Shayar (Lenval Jarrett) was born in Ocho Rios, Jamaica in 1956. He always had a natural inclination toward music. When Shayar was 19, the famous Jamaican producer Jack Ruby introduced him to Burning Spear. For the next several years, Shayar played guitar for Burning Spear on international tours. Over ensuing decades, he also toured with Anthony B, the Itals and other musicians.
When not on tour, Shayar focused on his own original music. He moved to the mountains of Beckley, WV. He's recorded eight albums. Spiritual Warrior, released in 2006, receives radio play in Europe, and is popular with fans on the band’s local circuit. His latest album, Get Up and Try, was released in October, 2009.