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Reggae Singer Hopes To Catch Afire In UK

Published: March 7, 2012 | 2:32 pm
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Bermuda reggae artist SteFyah is hoping his music’s positive vibrations will land him top place in a UK competition.

SteFyah [pictured] — born Stephen Robinson, Jr. — is one of 12 finalists in London’s ReggaeSpace Seed New Artist Awards competition with his song “Come Over.”
The contest, launched in December, drew more than 70 entrants.

On-line voting in the competition is now underway and continues until March 16.
Winners of the male and female categories will receive prize package designed to help them launch their professional music careers.

You can vote in the competition by clicking here.

Now based in London, former CedarBridge Academy student SteFyah grew up in Smith’s Parish and later moved to St. George’s.

At the age of four, he began to develop his passion for music, saying he beat on everything within reach — including his mother’s pots and pans. Recognising his musical leanings his parents bought him a drum kit and his father, an accomplished saxophonist, helped him to read music while he attended the Whitney Institute Middle School.

While he was at school he joined the Brass Bell Ensemble and also learned the basics of composition.

The 23-year-old Bermudian cites reggae icons such as Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Jacob Miller and Beres Hammond among his major influences as well as younger dance hall artists such as Sizzla, Gyptian, Etana and Tarrus Riley.

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