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Gregory G Ras & Riddim Colony
Hometown: Budapest
Web site: http://www.riddimcolony.hu
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Biography:
Gregory G Ras is a Hungarian conscious youth reggae and dancehall singer with an aim of spreadin the positive message of One Love, Unity and Righteousness.
G Ras is known to be a singer/MC with a strong and unique voice, with smart and uplifting lyrics, with catching melodies and a lot of great tunes of different genres, and with very powerful live performance skillz. Though he started singin only in 2006, he's already said to be one of the best upcoming reggae artists around.
He started listening to reggae music at the age of 15, but it just became the main part of his life right after he - as a percussionist - joined the formation of Riddim Colony, Hungary’s first real Jamaican style reggae band in 2005. After a while he began to write lyrics and melodies and soon he became the lead singer of Riddim Colony. The band with its strong and live sound (of ten musicians!), presentin top-class roots and bashment tunez and blazing stage-show has become the nr.1 authentic style reggae-dancehall band inna Hungary. They do many gigs, and have performed in a lotta clubs, and at a lotta fests, also started to play outside Hungary. After 3 and a half years of hard workin in 2009 the band was invited to play on main stage of Rototom Sunsplash and gave a very strong show to the Rototom massive. G Ras as a solo artist is also invited more and more often to different venues and events in in Europe. At Rototom 2010 he performed live again.
G Ras' aim is to play tru reggae music with real livin Fire in it and to spread di positive message all over. He's already worked together with and learnt a lot from such great artists as Ray Darwin, Mandingo Warrior, Sena, Lion D, Henry P etc, and has shared the stage with such names as Sizzla, Anthony B, Max Romeo, Perfect, Glen Washington, Mykal Rose, Yellowman, Everton Blender etc. Riddim Colony's first album (Message of I&I) was released in June '08. An EP (What a Day) is out since January 2009 and first solo LP of G Ras (named: 'Burn Fyah') is out from May 2009. Riddim Colony's second LP: More Love To Share - feauring Ray Darwin, Mandingo Warrior and Sena - is out since April 2010. Riddim Colony's live dvd of their big and blazing 5th Anniversary with 3gga & Emiliano and others as guests is out since May 2011. The second LP of G Ras – a superb album titled 'Live & Love' with 15 real international quality roots dancehall and other tunes - is released on 14th October 2011.
G Ras is alwayz ready and often asked to make collaboration wit other artists and to voice riddimz made by different producers (for example No Glory riddim by Bizzarri Sound (IT), Mountain dubstep riddim by Shorai Iwa, Judah riddim by LB27). He's open to many kinda music, that's why he often collaborates with different musicians, singers and producers from roots & dub to dancehall and more.
G Ras keeps deliverin new hit songs all the time. He's ready for showcase set or soundsystem as well as acoustic tingz or playin with Riddim Colony or any backing band all around Europe or elsewhere.
For booking, collabz, dubplates or else contact him: g.ras.riddim@gmail.com
myspace: www.myspace.com/gregorygras
facebook artist page: Gregory G.Ras
facebook account: Gregory GRas

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Gregory G Ras & Riddim Colony
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