KY-ENIE (Spirit of a Warrior) is aptly named, as his music takes you on a journey rooted in Reggae with traces of Dancehall, Rock, Acoustic Soul, Hip Hop, and even Pop. It transcends cultural and age differences, blending spiritual vibes and hardcore truths that display a depth and consciousness way beyond his years. KY-ENIE is a musical warrior whose hard-edged vocal styling, lyrical versatility, and explosive stage personality leaves audiences wanting more. “My inspiration,” he reflects, “comes from everyday life and mostly from the Most High…He is the one who pens all my work.”
With a musical career spanning 12 years, KY-ENIE has consistently delivered sizzling live performances to audiences in the Caribbean, America, Canada, and Europe. “I’ve always loved to perform, whether
it was singing or dancing. The audience energizes me and I have to deliver, doesn’t matter if it’s to one person or a million, I never fall short on a performance.” Born and bred in St. Ann, Jamaica, KY-ENIE credits his musical passion to inspirations from all different generations and disciplines including the essential music of the late legendary Bob Marley; and that of Buju Banton, Tracy Chapman, John Mayer, The Script, Ben Harper, Paolo Nutini, Alanis Morissette,
and Ani Difranco.
KY-ENIE’s dedication to excellence has led him to work with many great producers including Ed Robinson, Robert Livingston, Shane Brown, Barry O’Hare, Christopher Birch, Golden Chyl, Andrew Murphy, and Beat Mania Productions. He credits them with honing the different styles of his musical gifts. These collaborations generated a successful 1st album, “Then, Now, After,” which is still creating waves across the globe with hits like Wings of an Angel, Old Time Tradition, and Rain. His single Lambsbread blazed to the #1 position on the Germany Reggae Charts and REtv International Reggae Charts in Jamaica. His song Don’t Wanna Be Alone heard on Big Yard/VP Records My Baby Riddim spent 8 weeks on the Top Ten Reggae Charts in St. Croix. Rain was featured in the hit movie “Shottas” and continues to be an inspiration to many, both young and old.
Over the years, KY-ENIE has shared the stage with Sean Paul, Buju Banton, Sizzla, Capleton, Richie Spice, Half Pint, Shaggy, the Marley brothers, Marcia Griffiths, Chuck Fenda, Beres Hammond, Anthony B, and Tanya Stephens. He has entertained the massive at Link Up Radio’s “West Chester Reggae Fest,”
Reggae in the Valley CA, 5th Element Record’s “Culture in the City,” Bob Marley Smile Jamaica Concert,Jamaica’s #1 Radio Irie FM Anniversary Show, Irie Jamboree NY, Best of the Best FL and is a regular at Riddim Runway. His high-energy performances have wowed audiences in Europe as well, with shows in Amsterdam; Reggaeville Week-Ender in Dortmund, Germany; Ruhr Reggae Summer; Summerjam 2011 in
Cologne; and Club Zauberberg in Wurzburg, Germany. KY-ENIE has also graced the stage with European artists Gentleman, Uwe Banton, Cornadoor, Jahcoustix, Gangaman, Yah Meek, and Anthony Locks.
KY-ENIE’s workaholic attitude keeps him very busy and focused on his goals as he steadily records new hits. Currently in the studio with a team of new producers, he is working on his sophomore album “Journey,” an acoustic album, and a cover album featuring the songs of a few of his favorite artists. KY-ENIE intends to keep the fire
blazing with music fit for the soul. His humble nature,along with fierce determination and uplifting attitude leave him poised for continued success!
Dave S. Grant - President
Island Media Music & Entertainment Group