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Iron Lion short bio:
Reggae artist Iron Lion is on his way to the top!No stranger to reggae fans around the globe,he is currently planning to tour internationally.A talented vocalist he loves to ride a hot beat/riddim!"I'm like Bob Marley to Damian Marley again,blending old and young," he admits,"I love them old roots reggae instrumentals but I also love my hip hop and dancehall beats!" Iron Lion has done many shows along the east coast and has been a regular or made appearances at Nick's Fish House in Baltimore,Coconut Joe's in Annapolis,Md,Patty Boom Boom in D.C.,Bukom Cafe' in D.C.,Martini Kitchen in Richmond,Va.,Buckroe Beach Fest in Hampton,Va. and many other places also!Last year he ripped up The Baltimore Rum n Reggae Fest w/ The Original Wailer's Band(reggae Grammy award nominees-TOW) backing him on stage!He has opened for The Wailer's Band(yes,Bob Marley's old band) on many occasions and set The State Theatre in Falls Church,Va. on fire opening for Richie Spice(major reggae singer from Jamaica) last summer!Not only that,he had a hand in helping D.C.'s native sons SOJA rise to the top by handling some promotions for them on various Virginia college campuses throughout the 90's!
Upcoming shows include The Ntelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville,Va. where he opened for Jimmy Cliff a few years ago & Nick's Fish House-Baltimore,Md. a current hot spot.He is currently in the studio working on new singles and mix cd's he plans to distribute by summer! "Love Me" a hot r&b flavored reggae song is getting play worldwide & his song "Hot Gal" another dancehall smash, are hitting hard in clubs and online and have dj's & promoters trying to get to him daily!But Iron Lion vows,this is just the beginning because he has a full arsenal of music with alot of straight up American hip hop and r&b flavor!"I love the Jamaican vybe,it has been a blessing,but it's time for me to hit home with the soul music vibe I came from," he states!While chilling w/ r&b artist Anthony Hamilton after a show last year,the two discussed songwriting,radio exposure,record deals and simply coming from the bottom to the top, "the advice he gave me really turned me around,now I feel more ready to do what I want to!"
Recently publishing dollars came in when the NBC t/.v. show "Last Call w/ Carson Daley" used his song "My Love is Real" in an episode last year,"the money was nice,I haven't even really pushed that song,someone there must have heard it and decided to use it,so it's a good thing I am registered w/ ASCAP as a publisher/writer,because I got paid a nice amount!" Also,he has been blessed, as he puts it, to sell tons of his cd's independently on his label GRO Records,"my Positive Vibration Ep(2010) which is available at www.reverbnation.com/ironlionmusic and Watch Out cd(2001) have sold tons,I don't even have Watch Out available online anymore because I'm remastering it, but at shows I make alot of money from cd sales!"
Be on the lookout for this up & coming artist as he continues to break ground in the music industry!