I-Octane was born Byiome Muir in Sandy Bay, Clarendon Jamaica. Growing up, he was known for having a powerful voice and his ability to write catchy lyrics. I-Octane developed a reputation as a talented singer but never considered performing professionally, as most who come from a similar background and who have endured struggle, Octane’s initial reason was to support his family.
After high school, he began to diligently pursue his career. He began performing as “Richie Rich” and was later introduced to execs at Penthouse, where he was able to learn from the greater, established artists such as Buju Banton and Tony Rebel. He was able to personify himself as well as his artistic style, finding his niche in the positive conscious style of reggae. Richie Rich decided he was to be known to the world as I-Octane.
After three years with Penthouse Records, I-Octane signed with Arrows Recording Company where he slowly began to make a name for himself. His fusion of dancehall and roots/culture conscious reggae that reflects the broader issues that affect the Jamaican society, has caught on and drawn full attention to this hopeful artist. This is his year to show the world what he has offer, as he blazes stages around the world on his tours throughout the US, UK, and Canada.
Check out I-Octane live this Saturday inside Club Soda 1225 St-Laurent, Downtown Montreal for Little Thunder Sound 20 years anniversary celebration. This event will also feature: King Mee, Sampaloo, Hurse, Ras Out and Kaysha Lee. Music will be provided by Montreal's Nighthawk Int'l., Montrealdancehall.com's Firesquad, Platinum Sounds, James Bond and Renegade Int'l.
A few tickets are still available at most ticket outlets. Please call (514) 344-5353 for more information.