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Reggae Legend Freddy McGregor & Sons Tonight at The Carrot Bay Festival

freddy mcgregor tortolaReggae legend, Freddie McGregor and his sons Stephen “Di Genius” and Chino will be performing tonight at the Carrot Bay Culture Fiesta.

Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer, Freddie McGregor, has been moving people with his conscious lyrics for over 40 years. 

Equally at home in lovers rock or roots & culture, this unstoppable wonder boasts many hits like Push Come to Shove, Africa Here I Come, Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely, I Was Born A Winner, Guantanamera, his signature Big Ship and Lock Dem’ Down and Bangarang, both chart topping #1 hits from his latest album – Comin’ in Tough.

Influenced by the sounds of Stevie Wonder, the legendary Bob Marley, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy and many others, Freddie finessed his talent with early tracks like Why Did You Do It and Do Good and Good Will Follow You.

In the mid-sixties he teamed up with Ernest “Fitzroy” Wilson to form the duo Freddie and Fitzroy while he continued to develop his craft. In 1975, Freddie’s musical and lyrical content changed with a strong slant towards lyrics of social consciousness with tunes like Mark of the Beast, I Am A Rasta and reggae classic Bobby Babylon. In 1977 Freddie released his long awaited album Mr. McGregor, which contained reggae mainstays such as Zion Chant, Rastaman Chant and Walls of Jericho. This album marked a major milestone in his stellar career and in 1981 his tune Big Ship became one of reggae’s biggest hits, earning him a permanent place in reggae music history.

 

Other entertainers tonight include: IMO, Xtreme and Jamesy P.