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Iley Dread / Bio

Colin Levy a.k.a. Iley Dread, singer, songwriter, producer, began his humble beginnings in Hanover, Jamaica and later migrated to Canada and emerged onto the Canadian Reggae scene in Montreal, Quebec In 1992. Iley assisted in his familys restaurant business The Rainbow Ites when he emigrated to Montreal. While working at Rainbow Ites, Iley was writing and producing for young local talent and he sometimes performed at the Ites talent shows. In 1994 Iley was introduced to Bevin Jackson, the owner of Bulleyes Recording Label. Bevin encouraged Iley to record his own material and start his own production company, by the following year there was the birth of Kings of Kings. Bevin became Ileys mentor and he produced quite a number of songs for Iley, five of which were part of Ileys first album, A Friend For Life. This association was cut short because of the untimely passing of Bevin due to injuries he received in a motor vehicle accident. A Friend For Life was released in 2001; this album featured appearances from Glen Washington, Lady Saw, Louie Culture, Luciano, Chrisinti and Norris Man among others. A Friend For Life, spawned popular hits such as Rise Up This Morning, Flowers In My Garden,

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Iley Dread
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Reggae / Roots / Culture

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Carlton Brown