simply loves his beautiful songs.
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Listen to this beautiful track from the album Heart And Soul: 'Let Jah Be Praised'.