Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Reggae Singer Jim Kelly Aims To Make His Mark

Jamaican-born Canadian singer Jim Junior Hosang more popularly known as Jim Kelly is intent on making his mark on the local music scene this year. Hailing from Christiana, Manchester but now residing in Ontario, Canada this young Reggae crooner has been dabbling into the local art  form since 2009 working in the production sector alongside music stalwarts such as Ward 21 and Mark Pinnock of Natural Bridge; both credited with piloting the careers of Mr. Peppa and Konshens respectively.

During his stint as a producer Jim has worked with a cadre of local talents under his own Board House Music imprint, among them fast rising Dancehaller Kalado whom he eventually signed in 2010 and begun managing his career in a three year partnership.  However simply being a producer/manager did not quell his musical desires as he wanted to make an even greater contribution to the industry, hence the quest to become an artiste.

Though not yet a household name Jim expects that will change in the near future with hard work, dedication and given the blessings of being related to Reggae royalty such as the world renowned Jimmy Cliff. A great singer in his own right this burgeoning star has released and commence promoting on his first official single ‘On and On’ featuring Kalado.

Now under the musical tutelage of Triple Dose Productions his management company the dreadlock singer believes they will be able to steer him on the right path to achieving his lifelong dream. Triple Dose Productions is also responsible for the career of Dancehall entertainer Jah Vinci. 

Meanwhile, within days of its premier the single ‘On and On’ has been receiving a lot of positive feedback on social media and continues to gain momentum with his growing fan base in Zimbabwe. Jim who departed the island over the weekend following a media stint used the opportunity to shoot an accompanying video for aforementioned, the visuals are slated for release within the weeks ahead.