Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption’s US TV Debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Another epic moment in Jamaican music history. - ‘Here Comes Trouble’
Absolutely love performing with these 2, @ruthroyes & @darioguitarist. Earlier today at #CampionCollege’s 6A Valedictory Ceremony. We were the surprise! Surpriiiiiiiiiise! #Kingston #Jamaica #Graduation #Congrats Thanks to @torikelly and #Scott for this arrangement.
#MEExposed: Wealth Magazine’s Mother’s Day Brunch 2014 @ The Pegasus: A lil about my day.
I’m always so blown away by the human experience. The power of an interaction. The fire that inspiration and influence can create in the mind of another.
Being an artist is one of those challenging roads where you learn to be confident in your gifts, through validation and through practice and improvement. That said, despite all the confidence you garner, there will always be a day when you question your value and if anyone really cares for what you deliver.
Mother’s Day 2014 at the Pegasus was not only validating, but I shared many interactions with many different people, and it really just reminded me of why I love and do music. There were persons with birthdays. There were mothers, children, music lovers of various ages.
This was a lil surreal for me for some reason, but reminded me of my journey.
I was particularly moved by a young boy, maybe around 10 years old, who came up to me to take a picture. He wanted a pic of me, then I said that he should be in it. We executed an average selfie as I saw the battery on his point and shoot dying. Fortunately a professional photographer jumped in to grab another shot just to seal the deal. I asked him if he had an email address, so I that I could send it to him. He said he didn’t. I asked if his mother had one. He said “My mom died”…I kept my game face on, but I was floored speechless. Here he was at a Mother’s Day event without his mother. I then asked “So who are you with?”. He said “I’m with my grandmother.” He seemed so intrigued by the music. I felt blessed and honoured that he wanted a pic with lil ole me. I again forgot the impact I was having on his mind. That maybe this experience would assist in creating one of the next greatest musicians ever. I would have felt some responsibility for helping that seed to grow in his mind. This was made even better for me when I watched him watching the musicians play. He was mimicking every drum roll. Playing air bass with funky Janet Jackson-esque shoulder movements. He made my day.
It wouldn’t end there though. In one of my journeys into the audience a woman with a great voice decided she would start to bring a lil church into the place. She started to preach about how blessed I was, and that my gift was a blessing.
In one performance, a few really short moments had a huge impact on why I do what I do, and I could feel that what I was doing had an impact on the enjoyment of their day.
Elevator band selfie lol.
M.E. & Momma
M.E. sharing the stage with Verlando Small and the amazing band, Djenne Greaves (keys), Craig ‘Grizzle’ Higgins (Bass) & Elisha Ellis (Drums).
I thank the Pegasus, the Creative Media & Events / Wealth Magazine team for having me as the main live entertainment feature. It was also a sheer joy to share the stage with Omari and Verlando Small. A few years ago I would never have imagined I would be holding down a Mother’s Day Gig at the Pegasus. Success is not being a mega-star. Success is envisioning your perfect life, and making all the steps to achieve it. Where I am, is not where I was, and where I’m going is in the eye of the beholder, but for sure I know I’m enjoying the journey. So grateful and blessed for all of it.
M.E. & Verlando Small. A lil musician medz after ripping the stage. #GoodTimes.