Friday, April 22, 2011


Dubbed the New face of Reggae/Dancehall Music Konshens will be performing live in Montreal on April 30th 2011.

(April 13, 2011) Mix the strict stern lifestyle of a military up bringing, with the ruff and volatile livity of a Jamaican garrison, the educational background of a decorated scholar and an overdose of musical influence, and the end product will probably be KONSHENS.

Well on route to becoming a musical powerhouse and earn his spot in the hearts of music lovers worldwide and in the pages of music history. His entrance onto the reggae/dancehall scene is quickly becoming a distant memory as he is already being dubbed "THE NEW FACE OF REGGAE/DANCEHALL MUSIC" by many, various awards and nominations such as...the EME{excellence in music}awards "BEST NEW ARTISTE 08", the STONE LOVE "BEST NEW ARTISTE 08" award, several nominations in the IRAWMA,HYPE TV and RE.TV awards including SONG OF THE YEAR for his debut single "WINNER", the only new artiste to have a nomination for this award.

KONSHENS' musical career started in early 2005 while in the duo SOJAH with his older brother DELUS. While living in SHERLOCK CRESCENT and still doing '9-5s, the brothers searched for the means to manifest their musical calling, they were then directed to CASH FLOW STUDIOS in the neighboring cooreville gardens community. Here they recorded a string of demos and stumbled upon what would be the track to jumpstart their career.


The single "PON DI CORNER" became an instant hit upon its arrival into the Japanese market; it was #1 on the charts for most of 2005 and also very huge in the "street scene" to this day. This prompted a 1 month tour of Japan in 05, another 3week tour in 06 and the release of an album exclusively to Japan the same year. Since then SOJAH has released an album in Europe and toured extensively there making stops in AUSTRIA, GERMANY, FRANCE, FINLAND, CZECH REP., etc.

This international success was never enough as the brothers wanted that "home support" so the decision was made to become three entities...SOJAH, KONSHENS, and DELUS as separate acts, in an attempt to "spread out the attack" according to KONSHENS..."we caa just try force we self onto di people dem, we affi space it out an tek time move in" he said in an interview.


The first signs that this plan was going to work came after the release of KONSHENS' debut single "WINNER”, the track caught the reggae/dancehall scene totally off guard, in the midst of a worldwide financial crisis the tracks message of hardwork drive and a hustling mentality along with gritty hard hitting and controversial lyrics came with impeccable timing and was an instant hit.

Now after recording several hits including "RASTA IMPOSTER", "THIS MEANS MONEY" and "GOOD GIRL GONE BAD" with TARRUS RILEY...performing on almost every major Reggae show, such as... SUMFEST, IRIE JAM in New York, REGGAE ON THE HILL in Barbados, and REBEL SALUTE, etc... KONSHENS insists that he'll be taking it one step at a time until his name and work is cemented in history.

Come and see Konshens live in concert on Saturday April 30th inside the E.B. Club Lounge located at 5345 De Maisonneuve Street West in Montreal. For more information, please call (514) 482-7921.

No comments:

Post a Comment