The irresistibly alluring Glen Washington – Big, Brown and Sexy!
Now available for Bookings!!!!!
Glen Washington possesses a very special pizzazz, which is evident when he takes
the stage; he commands it! A well respected International crowd pleaser; throngs of fans have been known to surround the stage to try and get a touch of this spine-tingling lover’s rock royalty. Just a touch it seems will do them.
A lover of music and life and the love of people; he consistently delivers an A-1 plus performances.
From Jamaica, to the U.S, Europe and Africa – his presence and performances always WOW the crowd.
A recent performance in the Gambia, West Africa along with Frankie Paul was reported by the Gambian media as being awe-inspiring and powerful.
Biography in brief:
The musical career of Glenroy Washington, singer, songwriter and
drummer, personifies the cliché;"The race is not for the swift, but for
those who can endure." The triumph of Glen Washington’s endurance has
been 25 years in the making.
Like most successful artists, Washington evolved from humble beginnings.
Born in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica he is currently one of the most
in demand artist in reggae music; this has come after many years of
recording and waiting in the wings. In 1997, he released his debut album
‘Brother To Brother’ and, to date, has released 10 albums Fans and
critics alike say there is not one bad song in his catalog.
Washington began his musical career in the early seventies as the lead
singer for the group "Names and Faces." He later became the lead singer
in a band called "35 Incorporated" and learned to play the drums under
the guidance of, then drummer, Joseph Hill. When Hill left the band,
Washington filled the slot, and became a singing drummer.
There are positive lessons of encouragement and motivation to learn from
Washington’s experiences. His musical career is reminiscent of Boris
Gardener, singer, bass player and bandleader who after 25 years in the
music industry recorded the golden "I Wanna Wake Up With You." In the
same vein, it was thirty years after recording the classic "Black Magic
Woman" that Santana went on to sweep the 2000 Grammy awards for the
gigantic hit "Maria Maria".
Similarly, Washington made his first hit record "Rockers Not Crackers"
in 1978 for the Joe Gibbs Record label; but he did not grace the charts
again until the release of the hit "Kindness For Weakness" in 1998.
Most music industry insiders would say that after 20 years in the
business, it’s unlikely that an artist would release his biggest hit,
but it has been proven again and again how speculative this business is.
Over the years, Washington has recorded sporadically as a solo singer
and extensively as a studio drummer and, has laid tracks for various
artists. Simultaneously, Washington was a full-time drummer (sometimes
singer) in several different bands, such as: The Avengers, The Titans,
and Happiness Unlimited. With Happiness Unlimited he migrated to the USA
to work with Stevie Wonder. The other Bands he played with are Calabash
and Bands that backed Artists such as Leroy Sibbles, Shinehead, Junior
Reid, Gregory Isaacs, Sister Carol and the Meditations.
After a short hiatus from performing; in 1997, Washington once again
pursued his solo singing career by doing some recording sessions for
Studio One’s, famed Producer – Clement Dodd. It was dejavu all over
again with the release of Washington’s awesome debut album "Brother to
It seems the Studio One sound was launching another Artist career.
However, it was a year later while recording for Producers Lloyd
Campbell & Jason Sterling that Washington hit with the classic album
"Next To You." It was marketed by VP Records and featured the hit song
"Kindness for Weakness"; all tracks on this album are considered single
From the resurgence of Glen Washington’s singing career, his smooth,
raspy, bass voice has often been likened to that of Beres Hammond.
Washington says, "Beres is one of my favorite entertainers, so I regard
it as a compliment to be compared with him." With the release of over
forty singles and eleven albums in four years, Washington has
established himself as not only a singer but, also as a gifted
songwriter who penned his own songs.
Other albums released by Washington are "Can’t You See" produced by Jah
Life Records; "Think About It" for Philip Smart; "Number One Girl"
produced by Lloyd Campbell & Jason Sterling, "Solitary Red Rose" for
Ruff Stuff; "Can’t Keep A Good Man Down" for Don One; "Wondering
Stranger" for Coxone Dodd, "Reggae Max" for Jet Star, "Free Up The
Vibes" for Stingray and “Your Love” Lloyd Campbell & Jason Sterling.
Washington said, "As a drummer backing other artists, I have toured the
world, playing in countries like Japan, North, South and Central
America, all over Europe and all the Caribbean Islands. Now I am
repeating those trips as the featured artist, and it’s a great feeling
to see thousands of fans coming out for my performances.”
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